World War 1 Adelaide Hospital staff: Nurse Henrietta Perrin

30 South Australian Nursing Staff made their way to Port Melbourne as part of the Second Australian General Hospital (1st to 16th and Special Reinforcements). They embarked on the H.M.A.T. Kyarra,  departing Port Melbourne on the 4th Dec 1914.  The nursing staff were eventually placed at the Lemnos Island hospital.

 

“Menhennett and I with other English Sisters”

“Menhennett and I with other English Sisters”

Taken at Beau Rivage hostel, Egypt, May 1915. Shortly after this Sister Menhennett (centre) and Staff Nurse Henrietta Perrin, (marked with X) were transferred to Mena Hospital, Lemnos Island.

British Nurses in this photo are wearing grey capes with red trim.

 

 

 

 

The nursing staff walked a mile or were taken by motor transport from the Alexandra Hospital to Beau Rivage Hotel for their meals.  Nurse Henrietta Perrin, posed at the steering wheel, posted this photograph back to her family in Unley Park.

The nursing staff walked a mile or were taken by motor transport from the Alexandra Hospital to Beau Rivage Hotel for their meals. Nurse Henrietta Perrin, posed at the steering wheel, posted this photograph back to her family in Unley Park.

After the evacuation of troops from Gallipoli in December 1915, Australian hospitals on Lemnos Island were closed by April 1916. Nurses Henrietta Perrin, Edith Menhennett, Lucy Daw, Olive Haynes, Anne Donnell, along with other Adelaide Hospital staff, were placed with No2 Australian General Hospital, Alexandria Cairo or nursing with Transport (Hospital Ships). Perrin also was transferred to Auxiliary Hospitals in England.

This group photo of Adelaide Hospital nurses in 1916, their group moving onto different nursing service areas. Henrietta Perrin is standing in back row on right, Sister Edith Menhennett is next to her in centre of photograph.

This group photo of Adelaide Hospital nurses in 1916, their group moving onto different nursing service areas. Henrietta Perrin is standing in back row second from right, Sister Edith Menhennett is on the left in the back row.

No.3 General Hospital, Kent, England. “some of my patients”

No.3 General Hospital, Kent, England.
“some of my patients”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Christmas dinner”

“Christmas dinner” Kent, England Ivy hangs from the rafters, crepe paper streamers hang from the tablecloth skirt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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