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Florence Ethel SPALDING

Date of birth9 September 1881
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHope House, West Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Spalding, Hope House, West Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentSister
Unit nameAustralian General Hospital 2, Nursing Service
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/66/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A55 Kyarra on 28 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSister
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Nursing Service
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29569 (5 May 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129 (21 September 1916).

FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1916

Royal Red Cross, Second Class

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 21 September 1916

Discharge date1917
Other details

Trained as nurse at Orange District Hospital, 1907

Served on the hospital ship "Neuralia". Gallipoli, Lemnos, Egypt, England

Received Royal Red Cross and twice Mentioned in Despatches

Married Leslie William Fidler in 1917
Date of death21 June 1976 - Lismore, New South Wales
Age at death95

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