Helena Margaret BARRY

BARRY, Helena Margaret

Service Number: Sister
Enlisted: 22 October 1917
Last Rank: Staff Nurse
Last Unit: 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF
Born: Adelaide, SA, 24 September 1888
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: 23 March 1979, aged 90 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Derrick Gardens 38 691B
Memorials: Keswick South Australian Army Nurses Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

15 May 1915: Embarked Staff Nurse, Embarked on Mooltan
22 Oct 1917: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service, Staff Nurse, SN Sister, 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Born Margaret Helena BARRY 24 September 1888 at Adelaide, SA
Daughter of Michael BARRY and Kate nee DOOHAN
Of 218 Gilles St., Adelaide, SA
Trained at Adelaide Hospital
Aged 27 years
Embarked 20 May 1915 per 'Mooltan'
at Outer Harbour to join QAIMNS
Served with QAIMNSR from 22 April 1915 - 09 August 1917
Asked for discharge to join AANS
Returned via Canal per 'Ventura' 14 October 1917
Enlisted with AANS 22 October 1917
Commenced duty at 7th AGH and was transferred to 'Munyara' Sanatorium 16 January 1918
Volunteered for Quarantine (Influenza) in WA
Embarked 21 December 1918 via East West Railway
Returned via Trans Train 12 May 1919 sick to No 7 AGH from 07 August to 22 September
Demobilized 12 June 1919 at own request
Approval given by P.M.O. for name to be placed on AANS AMF Reserve
Page 35 of records has her discharged in London and present address in 1924 C/- Baby Health Centre, Alexandria when applying for war medals
She retired from the Baby Health Clinics, Department of Health in New South Wales in 1947.