Connection to the Hunter Valley – Staff Nurse Ada Harvey trained at Maitland Hospital, graduating in 1915. At the time of enlisting her next-of-kin was named as James Harvey (father) of Haydon Street, Murrurrundi.
Service – Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS)
Service location – Egypt and Salonika. Ada’s time with the AANS was short – the Mooltan left Australia in June 1917 with a complement of military nurses as well as civilian passengers. One of these was the Rev Danson, Bishop of Sarawak, whom she married in Cairo in February 1918. As a married woman, she was obliged to resign.
Medals – British War Medal and Victory Medal
National Archives of Australia B2455 HARVEY A I
Nominal Roll of the First AIF Australian War Memorial (AWM) AWM133, 23-010
Embarkation Roll of the First AIF AWM Nurses (July 1915 – November 1918)
Newcastle Morning Herald, 2 October 1919
The [London] Times, 12 February 1918
Australasian Nurses’ Journal, Vol XIII No 7 July 1915, Vol XIV No 3 March 1916, Vol XVI No 4 April 1918
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