Sylvie Patricia Beckett
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||26 Apr 1923|
|Place of Birth||Armadale, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||20 years, 2 months|
|Occupation||Clerk / typist|
|Religion||Church of EAngland|
|Address||298 Bagot road, Subiaco, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr. John Gerald Beckett|
|Date of Enlistment||16 Jul 1943|
|Unit/Formation||10th Ordnance Stores Company|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
Sylvia enlisted in the Australian Women's Army Service on 16 Jun 1943 in Claremont. On 20 Jun 1943 she was transferred to the 6th AWS Training Company at the Claremont Teachers College. Following training she was posted to the 10th Ordnance Stores Company. On 20 Jun 1943 she was classified as a Typist TG III. However, on 6 Sep 1943 she was admitted to 1st Australian Women's Hospital with mania and two days later she was discharged to the Heathcote Psychiatrics Hospital.
Suffering with schizophrenia which was in remission when seen by a Medical Board on 17 Dec 1943 she was transferred to the No 5 holding Company to await discharge. She was transferred to the Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot who discharged her on 17 Jan 1944.