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Laidley, Ethel Frances (1859–1942)

Mrs. Ethel Frances Laidley, 83, who died on Sunday at Warwick, Edgecliff Road, was awarded the M.B.E. for her Red Cross work during the last war.

She was a foundation member of the New South Wales division of the Australian Red Cross society, and was a member of the executive committee. Mrs. Laidley also organised the newspaper depot in Sydney, and devoted much time to the equipping of convalescent homes. She was on the committee of the Canonbury A.J.C. Home for crippled children, and was interested in the Queen Victoria Jubilee Fund.

Mrs. Laidley was the daughter of the late Mr. David Moore, Minister for Lands in Victoria for many years. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Shepheard Laidley, and four children, Mr. David Laidley, of England, Mrs. G. D. Macintosh, of England, Mrs. T. R. Street, of Cessnock, and Dr. John Laidley, of Sydney. Her eldest son, Mr. William Laidley, was killed in France in 1918. Mrs. Laidley's grandchildren are Mrs. Robert Gwyer, of England, and Jennifer and John Street, of Cessnock.

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'Laidley, Ethel Frances (1859–1942)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 September 2020.

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  • Moore, Ethel Frances

17 August 1859
Pentridge, Victoria, Australia


3 August 1942
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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