Anne (Annie) AUSTIN

AUSTIN, Anne

Service Number: Nurse
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sister
Last Unit: New South Wales Army Nursing Service Reserve
Born: Springsure, Queensland, 18 February 1869
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: Natural causes, Sydney, New South Wales, 29 October 1951, aged 82 years
Cemetery: Field Of Mars Cemetery, Ryde, NSW
Church of England Section H 137
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Boer War Service

1 Jan 1900: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Sister, SN Nurse, New South Wales Army Nursing Service Reserve
17 Jan 1900: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Sister, New South Wales Army Nursing Service Reserve, S.S. Moravian, Sydney

Pre War Experience

Miss Annie Austin is a native of Sydney, and obtained her experience at the Sydney Hospital, which she entered in 1881 and left in 1888, when she took a voyage to England and back on her own account. Since her return to Australia, she has been exclusively engaged in private nursing, Miss Austin, by the way, was head nurse at the Sydney Hospital for about three years.

Evening News (Sydney) Tuesday 16 January 1900 page 4

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Daughter of William Austin and Eliza Vincent

Anne Austin trained at Sydney Hospital and married Frederick Thornburrow Laird in 1907

MRS. FRED LAIRD
The, death occurred in Sydney on 29th October of Mrs. Anne Laird, aged 84 wife of Mr. Fred Laird "Mymettus", 26 England Avenue Marrickville, Sydney. The late Mrs. Laird who , was a nurse in the Boer War sas the second daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs . Jim Austin of St. George. She was also a sister to the late Wilillam, Walter and Thomas Austin. She is survived by her husband.

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