Ethel May Bolton

Sister Ethel May BOLTON from Webster Street in Ballarat was the daughter of Lt. Col. William Bolton who commanded the 8th Battalion. The third of 11 children, aged 29, she had nursed at the Ballarat Hospital for four years before joining the Australian Army Nursing...

Ethel Rose Douglas

Staff Nurse Ethel Rose DOUGLAS was a 33 year old from Errard Street Ballarat who joined the Australian Army Nursing Service in Egypt on September 20th 1915. She had previously spent three years at the Ballarat Base Hospital and had also nursed in New Zealand. While in...

Effie McLeod

Nurse Effie McLeod was born at Warrnambool but was resident at the Wattle Tea Rooms in Lydiard Street Ballarat when, as a 25 year old, she joined the Australian Army Nursing Service on May 24th 1917. She had previously had four years of nursing experience in Ballarat....

Blodwyn Elizabeth Williams

Blodwyn Elizabeth WILLIAMS was born in Ballarat, the daughter of Elizabeth and Tudor Williams from Dowling Street. She trained as a nurse at the Ballarat Base Hospital and was 33 years of age when she enlisted with the Australian Army Nursing Service in June 1915. She...

Ira Effrett – Women who shaped and built Ballarat

Ira Effrett O.A.M. – Location, Ballarat New Cemetery, Section – Fountain Gardens, Grave 35. Born on the 15th March, 1950, in Horsham, Victoria, to parents who arrived in Australia in 1949 as displaced persons from the Ukraine and Estonia, Ira was regarded as the...