Ethel Tracey RICHARDSON RRC

RICHARDSON, Ethel Tracey

Service Number: Nurse
Enlisted: 28 November 1914, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Sister
Last Unit: 1st Australian General Hospital
Born: South Melbourne, Victoria, 1872
Home Town: Toorak, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Memorials: Sunbury War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Nov 1914: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Sister, SN Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Melbourne, Victoria
5 Dec 1914: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Sister, 1st Australian General Hospital, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Dec 1914: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Sister, 1st Australian General Hospital, HMAT Kyarra, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...Matron Ethel Tracey Richardson, Australian Army Nursing Service. A nurse from Toorak, Vic prior to enlistment, Matron Richardson embarked as a Sister with 1st Australian General Hospital from Melbourne on 5 November 1914. Later serving at Queen Mary's Military Hospital in London, she returned to Australia on 22 April 1916 to take up the appointment as Matron-in-Chief on the staff of the Director-General Medical Services and was awarded the Royal Red Cross Decoration, 1st Class. Her brother, Captain Henry Tracey Richardson also served in the AIF." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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