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MATRON WILSON HOME FROM WAR

Two generations of Diggers in the Middle East have known the kindly and efficient work of Matron Grace Wilson, Matron-in-chief, A.I.F., who

arrived home in Brisbane from the battle front yesterday. Regretfully Matron Wilson said she would not be returning to the front; she was invalided home. Quiet and camera-shy, she talked of

Palestine, Egypt, and Greece, where she watched young Australian nurses make his- tory with their courageous endur- ance. Some rested after Greece, she said, but they were all back on duty now. Matron Wilson said that the best possible was being done for the soldiers, with bet- ter hospitals than

Matron Wilson

 

those of the last war, but they sadly lacked books. "Tell the people, please, to send them reading matter—small books, digests,   and the like," she said. In supervising tours of hospitals Matron Wilson saw hundreds of wounded Italian prisoners. They were very grateful, she said. They were cteated just like Australians. She described the plan to send V.A.D. volunteers to help staff the A.I.F. hos- pitals abroad as "a great idea."

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