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Helen Elizabeth Tait (1880–1976)

Born, Maffra, Victoria. Daughter of the Rev. Lithgow Tait, of Deepdene, Melbourne; and grand-daughter of the Rev. John Tait, who came to Australia in 1837 to take charge of the parish of Illawarra, extending 100 miles along the coast of New South Wales.

ACTIVITIES. Enlisted with the A. I. F. in 1914. Embarked on S. S. Kyarra. Served in Egypt No. 1 A. G. H., Heliopolis. Served on first transport ship returning with wounded soldiers to New Zealand. From 1915 to 1918 served in France, in charge of No. 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Bailleul, thence as Sister-in-charge of operating theatre, Rouen, until the Armistice. At present Matron at Melbourne Grammar School.

HOBBIES. Golf, Bridge.

CLUB. Army Nurses’ Club.

ADDRESS. Melbourne Grammar School, Domain Road, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria.

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