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Mary DUGGAN

Place of birthCork Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationNurse
AddressEast St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, J Duggan, Inspectors' Dept Union Bank of Aust, Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceTrained at Prince of Wales Hospital, London; 5 years as Nursing Superintendent in India.
Enlistment date17 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentStaff Nurse
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSister
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Nursing Service
FateReturned to Australia 30 March 1919
Other details

War service: England, India

Embarked on HMAT 'Orsova', 7 July 1915; transferred in England to HS 'Kanowna' for Hospital Ship duty.

Returned on duty, HS 'Kanowna', 22 December 1915.

Struck of strength of HS 'Kanowna' (3rd trip: failed to embark: suffering debility caused by septic poisoning sustained in course of duty).

Re-embarked on board HT 'Karmala' for India, 16 September 1916; disembarked Bombay, 10 October 1916; posted to Cumballa War Hospital, Bombay, for duty, 11 October 1916.

Transferred to Deccan war Hospital, Poona, 15 December 1916.

Transferred to Station Hospital, Belgaum, 13 August 1917.

Promoted Sister, 13 August 1917.

Resigned appointment in the AIF, 9 January 1918, on account of marriage (to an English officer), 10 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Khyber', 31 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 May 1919.

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

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