Elizabeth MCGREGOR


MCGREGOR, Elizabeth

Service Number: Staff Nurse
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Staff Nurse
Last Unit: Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
Born: Condobolin, NSW, 26 May 1885
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: Influenza, Pneumonia, North Head Quarantine Station, North Head, Manly, NSW, 5 December 1918, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Sydney North Head (Quarantine) Cemetery
RC 3 210
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World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Staff Nurse, SN Staff Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Daughter of John C and Jane Isabella McGREGOR
Nursing Sister on the Medic.

Intense regret was felt when the news reached Condobolin last Thursday morning that Nurse McGregor had passed away. Being a native of the district born at Micabil (so we understand), which property her father once held, and having two living sisters here — Mrs. J. Scott and Mrs. Olly May — lent additional interest to her case, and many were the expressions of hope that she may "pull  through," whilst she was lying seriously ill at the Quarantine Station. Need we speak of her noble career other than in the briefest terms, for we know it is already well known to our readers. Trained at Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, she happened to be in England when the war broke out, and she at once offered her nursing Services. She was at Rouen, France, when the Hospital was forced to  evacuate and retire to Nazaire. Thence she went to Wimmereux and afterwards to Corfu. Salonica (where another Condobolin girl, Nurse Maude Stokes, has been the past 18 months) was her, next sphere of usefulness, but there she developed malaria and dysentry. Returning to London, she underwent a very serious operation, which afterwards necessitated her return to Australia. We have been informed that whilst on a visit to this district she refused the of fer of her friends to make some presentation in recognition of her fine services, stating that she would, wait till her military work was
finished. Taking up military duty again - she had been about three months at Randwick Hospital, when her name was one of the first to be put down for nursing at the Quarantine Station . To the  worldly mind it seems hard that she should have met her end there after surviving all the dangers to which she had been exposed in the great war, but the Omnipotent saw fit to take her when her total of merit was at its zenith, and place her in that Celestial Happiness so well merited by an exemplary life— that beautiful class of life that leaves its lasting impress of goodness.