Australian World War 1 Nurses Memorial Print Page
Australian World War 1 Nurses Memorial commemorates the Australian nurses who served during World War One. The memorial features and honours local nurses Sister Kit McNaughton and Sister Sadie McIntosh.
The Little River Historical Society was awarded $52,965 from the Federal Government’s Anzac Centenary Locals Grants Program to erect the tribute in Rothwell Road next to the Little River Mechanics Institute.
Kit McNaughton was posted to Egypt, where she cared for the sick and wounded from Gallipoli, before she was sent to the Western Front. She ran the operating theatre for those injured during the infamous and bloody Battle of Passchendaele. She went onto become the first theatre nurse at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Kent where plastic surgery was pioneered after the war.
Sadie, who was Kit’s cousin, served as a nurse in Egypt, France and England. She worked at the Choubra Infectious Diseases Hospital, nursing serious enteric and dysentery cases from the Gallipoli Peninsula and at the Kitchener War Hospital in Brighton dealing with heavy casualties from the Somme.
Base: Local bluestone and granite stone (taken from the ruins of the house Sister Kit Mcnaughton grew up in).
Bust : Figure depicting a World War One nurse. The veil and head are carved from white Carrara marble and the cape is carved from red veined marble.
|Address:||8 Rothwell Road, Next to Little River Mechanics Institute, Little River , 3211|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.964739|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Monument Designer:||Lodge Brothers (Thornbury)|
|Monument Manufacturer:||Lodge Brothers (Thornbury)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 17th July, 2015|
AUSTRALIAN WORLD WAR 1 NURSES MEMORIAL
(See Image No 6)
(Photograph of Sister Catherine (Kit) McNaughton)
100 THE SPIRIT
YEARS OF LIVES
ANZAC 2014 -2018
AUSTRALIAN WORLD WAR 1
WAS OFFICIALLY UNVEILED BY
SENATOR THE HON. MICHAEL RONALDSON
MINISTER FOR VETERANS` AFFAIRS
MINISTER ASSISTING THE PRIME MINISTER FOR THE CENTENARY OF ANZAC SPECIAL MINISTER OF STATE
ON JULY 17TH 2015
FUNDED BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT'S
ANZAC CENTENARY LOCAL GRANTS PROGRAM
(Photograph of Sister Sarah (Sadie) McIntosh)