Elizabeth Jane (Lila) HUNTER MBE

HUNTER, Elizabeth Jane

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 12 May 1915
Last Rank: Sister
Last Unit: Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve (QAIMNSR)
Born: Winchelsea, Victoria, Australia, 9 November 1871
Home Town: Winchelsea, Surf Coast, Victoria
Schooling: Wurdi Boluc State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Nurse
Died: Natural causes, Waverley, New South Wales, Australia, 7 December 1948, aged 77 years
Cemetery: Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, NSW
Memorials: Winchelsea Wurdale WWI Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

12 May 1915: Involvement Sister
12 May 1915: Enlisted British Forces (All Conflicts), Sister, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve (QAIMNSR)
3 Jun 1916: Involvement British Forces (All Conflicts), Sister, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve (QAIMNSR)
20 Dec 1919: Embarked British Forces (All Conflicts), Sister, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve (QAIMNSR), RMS Indarra, London for return to Australia - disembarking Sydney 5 February 1920.
20 Dec 1919: Discharged British Forces (All Conflicts), Sister, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve (QAIMNSR)

Non Warlike Service

12 Jun 1941: Honoured Member of the Order of the British Empire, For service as Head of the Waverly War Memorial Hospital since 1921.

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Daughter of Thomas HUNTER (Grazier)
Of Wordie Boluc, Winchelsea, Vic. 
Trained at Geelong Hospital 10 March 1900 to 10 March 1903
Left Australia in 1910 to do private work in Honolulu.
Private Nursing in New York and Vancouver from June 1913 to 01 May 1915
Passenger SS 'New York' from New York on 01 May 1915 arriving in UK 08 May 1915
Was residing at 57 Kensington Gardens Square, Bayswater W London
Enlisted with QAIMNSR 12 May 1915
Appointed 03 June 1915
Sister in Charge at Hawarden Castle Convalescent Hospital 23 May 1917 - 16 September 1918
Posted to 8th General Hospital 28 September 1918
10 Ambulance Train 01 February 1919
6 General Hospital 01 February 1919
10 Ambulance Train 15 February 1919
6 General Hospital 05 July 1919
Leave to Paris 11 to 25 July 1919
Demobilized from France 04 August 1919
Posted to Lord Kitchener's Hospital Brighton for temporary duty pending repatriation. 
Returned to Australia 20 December 1919 per 'Indarra'
Appointment terminated 20 December 1919
Retired 31 May 1945 from New War Memorial Hospital.
Died 07 December 1948 
Aged 77 years
At her own request she was cremated at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium

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