I had considered joining the Army but I was too young at the time however I was able to join the Australian Women’s Land Army.
I joined in January 1945, I was seventeen, born in Busselton 21.10.1927. I always felt contributing something to our country, while our armed forces were away would be of a great service. I had a medical in Perth and joined almost immediately, our training was at Fairbridge Farm in Pinjarra, after that I was sent to Pemberton working on tobacco plantation. After about two months I was moved to Donnybrook working on the flax, we often had an opportunity to pick apples at weekends, this was a great area for fruit. I often think of weekends coming home to Perth, Sunday night catch the midnight train back to Donnybrook, change clothes in the morning and straight off to work, it didn’t seem any effort in those days.
As the war finished in the same year I was discharged in August 1945, I resumed work and married in 1947.