Name on ROH: A. GREGG
Amy Nagel left Dalby in 1910 to train as a nurse at Cairns District Hospital until 1914, then became a Nursing Sister at Toowoomba. She joined the Australian Army Nursing Service in June 1915 and embarked for Egypt assigned to No 1 Australian General Hospital in Cairo where she nursed wounded and ill soldiers from Gallipoli. In a letter home she wrote “Poor chaps, they are a brave lot and we love every one of them, and can do anything for them when we know all they have done for us. “
In January 1916 she returned to Australia from Egypt aboard the troopship ‘Ulysses’ nursing invalided soldiers from Gallipoli. After returning to Egypt in July 1916 she was sent to India to nurse at Mooltan Hospital in Bombay.
In February 1917 she was assigned to the 2,000-bed Queen Mary’s Military Hospital for British soldiers in Whalley, Lancashire. In August she was posted to No 2 Australian General Hospital at Wimereux in France. She was promoted to Sister in December 1918 and remained on duty in France until April 1919. She returned to Australia in June.