Charlotte Anne CARPENTER

CARPENTER, Charlotte Anne

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 21 November 1914
Last Rank: Head Sister
Last Unit: 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF
Born: Guisborough, York, England, 8 May 1881
Home Town: Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: Launceston, Tasmania, 10 March 1962, aged 80 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Carr Villa Memorial Park, Tasmania
Area: Cremation; Location: Colonnade Wall; Number: 248.00; Site: B
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World War 1 Service

21 Nov 1914: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service, Sister, SN Officer
5 Dec 1914: Involvement 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF
5 Dec 1914: Embarked 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF, HMAT Kyarra, Melbourne
1 Mar 1916: Promoted Australian Army Nursing Service, Head Sister

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Born 8/5/1881 in Guisborough, York, England

Sister Mrs George Fricker, living in Gwalia, Western Australia

Previously worked as a Nurse on enlisting

Previous service:  5 years as a Nurse
                          2 years in Reserves (prior to 1914)

Described on enlisting as 33 yrs of age; single;

21/11/1914  enlisted in Hobart, Tasmania

18/5/1915    admitted with appendicitis at No.2 General Hospital
12/6/1915    discharged

5/12/1914    embarked from Port of Melbourne, onboard HMAT Kyarra A55
                   as Nursing Staff, 2 Australian General Hospital - 1 to 16 and Special Reinforcements 

2/11/1915    embarked from Australia
                   disembarked into Egypt

25/11/1915   transport duty in Australia, detached from 2nd Australian General Hospital

1/3/1916      Promoted to Head Sister, London

26/3/1916    proceeded to join British Expeditionary Fores, Alexandria
4/4/1916      disembarked into Marseilles, France

13/6/1916    proceeded to Boulogne, France

15/7/1916    reported from Australian Voluntary Hospital, Wimereux

28/7/1916    detached from 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimireux for duty with
                   No.2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station

21/9/1916    septic finger, in the field, invalided to England onboard HS St Denis
                   from Boulogne, France
26/9/1916    evacuated to No.14 General Hospital

7/11/1916    rejoined unit from England

16/3/1917    sick with bronchitis and laryngitis - sick leave to England, ex France

7/4/1917      detached for duty with 1st Auxillary Australian Hospital, England

5/11/1918     Head Sister to Australian Sister's Convalescent House, St Albans
19/11/1918   rejoined unit

8/1/1919      returned to Australian onboard 'HT Orsova'
19/1/1919    disembarked into London

20/5/1919    discharged from service

Medals:        1914/Star (2251); British War medal (2209) and Victory medal (2209)

never married

10/3/1962    passed away (85 yrs of age) in Launceston, Tasmania
cremated in:  Carr Villa Memorial Park
                    Area: Cremation; Location: Colonnade Wall; Number: 248.00; Site: B

sourced and submitted by Juilanne T Ryan.  16/6/2016.   Lest we forget.

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