Captain Una Mills (Keast)

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At the outbreak of World War 2, and at the tender age twenty five,  Una answered the call for Nursing Staff, and enlisted in the A.I.F. as a Staff Nurse, and was attached to 2/5 Australian General Hospital. Una later became a Captain in the Australian Army Nursing Service.

 

Upon enlistment on the 1 st January 1940, Una commenced her induction at the Sydney Showground.

 

She remembers others with her being Sisters Baxter, Beaven, Bell, Dillon, Fountain, Himmelhock, Ireland, Logan, Maher, Moss, McAuley, Nalder, Pilkington and Schaefer

 

Una remained with the Unit for the duration of the war, and served with the 2/5 AGH in Palestine – Greece - Eritrea - New Guinea and Morotai Island.

 

Una was discharged on 3 April 1946.

 

When the 2/5 Australian General Hospital Association was formed, Una became a staunch member, to continue forging the bonds of friendship and commarardiere with other members of the 2/5 AGH.

 

Acknowledgment:

This story and photos were kindly given by Una Keast, with permission  to copy and reproduce on the  2/5 Memorabilia DVD and website.

 

Una Mills 1942
Una Mills 1942
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Una Mills - 1940
Una Mills - 1940
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U.Mills, J.Summers , J. Bowman
U.Mills, J.Summers , J. Bowman
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Strachan - Mills- Fountain
Strachan - Mills- Fountain
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Eileen Beaven
Eileen Beaven
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U.Mills, J.Irvine - Gaza Beach
U.Mills, J.Irvine - Gaza Beach
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Wild Flowers - Rehovot
Wild Flowers - Rehovot
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N.Jolly, B.Aveling
N.Jolly, B.Aveling
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Donkey Races 1941
Donkey Races 1941
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Una, Assing about
Una, Assing about
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Vivi Bignold RHS
Vivi Bignold RHS
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B.Aveling
B.Aveling
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Mills, Himmelhoch, Fountain
Mills, Himmelhoch, Fountain
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Barbara Ingram RHS
Barbara Ingram RHS
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Una Mills
Una Mills
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10.M McAulay, U.Mills,P.Exton. G.Fountain.jpg
10.M McAulay, U.Mills,P.Exton. G.Fountain.jpg
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C.Rankin, U.Mills, Lorimer Dodds
C.Rankin, U.Mills, Lorimer Dodds
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Queen Mary - 1940
Queen Mary - 1940
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J.Arndell -- U.Mills 1945, Morotai
J.Arndell -- U.Mills 1945, Morotai
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