Nurses to be honoured

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FOR THE ROTHERY’S: Myrtleford RSL secretary, Bryan Meehan, has secured a grant to commission a bronze bust for nurse Elizabeth Rothery as well as a plaque for other World War I nurses from the district. The bust will be placed in the Albert David Lowerson VC Memorial Garden on Clyde Street, just up from the recently renamed Rothery House which is named after the family who lived there after relocating from Whorouly. PHOTO: Ashleigh Piles

WOMEN who served in World War I will be recognised in Myrtleford’s Clyde Street with the RSL last week securing a grant to commission two commemorative pieces.
Nurse Elizabeth Rothery will be commemorated with a bronze bust placed on a granite pedestal and is part of a plan to complete the Albert David Lowerson VC Memorial Garden in the town’s centre.
The bust, which is worth just over $18,000, is likely to be placed by the Kurrajong Tree which was gifted to Myrtleford by her father Joseph Rothery ESQ.

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