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Rose Douglas

Staff Nurse


Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Simonii
  • Planted By: Mr. White
  • Plaque: 970

Additional Info

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Ethel Rose Douglas was born in Ballarat and was a Nurse by trade when she enlisted in the Sea Transport Staff Sections 7-8 as a Staff Nurse in 11 February 1918 at the age of 34. Her unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 November 1918. While in Egypt she served at the 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Luna Park, Cairo. In January 1917 she was moved to England, and in February she moved across to France, attached to the 13th Australian General Hospital. She served there until she was assigned to the nursing staff of the Suevic for a return to Australia in September 1917. She re-joined the AANS on February 11th 1918 and was allotted to the No. 8 Sea Transport Section. She embarked just two weeks later on February 28th, on the Nestor, and sailed to England, disembarking at Liverpool on April 20th. She served at the 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital until she returned on the Wyreema in late 1918.
Tree No 970

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour