• Phyllis Edith Miller

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  • Australian Army Nursing Service
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    Glen Innes, NSW, Australia

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    • MILLER, Phyllis Edith – Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Sunday, 10 April 2016

    Born on the 12th of June 1891 at Glen Innes, NSW – daughter of William Valentine MILLER & Georgina Victoria WILKINSON – who married on the 11/6/1883 at St John’s Church, Ashfield, NSW – at the time William was with the Railway Survey Department – he was the Shire Engineer at Bega when he died at the Sydney Hospital in February 1913, age 59 Georgina died in 1930 at Armidale, Vic, age 75 Siblings: Donald Gilmore b.1889 Berrima – d.1959 NSW; Jone M b.1893 Glen Innes; Frederick C b.1894 St Leonards; Owen Hugh b.1896 St L – d.1985 NSW Valentine Lee d.1971 NSW Religion: Church of England WW1: Embarked 10/11/1915 on the A67 Orsova for Egypt – arriving 9/12/1915 and taken on strength of the 2nd Australian General Hospital (AGH) Embarked at Alexandria with the 2nd AGH on the Braemar Castle 26/3/1916 – and disembarked Marseilles, France 4/4/1916 Detached from the 2nd AGH and proceeded to Treport 17/6/1916 for temporary duty with the 3rd AGH – rejoining the 2nd AGH at Wimereux 30/8/1916 UK Leave 2/9/1916 – 15/9/1916 Proceeded to the UK 13/1/1917 in order to marry and discharged on the 17/2/1917 Married Robert Leontine Scott MURPHY on the 17/2/1917 in Kensington, London Phyllis and her son Edward returned to Australia on the Homeward, departing Plymouth on the 31/7/1918 Children: *Edward b.13/6/1917 London (during an air raid) – WW2: RAAF (DFC), KIA 27/6/1943, age 26; *Richard b.12/11/1919 Manly, NSW – WW2: Army & RAAF *Leo b.16/5/1923 Prahran, Vic – WW2: RAAF & Army; Living at 15 Mills St, Hampton, Vic in 1922 / 263 Barkly St, St Kilda 1925 / 127 Orrong Rd, Caulfield West 1927 / 22 Murphy St, Elsternwick (Gardenvale) 1928, 1954 Phyllis was Chief Librarian of the ACF Returned Army Sisters’ Book Depot during WW2 Applied for Repat in February 1959 Died in October 1959 at Gardenvale, Vic, age 68 Cremated at Springvale 23/10/1959 [and her ashes possibly interred with her husband’s at Brighton] Robert Leontine Scott MURPHY was born 17/8/1877 Piggorette, Vic – son of Edward Scott MURPHY & Hannah Jane Carbis WILLIAMS – who married in 1869 [aka SCOTT-MURPHY] Solicitor / Barrister WW1: enlisted 17/8/1914 – 892 / Lieut, 6th Bn Emb 19/10/1914 on A20 Hororata Wounded Gallipoli 8/5/1915 Wounded France 25/7/1916 & embarked for England 28/7/1916 – returning to France 20/9/1916 RTA on A30 Borda 5/4/1918 – 30/5/1918, and appointment terminated 13/6/1918 at own request Appl for refund of wife’s passage Oct 1919 Died on the 14/6/1959 at Elsternwick, Vic, age 83 Cremated at Springvale and his ashes interred in the Brighton Cemetery The Australian Women’s Weekly Sat 11 May 1940 (p.45): Women Also Serve Supplying books and magazines to all troops and militia “We supply books and magazines to all troops, including the militia,” said Mrs Scott Murphy, discussing her work as convener of the Service Library, run by the Returned Army Nurses in Melbourne. ……………………………………………………………. Books and magazines are received by Mrs Scott Murphy and her helpers, sorted for suitability, repaired, sized, lacquered, grouped in assorted groups of 50, catalogued in the groups and despatched to the various services. …………………………………………………………. Mrs Scott Murphy was attached to No.2 Australian General Hospital in the last war, and served in France. She married in England during the war, and her eldest son was born during the only day-time raid that Mrs Scott Murphy can remember. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/47501165 Notes: Loss of son 1944 (photo): http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/206789971