Agnes Caithness SHEARER

SHEARER, Agnes Caithness

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 21 November 1914, Mena Hospital, Egypt
Last Rank: Sister
Last Unit: 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 7 December 1881
Home Town: Largs Bay, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: North Adelaide, South Australia, 20 August 1953, aged 71 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Catholic A Path AM Grave 779
Memorials: Adelaide Royal Adelaide Hospital WW1 Roll of Honour, Adelaide Treasurer and Chief Secretary Roll of Honour, Keswick South Australian Army Nurses Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

21 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Mena Hospital, Egypt
5 Dec 1914: Involvement 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '23' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Kyarra embarkation_ship_number: A55 public_note: ''
5 Dec 1914: Embarked 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF, HMAT Kyarra, Melbourne
9 Nov 1919: Discharged Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Sister, Served in Egypt, France & England

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Daughter of John SHEARER and Johanna nee CALDER
Of Anthony St, Largs Bay, South Australia

Trained at the Adelaide Hospital

Married John Rilstone McLAUGHLIN 16 December 1922 at Sacred Heart Presbytery, Semaphore

Late of Furner, South East, SA

Resided 130 L'strange Street, Glenunga, SA late of Furner, SE


The soldier patients Myrtle Bank presented Sister Agnes Shearer (late A.I.F.), of the eve of her marriage, with a beautiful silver-mounted oak tray, and the domestic staff of the institution presented her with some useful articles. The nurses entertained Sister Shearer at a kitchen tea, and at the conclusion handed her a complete kitchen outfit.

The Advertiser Adelaide South Australia Tuesday 19 December 1922 page 6