Discovering Anzacs provides the service and medical records for Alice - 19 pages.
First World War Embarkation Rolls showing that Alice left Australia on 12 November 1915 aboard the HMAT Orsova. Alice was 27 when she left Australia and she had been living in Camberwell when she enlisted. She was attached to the First Australian General Hospital Special Reinforcements. Her religion is given as Methodist.
The AIF Project provides similar information as well as a list of the names of the men and women aboard the Orsova.
|HMAT Orsova 1915 - HMAT ships|
|HMAT Berrima - 1917 - HMAT ships|
The Australian War Memorial has a diary containing French language exercises that belonged to Alice. The diary contains entries from 14 November 1916 until 12 January 1917. There is also a card advertising The Modern School of Languages. Alice was obviously practising French when she was in Egypt to help her when she was transferred to France.
Alice Margaret Betheras was awarded three medals - the 1914-1915 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
An article in Trove shows that Alice Betheras was working at the Methodist Home for Children at Cheltenham in 1940.
|Argus Monday 11 November 1940|
|Victorian Birth Death and Marriage record - Ancestry.com.au|
Sister Alice Margaret Betheras died in Malvern in 1972. She was 85.
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Researching Australian Military Service: First World War, Nurses
Great War Nurses – AWM
Anzac Day – The Nurses
The nurses’ experience of Gallipoli from their letters – Gallipoli and the Anzacs
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Women in action - nurses and serving women
A Google search for 'Australian nurses in World War I' will provide other useful sites.