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Bessie Annie TAYLOR

Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationNurse
AddressWoolstoncraft, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 6"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Taylor, 'Ben Ledi', Shurley Road, Wollstonecroft, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentStaff Nurse
Unit name1 Australian General Hospital 1-6 Special Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Nurse
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Nursing Service
FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll.
Discharge date30 November 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Temporarily attached to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 20 March 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital; struck off strength, 7 April 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Runic', 11 April 1916 (Nursing Staff).

Embarked Melbourne, 19 August 1916; disembarked Suez, 20 September 1916.

Embarked Alexandria for England, 16 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 February 1917.

Posted to 8th General Hospital, 11 February 1917.

Reported to duty, 39th Casualty Clearing Station, 16 August 1917.

Reported for duty to 10th Stationary Hospital, 5 September 1917.

On leave, 8 September 1917; rejoined hospital from leave, 24 September 1917.

Admitted to 14th General Hospital, Wimmereux, 4 November 1917 (debility); transferred to England, 9 November 1917, and admitted to Southwell Gardens Hospital, Kensington, London.

Attached to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, for temporary duty, 10 December 1917.

Admitted to Southwell Gardens Hospital, 15 December 1917 (debility: slight).

Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Corinthic', 10 January 1918; discharged (medically unfit: neurasthenia), Sydney, 30 November 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TAYLOR Bessie Annie

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