Norma Violet MOWBRAY

Mowbray Norma Violet Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
St George
Resided
Brisbane
Occupation
Nurse
Enlisted
11-November-1914
Place
Brisbane
Age
32
Status
Single
Service No
N/A
Rank
Staff Nurse
Unit
Australian Army Nursing Service, 1st Australian General Hospital
Embarked
21-November-1914
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt
Highest rank
Sister
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of disease (pneumonia)
Date
21-January-1916
Place
1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt
Cemetery or Memorial
Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

Sister-in-law of Captain John Fitzmaurice Guy Luther (KIA) (not on Roll of Honour).

 

Norma Mowbray enlisted with the Australian Army Nursing Service in November 1914 and embarked with the No 1 Australian General Hospital unit bound for Heliopolis, Egypt. In October 1915 she returned to Brisbane on a transport ship nursing sick troops from Gallipoli, where her brother-in-law had died of wounds two months earlier. Soon after returning to Egypt she contracted bronchitis and died from pneumonia, the only nurse named on the Roll of Honour who did not return.