Staff Nurse Sarah Avaline, “Eva” MEARS, 1883 – 1968

Connection to the Hunter Valley – Staff Nurse Sarah Avaline Mears was born at West Maitland.  She is named on the honour roll of Maitland Congregational Church.  Eva’s sister, Minnie Victoria Mears, also served overseas during the War.

Training and experience – Eva trained at Coast Hospital Sydney (Kirsty Harris, More than bombs and bandages p.246), qualified for membership of the Australian Trained Nurses association June 1913.

Service – Australian  Army Nursing Service (AANS)

Service location – Egypt and Salonika.

Medals – British War Medal and Victory Medal


National Archives of Australia B2455 MEARS SARAH AVOLINE [sic]

Nominal Roll of the First AIF Australian War Memorial (AWM) 133, 36-052

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

Sydney Morning Herald, 25 June 1913, retrieved from Trove 1 September 2011

Newcastle Morning Herald, 2 October 1919

Maitland Mercury, 18 August 1919, p.2 (“E[va]” Mears)

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© Christine Bramble 2013

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