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Medals of the Month - February 2020

Medals awarded to Staff Nurse Una Evelyn Willans.
L-R: British War Medal 1914-20, Victory Medal.

1888: Born at Narrandera, NSW to John Fleming Willams (1856 - 1904) and his wife Eleanor Matilda (1862 - 1902) (nee Blunt).

1915: A nurse in civilian life, Una Evelyn Willans enlisted at Liverpool, NSW on 8th October at the age of 27 years as a staff nurse in the Australian Army Nursing Service.

1915. Embarked 11th November 1915 at Sydney NSW on HMAT A67 "Orsova" among Special Reinforcements for No. 2 Australian General Hospital (AGH) already overseas.

1916. Embarked on HMHS "Braemar Castle" 26th March 1916 at Alexandria, Egypt and disembarked at Marseilles, southern France, joining a section of No. 2 AGH in that city.

1916. Brother George William Willans, a private soldier in the 9th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, killed in action near Armentieres, northern France on 20th December.

1917. Detached for duty 19th December with No.1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, Middlesex in the United Kingdom.

1918. Marched out from Harefield 8th October for transport duty to Australia.

1919. Discharged 14th February from the Australian Imperial Force.

1942: Passed away on 29th April, aged 69 at Manly, NSW.

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