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ID number 3DRL/4122
Title Loughron, Mary McLean (Matron, b.1886 - d.?)
Record type Collection
Item count 8
Collection Private Record
Object types
  • Papers
  • Photograph
  • Work of art
Maker Various
Places made
  • Australia
  • United Kingdom: England
Date made 1916-1939
Measurement 2 wallets: 3 cm, plus 1 oversize item
Note Open

Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of Matron Mary McLean Loughron

Collection consists of:
1. Framed statement re the portrait of Matron Loughron in the Gallery of Portraits of the Allies in the Luxembourg, Paris (oversize item)

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2. Framed Mentioned in Despatches certificate for Matron Loughron
3. Framed circular letter from the King: The Queen and I wish you God-speed.
4. Two volumes of humorous nursing illustrations for each letter of the alphabet.
5. Two news clippings re Loughron's career
6. Photograph of Matron Loughron (in centre of photo), Melbourne, 1939.

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Summary

Matron Loughron, born in Winchelsea, Vic, served as a nurse with the British Army in France in the Queen Alexandra Imperial Medical Nursing Service Reserve (QAIMNSR) from the beginning of 1915 to the end of the First World War, and immediately afterwards as Matron of the Peace Conference Hospital in Paris. As Staff Nurse Loughron, she was Mentioned in Despatches on 30 April 1916 for gallant and distinguished conduct in the field. In 1917, Matron Loughron received the Royal Red Cross (2nd class) medal and after the end of the First World War, the Royal Red Cross (1st Class) medal.

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  • Loughron, Mary McLean (Matron, b.1886 - d.?)
  • Loughron, Mary McLean (Matron) - Framed certificate for mentioned in despatches 3DRL/4122.002 - (1)

    From the collection relating to the First World War service of Matron Mary McLean Loughron, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps. Framed certificate for mentioned in despatches, 1916

  • Album belonging to Mary McLean Loughron RCDIG0000326 - (1)

    An album relating to the service of Matron Mary McLean Loughron, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, 2nd Stationary Hospital. This album contains a series of watercolour paintings depicting various aspects of life and nursing at ...

  • Album belonging to Mary McLean Loughron RCDIG0000327 - (2)

    An album relating to the service of Matron Mary McLean Loughron, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, 2nd Stationary Hospital. This album contains a series of watercolour paintings depicting various aspects of life and nursing at ...

  • Records relating to Mary McLean Loughron RCDIG0000328 - (3)

    Records relating to the First World War service of Matron Mary McLean Loughron, 2nd Stationary Hospital. File contains: Photograph of Matron Loughron (in centre of photo), Melbourne, 1939; Two news clippings relating to Matron Loughron's career; ...