Ross-King, Alice, MM (Sister, b.1887 - d.1968

Collection ID PR02082
Collection type Private Record
Title Ross-King, Alice, MM (Sister, b.1887 - d.1968
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm; 3 custom boxes; 1 oversize flat
Object type Diary
Maker Australian Red Cross Society
Place made Egypt
Date made 1915-1949

Papers of Sister Alice Ross-King who served with the Australian Army Nursing Service during the First World War. The collection consists of her three original diaries, a typed transcript of the diaries, a Florence Nightingale certificate, two Red Cross citations and three copies of letters of congratulations. The diaries cover the years 1915-1919 when she worked in Egypt (1st Australian General Hospital), Rouen (1st Australian General Hospital), St Omer (10th Stationary Hospital) and Armentieres (2nd Casualty Clearing Station). In one entry Alice Ross-King recounts events for which she earned a Military Medal while working at the 2nd Casualty Clearing Station.