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
More detail and references …
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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