Recently a memorial was placed at the 2nd Health Support Battalion Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera in remembrance of Sue Felsche, the first Australian woman to die on an overseas military operation since the Second World War.

Major Felsche, a doctor in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, accepted a posting to the United Nations Mission in Western Sahara, which worked to end conflict over contested territories. She served in a peace keeping force in Layounne, West Africa and sadly lost her life during operations.

In recognition of her contributions, as well as those of her fellow soldiers, Cr Andrew Wines was privileged to provide funding for a memorial in her honour, funded by the Lord Mayor Suburban Initiative Fund.

“We were more than happy to be a part of this and keen to show our support for our entire Defence community.”