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Plaque. Matron Gwladys M. Thomas - plaque

From the Collection of Alfred Hospital Nurses League-Nursing Archives Old Monash Medical School Building, Ground Floor Alfred Hospital 55 Commercial Road melbourne Victoria

Description
This large metal plaque made from metal and brass is to the memory of Matron G. M. Thomas, Alfred Hospital Graduate 1933,was Matron of Hamilton Hospital and was killed in action in 1941.The plaque contains a 3D image of G. M. Thomas wearing her Alfred Hospital Nurses League badge.
Size
width 66cm at base. 51cm at centre. 30cm across peaked top, and 54 cm centre length.
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Object Registration
275.187
Keywords
matron gwladys thomas, alfred hospital, ww11
Historical information
Matron Thomas was already in the army reserve at the outbreak of WW11, saw action in Middle East, unfortunately killed in a car accident after evacuating patients at this time.
When Made
circa 1942-1946
Made By
Melbourne (Maker)
Significance
The memorial plaque is significant because Matron Thomas was an Alfred Hospital graduate and remembered by the Alfred Nurses League and Alfred hospital.
Inscriptions & Markings
In memory of Matron Gwladys M. Thomas AIF Trainee of Alfred Hospital. Killed in action 1941.
'Neither counted she her life dear unto herself.'
Last updated
7 Oct 2019 at 12:23PM