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Pratt, Rachel (1874–1954)

Rachel Pratt

Rachel Pratt

Born, Mumbannar, Victoria. Daughter of William Pratt, Belgrave, London, England.

ACTIVITIES. Enlisted with the A. I. F.. May, 1915, and embarked on S. S. Mooltan. Served at No. 3 Australian General Hospital at Lemnos. After the evacuation of Gallipoli was attached to No. 3 A. G. H., Abassia, Egypt. Transferred to Brighton, England, and was on duty at Military Hospital for six months. Embarked then for France and served in South African Military Hospital, Abbeville, then to No. 1 Casualty Clearing Station, Bailleul, and was wounded whilst on duty, and for bravery under fire was decorated with the Military Medal. After being nursed for a month at St. Omer, France, was invalided to England. Attached then to Weymouth Military Hospital, and later took charge as Surgical Sister at Harefield Park. Invalided to Australia October, 1918, and was appointed in charge of Medical Hospital, East Malvern.

HOBBIES. Riding, English Literature (Member Shakespearian Society), Gardening.

CLUB. Army Nurses’ Club.

ADDRESS. St. Margarets, Wattletree Road, East Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria.

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'Pratt, Rachel (1874–1954)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/pratt-rachel-8099/text30950, accessed 16 October 2021.

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