Anne Donnell

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First name: Anne

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Last name: Donnell

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nurse. a nursing sister with the 3rd Australian General Hospital, embarked for England, and thence Alexandria, on 20 May 1915. She began work at the field hospital at Lemnos on 12 October. Returning to Egypt in January 1916 she worked at the Abbassia Barracks in Cairo until October when she travelled to England and the Kitchener War Hospital in Brighton. From May 1917 Sister Donnell worked in hospitals in France. In January 1918 she became ill and was sent to convalesce in England after which she worked at the No. 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Harefield Park in Middlesex. She embarked for Australia on 19 January 1919

Ward diary, 6 October 1914 - 28 July 1915
Diary of Eric Harford Ward

More than just this dairy (which is incredibly moving), it's the stories you piece together by reading other material in our collection. While on duty, Eric Ward wrote several letters to his home town paper The Bathurst TimesYou can even get a small glimpse of his life after the war with mention of a wedding. These documents are like pieces of a puzzle that together show a picture of a man who went to war and, thankfully, returned home.
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