Previous Service – Trained Perth Public Hospital 3 years, as Night Sister Supervisor
2/05/1917- First signing to enrol as a Nursing Sister in the AANS
5/06/1917- Enrolment accepted to join AANS
21/12/1917- Attached to Duty 14th Australian General Hospital Abbassia Egypt ex Australia
29/06/1918- Joined Convalescent Home Alexandria Egypt
7/07/1918- Discharged from Convalescent Home to 14th AGH Abbassia
19/05/1919- Detached to Military Infectious Hospital Choubra ex Abbassia
12/06/1919- Rejoined 14th AGH Abbassia ex Detachment
17/07/1919- Embarked Suez per ” Dunluce Castle ” for Australia
17/08/1919- Disembarked Fremantle WA
7/11/1919- Discharged from Service ( Termination of Period of Enlistment )

28/10/1924- Nurse Larsen working at St Olaf Hospital Harvey WA


British War Medal – No. 21353

Victory Medal – No. 20295


Harvey & Wokalup Roll of Honour Borad at Harvey Library WA



Flora Maud LARSEN was adopted by Anders Olaf LARSEN & Caroline Rosalie LARSEN.  Although her parents were disappointed at her choice of Nursing as a profession,  they were devoted to her and wanted her to remain at home, therefore allowed her to train in her desired profession. At the time, they did not foresee the Nursing journey to include First World War Service and many placements within Western Australia.

Nurse LARSEN was proud of her Double Certification as both a Nurse and a Midwife. With the aid of the Index of W.A. Nurses, 1919-1949 , State Electoral Rolls and previous research undertaken by members of Harvey History Online, a brief summary of Nurse Larsen’s working career is listed below:-

  • 1914-1917- Perth Public Hospital-  Nurse Training & working as Night Shift Supervisor
  • 1917- Fremantle Public Hospital
  • 1917-1919 – First World War Service- Australian Army Nursing Service
  • 1919-1921- Believed to have completed Midwifery Training
  • 1921- East Kirup ( Grimwade ) Hospital
  • 1923- Bridgetown Hospital, Matron
  • 1923-1927- St Olaf’s Private Hospital, Harvey( also known as Nurse/Sister Larsen’s Hospital)
  • 1927-1930- Quairading Hospital
  • 1930- Mingenew Hospital, briefly
  • 1931-1933- Quairading, Nurse
  • 1933-1937- Harvey
  • 1937- Woodanilling
  • 1938- Denmark
  • 1939-1940- Harvey

On the 1949 State Electoral Roll, Nurse LARSEN is listed as a Pensioner, living in Harvey.

It is believed that LARSEN Court in Harvey, is named in her honour.

**** Please refer to Harvey History Online website for a well-written Biography on the life of Nurse LARSEN and her adoptive parents*****.