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Margaret Anderson

1915 – 1995

Margaret Anderson GM (1915-1995) served with the Australian Army Nursing Service during World War II. On the way from Singapore to Australia her ship, 'The Empire Star', which carried 2,500 Australians, was targeted by a Japanese air raid. Leaving the safety of the hold and under heavy fire, she sheltered soldiers with her own body and attended to the wounded. She was awarded the George Medal for Bravery for her actions.

Updated 2018