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A plaque commemorates nurses Louise Riggall.

With the outbreak of the First World War Louise Riggall joined the Voluntary Aid Detachments 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.

The tablet to Louie Riggall, was erected by her family when the Shire Committee refused to include her on the shire roll, as they did not believe, being a British VAD, that she fulfilled the enlistment criteria.


Address:Johnson Street, Memorial Hall, Maffra, 3860
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.967776
Long: 146.978265
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:31-August-1918
Actual Event End Date:31-August-1918
Monument Designer:Brooks, Robinson & Co (Melbourne, VIC)


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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