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Remembrance Event

The Rookwood Remembrance event provides the opportunity to recognise the servicemen and women interred or memorialised at Rookwood Cemetery and beyond.

Date: Friday 8 November 2019
Time: 10.00am
Location: All Souls , Hawthorne Avenue, Rookwood Cemetery

Proceedings will commence with a Morning Tea, followed by a memorial service and poppy placing ceremony.   We will also broadcast the unveiling of two restored WW1 nurses’ monuments. This restoration project was co-funded by the Friends of Rookwood and completed by staff volunteers.

Monument Unveilings will recognise:

  • Pearl Stella GOODMAN, Staff Nurse

Pearl joined the AIF in October 1915, serving at the 1st Military District Hospital, before proceeding overseas to France in March 1917. She was hospitalised in October 1917 with tuberculosis and served at Southwell Gardens while recuperating.  Pearl then returned to Australia for continued treatment and passed away on the 3rd of March 1919, aged 32 years.  Whilst she was buried with Military Honours, she was never given a headstone, and has been in an unmarked grave at Rookwood Cemetery for 100 years.

  • Millicent Steuart COBCROFT, Nursing Sister

Millicent enlisted in AIF in January 1916, serving in Egypt and Suez.  She was hospitalised with influenza in Suez in mid-1918 and returned to Australia in October 1919.  Millicent passed away on the 22nd of July 1933, aged 57 years and was buried in a family grave at Rookwood Cemetery with her mother who had died when Millicent was 2 years of age.


For more information or to register your interest, please email or call on 02 8575 8100.