Connection to the Hunter Valley – like her sister, Ida Greaves, Staff Nurse Susan Greaves was born and raised in Newcastle and trained at Newcastle Hospital.
Training and experience – graduated Newcastle Hospital in 1903. Susie was working in India in 1915 before travelling to England to enlist.
Service – Australian Voluntary Hospital (AVH) at Wimereux and Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve including ambulance train service.
Service location – France (AVH and British Hospitals) and Italy (No 22 Ambulance Train). With Staff Nurse Susan Greaves on No 22 Ambulance Train.
Medals – There is no medal card in the name of Staff Nurse Susan Greaves in the National Archives (UK) but Susie would have been eligible for the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
More detail and references:
Next-of-kin – mother, Sarah Greaves, Newcastle (died August 1918)
Relative in AIF – Nephews, Sapper Henry Campbell Greaves, 3rd Field Company Engineers & Private George Campbell Greaves, 4th Australian Motor Transport Company
Honour roll – none identified to date. Ida attended Cooks Hill Superior Public School but is not listed on its honour roll.
Marital status / married surname Single
Where born / parents – Newcastle / John William and Sarah Ellen Greaves
National Archives of the UK – Shipping lists, Arabia, arrival at the port of London, 24 April 1915; Service record – WO399/3291
Sydney Morning Herald, 9 February 1916, retrieved from Trove 19 May 2010
Newcastle Morning Herald, 9 December 1887 & 29 August 1918
Newcastle Sun, 5 November 1918
Newcastle Hospital Report, December 1903
Neil Smith, The History of the Australian Voluntary Hospital World War One, Mostly Unsung Military History Research and Publications, Brighton VIC, 2006
Ben Champion, Newcastle Hospital Register 1817-1915, The author, 1950
© Christine Bramble 2013