Carrie (Caroline) Bowden Whittingham

First Name: 
Carrie (Caroline)
Middle Name: 
Last Name: 
Mother's Name: 
Eleanora Whittingham nee Florance
Father's Name: 
Henry Whittingham
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, October 1, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Staff nurse
Rank at Discharge: 
Australian Nursing Service
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, March 20, 1952
Place of Death: 
Mosman, N.S.W.

Carrie Whittingham was born in Gordon, Sydney around 1870.  Carrie went to school in Kiama, N.S.W. and then trained as a nurse.  In 1910 she was appointed Matron of Kiama Hospital.

At enlistment Carrie was single, 43 years old and lived in Sydney.  She nominated her brother David as her next of kin.

She embarked from Melbourne, as a Staff Nurse, on board HMAT A71 Nestor with 1 Australian General Hospital, 1-6th Special Reinforcements, on 11th October 1915.

She arrived in Egypt on 9th December 1915 and served there until going to London.  On 9th February 1917 Carrie arrived in France and served there until the end of the war.

Carrie went to Bancourt British Cemetery soon after arriving in France to visit her brother David's grave.  David had been killed in action on 4th February 1917.

She was promoted to Sister on 1st October 1918 and returned to Australia in May 1919, and was discharged from the AIF on 27th August 1919.

In 1926 Carrie married Ivan McCarthy, an ex-soldier who died in the 1930s.

Carrie died in Mosman, Sydney, in 1952.  Her service is commemorated on the Kiama Memorial Arch and Honour Rolls, along with her brother David.


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