Ellen SAVAGE GM

SAVAGE, Ellen

Service Numbers: NX761012, NFX76584
Enlisted: 24 May 1941
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
Born: Quirindi, New South Wales, Australia, 17 October 1912
Home Town: Quirindi, Liverpool Plains, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nursing Sister
Died: 25 April 1985, aged 72 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Gold Coast - AHS Centaur Memorial, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Memorial Rose Garden
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World War 2 Service

24 May 1941: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Lieutenant Colonel, NX761012, Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
24 May 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, NFX76584
8 Mar 1946: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, NFX76584

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Biography contributed by Pauline Graves

On board the "Centaur" when it was sunk. Awarded the George Medal. First nurse to receive the Florence Nightingale Scholarship.

From Dorothy Durrant's book "Quirindi 1939-1950 Courage and Commitment"