- 24 July 1870
Yarra Flats (Yering), Victoria, Australia
- 26 October 1957
East Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
- Nurse and Servicewoman
- Alternative Names
- Williamson, Jessie McHardie (maiden name, 24 July 1870 - 21 September 1893)
After her husband's death in 1896 Jessie White commenced general nursing training at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria. She completed her midwifery training at the Women's Hospital (later Royal) in 1901. Five years later she was in charge and running her own private hospital as well as serving as a reservist in the Australian Army Nursing Service.
When war broke out in 1914, she enlisted in the Australian Army Nursing Service, rising through the ranks to be appointed Principal Matron of the Australian Army Nusing Service in December 1915.