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Ellen Barnet (Nellie) Isaacs (1876–1944)

Nellie Isaacs

Nellie Isaacs

Born, Melbourne, Victoria. Daughter of Woolf Barnett Isaacs, of London, England.

ACTIVITIES. Enlisted with A. I. F. in the Australian Army Nursing Service, 1914. Served at Base Hospital, St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, for one year, and at Osborne House, Geelong. 1915-16: Embarked on S. S. "Mooltan” for Active Service in India. Served with the British Expeditionary Forces at the War Hospital, Secunderabad, and at Trimulgherry Stationary Hospital and at the Deccan War Hospital, Kirkee, Poona, for one year. Volunteered for service in Salonica: served at Victoria War Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, whilst awaiting transport to Salonica. 1917-18: Appointed as Charge Sister. Served at War Hospital at Hortiac; also at 42nd and 52nd War Hospitals, Kalamaria, Salonica, for one year. Invalided home to Australia in S. S. "Wiltshire,” November, 1918. Since then keenly interested in all social welfare work for women and children. Member of the National Council of Women, Vigilant Society, A. W. N. League (St. Kilda Branch); Life Governor, Austin Hospital.

CLUB. Army Nurses.

ADDRESS. "Baringa,” 91 Westbury St., East St. Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria.

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Nellie Isaacs

Nellie Isaacs

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


7 September, 1944 (aged ~ 68)
St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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