Matron Margaret Gray
|Death date:||16 January 1933|
|Death place:||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
|Conflict:||First World War, 1914-1918|
Margaret Gray was born in 1871. She later trained at the Coast (later known as Prince Henry) Hospital in Sydney and conducted a private hospital at Lismore before going abroad as a nurse with the British forces soon after the outbreak of war. She left Sydney for England in 1914, and was then sent to France and attached to the British Red Cross Hospital in Rouen. As the only Australian sister attached to the hospital, for the first year, she was often asked by the commanding officer to attend to the Australian patients.
By the end of the war she had nearly five years' service and was awarded the Royal Red Cross for her valuable work. In 1920 she was appointed matron of Graythwaite Convalescent Hospital, North Sydney, and later matron at Cavell House, the rest home for trained nurses. Margaret Gray occupied this position until her death on 16 January 1933.
Rolls and Awards
Autograph book relating to the First World War service of Matron Margaret Gray, Royal Red Cross. This book contains signatures, photographs, and sketches, with dates ranging from 1915-1919.RCDIG0000291
Autograph book relating to the First World War service of Matron Margaret Gray, Royal Red Cross. Contains verses, photographs, news clippings and sketches, with dates ranging from 1915-1916.RCDIG0000292
Records relating to the First World War service of Matron Margaret Gray, Royal Red Cross. This file contains records from 1932, regarding a radio program relating to Matron Gray's service. File contains: Typed transcript of radio program relating to war service; Handwritten letter from Lissie...RCDIG0000293
Collection relating to the First World War service of Matron Margaret A Gray, Royal Red Cross (RRC). Collection consists of two autograph books, containing verses, messages, photographs, watercolour and ink sketches, drawings, ribbon bars and badges from her time at the British Red Cross Hospital...PR84/265
|Date of birth||1871|
|Date of death||1933-01-16|