• Alice D'Arcy Bruun

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  • Australian Army Nursing Service

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    Levuka, Fiji

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    • BRUUN, Alice D’Arcy – Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Thursday, 19 March 2015

    Alice D’Arcy BRUUN was born 11/2/1882 at Levuka in the Fiji Islands – daughter of Ludwig Wilhelm Julius BRUUN (b.Denmark) & Elizabeth Christiana D’ARCY (b.Richmond) – who married in St Stephen’s Church, Richmond, Vic, on the 2/7/1878 The family returned to Victoria from Fiji in August 1886 (with a native servant) Elizabeth died 8/9/1895 at Navuni, Canterbury, Vic Ludwig remarried in 1899, to Alicia Courtney BEILBY He died in an accident on the 28/4/1924 Vic Siblings: *Eric De Burgh D’Arcy was born 14/4/1879 at Seymour in Victoria. Married Amy Leila GILL (of Woodend) 1906 – WW1: Pte 3357, 60th Bn, enlisted 30/4/17 – KIA 25/4/18, commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France *Ivo D’Arcy b.c1884 Fiji – d.12/12/1893 Balwyn, Vic, age 9yrs 7mths Half sibling: Terence Ian b.1900 Balwyn Trained Melbourne Hospital (3yrs) Member RVTNA Staff Nurse & Sister, Children’s Hospital, Perth Sister, Perth Public Hospital 1914 Private Nursing WW1: Embarked Melbourne 18/5/1915 on RMS Mooltan with the 3rd AGH for England to join the BEF in France [Her future husband, also with the 3rd AGH had embarked in Sydney] Orders changed and they were instead sent to join the MEF, arriving Lemnos Island early August http://www.anzacsite.gov.au/5environment/nurses/third-agh.html Admitted as a patient 3rd AGH Lemnos 29/10/1915 Returned to Egypt on the Oxfordshire, disembarking Alexandria 27/1/1916 Admitted as a patient 3rd AGH Abbassia 21/5/1916 for observation – diagnosed with Cellulitis and discharged 5/6/1916 The 3rd AGH embarked at Alexandria on Karoola 25/9/1916 for England – taking over the Kitchener Hospital in Brighton 5/10/1916 Furlough 12/12/1916 – 26/12/1916 Resigned her appointment in order to marry 31/1/1917 Married Gordon Holdsworth MUSGRAVE, 3rd AGH on the 31/1/1917 at the Registrars Office in Brighton, England Alice remained in England and their first child John was born in August 1918 in London The couple returned to Australia together with John, on the Wahehe 30/10/19 Children: John D’Arcy b.10/8/1918 London, England. Clerk Enlisted WW2 in 1940 – NX23057, 2/17 Bn – KIA 13/7/1941 Libya, age 22 – Buried Tobruk War Cemetery. [NOK Alice, mother, resident 48 Murdoch St Cremorne, NSW] Gordon D’Arcy b.11/4/1922 Mosman, NSW Enlisted WW2 – Army 1941-44 (NOK Alice); RAAF 1944-45 (NOK Gordon) Married Anne Loraine WILKINS Nov 1951 Sydney Resident 17 Ourimbah Rd, Mosman, NSW 1922; Neutral Bay, NSW 1923; 8 Sarner Rd, Greenwich, NSW 1930 Alice was granted a divorce in October 1933 on grounds of desertion (since sometime in 1930) Resident 581 Inkerman Rd, Caulfield West, Vic 1937; 48 Murdoch St, Cremorne, NSW 1940, 1943; Mosman 1951; 98 Cremorne Rd, Cremorne, NSW 1954, 1958 Died 17/7/1965 at the RGH Heidelberg (late of RSL, St Kilda House) Cremated Springvale Cemetery 21/7/1965 and her ashes scattered Gordon Holdsworth MUSGRAVE was born 5/10/1893 in Paddington, Sydney, son of John & Florence I. (nee HOLDSWORTH). Bank Clerk / Customs Agent (1936) WW1: (L/Cpl 4431) later Lieutenant, enlisted 27/4/1915, embarked Sydney 15/5/1915 on RMS Mooltan with the 3rd AGH, embarked for Gallipoli 5/7/15 with the 3rd AGH – returned to Alexandria on the Oxfordshire 27/1/1916. Embarked 25/9/1916 on the Karoola for England Granted Leave 31/1/1917 (marriage) Proceeded O/S to France with the 3rd AGH 11/4/1917 Joined Officers Cadet Battalion 5/10/1917 England To be 2nd Lieut & posted to 18th Bn reinforcements 1/4/1918 Proceeded O/S to France 11/9/1918 & TOS of 18th Bn 17/9/18 – wounded in action 3/10/1918 (legs & shoulder) – returned to UK 5/10/1918 & admitted 3rd London GH – disch to HQ 2/12/1918 Granted Leave 16/6/19 – 5/7/19; 8/7/19 – 8/10/19 Non Military Employment After the divorce in Oct 1933, Gordon married Dorothy Flora LAMB at Woollahra before the year was out. (ie. reg. 1933) Enlisted WW2 1942-46 (NOK: Dorothy), resident of West Pennant Hills, NSW Living Cremorne Rd, Neutral Bay 1936; Dural 1951 He died 17/10/1954 at his residence, Deloraine, Toongabbie, NSW (reg. Paramatta) Funeral from the Parramatta Funeral Home to the Rookwood Crematorium 19/10/1954 The Argus (Melb, Vic), Thur 20 Apr 1882 (p.1): BIRTHS BRUUN – On the 11th February, at Levuka, Fiji, the wife of L.W.J. Bruun, of a daughter. The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 6 Jun 1930: MUSGRAVE v MUSGRAVE Alice d’Arcy Musgrave (formerly Bruun) petitioned for a decree for restitution of conjugal rights to be directed to Gordon Holdsworth Musgrave, to whom she married on January 31, 1917, at the office of the District Registrar at Brighton, England. There was no appearance on behalf of respondent, and his Honor granted a decree, ordering him to return to or take back petitioner within 21 days of the date of its service upon him. Mr B.G. Evennett (Messrs B.G. Evennett and Co.) appeared for petitioner. The Sydney Morning Herald, Thur 23 Feb 1933: (Before Mr Justice Stephen) MUSGRAVE v MUSGRAVE Alice d’Arcy Musgrave (formerly Bruun) v Gordon Holdsworth Musgrave. ………. ……………………………………… Issue, desertion by reason of non-compliance with a restitution order. Decree nisi ………………………………… The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 11 Oct 1933: IN DIVORCE DECREES ABSOLUTE Decrees absolute were pronounced in the suits of …………………….. Alice d’Arcy Musgrave v Gordon Holdsworth Musgrave, ……………………….. The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 17 Dec 1936: LAW REPORT HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA (Before the Chief Justice, Sir John Latham) DEFAMATION ALLEGED Musgrave v the Commonwealth Gordon Holdsworth Musgrave, customs agent, of Sydney, brought an action against the Commonwealth for the recovery of 2000 pounds as damages for alleged defamation, arising ut of a letter written by Rupert Brisbane Curd, Collector of Customs at Brisbane, to C.M. Deacon, customs agent of Brisbane, on December 19, 1934. The letter was as follows:- …………………………………………………. Notes: [Also traveling on the Mooltan with them was T.H. Fiaschi, CO of the 3rd AGH, and father of Piero Fiaschi who married Nurse Grace Horwood Thompson on the 31/1/1917 in England] 1872 Ludwig & the Egerton Bank Robbery 1869: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/138090052