Medal Presentation 1942

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Matron, Miss Ida Russell, presenting Elsie Leipst with medal, 1942

Edwin Bate, chairman of the Hospital Board, at right

Edwin Bate was mayor of Hastings from 1953 to 1959.


The medal presentation took place in the nurses’ home. Two other board members were present. The five graduates were allowed two guests each.



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Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital

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  • Leica Snap From Lovell-Smith, Hastings


  • Elsie Leipst
  • Ida Russell
  • Edwin Bate

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