Portrait of Isabel Ormiston Garvice

Accession Number P09660.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Toned black & white print
Maker Alban
Place made Egypt: Alexandria
Date made c 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Studio portrait of Major (Maj) Chudleigh Garvice DSO, Commandant of the Alexandria Police. Maj Garvice received his DSO while serving with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers during the Boer War. In 1920 he married Dr Martha Isabel Ormiston, a Tasmanian born doctor who graduated from the University of Sydney. Maj Chudleigh died within a year of their marriage. Dr Ormiston had been working with the Red Cross in London before enlisting and was attached to the Queen of the Belgians' Hospital at Ostend and La Panne (1914-1915), Wounded Allies' Relief (W.A.R.) Hospital Montenegro (1916-1917), British Red Cross Depot Egypt (1916) and W.A.R. Hospital, Limoges. She was awarded the Montenegrin Red Cross and Orders of Danilo and the Nile. She later took up the position of Senior Lady Medical Officer, Egyptian Ministry of Education and in 1928 was awarded an MBE. She died in July 1958 in Australia.

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