Edith Florence Avenell

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First name: Edith

Middle name: Florence

Last name: Avenell

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Letters from a Queensland army nurse 1915-1917, being a transcription by Pat Richardson of her aunt Edith Florence Avenell's letters. Edith Florence Avenell of Gympie, Queensland enlisted in the A.I.F. as a nurse, aged 25 years, 14 June 1915. She embarked with the No 1 Australian General Hospital unit from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT Mooltan, 15 May 1915 and was detailed for transport duty on HT Borda. She nursed at No. 13 Hospital, Boulogne, France and No. 2 Australian Auxillery General Hospital, Southall. She returned to Australia on HT Euripides, 21 July 1917

The European War, ca. 1914-1918 / William Henry Dyson
All’s fair in love and war ...

Don’t know why, but I love this image ... Life goes on despite the weary body language of both the Aussie soldier and the European woman. Both seem sick and tired of their situations; but the eye contact still seems to be intense in the middle of all that mayhem. See pic.

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