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Fall, Constance Amy (1903 - 1992)

OBE, RRC, FCN

Born
13 October 1903
Birmingham, England
Died
15 September 1992
Narrabeen, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Nurse

Summary

Constance Fall's distinguished war service in the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps was acknowledged with a Mention in Dispatches on 1 April 1941 and the award of the Royal Red Cross medal on 16 April 1942, when she was serving with the 1st Australian General Hospital in the Middle East. Born in England of Australian parents, and educated there, Constance Fall completed her nursing training in Launceston, Tasmania. After her war service she assumed the position of matron-in-charge of the King George V Hospital in Sydney, New South Wales from 1948-1960 and from 1961 became matron of the New South Wales Masonic Homes in Glenfield. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1976 for services to the Red Cross Society.

Archival resources

Australian War Memorial Research Centre

  • Periodical Awards, 1942, AWM119; Australian War Memorial Research Centre. Details

National Archives of Australia, National Office

  • Fall, Constance Amy, 1939 - 1948, 2002/04608363; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details

National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room

  • Biographical cuttings on Lieutenant Constance Amy Fall, former Principal Matron Australian General Hospital, Middle East, 1942, 1942; National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room. Details

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