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Croix de Guerre
« on: Friday 08 March 19 00:09 GMT (UK) »
Please can any one help with information on a person called Frances Treillian who was awarded the Croix de Guerre in WW1.
 A  friend has the medal in with treasures from his Great Aunt Winifred Holding (Australian ) who was a WW1 VAD.
 She also was awarded a medal "Reconnaissance Francaise", presented by Monsieur Rene Turck the Consul for France 31 March 1921, I presume in Australia.
We are finding it difficult to find information about them and why the were awarded them.
Fingers crossed someone can help..
Logan,Keane,Stephenson,Storry,Smith,Harris

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Re: Croix de Guerre
« Reply #1 on: Friday 08 March 19 09:59 GMT (UK) »
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She also was awarded a medal "Reconnaissance Francaise", presented by Monsieur Rene Turck the Consul for France 31 March 1921

M. Turck presented the Reconnaissance Francaise to Winifred Holding for
distinguished service during the bombardment of Paris. She had served as a voluntary nurse.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/84748697?searchTerm=%22rene%20turck%22&searchLimits=sortby=dateAsc
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Re: Croix de Guerre
« Reply #2 on: Friday 08 March 19 10:06 GMT (UK) »
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Frances Treillian

Are you sure it's Treillian? There was nurse Katherine (or Catherine) Frances Tresillian
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Re: Croix de Guerre
« Reply #3 on: Friday 08 March 19 20:36 GMT (UK) »


The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) 
Thu 3 Feb 1949
TRESILLIAN.—The Mortal Remains of the late KATHERINE FRANCES TRESILLIAN (Nurse), were privately interred in the Catholic Cemetery, Botany, on Wednesday, 2nd February.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18093317

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Re: Croix de Guerre
« Reply #4 on: Friday 08 March 19 20:38 GMT (UK) »
NNA site has this

HOLDING, Winifred - Service Number - Staff Nurse
Contents date range
1936 - 1958

You can request a copy [i think it costs tho] on their site.

http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/

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