This blog is a companion to the Database of Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington

Monday, May 27, 2013

Staff Nurse Lilian Rutherford

Staff Nurse Lilian Rutherford
Lilian Rutherford joined her sister Linda in Salonika in 1917.  Authorities would not approve leave to the UK for nursing staff at Salonika until mere days before the Armistice, and once the war ended the Rutherford sisters were granted leave in the UK, Linda leaving a few days before Lilian.  On 1 January 1919, Lilian was awarded a Royal Red Cross "in recognition of her valuable services with the British Forces in Salonika".

Royal Red Cross

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