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Vivien Phyllis Gleadell

from:Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

My mother was born and lived in the Falkland Islands during the 2nd World War. She has written a journal, not very long unfortunately, and it mentions that she was a nurse at the hospital in Port Stanly first in 1938 and continued in 1939 and 40,I'm not sure. In 1939 the hospital came under the control of the British Nursing Service, and she was nursing at the time of the Battle of the River Plate in December 1939.

She was married to Jack Marks who was later listed as misssing in action (a Royal Marine on the Ajax). She writes about nursing the casualties of the HMS Exeter, one of her brothers was a crew member but not hurt his name was Owen Gleadell. Are there any records of her service?

I have given both her names (single and married ) as the dates are a bit fuzzy, she left the Islands in 1945, I am trying to put together a family book from her journals, just for the family and not for general publication. She passed in 2008 and this is all I have to go by, would she have been entitled to a service medal?? Thank you for any information that anyone can give










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