Kathleen KINSELLA

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KINSELLA, Kathleen

Service Numbers: VFX61126, VX61126 (V10732), VX61126
Enlisted: 4 August 1941
Last Rank: Sister
Last Unit: 2nd/10th Australian General Hospital
Born: South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 18 March 1904
Home Town: Cora Lynn, Cardinia, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Qualified Nurse
Died: Lost at Sea - Presumed Drowning (SS Vyner Brooke), Bangka Island, Bangka Belitung Islands, Indonesia, 14 February 1942, aged 37 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
(CWGC) Official Commemoration - Memorial Location: Column 142, Singapore Memorial (within Kranji War Cemetery).
Memorials: Augusta Australian Army Nursing Sisters Monument, Australian Military Nurses Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bicton Vyner Brooke Tragedy Memorial, W.A., Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Memorial Rose Garden, Singapore Memorial Kranji War Cemetery
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Staff Nurse, SN VFX61126, VX61126 (V10732), Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1)
4 Aug 1941: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Sister, SN VFX61126, VX61126 (V10732), 2nd/13th Australian General Hospital, Malaya/Singapore
4 Aug 1941: Enlisted SN VX61126, General Hospitals
4 Aug 1941: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Sister, SN VFX61126, VX61126 (V10732), Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Royal Park-Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2 Sep 1941: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Sister, SN VFX61126, VX61126 (V10732), 2nd/13th Australian General Hospital, Embarked: 02/09/1941, "H.M.T., Wanganella", for Singapore.
27 Sep 1941: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Sister, SN VFX61126, VX61126 (V10732), 2nd/10th Australian General Hospital, Malaya/Singapore
27 Sep 1941: Transferred Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Sister, 2nd/10th Australian General Hospital, (NAA, Pg-6)
12 Feb 1942: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Sister, SN VFX61126, VX61126 (V10732), 2nd/10th Australian General Hospital, Embarked Ship - Date and Place of Departure: SS Vyner Brooke, 12/02/1942, Singapore, (with 65 other nurses, and civilians); to Japanese Aircraft Attack - sinking disaster - SS Vyner Brooke - Date and Place: 14/02/1942, Bangka Strait (by Bangka Island); (AWM) The Sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke

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