Cashin, Alice Alanna (Matron, b.1870 - d.1939)

Accession Number PR03083
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet : 1 cm
Object type Photograph, Memoir
Maker Cashin, Alice Alanna
alpha lithograph
Date made Unknown
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Collection relating to the First World War service of Matron Alice Alanna Cashin RRC & Bar, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Servce Reserve.

This collection of papers contains a typed account entitled 'H.M.S. Gloucester Castle, Torpedoed on March 30 when about mid-channel' written by Matron Alice Cashin and a photograph of Matron Cashin which has a hand written letter on the verso. HMS Gloucester Castle was hit by a torpedo in the English Channel while transporting wounded soldiers 30 March 1917, though clearly marked as a hospital ship. Fortunately only three people of the 399 passengers were killed, owing to the good organisation of Matron Cashin, an Australian nurse serving with Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Servce Reserve during the First World War.