Winifred Anna Cameron GILLILAND ARRC

GILLILAND, Winifred Anna Cameron

Service Number: Staff Nurse
Enlisted: 16 August 1914
Last Rank: Staff Nurse
Last Unit: Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
Born: Ballarat East, Vic., 20 May 1883
Home Town: Mentone, Kingston, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: Walora, Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Vic., 15 September 1933, aged 50 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Cheltenham (New) Cemetery, Victoria
Memorials: Anglesea Recreation & Sports Club Honor Roll, Geelong Hospital Members of Staff Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

16 Aug 1914: Enlisted Staff Nurse, SN Staff Nurse, Queen Alexandria's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS)
16 Aug 1918: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Staff Nurse, SN Staff Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
16 Oct 1918: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
16 Oct 1918: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), SS Malta, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Daughter of Alexander Latt GILLILAND and Mary Ann nee BROWN
Address “Moonya” Patty St., Mentone, Vic
Age 35 years
Enlisted 16 August 1914
Duty at QAIMNS till August 1918
Re-enlisted AANS AIF 19 August 1918
Embarked 16 October 1918 per “Malta” at Sydney
Service in Bombay
Promoted to Sister 25 September 1918
Promoted to Temp Charge Sister 10 February 1919
Service in India
Returned to Fremantle per “Charon” 11 December 1919
Appointment Terminated 21 January 1920

Awarded Royal Red Cross (2nd Class)
Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 21 October 1920
Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: Page 1967, position 4
Date of London Gazette: 3 August 1920
Location in London Gazette: Page 8053, position 4

Sister Gllliland, who had a distinguished record as an army nursing sister, trained for her profession at Geelong. She went to Egypt in May 1915, as a member of the Queen Alexandra Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve, and later to England. After returning to Australia she again volunteered for service abroad, and was attached to the Army Medical Service in India for two years.  In that period she was awarded the Royal Red Cross. In 1920 she returned to Australia, since which time she had rendered outstanding service with the Red Cross Society.

Commencing as a sister at the Thuna Red Cross Home, Leura, she held, in turn, the positions of matron of the Glenferrie Red Cross Home, Leura, Woodville Red Cross Hospital, Randwick, Lady Davidson Sanatorium, Turramurra, and the Bodington Red Cross Sanatorium, Wentworth Falls, occupying the last mentioned position with distinction for eight years. Early last year Sister Gllliland was granted leave of absence, and later retired from her position as matron of Bodington owing to ill-health.

The Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 27 September 1933 page 18

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