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May Matthews

Sister

Australian Army Nursing Service

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Simonii
  • Planted By: Dr. W. Morrison
  • Plaque: 998

Additional Info

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Biography

Born in Ballarat, Jessie May Matthews was a single 25 year old nurse at the time of her enlistment on the 25th of May 1917. Her unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Somali on the 30th of June 1917.
On the 12th of July 1919, Jessie was promoted to Sister.
She returned to Australia on the 9th of March 1920, and was discharged on the 31st of July 1920 as medically unfit, her debility not being stated.

Tree No. 998

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour