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New South Wales Army Nursing Service Reserve (NSWANSR) (1899 - 1903)

From
May 1899
New South Wales, Australia
To
1 July 1903
Occupations
Armed services organisation

Summary

The Army Nursing Service Reserve was established in 1899 and attached to the New South Wales Army Medical Corps. This was the first official female army nurses' organisation in the Australian colonies. Nurse Nellie Gould was appointed lady superintendent of the Reserve. On the 17 January 1900 Nurse Gould left with thirteen nursing sisters to serve in the Boer War as part of the British Army. The nursing contingent returned to Australia in 1902. The Reserve was replaced by the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS), that was formed post Federation.

Details

New South Wales Army Medical Corps attached to Imperial Draft Contingent - Roll of individuals entitled to the South Africa Medal and Clasps:

  • Gould, Ellen Julia - Lady Superintendent
  • Johnstone, Julia Bligh - Superintendant
  • Austin, Anne - Sister
  • Frater, Penelope - Sister
  • Garden, Anna Gardiner - Sister
  • Hoadley, Emily - Sister
  • Lister, Elizabeth Ward - Sister
  • Martin, Marion Philippe - Sister
  • Matchett, Annie L - Sister
  • Newton, Nancy - Sister
  • Nixon, Elizabeth - Sister
  • Pocock, Mary Annie - Sister
  • Steel, Mabel - Sister
  • Woodward, Theresa E - Sister

Sources used to compile this entry: Adam-Smith, Patsy, Australian women at war, Nelson, Melbourne, 1984, 386 pp; Bassett, Jan, Guns and brooches : Australian Army Nursing from the Boer War to the Gulf War, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1992, 261 pp; Nominal rolls and lists of medals and clasps for New South Wales Military Forces who served in Boer War., 1899 - 1907, Series B5204; National Archives of Australia, Sydney Office.

Related entries

Timeline

 1899 - 1903 New South Wales Army Nursing Service Reserve (NSWANSR)
       1902 - 1948 Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS)
             1948 - Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps (RAANC)

Archival resources

Australian War Memorial Research Centre

  • Informal portrait of three nurses who accompanied the Second Contingent to the Boer War as members of the NSW Army Medical Corps., c. 1902, A03962; Australian War Memorial Research Centre. Details

National Archives of Australia, Sydney Office

  • Nominal rolls and lists of medals and clasps for New South Wales Military Forces who served in Boer War., 1899 - 1907, Series B5204; National Archives of Australia, Sydney Office. Details

Digital resources

Title
Gould, Frater and Bligh
Type
Image
Date
c. 1902
Control
A03962
Source
Australian War Memorial

Details

Anne Heywood

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