Joan Lucien Collins
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||27 Mar 1925|
|Place of Birth||Perth, Western Australia|
|Death||30 Mar 1994, aged 69|
|Place of Death||Bentley, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||18 years old|
|Description||5'6" (1.68m) tall ; ; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; light brown hair|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||River road, Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Mother , Mrs. May Bowler|
|Date of Enlistment||15 Apr 1943|
|Unit/Formation||118th Australian General Hospital|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
Joan had completed 7th Standard at school.
Joan enlisted in the Australian Women's Army Service on 15 Apr 1943 at Claremont. On 18 Apr 1943 she was sent to the 6th AWS Training Company in Claremont after which she was posted to the 118th Australian General Hospital at Northam on 7 Jun 1943, employed as a Cook TG II. On 31 Jan 1944 Joan was AWOL for 1 hour for which she received a reprimand, and 10 days Confined to Barracks.
From 22 Feb until 1 Mar 1944 Joan was a patient of the hospital, and on 15 Apr 1944 having completed a year's service she received a pay increase. Her trade grouping was reclassified to TG I, and on 18 Jun 1944 Joan was transferred to the 11th Australian Camp Hospital in Cowra, New South Wales. From 9 - 14 Aug 1945 Joan required medical attention from the Cowra District Hospital, before being transferred back to Western Australia on 12 Nov 1945 for discharge by Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot Joan's discharge date was 23 Nov 1945.
During 1947 Joan married Neil Frederick Dowell locally.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at Albany road, Bedfordale; 1954 - 1958 at River road, Kelmscott; 1963 - 1980 at 28 Wyong road, Bentley;