Therese Emilie WOODWARD

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WOODWARD, Therese Emilie

Service Number: Staff Nurse
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sister
Last Unit: New South Wales Army Nursing Service Reserve
Born: England, 1865
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: St. Margarets House, Lindfield, Sussex, England, 6 January 1950, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Sister, New South Wales Army Nursing Service Reserve

World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve (QAIMNS), Staff Nurse, SN Staff Nurse, QAIMNSR

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Biography

Theresa Woodward came from England and trained at Hobart and Netley before joining the contingent of nurses from New South Wales who embarked for South Africa. 

Miss Therese Woodward, second daughter of Dr. Woodward, medical officer of the railways, is also, an important unit, since, though trained at the Hobart Hospital; she obtained the Queen's commission as a nursing, sister at the famous Netley Military Hospital

Australian town and Country Journal Saturday 20 January 1900 page 45

OFF TO THE WAR
NURSE THERESA EMILLIE WOODWARD.

Miss Therese Emilie Woodward, one of the members of the Army Medical Nursing Reserve, who has been selected for service in South Africa, is a daughter of Dr. Woodward, of 52 Victoria street North, Darlinghurst, Sydney. She received her training at Hobart Hospital, where she remained three years, receiving her certificate at the end of two. She then went to England, and obtained a position as nurse at the London Hospital, Whitechapel. Thence she proceeded to America, where she went through the surgical course at St. Luke's Hospital, New York. On her return to England she went to the Royal Military Hospital at Netley, where she received her commission as nursing sister, which ranks with that of a military lieutenant. She remained at Netley from February, 1897, to July, 1898, when she was transferred to the large Herbert Military Hospital at Woolwich. Last, year, owing to domestic reasons, she sent in her papers, and returned to Australia. Since her arrival in Sydney she has joined the Army Medical Nursing Reserve. Miss Woodward goes to the war with a knowledge of military matters which few other ladies possess.

Evening News (Sydney) Thursday 11 January 1900 page 4

Miss Anna Garden, the popular, sister from the Children's Hospital; Miss Theresa Woodward, trained at Netley Military Hospital, tall and slender. Miss Woodward looks less robust than some of the other nurses.' But she has already seen service through the Indian frontier campaign. 'Though we saw scarcely anything of the actual fighting,' she. says; ''just the wounded being brought in all day!' And the wounded (who had seen a good deal of the fighting) saw the first peaceful vision of the day — the gentle nursing sisters of the Army Medical Corps.


Evening News Thursday 18 January 1900 page 7

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Her parents had children born in India, China and Japan.
She would have been born circa 1865.
There is a baptism record for her in England in 1867.
Daughter of Dr George Paul Minchin WOODWARD and Catherine Mary Emma nee BATCHELOR.
Her father was later a doctor in New South Wales and medical officer of the Railways.
She trained at the Hobart Hospital
Served in the Boer War
"Miss Therese Emilie Woodward, one of the members of the Army Medical Nursing Reserve, who has been selected for service in South Africa, is a daughter of Dr. Woodward, of 52 Victoria street North, Darlinghurst, Sydney. She received her training at Hobart Hospital, where she remained three years, receiving her certificate at the end of two. She then went to England, and obtained a position as nurse at the London Hospital, Whitechapel. Thence she proceeded to America, where she went through the surgical course at St. Luke's Hospital, New York. On her return to England she went to the Royal Military Hospital at Netley, where she received her commission as nursing sister, which ranks with that of a military lieutenant. She remained at Netley from February, 1897, to July, 1898, when she was transferred to the large Herbert Military Hospital at Woolwich. Last, year, owing to domestic reasons, she sent in her papers, and returned to Australia. Since her arrival in Sydney she has joined the Army Medical Nursing Reserve. Miss Woodward goes to the war with a knowledge of military matters which few other ladies possess."
Appointment termintated 01 April 1919
She died St Margarets House, Lindfield, Sussex, England 6 January 1950.

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