Loughron, Mary McLean (Matron, b.1886 - d.?)
|Title||Loughron, Mary McLean (Matron, b.1886 - d.?)|
|Measurement||2 wallets: 3 cm, plus 1 oversize item|
Collection relating to the First World War service of Matron Mary McLean Loughron
2. Framed Mentioned in Despatches certificate for Matron Loughron
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.