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Staff Nurse Kathleen Malvina Rogers

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Image of plaque on tree S282 for Kathleen Rogers
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1)(3). At some time she was a teacher(2)(3) at St Bernards School, Bacchus Marsh, VIC.

Photograph, Adelaide 1917, en route to Salonika, Greece
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Adelaide, June 1917
Group portrait of Australian Army Nursing Service
bound for Salonika
Kathleen is immediately in front of centre pillar
Courtesy of the AWM

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.


  1. On her Service record she gives her age as 39 - dob 1878. She may have lowered her age in order to enlist - max. age was 45. I can not find an entry for her in the indexes of BDM.
  2. The Bacchus Marsh Express, 30 June 1917.
  3. The Bacchus Marsh Express, 24 June 1888.

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Last updated by lee, Sat, 28 Aug 2021 11:18:17