Connection to the Hunter Valley – Staff Nurse Ethel Hollway * was living in Newcastle when she enlisted. Her father, Frederick, was honorary dental surgeon at Newcastle Hospital for a period at the beginning of the 20th century.
Training and experience – Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Service – Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS)
Service location – France and UK
Medals – British War Medal and Victory Medal
* NSW Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths and the AIF Embarkation Roll use the form Holloway, whilst Ethel’s service record consistently uses the form Hollway as does her signature.
National Archives of Australia B2455 HOLLWAY E STAFF NURSE
Nominal Roll of the First AIF Australian War Memorial (AWM) AWM133, 25-066 (ruled through – possibly because Ethel decided to remain in the UK at the end of the War rather than be repatriated to Australia by the Army. See service record.)
Embarkation Roll of the First AIF AWM Nurses (July 1915 – November 1918)
Ben Champion, Newcastle Hospital Register 1817-1915, The author, 1950
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