Wheatley, Alice Jean, (OBE, ARRC) (1904-)

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Wheatley, Alice Jean, OBE, ARRC (1904-)
Wheatley, Alice Jean (1904-)
Field of activity
Servicewoman; Matron; Nurse
NLA Persistent Identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-756051

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Born in Bridgetown, Western Australia, Alice Wheatley was educated at Perth College. She undertook her nursing training at the Fremantle Hospital, Western Australia and the Queen Victoria Hospital, Victoria. In 1941 Wheatley enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAAFNS). On 10 March 1944 she was awarded the Royal Red Cross Medal Second Class for her work in charge of the first nursing party of the RAAFNS in New Guinea. In 1946 Wheatley represented the RAAFNS in the Victory Contingent to England. From 1946 until 1951 she held the position of Matron-in-Chief. On 1 January 1951 Wheatley was appointed an Officer of the British Empire in recognition of her service with the RAAFNS.

  • Joined the Royal Australian Air Force Nusing Service (RAAFNS)
  • Area matron with the RAAFNS and served in New Guinea area
  • Royal Red Cross (2nd Class) (ARRC)
  • Represented the RAAFNS in the Victory Contingent to England
  • Matron-in-Chief of the RAAFNS
  • Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military) (OBE)
  • Discharged from the RAAFNS

View the full record at Australian Women's Register

Alice Wheatley undertook nursing training at the Fremantle Hospital, Western Australia and the Queen Victoria Hospital, Victoria. She was awarded the ARRC in 1944 for her work in charge of the first nursing party of RAAF nurses in New Guinea. In 1951 Wheatley was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of her work in the RAAF Nursing Service.

  • Career position - Joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Nursing Service
  • Career position - Area Matron at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Nursing Service and served in the New Guinea area
  • Award - Royal Red Cross (second class) (RRC) received
  • Career position - Represented the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Nursing Service in the Victory Contingent to England
  • Career position - Matron-in-Chief of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Nursing Service
  • Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military) (OBE)

View the full record at Encyclopedia of Australian Science

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Australian Women's Register

  • (Corporate Body) Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAAFNS) (1940 - )

    <p>Service no: N5906; Matron-in-Chief 1946-1951</p>

  • (Corporate Body) Queen Victoria Hospital (1896 - 1977)

    <p>Alice Wheatley completed some of her nursing training at the hospital</p>

Resources for Alice Jean Wheatley

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Wheatley, Alice Jean
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. WHEATLEY, ALICE JEAN
    Department of Veterans' Affairs
    [2002]
    Published: Department of Veterans' Affairs
    Series: IspartOf World War 2 Nominal RollDepartment of Veterans' Affairs
  3. Story of the RAAF nursing service : 1940-1990
    Halstead, Gay.
    [Metung, Vic.]
    Published: Nungurner Press
  4. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
  5. Who's Who in Australia 1962
    Alexander, Joseph A
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Colorgravure Publications

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Wheatley, Alice Jean
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. MATRON WHEATLEY'S COURAGEOUS WORK IN NEW GUINEA
    Published: 1944
    Series: The Argus, 6
  3. Where are the Women in Australian Science?
    McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003
  4. Who's Who in Australia 1944
    Alexander, John A.
    Published: The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, Melbourne, 1944

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