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Ida O'Dwyer (?–?)

Isa O'Dwyer

Isa O'Dwyer


Born, Bendigo, Victoria. Daughter of John Fitzpatrick O'Dwyer, Esq., Mining Surveyor, of Bendigo, Victoria.

ACTIVITIES. One of the first Sisters to join up with the Australian Army Nursing Service, in 1904, and when war was declared in 1914 was called for service with the A. I. F. Embarked on S. S. Kyarra, December 5, 1914. As Senior Sister served in Egypt Heliopolis No. 1 A. G. H. until November, 1915. Transferred to England with a number of Sisters awaiting transfer to France, and served in Bagthorpe Military Hospital. November, 1916, left for France and was appointed Sister- in-charge of third Australian Casualty Clearing Station, where she remained until November, 1917. In 1917 was transferred to England to take charge of Mrs. T. S. Hall's Hospital for Sick Australian Nurses at No. 12 Southwell Gardens, Kensington. 1918, returned to Australia to take charge of No. 16 A. G. H. MacLeod Military Hospital until its closure. April, 1920, ap-pointed Matron, No. 11 A. G. H. Caulfield Military Hospital, which position she still holds; was awarded R. R. C., 1st and 2nd class. On reconstruction of Army Nursing Reserve, was elected Principal Matron in Victoria until 1931. First President, St. Vincent's Nurses' Association, during which time the first bed was presented by Nurses for sick members of their profession.

HOBBIES. Golf. Bridge.

CLUB. Army Nurses’ Club (Vice-president).

ADDRESS. Caulfield Repatriation Hospital, Caulfield, Melbourne, Victoria.

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