By David M. Glantz
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OPPOSITE The extreme conditions endured in Burma are aptly illustrated by this image of an American forward jungle hospital, looking more like a native village. ) Despite the very basic setting of the hospital such forward medical facilities were essential to the survival of many seriously wounded casualties who could not easily be moved. US hospitals in Burma were largely staffed by Chinese nurses. The SAMNS came into existence at the start of World War I; its members gave distinguished service throughout the Great War but, in common with many service assets, it was all but disbanded during the inter-war years – by 1939 there were only 14 serving nursing sisters, only one of whom was a Regular.
In 1942 the previously relative ranks became equal in all respects to those of the Regular forces – the first Allied nursing service to be so recognised. RCN and RCAF rank corresponded to that of the RCAMC and the equivalent RCN/RCAF ranks. RCAMC Nursing Service relative ranks Matron-in-Chief Lieutenant-colonel Principal Matron Major Matron Captain Nursing Sister (after 6 months) Lieutenant Nursing Sister (under training) 2nd Lieutenant Australian Army Nursing Service 34 The AANS was formed in 1898, and 26 nursing sisters saw service in South Africa during the Boer War.
In 1901 the service became an integral part of the Canadian Army Medical Corps, though with a very small full-time cadre (only five prior to World War I); this was to be rapidly supplemented by reservists in time of war. During World War II, nurses of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps served in Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, Great Britain and NW Europe as well as in hospitals in Canada. The RCAMC nursing service was senior to those of the RCN and RCAF, the latter two being formed during the war and never attaining the scale achieved by the Army.