Sylvie Patricia Beckett

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Sylvie Patricia Beckett
Personal Information
Date of Birth 26 Apr 1923
Place of Birth Armadale, Western Australia
Death c1989
Age at Enlistment 20 years, 2 months
Occupation Clerk / typist
Religion Church of EAngland
Address 298 Bagot road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr. John Gerald Beckett
Military Information
Reg Number WF56654
Date of Enlistment 16 Jul 1943
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 10th Ordnance Stores Company
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

War Service

Sylvia enlisted in the Australian Women's Army Service on 16 Jun 1943 in Claremont. On 20 Jun 1943 she was transferred to the 6th AWS Training Company at the Claremont Teachers College. Following training she was posted to the 10th Ordnance Stores Company. On 20 Jun 1943 she was classified as a Typist TG III. However, on 6 Sep 1943 she was admitted to 1st Australian Women's Hospital with mania and two days later she was discharged to the Heathcote Psychiatrics Hospital.

Suffering with schizophrenia which was in remission when seen by a Medical Board on 17 Dec 1943 she was transferred to the No 5 holding Company to await discharge. She was transferred to the Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot who discharged her on 17 Jan 1944.

Post War


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