• Mollie Veronica Carey

Army / Flying Corps
  • Australian Army Nursing Service

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  • Birth

    Cooks River, New South Wales, Australia

  • Enlistment - WW1

    New Valley Governorate, Egypt

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    • CAREY, Mary (Mollie) Veronica, Staff Nurse
    • Posted by FrevFord, Thursday, 26 March 2015

    Mollie was born at Cooks River, St Peters, NSW in 1889, daughter of Patrick CAREY (a Mining Engineer) & Mary BAKER. They married in Sydney in 1883. Living Kalgoorlie, WA in 1915 Siblings: William b.1885 Ashfield; Patricia J. b.1891 St Peters; Ruth b.1893 St Peters. Trained at Perth Public Hospital – 3 yrs (1910-13) – then continued on for another 5 mths as a Staff Nurse – Sister-in-charge Fremantle Public Hosp 9 mths – Private nursing 6 mths WW1: Enlisted on the 1/6/1915 Embarked at Fremantle 25/6/1915 on the A63 Karoola for Egypt – reported for duty 18/7/15 1st AGH Transport duty on HT Beltana 20/9/15 – re-emb Australia 24/12/15 Proceeded to No. 4 Aux Hosp 24/3/16 Embarked on Kanowna as passenger for England 13/8/16 Reported for duty 2nd AAH, Southall, 26/8/16 (ex transport duty HT Melbania??) Adm to 3rd AGH for appendix operation 30/11/16 – convalescent to St Albans 3/1/17 Detached to 2nd AAH 10/1/17 – then to 3 AGH, Brighton 18/1/17 To 1st AAH, Harefield 23/3/17 Proc O/S France 20/4/17 2nd AGH, Boulogne – to 3rd AGH, Wimereux 28/6/17 Leave to England 21/11/17 – 7/12/17 Posted to 2ACCS, France for duty 21/1/18 Posted for duty 10th Stat Hosp 11/3/18 Posted for duty 2nd ACCS 6/4/18 & back to 10th SH 12/4/18 Posted for duty to 15th CCS 14/4/18 & back to 2nd ACCS 26/4/18 To England on leave 19/6/18 (retained in England ex-leave, for marriage) Posted to 1st AAH, Harefield Resigned appointment in consequence of marriage 28/8/18 Married Major George Seaborne ROBINSON (MC&Bar), AAMC on the 28/8/1918 at the Roman Catholic Cathedral, Ashley Place, St George Hanover Sq, London RTA on the Sonoma, arriving in Sydney in Nov 1918 – [it embarked passengers in San Francisco, including passengers who’d travelled from England on the Olympic which embarked at Liverpool 3/10/1918] Children: *Joan b.3/9/1919 Lockhart, NSW – WW2: RAAF 1942 – 46 [Son b.16/12/1921 Lockhart] *Ian Peter Seaborne was born at Lockhart, NSW 14/12/1922, and died at Prahran in 1976, age 54. He had served in WW2 from 1942-1946, and was a WO Class 2 with 13 Aust Small Ships Coy on discharge. *Kathleen – marr Denys WEBB 19/11/1951 Toorak [Daughter b.22/6/1926 Williamstown] Residents of Lockhart, NSW 1919 – 1924 – where George was the Government Medical Officer Moved to Williamstown, Vic in mid-1924, having taken over the practice of the late Dr A.W. Esler in Douglas Pde Residents of 23 Douglas Pde, Williamstown, Vic 1924 – until they left the district in 1946 Hon Secretary of the Williamstown Hospital Ladies Auxiliary 1929, 1930 Member of the Western Golf Club Living 34 Molesworth St, Kew, Vic 1950, 1951 Mollie applied for Repat 1959 Mollie died at Heidelberg in July 1966, age 75, and was buried at Springvale Botanical Cemetery on the 19/7/1966. [Featonby Lawn, Row J, Grave 56] George Seaborne ROBINSON In both his WW1 & WW2 files, George states he was born 21/9/1888 at Corryong His birth was registered at Corryong in 1887, as George Alfred Aug Seabonie (sic), son of George Edward ROBINSON & Ada Jane ALLEN. George Edward Seaborne (born NSW) married Ada in Victoria in 1885. A sister Ada Maud Seaborne had been born in 1886 at Corryong, and their mother Ada Jane died in 1894 at Yandoit, age 32 (daug of Fredk ALLEN & Elizth CASSADEN) Ada Maud married Jas Hy McLEOD in 1909. George Snr remarried in 1898 to Ada BARBER. A half sister Dorothy Mary Seaborn was born in 1900 at Yandoit. Her mother Ada died in Prn H in 1908, age 42 (daug of Jno BARBER & Mary VICKERS) George Snr died at Geelong in 1944, age 88 (son of Geo ROBINSON & Caroline SEABORNE) (his occupation was noted on his son’s marriage certificate as Gentleman) Medical Practioner WW1: Embarked (NSW) as MO (Capt) on No. 1 HS Karoola 16/6/1915 Embarked Melb on A67 Orsova 17/7/1915 (both embarkations recorded in records?? – shown on Orsova E. Roll) Re-embarked Karoola on duty 18/12/15 Transferred to 3rd Fld Amb, Tel-el-Kebir 2/2/1916 Proc to join BEF on Kingstonian – disembarked Marseilles 27/3/16 Leave (in field) 11/1/17 – 28/1/17 Transferred to 11th Bn 23/2/17 as RMO May 1917 Awarded the Military Cross 4/6/1917 Awarded a Bar to the MD For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great courage and determination in attending wounded under heavy fire. On one occasion he personally led a party out in front of our line for the purpose of searching and attending the wounded not yet collected. Promoted to Major 24/8/1917 MID 1917 Transferred to 3 AGH (from 11th Bn) 17/10/17 Transferred to 10th Fld Amb, Abbeville 13/5/18 Trench fever July 1918 Proceeded on leave to UK25/8/18 (& transfer to Aust) Returned to Australia as MO on the D22 Arawa 15/9/1918 – 17/11/1918 (3rd MD) Appointment terminated 15/2/1919 Appointed Government Medical Officer at Lockhart, NSW April 1920 George also served WW2 George died in October 1955 at Kew, age 67, and was cremated at Springvale on the 26/10/1955 – his ashes scattered. The Daily News (Perth, WA), Sat 3 Feb 1917 (p.5): Mainly About People Miss Mollie V. Carey, who is nursing with the A.I.F. abroad, has undergone an operation for appendicitis. Nurse Carey, after serving over a year in Egypt, was transferred to England and attached to the staff of the Middlesex War Hospital at Napsbury, near St Albans. The Argus, Sat 28 Sept 1918: MARRIAGES ROBINSON – CAREY – On the 14th September, in England, Major G.S. Robinson, M.C., A.A.M.C., to Sister Mollie V. Carey, of Western Australia. (By cable) Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW), Fri 2 May 1924 (p.21): LOCKHART The news that Dr G.S. Robinson, G.M.O., has decided to leave Lockhart, has been received with widespread regret. The doctor’s work here has been of a strenuous character, and in addition to his arduous professional duties he has taken an active interest in many local institutions. Mrs Robinson has also been indefatigable in local affairs, particularly in benevolent objects. I understand that they intend residing in Williamstown. They will be greatly missed in Lockhart. The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser (NSW), Tue 16 Jul 1929 (p.4): Personal Convalescing after a rather long stay in a private hospital at Randwick is Mrs G.S. Robinson, wife of Dr G.S. Robinson, of Williamstown, Victoria (formerly of Lockhart). The visitor and Miss May Ward, who hails from the same town as the invalid, are at Tudor House, Sydney. Williamstown send-off 1946: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/70685831