Fanny Elizabeth PRITCHARD

PRITCHARD, Fanny Elizabeth

Service Number: Sister
Enlisted: 21 November 1914
Last Rank: Sister
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 8 December 1875
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: North Adelaide, South Australia, 9 March 1949, aged 73 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery (General) Adelaide, South Australia
Road 4 Path 24 E 14
Memorials: Houghton War Memorial, Keswick Prospect Methodist Sunday School Honour Board WW1, Keswick South Australian Army Nurses Roll of Honor, Prospect Methodist Sunday School Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

21 Nov 1914: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Sister, Sister
25 Jun 1919: Discharged Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Sister, Served in England

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Daughter of Joseph PRITCHARD and Sarah Helen nee RICHARDS


The first South Australian nurse to volunteer for active service in 1914, Miss F. E.Pritchard, who died recently,
devoted 23 years of her life to the care of sick soldiers, particularly TB sufferers. She was a good friend, too, to daughters of deceased soldiers and it was mainly because of her efforts that the party given every year to Legacy girls by the Returned Sisters' sub-branch of the RSL was begun years ago. The late Miss Pritchard served with the AANS in Egypt, England, France and India during World War 1 and after the Armistice returned to Adelaide and joined the staff of the 7th AGH. Later she was transferred to the Myrtle Bank Hospital, of which she was matron for six years. A keen worker for the Returned Sisters' sub-branch of the RSL, the late Miss Pritchard was on the executive for years and was a past president and convener of the social committee. After her retirement from active nursing she continued her interest in ex-service personnel, but for some years she had been in ill-health.

The Advertiser Friday 8 April 1949 page 11