Sister Edna May Weber (later Edna May Besch) in RAAF Nursing Service uniform ca. 1945
Title Sister Edna May Weber (later Edna May Besch) in RAAF Nursing Service uniform ca. 1945
Description Edna May Weber was born on 22 July 1905 in Queensland. She completed her nurse training at the Rockhampton Hospital between 1925 and 1929. After a brief interval, she completed her midwifery certificate at the Rockhampton Women's Hospital. Edna Weber undertook private nursing before becoming Matron of the Muttaburra Hospital and then a member of the RAAF Nursing Service from 1941 - 1947. She served at many Australian bases before and after overseas service in the New Guinea war zone. She left the service in 1947 with the rank equivalent to Flight Lieutenant although senior nurses retained the title Sister.
Image Number 238
Publisher Australian Country Hospital Heritage Association Inc.
Source (Original) Donated by Edna May Besch (Weber)
Subject Nurses
Subject RAAF Nursing Service
Subject Weber, Edna May
Coverage - Spatial Rockhampton, Queensland
Coverage - Time
Format of Original photographic print: b&w (27.7 cm x 35.5 cm); scan .tif 150.4 MB (4309 x 5397 pixels)
Digital Format image/jpeg
Rights This image is provided for the purpose of private study and research and must not be reproduced without the permission of the Australian Country Hospital Heritage Association Inc.

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