Lilian Cannon

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Ballarat Trained World War One Nurses Honour Board, Ballarat Base Hospital, 2017.

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History

Lilian Cannon was born at Ararat in 1877, Victoria, the daughter of John Henry Cannon of Kent orchard Road, Red Hill; and a sister of Hugh cannon of 'Chalambar', Garden Avenue, Glen Huntly, Victoria.[1] She trained as a nurse at the Ballarat Hospital.[2]

At the age of 36 Lilian Cannon enlisted in the AANS to serve during World War One on 11 December 1916., and she embarked the 'Mooltan' at Melbourne on 26 December 1916. Lilian Cannon served in India, Egypt and England, ad was promoted to Sister on 29 December 1918.[3]

Sister Cannon was on duty when she returned to Australia on the 'Orontes' on 6 December 1919. Her appointment was terminated on 26 April 1920. [4]

In 1922 Lilian Cannon married Gavin Henry McKay of Burnewant Park, Elmore, Victoria.[5]

Legacy

World War One service recognised on the Ballarat Avenue of Honour. She died on 03 January 1952, and is buried at Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Victoria.[6]

See also

World War One

World War One Nurses

Notes

References

  1. http://www.aans.gravesecrets.net/ca.html, accessed 31 August 2014.
  2. Harris, Kirsty, More than Bombs and Bandages: Australian Army Nurses at Work, Think Productions, Newport, New South Wales, 2011.
  3. http://www.aans.gravesecrets.net/ca.html, accessed 31 August 2014.
  4. http://www.aans.gravesecrets.net/ca.html, accessed 31 August 2014.
  5. http://www.aans.gravesecrets.net/ca.html, accessed 31 August 2014.
  6. http://www.aans.gravesecrets.net/ca.html, accessed 31 August 2014.

Further Reading

Harris, Kirsty, More than Bombs and Bandages: Australian Army Nurses at Work, Think Productions, Newport, New South Wales, 2011.

External links

http://www.aans.gravesecrets.net/ca.html


--Beth Kicinski 12:27, 19 June 2013 (EST); --C.K.Gervasoni 12:01, 30 August 2014 (EST)

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