25 April ANZAC Women

In these unusual times, it is heart-warming to know that those so far away, remember think of us as we commemorate Anzac Day. This tribute from fellow blogger, the Pacific Paratrooper.

Pacific Paratrooper


With today’s pandemic situation, we are seeing many similarities to WWI (ending in 1919), the 1920 pandemic, the Great Depression and WWII predicaments that also affected the entire planet.

We are additionally discovering that along with our militarys, there are many others that deserve our thanks and appreciation.  So __ with that in mind, I chose, along with Garrulous Gwendoline’s encouragement, to salute the nurses that risked their lives working beside the ANZAC troops that are to be honored this 25 April.

Miss Phyllis M. Boissier 

(pictured bottom right in the above image)

Elected Matron of Manly Cottage Hospital in 1912, Boissier then joined the World War I effort. She signed up with the Australian Army Nursing Service and traveled to Egypt in 1914. She was awarded the Royal Red Cross for her war service at Gezirah, where she tended to the wounded soldiers from Gallipoli. She became…

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  1. Pingback: Anzac Day 2020 – Commemoration in the time of COVID-19 | The Reluctant Retiree

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