Gertrude May SKYRING

SKYRING, Gertrude May

Service Number: Nurse
Enlisted: 12 November 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Sister
Last Unit: Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
Born: Bundaberg, Queensland, 3 January 1890
Home Town: Bundaberg, Bundaberg, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: Natural causes, Queensland, Australia, 14 November 1981, aged 91 years
Cemetery: Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium, Queensland
Columbarium 12 Section 17
Memorials: Bundaberg Australian Service Nurses Memorial Wall, Queensland Australian Army Nursing Service Roll of Honour, War Nurses Memorial Park
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World War 1 Service

12 Nov 1916: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Staff Nurse, SN Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Brisbane, Queensland
29 Dec 1916: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Staff Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Dec 1916: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Staff Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), HMAT Themistocles, Sydney
29 Dec 1918: Promoted Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Sister, Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
29 Jun 1919: Discharged Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Sister, Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)

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Biography

Daughter of Charles Frederick SKYRING and Sophia Maud nee ROBINSON. Later married Reginald Arthur PACKMAN.

"Staff Nurse Gertrude May Skyring, Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS)... Gertrude resigned her position at the Gladstone Hospital, Bundaberg, to enlist. She worked at the hospital at Rouen and returned to Australia in July 1919. Her brother Frank served initiallly with the 23rd Battalion, later with the 8th Battalion. He was amongst 1,752 others who survived when the troopship Ballarat was torpedoed and sunk off The Lizard on the 25 April 1917. He was wounded twice during his service and returned to Australia in 1919." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

 

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