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Susannah ARMSTRONG

Place of birthNewtown, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationNurse
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation46
Next of kinSister, Mrs A Davis, Guthrie Street, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Australian Field Hospital (Boer War).
Enlistment date12 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentSister
Unit nameHospital Transport Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board No 2 Hospital Ship Kanowna on 25 September 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSister
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Nursing Service
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1916
Discharge date8 November 1916
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War service

Entrained for Suez as a nursing sister of the Australian Army Nursing Service for duty with invalids returning to Australia aboard Hospital Ship ‘Aeneas’, 29 October 1915; retired from transport duty, 20 January 1916; reported for duty at 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Alexandria, 5 May 1916; struck off strength of 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 13 April 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT ‘Marathon’, 8 August 1916; disembarked Brisbane, 24 September 1916; reported for duty, 5th Military District (Perth), 29 September 1916; appointment terminated, 8 November 1916.

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

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