Staff Nurse Catherine Mary DOOHAN, 1890- 1968

Connection to the Hunter Valley – Catherine was born in Singleton.

Training and experience – Trained at Tamworth District Hospital (see Harris, Kirsty, More than bombs and bandages:  Australian army nurses at work, Big Sky Publishing, Newport 2011, p258)

Service – Australian  Army Nursing Service (AANS)

Service location – Egypt and Salonika.

Medals, awards and mentions – British War Medal, Victory Medal

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Enlisted – 6 June 1917

Residence before embarkation – Leichhardt, NSW

Port of embarkation, vessel and date – Melbourne / Runic / 13 September 1917

Return to Australia – embarked for return to Australia 22 August 1919 on the Anchises, disembarked 13 October 1919

Next-of-kin as indicated in service record – Father, John Doohan, 65 Way Street, Leichhardt, NSW

Discharged – 1919

Honour roll – none identified

Marital status / married surname     – met Lieutenant Albert Currie whilst returning to Australia in 1919 on the troopship Anchises. They married in 1921.

Where born / parents – Singleton / John and Julia Doohan

Died Concord Repatriation Hospital


National Archives of Australia B2455 DOOHAN C M

Nominal Roll of the First AIF Australian War Memorial AWM133-14-0107

Embarkation Roll of the First AIF Australian War Memorial Nurses (July 1915 – November 1918)

Exhibition Singleton Library 2015

Information kindly supplied by grandson Dave Martin.

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