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Ethel Tracy Richardson (1877–1942)

from Argus

Mrs W. E. Attiwill, who as Sister Ethel Tracy Richardson accompanied the first batch of Australian nurses to England in the last war, returning to Australia early in 1915 to become matron-in-chief of the Australian Nursing Services, died in a private hospital in Melbourne yesterday, after a long illness. For her fine work in the war she was awarded the Royal Red Cross. Her husband predeceased her. The funeral will leave Drayton and Garson's chapel, High st, Malvern, at 2.20 o'clock this afternoon for Springvale Cemetery.

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'Richardson, Ethel Tracy (1877–1942)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 July 2024.

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  • Attiwill, Ethel Tracy

8 August, 1877
South Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


8 November, 1942 (aged 65)
Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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