Florence Hall

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Florence Hall
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 27 Dec 1908
Place of Birth Warwickshire, England
Death 9 Jan 1987, aged 78
Place of Death Subiaco, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 34 years, 4 months
Description 5'4" (1.63m) tall ; ; medium complexion ; brown eyes ; dark brown hair
Occupation Waitress
Religion Congregational
Address Forrest road, Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr. William Hall
Military Information
Reg Number WF53567
Date of Enlistment 12 May 1943
Rank Corporal
Unit/Formation 110th Australian Base Hospital (Perth)
Post War Details

Pre War

In the 1911 British census Florence is listed as a 2 year old, living at Middle Bickenhill Hampton In Arden Near Birmingham, with her parents William and Jane, both 26 years old. As a three year old she emigrated with her parents as third class passengers to Fremantle, leaving London in December 1911 on the SS Ajana.

War Service

Florence enlisted in the Australian Women's Army Service at Perth on 12 May 1943 and on the 15th she was sent to the 6th AWS Training Company. On 8 Jun 1943 she was detached to Western Australian Line of Communication Area Workshop, and remained with them until 16 Nov 1945 when she was transferred to the 110th Australian Base Hospital. While with the Area Workshop she had on 31 Mar 1944 qualified as a Trade Group III Wireless Mechanic. She had also spent from 30 Apr - 3 Jun 1945 in 110th Australian Base Hospital and from 4 Jun - 12 Jul 1945 in a rehabilitation home. On 20 Mar 1946 Florence was promoted Acting Corporal, and had that rank confirmed on 1 Jun 1946. Florence remained posted to the hospital until just before her discharge on 29 Jan 1947.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1954 - 1958 Hollywood Repatriation Hospital, Nedlands, domestic; 1963 - 1968 at 16 Kingston street Shenton Park, assistant; 1977 at 9 Hacienda Gardens, Milner street, Nollamara, retired.


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