Florence Syer



Age: 86


Summary: Australian nurse and World War II hero whose story was told in the 1997 film Paradise Road who survived 18 hours in the water after her evacuation ship was bombed and sunk, then survived bombings and machine gun fire that killed 22 other nurses and spent three years as a POW in Japan.



Cause of Death: Natural causes


Born: October 4, 1915


Died: July 31, 2002


Location: Brisbane, Australia