Ellen Margaret KAVANAGH

KAVANAGH, Ellen Margaret

Service Number: Nurse
Enlisted: 10 May 1917
Last Rank: Staff Nurse
Last Unit: Australian Army Nursing Service
Born: Burrowa, New South Wales, 9 February 1885
Home Town: Goulburn, Goulburn Mulwaree, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, 4 November 1944, aged 59 years
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

10 May 1917: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service, Staff Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service
9 Jun 1917: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service, Staff Nurse, SN Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Jun 1917: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service, Staff Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service, RMS Mooltan, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

​Death of Sister E. M. Kavanagh
Sister Ellen M. Kavanagh, a senior sister at the Repatriation General Hospital, Rosemount, Windsor, died in a private hospital in Brisbane on Saturday night.
She was the daughter of the late Mr Denis Kavanagh, and was born in Burrowa, NSW, on February 06 1885. During the 1914-18 war she saw service abroad with the Australian Army Nursing Service, and for 18 months was stationed at Salonika, from where she was invalided home.
On her return to Australia in 1918 the late Sister Kavanagh was appointed to the stall of the Randwick Military Hospital. She later joined the nursing staff of the Repatriation Commission in New South Wales.
In March 1933, she was transferred to Rosemount Hospital, Brisbane, where she has been a senior sister for some years.

The Telegraph Monday 06 November 1944 page 3