Sister Jessie Cobb, 1890 – ?

Connection to the Hunter Valley – Staff Nurse Jessie Cobb was born in East Maitland.  Her place of residence at the time of enlisting was Scone.  Her father was George Francis Cobb of Ellerstone, Scone, probably the George F Cobb who was Supervisor at Ellerstone and whose father George James Cobb had been manager of Beltrees and related by marriage to the White family.

Training and experience –  trained and/or worked at Sydney Hospital.  Jessie passed the examination for membership of the Australian Trained Nurses’ Assocation in 1915.

Service – Australian  Army Nursing Service (AANS)

Service location – Australia, Egypt, Salonika and UK

Medals – British War Medal and Victory Medal

Honour roll – Sydney Hospital


National Archives of Australia B2455 COBB J

Nominal Roll of the First AIF Australian War Memorial (AWM) AWM133, 10-004

Embarkation Roll of the First AIF AWM Nurses (July 1915 – November 1918)

AWM 4 26/97/1 Part 1 AANS in Egypt June 1916-April 1918, [p8&16]

Australasian Nurses’ Journal, Vol XIV No 4 April 1916, p. 151

Judy White, Land Settlement and Selection in the Beltrees Region, Upper Hunter Valley 1861-1901, University of Newcastle, 1988, pp.3, 20, 50 & 51


© Christine Bramble 2013

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