Sister Evelyn Davies

Ranks Held Sister, Staff Nurse
Birth Date 1884
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Healesville
Death Date 1966-05-09
Final Rank Sister
Unit Australian Army Nursing Service
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Evelyn Davies was born at Healesville, Victoria about 1884 to parents George Meddins and Alice, her maiden name was also Davies. Evelyn Davies trained for three years at Geelong Hospital where she qualified for the Nursing Certificate before enlistment on 10 May 1915. Davies embarked at Melbourne on 18 May 1915, with the Third Australian General Hospital on RMS Mooltan.
In 1915, Davies served in Lemnos with the 3rd Australian General Hospital but in July of 1916 was stuck off from this unit to be part of the Indian Medical service. By February of 1917 she was transferred back to serving in English hospitals. During 1918 and 1919 she served at various hospitals in England and France, the only exception was in February 1919 when she spent time in Sick Sisters Hospital, Hardelot with a sprained ankle.
Davies returned to Australia on 20 May 1919 and when she arrived in her home town of Healesville, she was greeted by large crowd. They had gathered at the local railway station to welcome her home and present her with flowers. She was discharged from the AIF on 23 January 1920.
By 1923 when service medals were being issued to members of the AIF, Davies was now living in Christchurch, New Zealand and asked for her service medals to be sent to her mother still living in Healesville. Evelyn Davies died on the 9 May 1966 in Christchurch, New Zealand.



Date of birth 1884
Date of enlistment 05 May 1915
Date of embarkation 18 May 1915
Date returned to Australia 20 May 1919
Date of death 09 May 1966