Irene Victoria Read

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First name: Irene

Middle name: Victoria

Last name: Read

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Irene Victoria Read, 1880-1972, was active in the Australian Comforts Fund and the the Women's Australian National Services during World Wars I and II and many other associations and charities including the Rachel Forster Hospital, the Havilah Church of England Children's Home, and the New South Wales Society for Crippled Children. In 1915 she joined her husband Dr. William Read who was attached to No.2 Australian General Hospital in Cairo.

Ragtime sketches on board our transport / Vasco, 1917
Ragtime sketches captures mateship on route to the Front

Eighty days on the transport ship Suevic afforded caricaturist Louis Vasco plenty of time to observe. These Ragtime Sketches On Board Our Tranport capture the chaps uniquely, and their life at sea on route to England. Read more about Louis Vasco in Stories.

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