Gertrude Edith BARNES

BARNES, Gertrude Edith

Service Number: Nurse
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Staff Nurse
Last Unit: 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF
Born: London, England, 1879
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: Natural causes, Springbank, South Australia, 5 December 1956
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
RSL Wall 116 Niche F004
Memorials: Adelaide Royal Adelaide Hospital WW1 Roll of Honour, Keswick South Australian Army Nurses Roll of Honor, St Peters Spicer Memorial Church Stained Glass Window Honor Roll WW1 (2)
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1915: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service, Staff Nurse, SN Nurse, 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Aug 1915: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service, Staff Nurse, 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF, HMAT Kyarra, Melbourne

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Biography

Sister - AANS - 2nd Australian General Hospital

Born: London, England
Daughter of Mrs. A E BARNES of 37 Sixth Avenue, East Adelaide, SA
Occupation prior to enlistment Nurse
Enlisted 19 August 1915 at Cairo, Egypt
Embarked 21 August 1915 per 'Kyarra' from Melbourne
Served in France
Returned to Australia 17 May 1917 per 'Beltana'
Discharged 06 July 1917

"The assistant matron at the Adelaide Hospital, Sister G. Barnes, is also a returned nurse, who worked in Egypt and in France. She also has the 1915 Star and the stars of staff nurse and sister." - Adelaide News 25 Apr 1936

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