Sister Dorothy Gwendolen Cawood, MM

Date of birth  1884-12-09  Parramatta, NSW. 
Other  1909  Commenced nursing training at Coast Hospital, Little Bay, Sydney. 
Other  1913-05-14  Registered with the Australian Trained Nurses' Association. 
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1914-11-14  Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Air Force as a staff nurse in the Army Nursing Service and was posted to the 2nd Australian General Hospital. 
Date promoted  1915-12  Promoted to nursing sister. 
Date of honour or award  1917-07-22  While attached to the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station at Armentires, Dorothy Cawood along with two other sisters, Clare Deacon and Alice Ross-King, evacuated patients from burning buildings while the station was being bombed. All three sisters were awarded Military Medals for their action. 
Other units  1917-08-01  Transferred to the 38th Satationary Hospital at Calais. 
Other units  1917-11-01  Transferred to 6th Australian General Hospital. While stationed there Dorothy Cawood recieved a Mention in Despatches for distinguished and gallant service in the field. 
Date of honour or award  1917-12-28  Mention in Despatches. 
Date returned to Australia  1919-05-11  Returned to Sydney. 
Date of death  1962-02-16