BROWN, Eleanor Lawson
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Date 18 October 1885 Place of Birth Geraldine

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Occupation Nurse
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Date 3 June 1966 Age 80 years
Place of Death 3 and 4 Clarence Road, Tunbridge Wells, England
Notices Timaru Herald, 9 June 1966
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Biographical Notes

Eleanor Lawson Brown was born on 18 October 1885 at Geraldine, the second daughter of Henry Faber and Catherine Annie (née Bennett) Brown. Like her siblings Eleanor attended the Woodbury School, with two months at Pleasant Valley School in 1894. In 1912 while nursing at the Dunedin Hospital she attended Dunedin Technical Classes. Eleanor married Philip Fell Pope on 9 September 1918 at Naini Tal, Bengal, India. Was she nursing there or had she met Philip somewhere else?.Her brothers James Lawson Brown and William Lawson Brown also served in WWI.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [26 April 2017]; School Admission Records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG & Dunedin Branch NZSG) [27 April 2017]; Timaru Herald, 9 June 1966 (Timaru District Council) [28 April 2017]; Kai Tiaki: the journal of the nurses of New Zealand, 1 July 1912, Timaru Herald, 5 January 1915, 20 May 1915, Press, 19 May 1915, 31 December 1915 (Papers Past) [18 & 29 April 2017]

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