Connection to the Hunter Valley – Staff Nurse Braye was born in Waratah. She was a member of a prominent Newcastle family. Her brother Thomas A Braye was at one time Mayor of Waratah – Braye Park is named in his honour. This brother was a respected Newcastle solicitor. Her sister Janet was also well known locally as an obstetric nurse.
Service – Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS)
Service location – Salonika. Malarial mosquitoes were a particular problem in this part of northern Greece. Lilian was invalided home and remained under medical treatment for malaria for some years.
Medals – British War Medal and Victory Medal
National Archives of Australia B2455 BRAYE LILIAN ELIZABETH
Nominal Roll of the First AIF Australian War Memorial (AWM) AWM133, 05-117
Embarkation Roll of the First AIF AWM Nurses (July 1915 – November 1918)
Sydney Morning Herald, 19 February 1902
Newcastle Morning Herald, 11 August 1926, 4 August 1948, 1 June 1961
The History of Awaba House, retrieved from website of Lake Macquarie Art Gallery 25 September 2012
Information provided by family members
© Christine Bramble 2013