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The plaque commemorates World War One nurses who trained at the Ovens District Hospital which was located in Church Street Beechworth.  The plaque is located at the base of the flagpole next to the Lest We Forget stone. The granite boulders were sourced from local farms near Beechworth. The flagpole is where the residents from the Aged Care area, Acute patients and staff gather for ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day Services.

Most of the nurses saw more than two years active service abroad. They nursed on hospital ships and troop ships as well in general and stationary hospitals and casualty clearing stations in Egypt, England, France, Greece and India.


Address:52 Sydney Road, Beechworth Health Services , Beechworth, 3747
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.349935
Long: 146.690467
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th November, 2012
Left Side Inscription

In Honour Of The Intrepid Women Who Trained
As Nurses At The Ovens District Hospital And
Served Their Fellow Humankind During WW1

Elizabeth Rothery *                              Frances L. Mackay
Mary M. Cameron                                Alice Donnes
Sybil J. O. Newton                               Maud Patton
Miriam S. Welshman                            Eileen Hughes
Emily G. Chappell                                May Humphrey
Marie M. Cameron RRC, 1st Class     Flora Melville
Alice M. Rowand                                 Agnes E. O`Neill
A. Jane Priestley

Right Side Inscription


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au