Diary of Alice Ross-King, 1916

Accession Number RCDIG0000974
Collection number PR02082
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 126 Image/s captured
Maker Ross-King, Alice
Place made Egypt, France
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Digital format and content protected by copyright.

Diary relating to the First World War service of Sister Alice Ross-King, Australian Army Nursing Service. The diary, kept between 1 January 1916 and 11 November 1916, details Ross-King's service with the Australian Army Nursing Service (1 Australian General Hospital) in Egypt and later France in 1916. Having been transferred briefly to the British 11 Stationary Hospital upon first arriving in France, she was transferred back to 1 Australian General Hospital based at Rouen. She includes descriptions of local places visited and substantial commentary on the character of the many and various people she encountered during her duties. Ross-King has also depicted in great detail her daily duties and details of the many wounded that she and her fellow nurses attended to in France. The tone and frequency of entries changes decidedly after the death of Ross-King's intended, Lieutenant Harry Lowry Moffitt (53 Battalion), at the Battle of Fromelles on 19 July 1916.