Dame Emma Maud McCarthy (1859-1949), nursing sister and army matron-in-chief, was born on 22 September 1859 at Paddington, Sydney, eldest child of William Frederick McCarthy, solicitor, and his Sydney-born...
(Dame) Emma Maud McCarthy was a highly decorated war-time nurse. She received the Queen's and King's Medal (1902), the Royal Red Cross (1902) and a Bar (1918c), the Florence Nightingale Medal, the Belgian Medaille de la Reine Elizabeth, the French Légion d'honneur and Medaille des Epidémies and was appointed Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE). In 1891 McCarthy left Australia to study nursing in England. After graduating, she was appointed Sister at the London Hospital and served as Sister-in-Charge at the Sophia Women's Ward during the South African War. This was followed by seven years service with the Army Nursing Service Reserve. When World War I broke out McCarthy was posted to the British Expeditionary Force and served in France and Flanders. As Matron-in-Chief, she was in charge of all British and Allied Nurses working in the extended region – around 6000 nurses at its peak. Dame Emma McCarthy returned to England after the war and worked as Matron-in-Chief of the Territorial Army Nursing Service from 1920 until her retirement in 1925.
Education - Probationer undertaking general nursing training at London Hospital in Whitechapel
Career position - Sister at the London Hospital
Career position - Sister in the Army Nursing Service Reserve
Award - Royal Red Cross received
Award - Queen's and King's Medal received
Career position - Matron with the Army Nursing Service Reserve at Aldersshot, Netley and Millbank military hospitals
Career position - Principal Matron at the War Office
Career position - Matron, then Matron-in-Chief appointed to the British Expeditionary Force in Abbeville, France and Flanders
Award - Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE)
Career position - Matron-in-Chief with the Territorial Army Nursing Service
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wednesday 4 January 1922 p 8 Article
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Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954) Saturday 12 July 1924 p 39 Family Notices
... Hurra Hospital, Maud, beloved wife pi Mr. J. V. Malcolm, Oaveiidale. ? ? PEBRY.-On the ?rd July, at Mc ... separate announce ments BIRTHS. McGREGOR (nee Paterson) — On the 28th June, at Torquay Unley, to Mr. and ...
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 17 December 1934 p 8 Family Notices
... beloved sister of DameMaudMcCarthy (G.B.E., R.R.C.), A. W. McCarthy, Marsham McCarthy, Misses Mattie ... , Stella and May McCarthy, aged 65 years. CORBETT.—December 14, 1934, at his residence, No. 112 Crinan ...