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Crittenden, Jean Hilda (1906 - )

MBE

Born
16 February 1906
Nhill, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Matron and Servicewoman

Summary

Jean Crittenden began nursing in 1937 as a Bush Nursing Sister. Crittenden then served with the Australian Army Nursing Service between 1940 and 1946. Assistant Matron at the Repatriation General Hospital in Heidelberg from 1946 to 1955, she then became matron of Queensland's Anzac Hostel and the Kenmore Sanatorium. Following this, from 1958 until 1971, Crittenden was Matron of the Repatriation General Hospital in Hobart from 1958 to 1971. In 1966, she received the honour of being appointed a Member to the Order of the British Empire in 1966.

Details

Events

1937 - 1939
Bush Nursing Sister
1940 - 1946
Served with the Australian Army Nursing Service
1946 - 1955
Assistant matron with the Repatriation General Hospital, Heidelberg
1955 - 1958
Matron of the Anzac Hostel, Queensland and the Kenmore Sanatorium, Queensland
1958 - 1971
Matron of the Repatriation General Hospital, Hobart
1 January 1966
Appointed Member to the Order of the British Empire

Sources used to compile this entry: Legge, J S (ed.), Who's Who in Australia, 1971, 20 edn, The Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne, 1971, 1024 pp.

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