Catherine Temby (Kate) UREN

UREN, Catherine Temby

Service Numbers: Nurse, Staff Nurse
Enlisted: 16 July 1917, North Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Staff Nurse
Last Unit: Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
Born: Glanville, SA, 31 January 1881
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: Daw Park, SA, 26 September 1967, aged 86 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Payneham Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: Kent Town Wesleyan Methodist Church WW1 Honour Roll, Keswick South Australian Army Nurses Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

17 Jul 1915: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Nursing Sister, SN Nurse, 1st Australian Convalescent Depot
17 Jul 1915: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Nursing Sister, SN Nurse, 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
23 Jun 1917: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Matron, Sea Transport Staff
23 Jun 1917: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Matron, Sea Transport Staff, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
16 Jul 1917: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Staff Nurse, SN Staff Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), North Adelaide, SA
4 Feb 1919: Discharged Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)

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Biography

Daughter of Jonathan UREN and Elizabeth Runnalls nee TEMBY
Of 'Penquite' Payneham Road, St. Peters, SA

Did not marry

Siblings:
Twin sister    Sister Amelia "Mill" Uren
Sister           Matron Ethelda Uren

Both twin sisters embarked from Melbourne on 17 July 1915 aboard HMAT Orsova (A67).

They worked at the Convalescent Depot, Harefield Park, London and then as Sea Transport Staff from 23 June 1917.

Their sister, Ethelda Uren also served with the AANS during the First World War.
Acting Principal Matron on 18 July 1915, and reverted to the role of Matron on 22 May 1917 prior to embarking from Australia aboard RMS Mooltan on 9 June 1917. Sister Uren served at Salonika and was awarded the Royal Red Cross for her service with the British Forces in Salonika. Sister Ethelda Uren's sisters, Amelia and Catherine also served as nurses in AANS during the First World War. 

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  21/4/2015.  Lest we forget.

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