Agnes Elizabeth Lloyd BENNETT

Born: 24 June 1872

Died: 27 November 1960

Special Achievements:

First woman to gain a science degree at Sydney University (1899).
1915 - Became the first female commissioned officer in the British Army.
1923 - Became the first president of the Wellington branch of the International Federation of University Women.

Additional Information:

1899 - Graduated College of Medicine for Women, University of Edinburgh (M.B., Ch.M.).
1908-36 - Chief medical officer, St Helen's maternity hospital.
1910 - Honorary physician to the children's ward of Wellington Hospital.
1911 - Completed M.D., University of Edinburgh.
1916-17 - She was in charge of a unit of the Scottish Women's Hospitals on the Serbian front.
1936 - Represented New Zealand at International Federation of University Women world conference at Cracow, Poland.
1939 - Helped to form the Women's War Service Auxiliary.
1948 - Appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire.


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    Description: Scottish Women's Hospital - Dr. Agnes Bennett. Order of St. Sava, IIIrd.; C.M.O. at Ostrovo https://archive.org/details/cihm_65037/page/n331 Date: 1919 Source : A History of the Scottish women's hospitals [microform] by McLaren, Eva Shaw Publication date: 1919 Topics: Scottish Women's Hospitals Committee, Scottish Women's Hospitals Committee, World War, 1914-1918, Guerre, 1914-1918 (Mondiale, 1re), World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918, Guerre, 1914-1918 (Mondiale, 1re), Guerre, 1914-1918 (Mondiale, 1re) Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: London; New York; Toronto Collection university_of_alberta_libraries_microfilm; university_of_alberta_libraries; toronto; microfilm; additional_collections Digitizing sponsor: University of Alberta Libraries Contributor: Canadiana.org Language: English Includes appendices Filmed from a copy of the original publication held by Carleton University, Library, Ottawa 43 Notes Film/Fiche is presented as originally captured. Allowjpgs true Call number: CIHM 65037 City: London Identifier cihm_65037 Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t4vh6sr4d ISBN 066565037X Ocr ABBYY FineReader 8.0 Page-progression lr Pages 525 Ppi 300 Scandate: 20121002165101 Scanner microfiche01.alberta.archive.org Scanningcenter alberta Worldcat (source edition) 470491812 Full catalog record MARCXML See also WorldCat (this item)[WorldCat (this item)] https://archive.org/details/cihm_65037/page/n3 Author: McLaren, Eva Shaw

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