|Unit||Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service|
|Object type||Black & white - Print other than silver gelatin|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Portrait of Sister Claire Trestrail, Auxiliary Hospital Unit, Antwerp
Portrait of Sister Claire Evelyn Trestrail, of Clare, SA, dressed in a Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve) uniform with voided 'R' Colonial Reserve badge. Working in England when the war began, Sister Trestrail went to Belgium and assisted in setting up a hospital to treat wounded Belgian and French soldiers. Following the capture of Antwerp, Sister Trestrail and other nurses were evacuated to England. In 1915 Sister Trestrail worked with the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service. She later worked at a number of hospitals in Paris caring for wounded French and Belgian soldiers. After the war Sister Trestrail worked in England for three more years and returned to Australia in 1921. She married in 1922 and during the Second World War was involved in training women for the Voluntary Aid Detachment. She died in 1960. Written on the bottom right hand corner of the photograph: "Claire 1916".