Mary Editha CULLEN

CULLEN, Mary Editha

Service Number: Staff Nurse
Enlisted: 12 June 1915
Last Rank: Staff Nurse
Last Unit: Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
Born: Mount Gambier, South Auatralia, 29 March 1883
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: Payneham, South Australia, Australia, 21 September 1943, aged 60 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Willaston General Cemetery, South Australia
Catholic
Memorials: Freeling Boer War, Boxer Rebellion and WW1 Memorial Panel, Gawler Council Gawler Men Who Answered the Call WW1 Roll of Honor, Gawler War Memorial, Keswick South Australian Army Nurses Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

12 Jun 1915: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Staff Nurse, SN Staff Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
17 Jul 1915: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Hospital Transport Corps
17 Jul 1915: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Hospital Transport Corps, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
28 Jul 1916: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Sea Transport Staff, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
28 Jul 1916: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Sea Transport Staff
26 Feb 1917: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), HMAT A67 Orsova from Melbourne
9 May 1917: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Staff Nurse
9 May 1917: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), HMAT Ulysses, Sydney
9 May 1917: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
24 Jul 1920: Discharged Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Staff Nurse, SN Staff Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)

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Biography contributed by Jayde Atkinson

Marry Editha Cullen was born on the 29th of March 1883, her parents were Patrick Cullen and Mary Agnes nee McNamara. She grew up in Mount Gambier, South Australia.

Mary studied and trained at the North Adelaide hospital and on the 9th of July 1915 enlisted to work in world war one as a nurse. A year later, she embarked on 29 December 1916.

She survived the first world war, she did not marry or have children and died on the 21st of September 1943 at Payneham, South Australia as a 61 year old. She was burried at the Willaston Cemetery.

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