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Arbuthnot, Lady Constance (?–1936)

The death of Lady Constance Arbuthnot, widow of the late Sir Alexander Arbuthnot, took place on February 21 at Newbury, Berkshire (England). The deceased was the organiser of many charities in England, and for some time was head of the Mothers' Union. She was a Justice of the Peace of Newbury, and owned part of the village. During the war she turned her beautiful home, Newtown House, into a hospital for wounded soldiers, and conducted it at her own expense. Some years ago she visited New Guinea and Thursday Island, where her brother, the late Hugh Milman, was Government Resident, and she never ceased to interest herself in those places. Each year she organised a fete in London, from which was sent a contribution to the Bishop of New Guinea. She had a charming personality, and is remembered by many old residents of Southport, Queensland, where she stayed for many months.

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'Arbuthnot, Lady Constance (?–1936)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/arbuthnot-lady-constance-14601/text25732, accessed 17 October 2021.

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Alternative Names
  • Milman, Constance
Death

21 February 1936
Newbury, Berkshire, England