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MORRICE, Nellie Constance MBE, RRC

Sister Nellie Constance Morrice MBE, RRC

Sister Nellie Constance Morrice MBE, RRC

Australian Army Nursing Service

No.1 Australian General Hospital

Awarded Order of the British Empire

Awarded Royal Red Cross – 3rd June, 1918

Australian War Memorial:

Portrait of Sister Nellie Constance Morrice MBE RRC of the Australian Army Nursing Service. Sister Morrice enlisted in the AIF on 21 November 1914, and embarked in the Kyarra on 28 November. After serving as head sister of No.1 Australian General Hospital (1 AGH), Heliopolis, Egypt, she was detached to No.1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, and then to No.3 AGH, both in England. Early in 1917 she was posted to the British Expeditionary Force in France; she later rejoined No.3 AGH at Abbeville. On 3 June 1918 Morrice was awarded the Royal Red Cross (2nd class) ‘for valuable services with the Armies in France and Flanders’. She returned to Sydney and her appointment ended on 15 January 1919.

ADFA Database

National Archives – Service Record

Further Reading – Australian Army Nursing Service

Picture Source – Australian War Memorial

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  1. Jeremy Morrice Graham

    Nellie Morrice was my great-aunt. During her later years (1930’s and 40’s) she was responsible for the upbringing of my mother Helen Iva Morrice (married name GRAHAM).
    it’s a great regret that Aunty Nell (as she was known in my family) passed away when I was only 5 years of age, and so never really got to know her. i am lucky insofar that my Mother was able to tell me so much about her life with Nell, and I still have some keepsakes that Nell brought home with her from WW1.
    Nell was the major influence that encouraged my mother to become a trained nurse as well. My older sister, Penelope Helen Graham, is also a trained nurse. It’s wonderful to see the recognition that she is now recieving as we arrive at the centenary of Gallipoli, and ANZAC Day. I am extremely proud of my ancestors acheivements during this time in Australia’s history.

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