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Dora Handran SMITH

Place of birthPerth Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTrained nurse
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 4.5"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L. Herbert, Carlisle Street, Glanville, South Australia
Enlistment date24 May 1915
Place of enlistmentFremantle, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentStaff Nurse
Unit nameNo 3 Australian General Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/67/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Mooltan on 24 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSister
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Nursing Service
Promotions

FateReturned to Australia 9 November 1919
Discharge date24 February 1920
Other details

Worked for 3 years at Perth Public Hospital, Western Australia.

War service: Egypt, Mudros, Western Front

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 27 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Attached to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, February 1916 (exact date not recorded).

Embarked Alexandria for England, 25 September 1916; arrived England with 3rd Australian General Hospital, and established at Brighton, 5 October 1916.

On leave, 9-22 November 1916.

Admitted sick to 3rd Australian General Hospital, 1 February 1917 (no further details recorded).

Proceeded overseas to France, 11 April 1917.

Promoted Sister, 12 June 1917.

Transferred from 38th Stationary Hospital to 1st General Hospital, 6 October 1917 (neurasthenia); to England, 12 October 1917.

Detached from 38th Stationary Hospital for duty with 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 5 November 1917; attached for duty to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 8 November 1917.

Detached from duty with 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, and attached for duty with 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital.

Ceased attachment to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital in preparation for return to Australia, 20 December 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 21 December 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 4 February 1918.

Embarked Fremantle for India on board SS 'Malta', 25 October 1918; disembarked Bombay, India, 14 November 1918, and posted to 34th Welsh General Hospital, Deolali, for duty.

Transferred to 18th British General Hospital, Gharial, 27 May 1919; to 19th British General Hospital, Rawalpindi, 28 May 1919; to 53rd British General Hospital, Kuldana, 20 July 1919.

Transferred to Bombay prior to embarkation, 15 October 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Bombay via Singapore on board SS 'Kashgar', 9 November 1919; re-embarked Singapore on board SS 'Charon', 10 December 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 20 December 1919; discharged (appointment terminated), 24 February 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SMITH Dora Handran

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