Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
Nurse Jessie Christina CLIFTON was a certificated Nursing Sister who served with the Hospital Transport Corps, also known as the Sea Transport Corps and once as No.9 Sea Transport Section. She rose from the role as a Nursing Sister to become Matron in charge of the entire Western Australian Nursing Transport system by the time of the Armistice on 11th November 1918.
22/07/1915-Embarked Fremantle aboard Hospital Ship “Orsova” bound for Egypt
15/08/1915- Disembarked Alexandria Egypt
15/11/1915- Returned to Fremantle aboard Hospital ship “Kanowna” carrying wounded men from the Gallipoli Peninsula
Between voyages Nurse CLIFTON was employed at the No. 8 Australian General Hospital Fremantle
23/12/1916-Embarked Fremantle aboard Hospital Ship “Berrima” bound for England
16/02/1917- Disembarked Devonport England
2/05/1917- Admitted No. 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital Southall England(sick) ex. Private Hospital
15/05/1917-Transferred to Nursing Duties at 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital Southall
20/05/1917-Transferred from 2nd AAH Southall England to Australian Army Nursing Service
23/05/1917-Embarked England to carry out Nursing Duties aboard Hospital Ship “Ayrshire”
9/07/1917-Disembarked Fremantle WA
16/08/1917-Returned to Nursing duties No.8 Australian General Hospital Fremantle
5/06/1918-Embarked Sydney NSW aboard Hospital Ship “Orontes” bound for England
11/08/1918- Disembarked Liverpool England
14/08/1918-Appointed Matron attached to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital Southall England
21/08/1918-Granted Leave England
27/08/1918-Rejoined 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital Southall
14/09/1918-Detached from Duty for return Australia on Transport Duty aboard Hospital Ship “Arawa”
13/12/1918-Discharged from service ( Termination of Period of Enlistment).
SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED
1914/1915 Star No. 2555
British War Medal No. 4442
Victory Medal No. 19699.
Beverley War Memorial WA.
Post First World War- Matron at Barracks Hospital Fremantle WA
During Second World War – Matron at Faversham Military Convalescent Hospital, York WA.
Awarded M.B.E- 1950 Kings Birthday Honours List
Furthered the cause of Nurses in W.A.- resulted in establishment of Memorial Home for sick and aged Nurses at Mount Lawley WA.