Kathleen was a trained nurse living in Windsor, VIC when she enlisted in the AIF, Australian Army Nursing Service, Reinforcements on the 24th of May 1917, aged 53(1). She embarked aboard the RMS Mooltan in June, disembarking at Suez, Egypt in the middle of July.
She left Egypt and disembarked at Salonika, Greece in August 1917 where she reported for duty at the 52nd General Hospital. Kathleen was admitted to hospital for a month in November and a medical board determined that as she had been suffering from bronchitis and required a period of convalescence and so she returned to Egypt in January 1918. In February she was discharged from convalescence for duty with the 27th General Hospital - a medical board determined that she be kept on duty in Egypt during the winter months. By the end of March - after being repeatedly off duty with bronchitis, dyspepsia and other ailments - a medical board considered it unwise for her to remain in Egypt in the hot weather and recommended she be invalided back to Australia.
Kathleen embarked from Suez, Egypt aboard the Kanowna in April 1918 and returned to Australia in May, returning to duty in early October. She was discharged from the AIF at the end of November 1918.
Kathleen died at Heidelberg, VIC in 1958, aged 94.
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