Alice Cecilia Scahill

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Scahill, Staff Nurse Alice Cecilia

Australian Army Nursing Service.

“Mihill Lodge” Henry Street, Punchbowl.

Born 1892, daughter of Thomas & Theresa Scahill.

Enlisted 11/5/1917, aged 24.



Next of kin, mother, Mrs T. Scahill, “Mihill Lodge” Punchbowl.

Returned to Australia 22/7/1918.

When Sister Scahill returned from the war, she worked as a district nurse, then opened a private maternity hospital at Henry Street, Punchbowl, where she lived with her mother. She later became Matron of Bankstown Hospital Outpatients Department in Appian Way, Bankstown.

Later in life, Sister Scahill married Mr Ernest John Paxton, Optometrist, of Sydney.

She lived in Killara.

She died on 29 December 1973.

She had a military funeral, and is buried at Sutherland. (Information from Sister Scahill's neice.)

Monument, The Broadway, Punchbowl.

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. Every name is linked to an editable version of the individual’s biography copied from the Canterbury’s Boys book. The editable biographical files have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002