Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
Senior Nurse, Helen DOYLE sailed to England in 1915, at 28 Years of Age, and Enlisted with Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service ( QAIMNS ).
She undertook extensive service in France from October 1915 until February 1919.
Nurse Doyle returned to Australia on 21st May 1919 per ” Osterley ”
She remained in the Nursing Profession in W.A. until her retirement in 1959. Her postings as a Matron included Country Hospitals such as Margaret River, Sandstone District, Wiluna District, Northam Migrant, Geraldton Maternity and at Kiama Private Wembley.
NOTE; Nurse Doyle also had two Brothers who enlisted in the Great War 1914-1918- Pte. DOYLE, Sidney Campbell, 2880, 16th Battalion who returned to Australia for Discharge and Pte. DOYLE, Henry Wright, 3450, 16th Battalion, who was Killed in Action in Belgium on 26 September, 1917.
*** Sincere thanks to Grahame OLD, Vice-President of Collie-Cardiff RSL for these details and for his outstanding dedication to the COLLIE BOYS PROJECT ***