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Eileen De Courcy (Nell) Mann (1896–1907)

Miss Eileen De Courcy (Nell) Mann, youngest daughter of Mr. Thomas Mann, solicitor, of Ballarat, and a niece of Mrs. F. B. Freehill, of "Carmona," Burwood, died in a private hospital in Melbourne, on Monday. Nell, who was only eleven years old, was a pupil of the Loretto Convent, Hornsby, and the beauty and sweetness of her character won all hearts. She was a great favourite of Colonel and Mrs, Freehill, and it was only when she and her sister Geraldine went to 'Carmona" from the convent last week to spend a few days with their uncle and aunt, who leave this week for Europe, that Mrs. Freehill realised that Nell was seriously ill. Dr. MacCarthy was called in, and he found the child suffering from diabetes. A telegram was sent to her father, and Miss Gwen Mann arrived from Ballarat on Sunday, and on the same evening left for home by the express with her little sister. On arriving in Melbourne the patient was taken to a private hospital, and there she passed away. The deepest sympathy in felt for her family, and for Colonel and Mrs. Freehill, the morning of whose holiday is thus clouded with grief.— R.I.P.

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'Mann, Eileen De Courcy (Nell) (1896–1907)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 May 2024.

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Victoria, Australia


25 February, 1907 (aged ~ 11)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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