Connection to the Hunter Valley – Maud Rigby is named on Wickham Public School Honour Roll.
This is all that is known of Maud Rigby. There is a Maud Rigby on the AIF Embarkation Roll but she was a widow from Victoria therefore her surname whilst at school would have been different. The Sydney Mail 7 August 1918 reported the mayor of Wickham J Fegan stating that amongst the four hundred pupils of the school that had gone to war, “there were also a few girls of Wickham School who were doing duty nobly as nurses.” However, the only name on the roll that indicates a woman is Maud Rigby. She may have worked as a Red Cross voluntary aide either in Australia or overseas.
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© Christine Bramble 2013