DUNNE Teresa Josephine

Service Number : Nursing Sister

Born : 2nd September 1887 Waterford

Died : 26th May 1931         Melbourne     (43 years 8 months 24 days)

Buried : Box Hill Cemetery Melbourne

Parents : William and Mary ann nee Gavan

Enlisted 1st : 14th November 1914 Brisbane

Embarked : 21st December 1914 Asskyarra

 Returned to Australia : returned and left again twice.

Medals : British War Medal 1442

             Victory Medal      1442

             Star (1914-1915) 3326

             Royal Red Cross first class  16th November 1918

             Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 14th March 1919 P411 at position 12. 

              London Gazette 16th November 1918 p l13565 positon 3. 

Connection : Born in Waterford, Brother went to Logan Village State School.

Memorial :      Beenleigh War Memorial                                         

                     Coorparoo Roll of Honour 

                     Logan Village Museum Honour Roll                           

                     Queensland Australian Army Nurse Service Honour Roll 

                     Virtual War Memorial Australia                                 

                     Discovering ANZACS National Library Australia 

  • Teresa Josephine Dunne - obituary

·         Posted by Logan Local Studies, Monday, 15 October 2018

Teresa Josephine Dunne was born at Waterford, Logan River on 2 September 1887, the daughter of William and Mary Ann Dunne. She undertook her training at the St Helens Hospital, South Brisbane. She volunteered for service soon after war broke out in November 1914, embarking on the Kyarra and went to Egypt attached to the No. 1 Australian General Hospital. After some time at Heliopolis she was transferred to the No. 2 Australian General Hospital at the Gezira Palace in Cairo. In 1915 as sub-matron she returned to Brisbane on a troop ship caring for wounded soldiers from the Gallipoli Campaign. In September 1916, aged 28, Sister Dunne returned to active service as sister in charge of a band of 50 Australian nurses aboard the Karmala who were deployed to serve in India. After experience as second matron in a Royal Army Medical Corps at Rawalpindi, she was sent to Poona as matron of the British Deccan War Hospital. For her work at that hospital, she was awarded the Royal Red Cross (1st Class) by his Majesty the King George V conferred on her in person. On her return to Brisbane after the Armistice she became matron of St Helens Hospital and held that office until her premature death from complications following surgery in a Melbourne hospital in May 1931 aged only 44. She was a member of the Australasian Trained Nurses Association council and lectured for several years in general nursing for the Nurses Registration Board. - adapted from the Brisbane Courier 23 May 1931 p.10