|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Date made||c 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of Matron Jean Miles-Walker RRC, AANS. Sister Miles-Walker of Hobart, Tasmania, ...
Studio portrait of Matron Jean Miles-Walker RRC, AANS. Sister Miles-Walker of Hobart, Tasmania, embarked on the troopship Euripides on 20 October 1914 with the 2nd Australian General Hospital (2 AGH). She went to Ismailia and worked at No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital and worked on the hospital ships and transports. Transferring to London, she became a matron in October 1916, working in a number of different hospitals prior to her death on 30 October 1918. Matron Miles-Walker died at Sutton Veny Military Hospital of broncho-pneumonia (influenza). Her burial report records that she was buried with full military honours at the St John the Evangelist Church at Sutton Veny, her coffin draped with an Australian flag and carried on a gun carriage to the cemetery, accompanied by a firing party and a band from the 1st Australian Training Battalion. Six captains of the AIF acted as pall bearers. Her funeral was attended by 40 nursing staff, 30 officers and over 300 NCOs.