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    Nurse Mumme, pre-1940 in Kalgoorlie, courtesy of Kay Mumme.
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Mumme, Lillian Annie (1906 - 1989)

Born
5 December 1906
Boulder
Died
20 November 1989
Fremantle
Occupation
Nurse

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Daughter of Frank Aloysius Mumme and Annie Miller Fraser, Lillian Annie Mumme was born in Boulder on 5 December 1906. The family moved to Collie in Western Australia for Frank's work. Lillian completed her nursing training at the Kalgoorlie Government Hospital, and later worked in Busselton Hospital.

In WWII she served with the Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) enlisting in Moora Western Australia, she then from 16 October 1942 served with the 2nd/4th Australian Army Nursing Service in Queensland as Lieutenant. She was discharged from service on the 11 February 1946.

Lillian never married but continued to work as a nurse at various hospitals in Western Australia.

She died on 20 November 1989 in Bicton Private Hospital in Fremantle at the age of 82, and was buried in Fremantle Cemetery, Western Australia.

Sources used to compile this entry: Criena Fitzgerald and National Foundation for Australian Women, Karlkurla Gold: A History of the Women of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australian Women's Archives Project, December 2012, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/wikb/wikb-home.html; Second Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1939-1947, 1914 - , Series B883; National Archives of Australia; Family records courtesy of Kay Mumme.

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National Archives of Australia

  • Second Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1939-1947, 1914 - , Series B883; National Archives of Australia. Details

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Title
Nurse Mumme, pre-1940 in Kalgoorlie
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Source
Kay Mumme

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Title
Lilian Mumme and unknown in Kalgoorlie
Type
Image
Date
c. 1920
Source
Kay Mumme

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Criena Fitzgerald

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