Gertrude Jessie ANDREWS RRC

ANDREWS, Gertrude Jessie

Service Number: Nurse
Enlisted: 11 November 1914, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Staff Nurse
Last Unit: 1st Australian General Hospital
Born: Kangaroo Point, Queensland, 1884
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, 16 May 1956
Cemetery: Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium, Queensland
Memorials: East Brisbane War Memorial, Queensland Australian Army Nursing Service Roll of Honour, Southport Shire Council Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Nov 1914: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Staff Nurse, Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Brisbane, Queensland
21 Dec 1914: Involvement 1st Australian General Hospital, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '23' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Kyarra embarkation_ship_number: A55 public_note: ''
21 Dec 1914: Embarked 1st Australian General Hospital, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane

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Born Gertrude Jessia Andrews Bell in 1884 at Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Qld, and was the daughter of George Andrews BELL (Master Mariner) and Mary NETHERWAY

Her mother died in 1888 and her father remarried Emily Milman in 1889.(her mother who is really her step-mother appears as her next of kin after her sisters death.) Her sister was Emily Andrews was listed as next of kin on her file but she died in 1916.

Awarded Royal Red Cross (2nd Class)

Returned to Australia 29 December 1918 per 'Gaika' and her appointment was terminated 15 February 1919
Married John H REID

"REID-ANDREWS. - On 15th March 1924, at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Gertrude J. Andrews. R.R.C. (late Head Sister, A.A.N.S., A.T.F.). Sydenham, Wickham-terrace, to John H. Reid (late 105th How. Btv., A.I.F.), Fairfield. Rev. H. S. Bunn officiated." - Trove

Died 16 May 1956 in brisbane, Qld aged 72