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Biographical entry Laidlaw, Annie Ina (1889 - 1978)

Born
23 January 1889
Lake Wallace, Victoria, Australia
Died
13 September 1978
McKinnon, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Nurse

Summary

Annie Laidlow trained as a nurse at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. She served in India with the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) during the First World War. Between the wars Laidlow continued to work at the Royal Children's Hospital, rising to the position of lady superintendent of the Orthopaedic Section. When the Royal Australian Naval Nursing Service was established in 1942, Laidlow was appointed superintending sister and head of the service. She was later promoted to matron. In 1946 she returned to her position at the Royal Children's Hospital. Laidlow later worked at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, London, and the Freemason's Home of Victoria.

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Events

1913 - 1916
Education - Nurse training at the Children's Hospital, Melbourne
1916 - 1917
Career position - Staff Nurse at the Children's Hospital, Melbourne
1917 - 1919
Career position - Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) and sent to India where she worked in hospitals in Bombay and Poona
1919 - 1925
Career position - Ward Sister at the Children's Hospital, Melbourne
1925
Education - Midwifery training at the Hospital for Women, Sydney
1926 - 1930
Career position - Assistant Lady Superintendent (Assistant-Matron) at the Children's Hospital in Melbourne
1930 - 1942
Career position - Lady Superintendent of the Orthopaedic Section of the Children's Hospital in Frankston, Victoria
1942 - 1943
Career position - Superintending Sister of the Royal Australian Naval Nursing Service
1943 - 1946
Career position - Matron of the Royal Australian Naval Nursing Service
1946 - 1950
Career position - Lady Superintendent of the Orthopaedic Section of the Children's Hospital in Frankston, Victoria
1951 - 1952
Career position - Home Sister at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, London
1952 - 1957
Career position - Resident Matron at the Freemason's Homes of Victoria, Prahran
1957
Life event - Retired

Archival resources

Australian War Memorial Research Centre

  • Annie Laidlaw, Portrait, 1944, ART22219; Australian War Memorial Research Centre. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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See also

  • Alexander, John A. (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 1944, vol. 12, The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, Melbourne, 1944, 906 pp. Details

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