Margaret Skidmore

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SKIDMORE, Margaret

Service no: Staff nurse [1]

Place of birth: Stawell, VIC

Address: Lucknow

Occupation: Trained nurse

Next of kin: Mrs J H Floyd (sister), Lucknow

Date of enlistment: 4 December 1916

Place of enlistment: Unknown

Age at enlistment: 36

Fate: Embarked RMS Mooltan Sydney 9 June 1917. Promoted to sister 12 July 1917. Disembarked Suez 19 July 1917. Embarked for Salonika, Greece, 25 July 1917. Admitted to 43rd General Hospital, Salonika suffering from influenza 7 December 1918. Discharged to duty 14 December 1918. Returned to Australia 14 September 1919. Appointment terminated 18 December 1919.

Stawell-born nurse Margaret Skidmore was living in Lucknow when she enlisted in December 1916. She embarked from Sydney in June the following year and served in Salonika in Greece.

After the war Nurse Skidmore undertook further training with the Babies of the Empire Society in Earls Court Road, London (later the Mothercraft Training Society).

On repatriation to Australia in 1919 she relocated to Queensland, where she became Matron at Chillagoe General Hospital in 1920, followed by Alpha Hospital, which she left in August 1924 for Foxborough Hospital at Toogoolawah, near Brisbane.

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