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Remembering: World War I nurse Marie Armstrong

Marie Evelyn Armstrong was a St Vincent’s graduate nurse in 1916 when she enlisted with the Australian Army Nursing Service.

She served in India in ‘particularly enervating’ conditions – dealing with cholera, malaria, smallpox, the plague and the 1918 influenza pandemic – before being repatriated home among the ‘returned wounded’. Nearly a century later, Marie Armstrong’s final resting place, an unmarked grave at Boroondara General Cemetery in Kew, had been uncovered. Thanks to the St Vincent’s Graduate Nurses Association, and with a little help from ANMF (Vic Branch), Marie’s grave now bears a plaque honouring her service and sacrifice.

Click above to read more about Marie and join us this Anzac Day as we remember and honour all Victorian nurses who have served their country.