Agnes Katherine ISAMBERT

ISAMBERT, Agnes Katherine

Service Number: Sister
Enlisted: 11 November 1914
Last Rank: Matron
Last Unit: Sea Transport Staff
Born: Ipswich, Qld., 7 April 1876
Home Town: Kedron, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Matron
Died: Congestive Cardiac Failure, Brisbane, Qld., 5 June 1956, aged 80 years
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Grave Location: 7-59-5/6, Portion 7/Section 59/Graves 5, by 6; buried with: James, & Margaret Cuddie, Margaret Philomina Hill.
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World War 1 Service

11 Nov 1914: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service, Sister, SN Sister, 1st Australian General Hospital
12 Nov 1914: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service, Sister, 1st Australian General Hospital
21 Dec 1914: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service, Sister, 1st Australian General Hospital, Embarked Ship: HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane, Qld.
21 Dec 1914: Embarked 1st Australian General Hospital, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
21 Dec 1914: Involvement 1st Australian General Hospital
3 Jun 1916: Involvement Sea Transport Staff
3 Jun 1916: Embarked Sea Transport Staff, HMAT Kyarra, Sydney
3 Jun 1916: Transferred Australian Army Nursing Service, Sister, Sea Transport Staff
3 Jun 1916: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service, Sister, Sea Transport Staff
24 Sep 1916: Promoted Australian Army Nursing Service, Matron, Sea Transport Staff, Promoted - Appointed - as per stated: Matron, MD, HQ, reviewed from date, 24/09/1916, to date, 03/05/1918. (NAA, Pg-267) Service Record of Matron: Agnes Katherine ISAMBERT.
5 Sep 1919: Discharged Australian Army Nursing Service, Matron, Sea Transport Staff, Medical Discharge - as per stated: 05/09/1919, Debilitated by illness, "Insilitis" (Type 1, Diabetes). (NAA, Pg's, 267,& 268) Service Record of Matron: Agnes Katherine ISAMBERT.

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Biography

Matron
AANS
No 1 Australian General Hospital
3rd Sea Transport Section

Daughter of John ISAMBERT (Soap Manufacturer) and Margaret nee McCORMACK
Sister of Phillimena HILL
of Bell St. Kedron, Brisbane, Qld.

At the age of 10 years on 02 January 1885 was admitted to the Townsville Orphanage as her Father and Mother were in Townsville Gaol. She was then sent to Diamantina Orphanage.


Trained at General Hospital, Brisbane
Certified in General Nursing
Returned to Australia 17 November 1918
Discharged as medically unfit 05 September 1919 (Goitre Cardiac)
Did not marry

Agnes Isambert was born in 1874. She trained at the Brisbane General Hospital between 1897 and 1899 and became a member of the ATNA in 1904 and a councillor of the Association between 1912 and 1919. Agnes was engaged in private nursing at the Walmer Nursing Home and the Colmslie Plague Hospital until 1913 when she returned to the Brisbane General Hospital to obtain her midwifery certificate. She then became Matron of the St Mary’s Hospital in Ipswich.
From 1904 to 1914, Agnes was a member of the Australian Army Nursing Service Reserve. During World War One she sailed aboard the Kyarra and was eventually appointed to the No. 1 Australian General Hospital in Heliopolis in 1916. A former resident of Red Hill, she died on 7 Jun 1956 aged 83. She was the daughter of John and Margaret Isambert

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