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CRAMERI Jean Frances

Service: Australian Army Nursing Service
Service number: VX47773
Locality on Enlistment: Carlton
Duration of Service: 11 Jul 1940 – 22 May 1946
Prisoner of War: No
Honours: None for display
Date and Place of Birth: 28 Mar 1909 Albury NSW
Parents: Martin CRAMERI and Lillian SHUGG
Spouse: None
Occupation: Nurse / Midwife
Date and Place of Death: 27 May 2005 Armadale Vic
Place of Burial: Springvale Botanical Cemetery

NOTES: Jean was accepted for three years training as a nurse at Colac Hospital. Her first appointment as a trained nurse was at Daylesford Hospital. Her lifelong association with the Royal Women’s Hospital started when she signed up for a nine-month stint as a student midwife in 1935.  Jean enlisted in the Royal Australian Army Nursing Service in July 1940.  She served in the Middle East during 1941 and in Jan 1942 the unit sailed to Java, but with the fall of Singapore in February they returned to Australia. In August 1942 the 2/9th Australian General Hospital was relocated to Port Moresby, where Jean worked with wounded and very ill soldiers under trying conditions. Two years later she returned to Australia and served in Tamworth, New South Wales. In May 1945 she again moved with the unit to Moratai. During her six years of service, she had attained the rank of Captain.