Janet Ivy (Jean) BARRON

BARRON, Janet Ivy

Service Number: Nurse
Enlisted: 12 November 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Sister
Last Unit: Australian Army Nursing Service
Born: Dalby, Queensland, 24 September 1890
Home Town: Bulimba, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, 11 April 1943, aged 52 years
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
7A 115 24
Memorials: Bulimba Memorial Park, Jondaryan Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

12 Nov 1916: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service, Staff Nurse, SN Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service, Brisbane, Queensland
29 Dec 1916: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service, Staff Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Dec 1916: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service, Staff Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service, HMAT Themistocles, Sydney
26 Sep 1919: Discharged Australian Army Nursing Service, Sister, Australian Army Nursing Service

Obituary

ATHERTON, April 15

News has been received in Atherton of the death in Brisbane on April 12 of Miss''Jean' Barron, a former and deeply respected matron of the Atherton Memorial Hospital.

Matron Barron 'came to the Atherton Hospital in 1927 and carried out her duties there until 1940. When she resigned, and went'south to take up residence' with her relatives. Many Tableland girls received their training as nurses during the 13 years she was matron at Atherton Hospital under her capable guidance. In that time the hospital steadily advanced in efficiency and importance. Hundreds of Tablelanders have cause to remember her kindliness and skill.

The deceased lady was a member of the R.S.S.A.I.L.A., and had four years' nursing service overseas during the last war. She was an earnest memberof the C.D.A. and a faithful Churchwoman. She passed away at the resience of her sister, Miss L. Barron, of Toowong.

The sympathy of all is extended to the relatives of the deceased lady, whose name will never, be forgotten by the people she served on the Atherton Tableland.

The Cairns Post Saturday 17 April 1943 page 4

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Biography

Sister
AANS

Born 24 September 1890 in Queensland
Daughter of Robert BARRON and Catherine nee NICHOLSON
Of Brisbane Street, Bulimba, Qld.
Enlisted 12 November 1916
Aged 26 years
Embarked 29 December 1916 from Sydney per 'Themistocles'
Served in France
Returned to Australia per 'Karmala' 17 August 1919
Appointment terminated 26 September 1919
Did not marry
Matron of Atherton Hospital.
Died 11 April 1943 in Brisbane, Queensland.
Aged 52 years
Buried Toowong Cemetery 7A 115 24

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