Edith Florence (Queenie) AVENELL

AVENELL, Edith Florence

Service Number: Staff Nurse
Enlisted: 26 April 1915, Enlisted, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Staff Nurse
Last Unit: 1st Australian General Hospital
Born: Gympie, Qld., 30 March 1890
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: At home, Enoggera Tce., Paddington, Brisbane, 23 October 1936, aged 46 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Edith Florence (nee-Avenell) Walsh, Grave Location: 7A-101-22, Portion 7A/Section 101/Grave 22; buried with her Husband: Harold Sylvester Walsh.
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World War 1 Service

26 Apr 1915: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service, Staff Nurse, SN Staff Nurse, 1st Australian General Hospital, Enlisted, Brisbane, Qld.
15 May 1915: Embarked 1st Australian General Hospital, RMS Mooltan, Sydney
15 May 1915: Involvement 1st Australian General Hospital
15 May 1915: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service, Staff Nurse, 1st Australian General Hospital
11 Nov 1915: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service, Staff Nurse, 1st Australian General Hospital, Embarked Ship: Borda, from: Suez, Egypt; (NAA, Pg-13) Service Record of Staff Nurse: Edith Florence AVENELL.
22 Jul 1917: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service, Staff Nurse, 1st Australian General Hospital, Embarked Ship: Euripides-A71, from: England; (NAA, Pg-14) Service Record of Staff Nurse: Edith Florence AVENELL.
5 Oct 1917: Discharged Australian Army Nursing Service, Staff Nurse, 1st Australian General Hospital, (NAA, Pg-43) Service Record of Staff Nurse: Edith Florence AVENELL.

Book Details

Short Description for Queenie, Letters from an Australian Army Nurse, 1915-1917
Queenie is the evocative, moving and at times entertaining story, told through her letters home, of a young Army nurse's perceptions of the events, people and places she experienced during the cataclysmic years of the First World War. Queensland's youngest hospital matron at the age of 25, Gympie-born Edith Florence Avenell, usually known by her nickname Queenie, enlisted in the Australian Army Nursing Service the day after the ANZAC troops of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed at Gallipoli.
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Publisher: Bookpal
Published: 01 April 2013
Format: Paperback 164 pages
See: Full bibliographic data
Categories: Biography: General Military History
ISBN 13: 9781742841991 ISBN 10: 1742841996

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Obituary

Mrs. Harvey Walsh.
Mrs. Harvey Walsh, wife of Dr. Harvey Walsh, died at her home in Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill, late on Thursday night, at the age of 46 years. Mrs. Walsh was well known in golfing circles and among returned soldiers. A daughter of Mrs. Avenell and the late Mr. R. G. Avenell, she was born at Gympie, and was trained as a nurse at the Mackay Hospital. She did four years' service in Egypt and France during the war, and on her return in 1919 was at the Kangaroo Point Hostel for some time. Later she was married to Dr. Harvey S. Walsh. Her one recreation was golf, and she was an associate of the Brisbane Golf Club for 10 years. She was playing golf on Thursday, apparently in the best of health, but in the early hours of the evening she was seized with a paralytic stroke. She is survived by her husband and two children—a daughter aged 13 years and a son aged 11 years.

The Courier Mail Saturday 24 October 1936 page 6

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Biography

Daughter of Richard Goodall AVENELL and Matilda Jane nee LEE
Of Union Bank, Townsville, Qld.
Served in France and England

Returned to Australia 18 September 1917 per 'Euripides'
Appointment Terminated 05 October 1917
She was married to Dr Harvey Sylvester Walsh who was a medical officer in the army.

Mrs. Harvey Walsh.
Mrs. Harvey Walsh, wife of Dr. Harvey Walsh, died at her home in Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill, late on Thursday night, at the age of 46 years. Mrs. Walsh was well known in golfing circles and among returned soldiers. A daughter of Mrs. Avenell and the late Mr. R. G. Avenell, she was born at Gympie, and was trained as a nurse at the Mackay Hospital. She did four years' service in Egypt and France during the war, and on her return in 1919 was at the Kangaroo Point Hostel for some time. Later she was married to Dr. Harvey S. Walsh. Her one recreation was golf, and she was an associate of the Brisbane Golf Club for 10 years. She was playing golf on Thursday, apparently in the best of health, but in the early hours of the evening she was seized with a paralytic stroke. She is survived by her husband and two children—a daughter aged 13 years and a son aged 11 years.

The Courier Mail Saturday 24 October 1936 page 6

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