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Edith Ann Moorhouse

11 May 1918. Group portrait of the Staff of the Operating Theatre and X-ray Department of the 2nd Australian General Hospital. Back row, left to right: 1777 Private (Pte) C. Nicholson; 9366 Pte F. A. Cartwright; 741 Pte F. Raysmith; 1804 Pte H. Squires; 8565 Pte H. Downing; 6356 Pte C. A. Kelly; 776 Pte S. Urniarz; 12105 Pte R. Hill. Front row (seated): 6243 Sergeant (Sgt) Percy Alfred Peachey; Sister A. S. Stewart; Head Sister J. Crosby-White; Captain (Capt) Binns; Capt Archdall; Lieutenant Colonel McClure; Major (Maj) H. S. Weedon; Maj Holmes A’Court; Sister M. Thomas; Staff Nurse E. Moorhouse (died of sickness 24 November 1918); 132 Sgt J. P. Thomson. AWM E02169

Service Record – National Archives of Australia

Note: Service record lists the effects returned to her family.

Would not give in until she could not move

Then the 1st ACCS moved again after the fall of Lille to a dreary bleak spot called Fretin just beyond Lille. Here we were billeted in an old Chateau about 20 minutes walk from the camp. Here I returned to my own CCS No 2 having closed down ready for another move. My team went on night duty and filthy weather prevailed cold winds and rain for it was now late in October. We were cold and miserable long before we reached our ward for the nights work. It was during this night duty that the late Sister Moorehouse took ill but would not give in until she could not move, and it was too late to save her precious life.

Sister Leila Brown, AWM nurses’ narratives

Lille Southern Cemetery

SISTER E.A. MOORHOUSE

Lille Southern Cemetery

Published Sunday February 26, 2012
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We're pleased that people are using this website as a source for locations, quotes and other primary source material. It's why we published our notes on the web. But we'd very much appreciate a footnote or credit. Much of the hospital (and other) location information for Lemnos and the Western Front is original research -- thank you, from Bernard & Cheryl