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Moriarty, Barbara Ierne (1902 - 1979)

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Born: 13 April 1902  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.  Died: 11 January 1979  Neutral Bay, New South Wales, Australia.
Barbara Ierne (Biddy) Moriarty was a member of the Australian Red Cross Society's field force during the World War. She undertook Red Cross work with repatriated prisoners of war during the final years of the war, which included being a member of the Red Cross contingent assisting the 2nd POW Reception Group in Singapore.

Career Highlights
Alternative Names: Moriarty, Biddy

1940Attached to the Australian Comforts Fund in Palestine and Alexandria
1940 - 1941Cipher Officer for the Royal Navy in Alexandria for six months
1941 - 1942Joined the Australian Red Cross Society's Field force and was attached to the 2nd/2nd Australian General Hospital in Kantara, Egypt
1942 - 1943Returned to Australia and performed Red Cross duties in New South Wales, Victoria, Darwin and North Queensland
1943 - 1944Red Cross Work among repatriated prisoners of war in the Middle East
1944 - 1945Returned to England and was attached to the Australian Army Staff to prepare the reception of exchanged and liberated prisoners of was
1945Member of the Red Cross contingent in Singapore assisting the 2nd POW Reception Group (3 months)
1946Discharged from the Red Cross
1947Florence Nightingale Medal received from the International Committee of the Red Cross
1947 - 1965Worked as a Copy Writer and Clerical Assistant at David Jones Ltd. in Sydney


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Ailie Smith
Created: 11 March 2003
Modified: 25 July 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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