• Jessie McCall Cameron

Army / Flying Corps
  • Australian Army Nursing Service

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  • Birth

    Inverell, New South Wales, Australia

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    • CAMERON, Jessie McCall (McColl) – Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Thursday, 26 March 2015

    Jessie was born 13/4/1886 at Inverell, NSW, daughter of Robert CAMERON & Margaret Phillips CAMERON – who married in Glenn Innes in 1867 – Margaret died in 1921, Robert in 1929 Siblings: Charles b.1868; Amelia b.1869; Colin b.1871; Catherine b.1873; Christina b.1875; Robert Hugh b.1877 Inverell; Hugh James b.1880; Mary Sinclair Anderson b.1882 Inverell Trained at the Coast Hospital Member ATNA December 1913 WW1: Before embarkation for overseas service, Jessie served in the Liverpool Field Hospital for 9 months She then embarked at Sydney on the SS Kashgar 3/9/1916 and disembarked at Bombay on the 26/9/16, where she was posted to the Alexandra War Hospital. On the 11/12/17 she was transferred to the Hislop War Hospital at Secunderabad, and then to the Colaba War Hospital, Bombay on the 14/9/18. She also served at some time in 1917 on the Varela Ambulance transport between India & Mesopotamia – landing in Bushire, Muscat and Basra. She resigned her appointment in order to be married Married Capt George Frederick HURST, RAMC on the 12th October 1918 at Colaba, Bombay, India Child: Lindsay Cameron – d.2005 Leaving Bombay, India, the Hursts returned to England on the Macedonia, arriving at Southampton on the 10/4/1920. They were residents of Batley, Yorkshire in the August of that year. In the 1950’s, 2 trips were made to Madeira, Portugal – both times they returned on the Venus, arriving Plymouth 10/10/1953 & 13/10/1956. Their permanent address in England was shown as Beverley Rd, Hull. [in June 1958 they were shown as embarking on the Camito which had just arrived at Avonmouth, England – their names were then crossed out] They were still listed at Hull in the 1969 phone book. [Jessie was older than her husband, and gave her birthdate as 13/4/1890 on various shipping records in later years – George gave his birthdate as Apr/May 1893] George Frederick HURST was born at Dewsbury, Yorkshire in the Apr-Jun Qtr of 1893 – son of Walter. A Doctor, he had his practice registered at Rosemont Villa, Newland, Hull in 1939, 1943 & 1955. Jessie died in the 21/9/1975 in Kingsbridge, Devonshire Table Talk (Melb, Vic), Thur 3 Apr 1919 (p.2): SYDNEY WEEK BY WEEK Sister Jessie McCall Cameron, a popular trainee of the Coast Hospital, who has been abroad on active service since 1915, was married a few months ago to Captain George Hurst, R.A.M.C., and henceforth England will be her home, and Australia a country to be visited at the very first opportunity.