Mabel Letitia CAMERON

CAMERON, Mabel Letitia

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 29 November 1914
Last Rank: Sister
Last Unit: 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF
Born: Deloraine, Tasmania, 30 November 1884
Home Town: Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: Launceston, Tasmania, 8 October 1977, aged 92 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Carr Villa Memorial Park, Tasmania
Area: Cremation; Location: Northern Wall; Number: 23.00; Site: G-2
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World War 1 Service

29 Nov 1914: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service, Staff Nurse
5 Dec 1914: Involvement 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF
5 Dec 1914: Embarked 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF, HMAT Kyarra, Melbourne
10 Jun 1916: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Sister
15 Mar 1919: Discharged Australian Army Nursing Service, Sister

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Born 30 November 1884 in Deloraine, Tasmania

Father Alexander CAMERON and Mother Mary Cameron (nee HIGGS),
living at 'Bayswater', Burnie, Tasmania

Sister:  Rachael CAMERON

Described on enlisting as 30yrs old; single; Presbyterian

20/11/1914      enlisted at Burnie, Tasmania

5/12/1914        embarked from Port of Melbourne, onboard HMAT Kyarra A55
                       as a Staff Nurse in 2nd Australian General Hospital

1916                promoted to Sister in Australian Army Nursing Service

31/1/1917        taken on strength 2nd Australian General Hospital (AGH), France

1/2/1917          detached for duty with 2nd AGH, England

4/10/1917        leave to UK
26/10/1917      rejoined unit

12/11/1917      Sister proceeded to England from No. ACC Station, France
14/11/1917      attached to Croydon War Hospital, England

15/1/1918        attached to 2nd AAH for duty,e x Croydon War Hospital
30/1/1918        detached for return to Australia

31/1/1918        returned to Australia onboard A8 “Osterley”, ex England
13/4/1918        disembarked into Australia

5/3/1919          discharged from service

Medals:             1914/15 Star (2250); British War medal (2208) and Victory medal (2208)

1928                married Russell John Nicholas WOODS (d. 1/8/1951 at Box Hill)

8/10/1977        passed away (93yrs of age) in Launceston, Tasmania
cremated in:     Carr Villa Memorial Park
                       Area: Cremation; Location: Northern Wall; Number: 23.00; Site: G-2

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  16/6/2016.   Lest we forget.