LT Lillie Ozelle Wages

Pavo, Thomas County, Georgia, USA
Death 27 Nov 1942 (aged 29)
Bridgeboro, Worth County, Georgia, USA
Burial Thomas County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 33723089 · View Source
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D/o Rev Wm. H. Wages & Eugenia Wilson Wages

Superintendents and Chiefs of the ARMY NURSE CORPS
1943 On 1 July, nurses' quarters constructed at Finney General Hospital, Thomasville, Georgia, were dedicated to the memory of 2d Lt. Lillie Ozelle Wages. Lieutenant Wages was killed in an automobile accident on her way from Camp Blanding, Florida, to a new assignment at St. Petersburg, Florida. District 2, Georgia State Nurses' Association, placed the memorial tablet honoring Lieutenant Wages.

1944 Seven nurses' quarters at Finney General Hospital, Thomasville, Georgia, were named in honor of thirty-five Army nurses who were left on Bataan shortly after the United States entered World War II. Each of the seven quarters was furnished a plaque with the names of five of the Army nurses.

The dining hall was dedicated to thirty-one other nurses who served at Corregidor and were left in the Philippine Islands as prisoners of war. (All of the Army nurses were subsequently rescued or later liberated from Santo Tomas Internment Camp. See chronology entries for 9 Apr 1942 and 6 May 1942


Superintendents and Chiefs of the ARMY NURSE CORPS

Ozelle Wages was age 6 in the 1920 Census of Pavo, Thomas, GA. NARA Film T625_280 p.3A

Ozelle Wages was age 17 in the 1930 Census GMD Dist 1327, Dekalb, GA NARA Film 351 p.5A

1932 Atlanta, Georgia, Student Nurse Source: Atlanta, Georgia, City Directory, 1932

2nd Lt. Wages was a registered nurse at John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, according to the 1940 Census of Archbold Memorial Hospital.

Ozelle enlisted in the Army Nursing Corp. JAN 16 1941

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Daughter of Rev. & Mrs. W. H. Wages
MAR 22 1913 - NOV 27 1942
LT. A. N. C.
JAN 16 1941
Bridgeboro, Georgia

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