Nobbs, Evelyn Jane



Australian Army Nursing Service

Military Record

Nobbs enlisted on 16.6.1915 at Sydney and embarked the same day for Egypt where she was posted to No.1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis on 18.7.1915. On 5.8.1915 she moved to Choubra Infectious Hospital, Cairo. On 2.3.1916 she moved again this time to No.3 Australian General Hospital which had arrived at Army Barracks, Abbassia from Mudros

Nobbs embarked on 10.7.1916 from Egypt for Bombay and was posted to Station Hospital, Lahore where she was located until she departed Bombay for England arriving on 21.2.1917. On arrival she proceeded to No 2 War Hospital where she served on staff until she transferred on 7.8.1917 to No.2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall. Nobbs then moved to No.2 Australian General, Southall on 8.8.1917 and then to St Albans Hospitals on 10.8.1917.

Nobbs was posted to the No.2 Australian General Hospital Wimereux, France on 23.8.1917 and a week later she was promoted to rank of sister. She was transferred to No.3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station on 3.1.1918 where she served until posted to No.10 Stationary Hospital on 11.4.1918 and then back to No.2 Australian General Hospital, Wimereux on 23.9.1918. She was with the hospital at the time of Armistice on 11.11.1918 and returned with the hospital to Sutton Veny, England on 11.4.1919. Nobbs was awarded the Royal Red Cross on 26.8.1919.

Nobbs embarked for Australia on 22.1.1920 where she was discharged on 11.6.1920.

Medals – Royal Red Cross, 1914/15 Star, British 1914/18, Victory.


No -Australian Army Nursing Service

Rank - Nurse 16.6.1915, Sister 1.10.1918

Enlistment Date -   16.6.1915

Place - Sydney, NSW

Other Details – described as height 5 feet 4 inches (1.6m), weight 119 lbs (54.1 kgs), chest 34 inches (0.85m), complexion fair, eyes grey and hair brown. Gave her religion as C of E, occupation as Nurse and was not married. Gave her Next of Kin as mother at Ferny Lane Norfolk Island and signed enlistment papers Evelyn J Nobbs.

Units Served

Reinforcement No.1 Base Hospital 16.6.1915 to 18.7.1915

Australian Army Nursing Service   18.7.1915 to 11.6.1920

Locations Served

1915 - Australia

Enlisted at Sydney  16.6

Embarked from Australia   16.6

1915 - Egypt

Reported for Duty at No.1 Australian General Hospital   18.7

Transferred (T/F) Choubra Infectious Hospital, Egypt     05.8

1916 - Egypt

T/F No.3 Australian General Hospital Reserve, Egypt     02.3

Temporarily attached to No.3 Australian General Hospital       23.3

Embarked Cairo, Hospital Ship "Neuralia" for Bombay India  10.7

1916 - India

Disembarked Bombay India  23.7

Posted to Station Hospital, Lahore   23.7

Brother G R F Nobbs killed in Sinai    09.8

1917 - India

Embarked at Bombay on ship S S "Mooltan" for England   15.1

1917 - England

Disembarked from “Mooltan”, moved to No2 War Hospital Birmingham 21.2

Transferred to No.2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall     07.8

Posted to No.2 Australian General Hospital, Southall     08.8

Posted to St Albans, England      10.8

1917 - France / Belgium

Moved to France and joined No.2 Australian General Hospital, in field   22.8

1918 - France / Belgium

Transferred to No.3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station      03.1

Posted to No.10 Stationary Hospital, France   11.4

Rejoined No.3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station   20.4

Proceed on leave to England     17.6

Rejoined from leave No.3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, France   4.7

Posted to No.2 Australian General Hospital, Wimereux   23.9

Promoted to rank of Sister      01.10

Armistice  11.11

Sent on leave to Paris     08.12

Rejoined from leave No.2 Australian General Hospital, Wimereux  17.12

1919 - England

Transferred to No.1 Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny     11.4

Awarded Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class (London Gazette 31.7, AIF 501 List  26.8)

Proceeded on Leave from Sutton Veny    08.9

Rejoined No.1 Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny       19.10

1920 - England

Embarked on transport ship "Frederichscruh" for Australia      22.1

1920 - Australia

Disembarked from “Frederichscruh” at Sydney           12.3

Discharged at 2 Military District     11.6


        Royal Red Cross  2nd Class  (R R C)

Supplement to London Gazette 31.7.1919 records:-

“Royal Red Cross  (Second Class) Miss Evelyn Jane Nobbs,  Sister, No1 Australian General Hospital Sutton Veny”

        1914/15 Star   (No.2676)

        British War Medal 1914/18  (13023)

        Victory Medal     (12830)

Involvement with other Islanders

Brother of George Rawdon Ffrench Nobbs who was KIA 9.8.1916 at Romani

Aunt Sarah Gracilla Nobbs also a nurse in NZ and British Nursing Service

Discharge Details

Discharged in Sydney on 11 June 1920

Personal Details

Birth Date - 8 December 1889

Location - Norfolk Island

Parentage -  George Rawdon Ffrench Nobbs and Emily (nee Capron) were married at Cairns, Queensland  on 19 January 1886

Marital Status – Married in 1926 at Sydney, Australia

Partner – Frederick S Dalrymple

Children – Two boys

Life Post Discharge -

Death Date -  


Father was in holy orders

Described on enlisting as height 5feet 4inches (1.6m), weight 119lbs (54.1 Kg), complexion fair, eyes grey, hair brown. Stated her occupation as a nurse.

She lived in Sydney until her death.


British War



Bronze star

Victory Medal