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Gladys C. Bennett


Australian Army Nursing Service

Medals Earned

  • Unknown

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Simonii
  • Planted By: Mr. R. M. Lambert
  • Plaque: 976

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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a Nurse by occupation, Gladys Charlotte Bennett was 26 years and single when enlisted on the 22nd of August 1916 in the Australian Army Nursing Service, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Staff Nurse. Her Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board R.M.S. 'Kashgar' on the 2nd of September 1916. Promoted sister on the 1st of February 1917 in A.A.N.S. Admitted to the 43rd General Hospital for Malaria on the 27th of October 1917 and transferred to the Red cross Convalescent home on the 8th of November 1917. Medical Board held at 43rd General Hospital on the 25th of March 1918 disability Malaria. Found: (1) Unfit for General Service for 6 months. (2) Unfit for home service for 3 months (3) disability contracted in the service and under circumstances over which she had no control (4) Disability caused by Military Service in Malarial Country recommended to be Invalided to Australia. Embarked for Egypt per 'Gorgon' en route to Australia, Solanika on the 17th of March 1918. Disembarked from Solanika ex 'Gorgon', Port Said on the 22nd of April 1918 and admitted to the 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said. Transferred to 'Tofua' for Australia on the 29th of April 1918 and Embarked for return to Australia per 'Tofua' ex Suez on the 28th of April 1918. Discharged from the 3rd Military District on the 25th of November 1918. Tree No. 976

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour