Linda Gertrude (Perry) ANDREWS

ANDREWS, Linda Gertrude

Service Numbers: Sister, Nurse
Enlisted: 2 June 1917, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Staff Nurse
Last Unit: Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
Born: Southport, Queensland, Australia, 2 August 1883
Home Town: Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 26 July 1940, aged 56 years
Cemetery: Southport General Cemetery, Gold Coast
Memorials: Queensland Australian Army Nursing Service Roll of Honour, Southport War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

2 Jun 1917: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Staff Nurse, Sister, Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Brisbane, Queensland
9 Jun 1917: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Staff Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '23' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: RMS Mooltan embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
9 Jun 1917: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Staff Nurse, Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), RMS Mooltan, Sydney

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The daughter of George and Ellen Wigmore (nee Perry) Andrews, of "East Knoyle," Southport. Embarked on 7th June, 1917, per "Mooltan," for Egypt. Embarked from Alexander for Salonica. Attached to the 60th General British Hospital. Left for Egypt in February, 1918, where she took up duties again at 4th A. G. H. Embarked for Australia in July, 1919, per "Oxfordshire," and arrived in Australia on 19th August, 1919. Is a member of the A.A.N.S.R.

Did not marry

Assistant Matron at Diamantina Hospital at time of death (26 July 1940) following asuccessful operation to remove her tonsils six weeks earlier.

Buried with full Military Honours at the Southport Cemetery Qld.

Sister Linda Gertrude (Perry) Andrews, who died, aged 57, in Brisbane on Friday, was buried at the Southport cemetery with military honors, on Sunday. Sister Andrews was born at Southport, and in 1914 joined the First Division of the A.IF. Nursing Sisters. She saw service in Egypt, Salonica, France and England. In 1919 she returned to Australia, and at the time of her death was attached to the nursing staff of the Diamentina Hospital.

The Border Star Friday 02 August 1940 page 2