Nesta Gwyneth JAMES (NOY) RRC

JAMES (NOY), Nesta Gwyneth

Service Number: VX39347, VFX39347
Enlisted: 7 January 1941, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 2nd/10th Australian General Hospital
Born: Carmarthenshire, Wales, 5 December 1904
Home Town: Shepparton, Greater Shepparton, Victoria
Died: Kew, Victoria, Australia, 12 February 1984, aged 79 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Springvale Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
Cremated: 15/02/1984, (Springvale Crematorium). (DVA) Official Commemoration of Captain: [N. G. L. NOY] Nesta Gwyneth Lewis NOY, SN-VFX39347; Memorial Location: Wall 159/Row H; AT the Victorian Garden of Remembrance (within Springvale Botanical Necropolis).
Memorials: Bicton Vyner Brooke Tragedy Memorial, W.A.

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World War 2 Service

7 Jan 1941: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Captain, SN VX39347, VFX39347, 2nd/10th Australian General Hospital, Malaya/Singapore
7 Jan 1941: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Sister, SN VX39347, VFX39347, 2nd/10th Australian General Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
12 Feb 1942: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Captain, SN VX39347, VFX39347, 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.
15 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
15 Aug 1945: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Captain, SN VX39347, VFX39347, 2nd/10th Australian General Hospital, Malaya/Singapore
12 Sep 1946: Honoured Royal Red Cross (2nd Class), Malaya/Singapore
17 Oct 1946: Discharged Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Captain, SN VX39347, VFX39347, 2nd/10th Australian General Hospital
6 Mar 1947: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, Malaya/Singapore

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