From Our Contribution
|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|
|Address||Forrest road, Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr. William Hall|
|Date of Enlistment||12 May 1943|
|Unit/Formation||110th Australian Base Hospital (Perth)|
|Post War Details|
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.
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 Australia 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.
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.