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06-June-2014
06-June-2014
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A plaque commemorates nurse Louise Riggall.

With the outbreak of the First World War Louise Riggall joined the Voluntary Aid Detachments (V.A.D.) of the Australian Branch of the British Red Cross in Australia. She served in Australia, Egypt and France. Because of her fluency in the French language she was placed in charge of the Red Cross store at the hospital in Rouen, where she died from a cerebral haemorrhage on 31st August 1918.

 

Location

Address:Johnson & Foster Streets, Maffra Library, Maffra, 3860
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.967776
Long: 146.978265
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Medicine
Actual Event STart Date:31-August-1918
Actual Event End Date:31-August-1918
Monument Designer:Brooks, Robinson & Co (Melbourne, VIC)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 25th April, 1935
Front Inscription

LOUIE B RIGGALL V.A.D.
Who Gave Her Life
For The Sick And Wounded
At Rouer, August 31st 1918.

 

Source: MA,SKP
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