Nursing Sister Edith Menhennett graduated at Adelaide Hospital in 1913. This photograph shows nine nursing staff outside the Infectious Diseases Block, Isolation Hospital, (Adelaide Hospital annexe). Sister Menhennett is seated in the front row at left.
Once enlisted for duty in 1914, Sister Menhennett was with Matron Graham and the South Australian nurses of the Second General Hospital, who embarked on the ‘Kyarra’, from Port Melbourne on the 5th December 1914.
During her active service, Edith Menhennett received ‘Mention in Despatches’ and in 1917 was awarded the Royal Red Cross medal (second class), for exceptional services in military nursing.