- 24 August 1915
Longreach, Queensland, Australia
- Army Nurse and Nurse
During World War II, Sylvia Muir, along with fellow Queensland Joyce Tweddell, became a prisoner of war (POW) when she was captured, together with many other nurses, by the Japanese after the fall of Singapore in February 1942. She was interned in Sumatra for three and a half years before her recovery from the camp at the cessation of the war.
Sources used to compile this entry: De Vries, Susanna, Heroic Australian women in war: astonishing tales of bravery from Gallipoli to Kokoda , Harper Collins, Pymble NewSouth Wales, 2004; De Vries, Susanna, 'Sister Sylvia Muir and Joyce Tweddell (1941)', in Our Women Our State: a pictorial history of women's contributions to Queensland, 1859 - 2009, Ofice for Women, State of Queensland, Brisbane, 2009, http://www.women.qld.gov.au/q150/1940/index.html#item-sylvia-muir-joyce-tweddell; Department of Veterans' Affairs, Australian government, found, Behind the Wire: Australia's War 1939-1945, Department of Veterans' Affairs, Australian government, Australian Government, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, http://www.ww2australia.gov.au/behindwire/found.html.