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