This Day in History: 1942-02-16

Toodyay Nursing Sister (Lieut.) Alma May Beard was killed in the Banka Island (now in Indonesia) massacre. Alma, the daughter of Edward W. and Katherine Beard, was born on the family farm ‘Pell Mell’, Culham, Toodyay.

Sources:
Toodyay herald, 16 June 1944, p.1.
Duidgeeana, No. 46 (Autumn 2017), pp. 5-8.