In December 1913 Olive Edith JEFFREY started nurse training at the  Perth Public Hospital and graduated in January 1917. She stayed on to work at the hospital until her enlistment for war service.
16/06/1917- Completed application for enlistment in the Australian Army Nursing Service & Medical Examination Perth WA
18/06/1917- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard “Mooltan” bound for Egypt
19/07/1917- Disembarked Alexabdria Egypt
23/07/1917-To 14th Australian General Hospital Abbassia Egypt
25/04/1918-Transferred Egyptian Government Hospital Port Said Suez
15/07/1918- Off duty to rest at Convalescent Home Alexandria
24/07/1918 Returned to duty at Egyptian Government Hospital Port Said
15/08/1918-Transferred 31 Government Hospital General Duty Suez Abbassia
3/01/1919-To 14th Australian General Hospital Abbassia
23/02/1919-Admitted 14th Australian General Hospital ( German Measles )
31/03/1919-Resumed duty as  staff ex. Sickness
12/06/1919-Promoted Sister at 14th Australian General Hospital Abbassia
26/06/1919-Embarked Port Said for England for Non-Military Employment
21/07/1919-Granted Leave England then Completed Physical Culture Course with Miss C. Vincent 35 St James Street London with full Military Pay
21/10/1919-To 1st Australian General Hospital Sutton Veny
18/12/1919-Embarked England for Australia per *Konigin Luise*
28/01/1920-Disembarked Australia
7/03/1920-Discharged from Service(Termination of Period of Enlistment).

 

Service Medals Awarded

British War Medal – No. 19486

Victory Medal – No. 18683

AUTHOR COMMENTS

(1)- Thanks to Judith Doig for the photo of her Mother, Olive Edith JEFFREY.

(2)- Thanks for further information- Kirsty HARRIS- Author of “More than Bombs and Bandages- Australian Army Nurses at Work in World War 1 (2011)- Big Sky Publishing Pty Ltd, ISBN: 9780980814057(HBK).