Constance Brocklebank was also born and educated here in Rushworth, before moving to Toorak, Melbourne with her family. Constance undertook nurses training for three years at the Melbourne Hospital, and was enlisted as a Nurse in November 1917.
She was posted to various war hospitals throughout Europe during her service in World War 1. She left Cairo, Egypt in February 1919.
As a single lady, Constance must have been a very independent young woman who was keen to ‘do her bit’ for the war effort, as travelling to the other side of the world was a big undertaking in those days.
She obviously felt she could make a difference, and was willing to work hard to save the injured who crossed her path. Constance was awarded several medals for her service, including the Star, Victory and British War Medal.
We believe she would have held the qualities of helping others, doing your best and putting your best foot forward – just the same sort of skills that the house members of Brocklebank aspire to when they are participating in College sports events!