Qld AANS Nurse Letters Biography WW1 QUEENIE Anzac Girl

Qld AANS Nurse Letters Biography WW1 QUEENIE Anzac Girl

Queenie by P Richardson and A Skinner: new book

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Back in 1981 the author/editor found a selection of 190 WW1 letters written by Edith Florence Avenell whose family nickname was "Queenie".

Queenie, who was from Mackay North Queensland, joined the AANS in Townsville on the 26th April 1915. On the 15th May 1915 she was onboard outbound for Egypt as reinforcements for the No 1 AGH Cairo.

No time could be wasted, as more nurses were required to care for our Gallipoli wounded. Upon arrival in Egypt she was allotted 36 men to look after, she wrote, "really by the end of the day our feet are simply dreadful."

The book not only gives accurate descriptions of the happenings in the Hospital but also the romantic liaisons of Queenie.

After Egypt service she transfers to the Western Front with the AANS. Queenie served a total of 4 years overseas. She returned to Australia and married an Army Doctor. She died suddenly from a seizure in 1936. 

A great book to enjoy more stories of the ANZAC GIRLS

  • Total Pages: 162
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB): Stiff Card Boards Printed Laminate
  • Book Condition: PERFECT - NEW BOOK

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