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Biographical entry Wheatley, Alice Jean (1904 - )

OBE, ARRC

Born
3 August 1904
Occupation
Nurse

Summary

Alice Wheatley undertook nursing training at the Fremantle Hospital, Western Australia and the Queen Victoria Hospital, Victoria. She was awarded the ARRC in 1944 for her work in charge of the first nursing party of RAAF nurses in New Guinea. In 1951 Wheatley was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of her work in the RAAF Nursing Service.

Details

Events

1941
Career position - Joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Nursing Service
1941? - 1945?
Career position - Area Matron at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Nursing Service and served in the New Guinea area
1944
Award - Royal Red Cross (second class) (RRC) received
1946
Career position - Represented the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Nursing Service in the Victory Contingent to England
1946 - 1951
Career position - Matron-in-Chief of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Nursing Service
1951
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military) (OBE)

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Newspaper Articles

Online Resources

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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