Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Timeline for Staff Nurse Janet Gaff

Families at War is a unit for the University of Tasmania Family History Diploma.
The major assignment in this unit was to write an essay about someone who served during World War I. The person that I chose was Staff Nurse Janet Muir Gaff whose name is listed on the Shire of Nunawading Honour Board. Janet was a nurse in the No. 4 Sea Transport Section.

Before writing the essay it was necessary to make a time-line of the information that appeared in Janet's Service Record as well as other sources including War Diaries of hospitals where Janet worked plus the diary of a matron at one of the hospitals.

Service Records, B2455, National Archives of Australia (Discovering Anzacs)
Matron Bessie Pocock, The Great War 1914-1918, Vol. 4 (Australian War Memorial)
AIF War Dairies 1914-1918 War, No. 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford (Australian War Memorial)

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