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S 9 Australian Army Nursing Service
Over 2000 Australian nurses served abroad in every major theatre of conflict in the 1914-18 War. At Gallipoli, nurses served in hospital ships off the coast and in primitive hospitals on Lemnos. By 1916 in France, the AANS reserve provided enough nurses to staff no 1 Australian general hospital at Rouen and no 2 Australian general hospital at Wimeraux. They remained in France until the end of hostilities, and continued to minister to the men in hospitals and on troop ships back to Australia.