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Rachael Pratt

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3rd Australian General Hospital

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Military Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • 2nd Class Royal Red Cross

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Deltoides
  • Planted By: Mr. F. Herman
  • Plaque: 993

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Biography

Rachael Pratt was born in Mumbannar, VIC and was a Nurse when she enlisted in the 3rd Australian General Hospital on 18 May 1915 at the age of 37. Her unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 15 May 1915. She was awarded the 2nd Class Royal Red Cross on 24 June 1916 and embarked overseas to Alexandria in September of that year where she was attached to the 3rd Australian General Hospital bot in Lemnos and Abbassia before returning to Brighton, England on the 5th of October 1916.

On 8 July 1917, while on duty in France, she was wounded with a gunshot wound to her chest and a bomb wound to her back. Later reports also list a gunshot wound to her right shoulder, possibly the same wound. She was awarded the Military medal for bravery in the field before being returned to Australia for disability.
Tree No. 993
(given name had two spellings, Rachael and Rachel)

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour