This is Clare Deacon from Tasmania. Clare worked, as a nurse for five years, on the Western Front during WW1 and was awarded the Military Medal (the highest medal for nurses) for bravery and it was pinned on her by King George V at Buckingham Palace. She was also awarded the 1914/15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal and is listed in the Dictionary of Biography of notable Australians.

This is Clare Deacon from Tasmania. Clare worked, as a nurse for five years, on…

Based on the diaries of an Australian nurse in World War 1. She cared for the wounded of Gallipoli and the Somme, and went on to become Australia's first plastic surgery nurse.

Kitty's War, The Remarkable Wartime Experiences of Kit McNaughton by Janet Butler

Australian sisters on board the SS Moolfan, (or Mooltan?) For Australians, the image usually associated with 25 April, 1915 is that of Australian soldiers charging bravely up the steep and barren slopes of Gallipoli. Less appreciated is the picture of an Australian nurse on that same day attending to hundreds of battered and bleeding men on the decks and in the confined wards of a hospital ship.  http://www.anzacsite.gov.au/5environment/nurses.html

Australian sisters on board the Hospital ship SS Mooltan.

Wounded soldiers head for the Austrlian 3rd Battalion dressing station in Shrapnel Gully, Gallipoli, on 26 April 1915.

Wounded soldiers head for the Austrlian Battalion dressing station in Shrapnel Gully, Gallipoli, on 26 April

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