May HENNESSY

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HENNESSY, May

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 29 May 1917
Last Rank: Nursing Sister
Last Unit: Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
Born: Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia, December 1893
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Longlea State School
Occupation: Nurse
Died: Malaria, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 9 April 1919
Cemetery: Bendigo Civil Cemetery
Buried in a Military Funeral at Bendigo Civil Cemetery, Carpenter St, Bendigo, Vic – in the Church of England Section: Plot H, Row 1, Grave No. 24202
Memorials: Australian Military Nurses Memorial, Bendigo Base Hospital Roll of Honour, Kapunda Dutton Park Memorial Bullwinkel Memorial, Maryborough Nurses HB, Sale Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

29 May 1917: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Nursing Sister
12 Jun 1917: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
12 Jun 1917: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), RMS Mooltan, Melbourne
25 Jul 1917: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Nursing Sister, Royal Australian Army Medical Corps (post WW2)
9 Apr 1919: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Enlisted 29/5/1917 at Bendigo, Vic

Embarked Melbourne 12/6/1917 on board the RMS Mooltan – and disembarked Suez 19/7/1917 – re-embarking on the Chagres on the 25/7/1917 for Salonika – arriving 30/7/1917 & att 42nd Gen Hosp.

Admitted 43rd Gen Hosp 27/11/1918, seriously ill with Malaria
Returning from Salonika, she was disembarked from the Gorgan at Alexandria 8/2/1919.

Re-embarked at Suez 22/2/1919 on the Novgorod for return to Australia – where she was disembarked at Geelong 31/3/1919 and admitted to hospital with Malaria, complicated with dysentery & jaundice.

Died 9/4/1919 at “Riviera” (Nurse McKenzie’s) Private Hospital, Myers St, Geelong, Vic, age 25 (pre-discharge) of Malaria & Acute Nephritis contracted in Salonika.

Buried in a Military Funeral at Bendigo Civil Cemetery, Carpenter St, Bendigo, Vic – in the Church of England Section: Plot H, Row 1, Grave No. 24202

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