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…

1911 Edwardian plain, harem and corslet skirts.

Making The Corselet Skirt: A Modern Take On Period Instructions

Nursing sisters on board a hospital ship | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Group of Australian AANS and QAIMNS nursing sisters on board the hospital ship: SS Assaye returning to Egypt from England, November

Matron Miss Hickley standing in a ward, ca. 1919.

Matron Miss Hickley standing in a ward, ca.

Two female South African Nurses, one wearing the indoor uniform and the other wearing the oudoor uniform.

Two female South African Nurses, one wearing the indoor uniform and the other wearing the oudoor uniform.

Original WW1 Australian Nurses uniforms and arm...

Original Australian Nurses uniforms and arm.

QAIMNS(R) Sister photograph that shows her stripes. The ones on Sister Agnes Mitchell Boyd’s left and right arm were to show her position of Nursing Sister, these bands were scarlet coloured and worn above her white cuff and were one inch wide.

Information about nurses and nursing in the First World War and a history of the QAIMNS

Nursing sister Ruby Gordon Peterkin. First World War. Note the boots — and heels!

A small selection of photographs from the National Archives of Canada. Nurses have served with the Canadian military since Northwest Rebellion in 1885 and small contingents were sent to the South A…

Frances-Mary-Byron-MacKellar

WW1 Commenwealth nurses uniform – part 4

Staff Nurse later promoted to Sister Frances Mary Byron MacKellar

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