Ovens District Hospital’s Great War Nurses
On Remembrance Day 2012, the Beechworth Health Service will unveil a plaque commemorating WW1 nurses who trained at the Ovens District Hospital, a forerunner of the current service.
These resolute women, most of whom saw more than two years active service abroad, nursed on hospital ships and troop ships as well in general and stationary hospitals and casualty clearing stations in Egypt, England, France, Greece and India.
Beechworth Health Service is keen to invite family members to the ceremony. On their behalf, family and social historian Anne Hanson, (firstname.lastname@example.org
or 0419 31 8880) would like to make contact with the families of Marie McNaughton Cameron b. Wagga Wagga, 1877; daughter of Duncan and Flora Cameron; Emily Grace Chappell b. Yarrawonga 1889; daughter of Arthur Chappell and Deborah Beaumont; Alice Donnes b. Benalla 1876; daughter of John Donnes and Agnes Miller; Eileen Hughes b. Dunkeld 1885; daughter of William Joseph Hughes and Annie Branston; May Humphrey/s b. Pleasant Creek 1877; daughter of George Humphrey/s and Rachel Atcheson/Atchison; Frances Lillian Mackay b. Nhill 1888; daughter of Finlay Charles Mackay and Rebecca McKinley; Flora Melville b. Brunswick 1877; daughter of Donald Melville and Catherine McKay; Sybil Janet Orr Newton b. Beechworth 1888; daughter of Robert Llewellyn Newton and Janet Orr Wilson; Elizabeth Rothery b. Whitehaven, Cumberland, England 1882; daughter of Joseph Rothery and Mary Jane Turner. Died Beechworth 15 June 1918; Alice Mary Rowand b. Oakleigh 1889; daughter of James William Rowand and Margaret Walker; Miriam Welshman b. Yackandandah 1883; daughter of Arthur Cromwell Welshman