Digital story made in Cardwell, North Queensland with Margaret Thorsborne, whose parents served right through the First World War. Margaret's mother, Constance Keys, served with the Australian Army Nursing Service, and cared for the wounded from Gallipoli and in England, France and Flanders. She was awarded the Royal Red Cross Second Class, the Royal Red Cross First Class, was twice mentioned in dispatches, and was awarded the Medaille d'honneur des Epidemies (en vermeil).
Margaret's father Lionel Pennefather served though the war with the 7th Battalion. He took part in the landing at Anzac Cove on 25th April 1915, then to Cape Helles in the attempts to take Krithia, back to Anzac, then to action in France. Constance Keys and Lionel Pennefather did not meet until 1920 when they were back in Australia. They married in 1921.
Explore the digitised 30674 Constance Mabel Keys Collection 1914-1919 at State Library: bit.ly/2VuewTB