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Dohnt, Lynley Eva (1898 - 1991)

Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia
South Australia, Australia
Nurse and Servicewoman


Lynley Dohnt was born at Gumeracha, South Australia. In January 1941, she was called up for service with the Air Force. With the rank of matron, Miss Dohnt served in Australia and overseas, and was discharged from the Air Force Nursing Service in 1946. After a short time as assistant to the almoner at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, she became the House Sister, an appointment which she retained until her retirement in 1958.

Sources used to compile this entry: Halstead, Gay., Story of the RAAF nursing service : 1940-1990, Nungurner Press, Metung, Vic., 1994, 440 pp. p. 12.;,3,3,B/frameset&FF=adohnt+lynley+1898&1,1, accessed 2004-04-15.

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  • Interview with Lynley Dohnt [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin, 3 March 1984, OH 17/29; History of Nursing in South Australia; J. D. Somerville Oral History Collection; Dohnt, Lynley Eva (1898 - 1991); State Library of South Australia. Details

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