• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0885

Avery, Kathleen J

(1894 – 1990)
  • Born 1 January, 1894, Port Augusta South Australia Australia
  • Died 31 December, 1990, South Australia Australia
  • Occupation Nurse, Servicewoman


Kathleen Avery, née Bryant, was born at Port Augusta, grew up in Broken Hill. In 1914 she began training at Broken Hill Hospital. In 1917 she joined the Australian Army Nursing Service, and was posted mainly in Salonika. On return to Australia Kathleen continued as a member of the Army Nursing Reserve, but resumed civilian nursing. During the Second World War she helped establish the Woodside Camp hospital in South Australia. Throughout her career Kathleen was an active member of the Returned Sisters Sub-branch of the Returned Services League.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • State Library of South Australia
    • Interview with Kathleen Avery [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin

Related entries

  • Related Organisations
    • Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) (1902 - 1948)