Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sister
Last Unit: SA Nursing Sisters
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Memorials: Keswick South Australian Army Nurses Roll of Honor
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Boer War Service

21 Feb 1900: Embarked 'SS Australian'
Date unknown: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Sister, SA Nursing Sisters

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Mary O'Shanahan trained at the North Adelaide Private Hospital (later Calvary Hospital) before volunteering to be one of the six nurses sent to the Second Anglo-Boer War as part of the South Australian contingent of nurses. She was a regular correspondant back to South Australia, with a number of her letters being published in local newspapers giving people an idea of the experiences of the South Australian nurses in South Africa. 

Presented with Devoted Service Cross at the Review on Coronation Day 26 June 1902