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Margaret GRAHAM

Place of birthCarlisle, England
AddressKent Town, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation54
Next of kinSister, Mrs E Bell, Kirklinton, Cumberland, England
Enlistment date28 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentMatron
Unit name2nd Australian General Hospital, Nursing Staff
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMatron
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Nursing Service
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29845 (1 December 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62 (19 April 1919)

FateReturned to Australia 14 April 1918

Royal Red Cross, 1st Class

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Mention in Despatches

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Discharge date28 August 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, England.

Served as Matron, in charge of nursing duties, No 1 Hospital, Choubra, Egypt, 1914-17. Returned to Australia on board HT 'Euripides' in charge of nursing duties, 22 January 1917.

Embarked from Melbourne, 12 May 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 19 July 1917. Attached to 2rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 27 July 1917. Marched out for return to Australia, 14 March 1918. Commenced return to Australia on board 'Marathon', 14 April 1918; disembarked in Australia, 13 June 1918. Discharged on account of age and aenemia, 28 August 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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