1st November 2018

Rose, the youngest daughter of Reverend William Taylor, was born in Yorkshire, England c1875. Just prior to volunteering for War service in July 1915, Rose was Head Nurse at Inverell Public Hospital. Although she left the district before a farewell could be organised, the inscribed Inverell Medal was to be sent to her.

Rose was attached to the hospital ship No 1 AHS Karoola which brought many wounded Australians home. The Sydney Morning Herald 30 November 1927 referred to her as: -

‘… Sister Rose, whose gentle hand, patience and merry laugh endeared her in the legion of sick and wounded …’

After retuning home in 1919 she worked at the Randwick Military Hospital for eighteen months before joining her friend Sister McClymont in private nursing at Chatswood, Sydney. Rose died in 1927.

Rose was acknowledged at the first nurse working at Inverell to enlist for World War 1 service.