During World War 1, Australian nurse Alice Cashin
first worked in a hospital in France. After joining the army's
nursing service reserve she took charge of a ward in a hospital
in Egypt. Later she survived a torpedo attack on a hospital
Phoebe Chapple (awm.gov.au) During World War 1 Phoebe Chapple joined the
army medical corps and was one of the first two women doctors to
serve at the front. She was the first woman doctor to receive a
Military Medal (MM).
Green (anzaccentenary.vic.gov.au/) Scroll to the bottom of the page. Doris
Marion Green was a surgical nurse on Colonel Birdwood's team
which operated on soldiers from the Gallipoli campaign.
D M Green (discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au)
Profile of Doris Green, with contributions from the public.
Pratt [pdf] (awm.gov.au) Rachael Pratt attended to the wounds of
soldiers from Gallipoli but is best known for being the first
Australian nurse to be injured in World War 1.
Rachel Pratt (discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au)
Profile of Australian nurse Rachael Pratt.
Alice Ross-King (anzacday.org.au) Scroll down about one-third of the way. Alice Ross-King enlisted in the AIF
(Australian Imperial Force) in November 1914. She served in
Egypt and accompanied wounded Gallipoli soldiers who were
returned to Australia. She later served in France, experiencing
some close shaves. Alys Ross-King changed her name to Alice and
as a nurse was known as Sister Alice Ross-King, Sister Alice
Ross or Sister Ross. After her marriage to a doctor her name
became Alice Appleford.
Marion Leane Smith (indigenoushistories.com) Marion Smith was an Australian-born
Aboriginal woman who moved to Canada as a child, trained as a nurse in
the USA and in 1917 volunteered to serve in World War 1 as a
nurse. (See Aboriginal women in
wartime for more information.)
Trestrail (awm.gov.au) Nurse Claire Trestrail received a Service Medal
following her work in Belgium, France and the United Kingdom in
World War 1. In particular, she helped to keep wounded soldiers
safe during and after a bombing attack in Antwerp, Belgium.
Claire Trestrail in group photo (awm.gov.au)
A photograph of Sister Claire Trestaril, her ward assistant and
nine patients in Antweerp, Belgium. A short biography is
Muriel Wakeford (illawarramercury.com.au) Sister Muriel Wakeford, from
Wollongong, NSW, was one of only eight women who from a hospital
ship who witnessed the landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. She is
one of the Australian women who feature in the new book by
Susanna de Vries,
Australian Heroines of World War One.
doctors in the First World War (auswhn.org.au) Women
doctors were keen to risk their lives or undergo particularly uncomfortable
conditions in World War 1. This blog post describes the history and
contribution of two Australian doctors: - Isobel Ormiston - Agnes
The forgotten women doctors of the Great War (theconversation.com)
This article by Heather Sheard examines why Australian women doctors were
keen to serve in World War 1, and provides information about two
doctors: - Laura Forster - Isobel Ormiston
Great War nurses (awm.gov.au) "Great War nurses"
means nurses of the Greart War, in other words, nurses of World War 1. This page provides information about the service of
several nurses: - Jessie Tomlins - Claire Trestrail - Alice Kitchin
- Nellie Morrice - Ella Tucker - Rachael Pratt - Grace Wilson -
Devotion: Stories of
Australia's wartime nurses
[pdf, 36MB] (awm.gov.au) Illustrated storties of nurses from a range of wars. Those involved in
World War 1 are: - Sister Nellie Morrice (Beginning in Egypt):
pages 8-11 - Matron Grace Wilson (Snapshots of Lemnos): pages
12-15 - Sister Pearl Corkhill (Courage under fire): pages 16-19
Australian nurses in World War 1 (centenaryww1orange.com.au) A list of links to stories about 29 nurses in the Orange (NSW) area
follows a brief history of nursing during World War 1 in particular.