Australian Army Nurses Memorial

Description

Bronze plaque attached to a wall, displaying relief figures of Army nurses.

Inscription

This plaque was erected to commemorate the service to Australia of the Australian Army Nurses.
Formed in 1898 by Miss E. J. Gould (1860-1941), then Matron of Sydney hospital, the corps in the following years has seen active service in South Africa - Vladivostok - Burma - India - the Persian Gulf - Palestine - Egypt - Salonika - Italy - Greece - France - the United Kingdom - Libya - Crete - Syria - Eritrea - Ceylon - Malaya - New Guinea - New Britain - Solomon Islands - Borneo - Philippines - Moratai - Japan - Korea - Vietnam - at sea and in Australia.

This memorial was erected by the members of the Returned Sisters Sub-Branch of the RSL with the cooperation of the Sydney Cove Redevelopment Authority and was unveiled by Brigadier Perditta McCarthy RRC, Honorary Colonel, Royal Australia Army Nurses Corps on Monday, 24th November 1980.

Address
Nurses Walk
The Rocks - Sydney NSW 2000
Location/surrounding area
Memorial Location
Recorded by
Mr John K. Wright, State Library of New South Wales
Established date
1980
Dedication date
1980-11-24 00:00:00.0

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