IT'S a story local historian Ian Kirkland said had to be told.
And he has spent the last few months researching Nurse Jessie Blanch (later known by her married name, Eaton-Lee).
She was a local girl who went off to war - and survived the horrors of being a Prisoner of War.
Mr Kirkland will launch his book, Blanchie: Alstonville's inspirational WWII nurse, on Sunday, April 22, at a function to be held at the RSL Hall, Bugden Ave, Alstonville, starting at 2pm.
Colonel Julie Finucane OAM, from Brisbane, will launch the book.
The book costs $15 and will be available in Alstonville Plaza's book shop, and the ABC Centre in Ballina.
See the next story on this website for more on Blanchie.
Positioned high in the hills above Byron Bay on 1.8 acres, this early 1900's circa home is rich with original character and charm. Boasting spectacular...
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