Jean MILES-WALKER RRC, MID

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MILES-WALKER, Jean

Service Number: Nurse
Enlisted: 27 September 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Matron
Last Unit: Australian Army Nursing Service
Born: Hamilton, Tasmania, 16 November 1879
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: Died of Illness (influenza), Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, England, 30 October 1918, aged 38 years
Cemetery: Sutton Veny (St. John) Churchyard
Memorials: Australian Military Nurses Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Maryborough Nurses HB
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World War 1 Service

27 Sep 1914: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service, Staff Nurse, SN Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service, Sydney, New South Wales
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service, 1st Infantry Brigade Headquarters
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service, 1st Infantry Brigade Headquarters, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
28 Nov 1914: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service, 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF
28 Nov 1914: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service, 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF, HMAT Kyarra, Sydney
1 Jan 1917: Honoured Royal Red Cross (1st Class)
30 Oct 1918: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service, Matron, Australian Army Nursing Service

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Biography

"...Matron Jean Miles-Walker RRC, AANS. Sister Miles-Walker of Hobart, Tasmania, embarked on the troopship Euripides on 20 October 1914 with the 2nd Australian General Hospital (2 AGH). She went to Ismailia and worked at No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital and worked on the hospital ships and transports. Transferring to London, she became a matron in October 1916, working in a number of different hospitals prior to her death on 30 October 1918. Matron Miles-Walker died at Sutton Veny Military Hospital of broncho-pneumonia (influenza). Her burial report records that she was buried with full military honours at the St John the Evangelist Church at Sutton Veny, her coffin draped with an Australian flag and carried on a gun carriage to the cemetery, accompanied by a firing party and a band from the 1st Australian Training Battalion. Six captains of the AIF acted as pall bearers. Her funeral was attended by 40 nursing staff, 30 officers and over 300 NCOs." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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