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Effie McLeod

Staff Nurse

Australian Army Nursing Service

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Deltoides
  • Planted By: Mr. J. T. Walker
  • Plaque: 991

Additional Info

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Biography

Effie McLeod was born in Warrnambool and was a Trained Nurse living in Ballarat when she enlisted in the Australian Army Nurses (July 1915 - November 1918) on 3 June 1917 at the age of 25. Her unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Somali on 30 June 1917 and reached Suez on July 18th. Little more than a week later she sailed on to Salonica in Greece where she served predominantly at the 52nd General Hospital treating sickness rather than battle wounds. In March 1919 she was admitted to the 14th Australian General Hospital suffering from rheumatism and arthritis. She returned to Australia on the Orari, disembarking on June 30th 1919.
Tree No. 991

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour