• Edith Carter

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  • Australian Army Nursing Service

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    Horsham, VIC, Australia

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    • CARTER, Edith, Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Tuesday, 8 February 2022

    Edith was born in 1885 at Cavendish, Vic – the daughter of Samuel CARTER, J.P. and Jane MUIRHEAD, who married in the Presbyterian Church, Ararat on the 20/6/1866 Jane died (suddenly) at their home, Glenisla (sheep) Station in the Wimmera District (near Horsham) on the 26/11/1901, aged 58 Samuel also died at Glenisla in April 1910 Siblings (mostly b.Balmoral): William Charles b.1867; Samuel Alexander b.1869; Frederick John b.1871; Alexander Lambruk b.1872 Glenisla – WW1: Pte 5566, 23rd Bn – d.4/9/1946 Castlemaine: Thomasina Jennett (aka Ena, Nina) b.1874; Jessie Jane b.1877; Samuel Glenisla b.1882 Presbyterian In 1909, 1913 Edith was listed as a Grazier at Glenisla (Cavendish) 1914, 1917 ERs: Hamilton – Nurse Trained in nursing at Hamilton Hospital (3yrs) – completing her final exam in May 1917 Member of the Royal Victorian Trained Nurses’ Association Permanent address 1917 shown as her brother William’s address of Glenwood, Horsham WW1: Embarked on the RMS Somali 30/06/1917 for India, and disembarked Bombay 30/71917 Posted to the Gerard Freeman Thomas Hospital the same day Posted to the Station Hospital, Maymyo, Burma on the 1/9/1917 Transferred to the Station Hospital at Rangoon 10/6/1918 Resigned her appointment on the 11/3/1919 on account of marriage (12/3/1919) Married John Crampton POTTER (Lieut, Royal Irish Regt) on the 11th of March 1919 in Rangoon, India Children (2): *Patricia Mary b.24/3/1920 Ireland (Orchardist) – marr Robt D. MACTIER 1946 – d.2/6/1998; *George Ormsby b.10/4/1924 Hamilton, Vic – WW2 (gives DOB as 10/4/1921) Edith [Crampton Potter] together with her 2 year old daughter Patricia, returned to Australia on the Aeneas, embarking 18/3/1922 (ex AIF) Edith was a resident of Ballarat Rd, Hamilton 1924, 1927 / 22 George St, Horsham, 1931, 1936 Living Pine Lodge, Harcourt in 1942, 1954 Her brother Alexander lived with her for a few years before his death in 1946 Also Patricia Mary Potter (Orchardist) 1942 John (b.19/1/1873 Borrisokane, Ireland), died on the 29/4/1947 in Porthcawl, Wales, where he had been resident for 16 years, and is buried in the Porthcawl Cemetery, Bridgend, Wales 1967, 1977 Alexander Home, Castlemaine Edith died on the 10th of November 1978 at the Heidleberg Repatriation Hospital, Vic, aged 93 She was cremated and her ashes interred in the Fawkner Memorial Park 13/11/1978 Leader (Melb, Vic), Sat 5 Oct 1895 (p.30): Glenisla, Sept 6th, 1895 MY DEAR CINDERELLA I am now going to tell you about a wild man who lived in some caves in the Black Range, about twelve miles from Glenisla. He had lived there for a number of years, and used to kill my father’s sheep for food. When shearing time came he would leave the caves and go shearing and when shearing was past, he would come back there again. Last New Year’s day my little cousins were out staying with us, and we all went up to the Black Range to have a look at the wild man’s caves. EDITH CARTER, Glenisla, 10 years old. Hamilton Spectator (Vic), Fri 8 Jun 1917 (p.2): SUCCESSFUL NURSES Among successful candidates at the final examinations of the Royal Victorian Trained Nurses’ Association on May 15 and 16 are the following: – Hamilton – Misses Jessie Ann Cameron and Edith Carter. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Thur 2 Aug 1923 (p.11): R.M.S. MAKURA’S PASSENGERS For Vancouver, via Auckland, Suva, and Honolulu, the Canadian Australasian Royal Mail liner Makura sails at 11 a.m. to-day, from No.5 Darling Harbour. The following is a list of passengers: – …………….Messrs…….J. Crampton Potter, …. The Argus (Melb, Vic), Thur 24 Apr 1924 (p.1): BIRTHS POTTER – At The Neale, Ballarat road, Hamilton, Victoria, to Mr and Mrs Crampton Potter – a son. (Irish papers please copy) The Argus (Melb, Vic), Tue 4 Jun 1946 (p.10): Approaching Marriage POTTER – MACTIER – The marriage of Patricia Mary, daughter of Mr John Crampton Potter, London, and Mrs Potter, Pine Lodge, Harcourt, to Robert Douglas, younger son of Mrs M. Helen Mactier, North Lodge, Metcalfe, and the late G.R. Mactier, will take place on June 7, at 3.30 p.m., at the Littlejohn Memorial Chapel, Scotch College, and afterwards at 14 Queen’s road, Melbourne. The Herald (Melb, Vic), Fri 7 Jun 1946 (p.10): To Wed Today [given away by her brother Mr G.D. Potter] https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/245545089 The Horsham Times (Vic), Tue 10 Sept 1946 (p.2): OBITUARY CARTER – The death occurred on Wednesday morning at the Castlemaine Hospital of one of the pioneers of the Wimmera in Mr Alexander Lambruk Carter, of “Pine Lodge,” Harcourt, at the age of 74 years. Mr Carter’s grandfather arrived in the Wimmera in 1842 and 1854 took up land at Brian Springs and purchased “Glenisla” in 1860, where Mr Carter was born. Deceased was a son of the late Mr and Mrs Samuel Carter, of “Glenisla.” He was a returned soldier of the Great War and for the last few years lived with his sister, Mrs Potter, at Harcourt. His death has removed another of the pioneers of the Horsham district. Surviving relatives are Mrs Edith Potter, Miss Jessie Carter (Brighton) and Mr Frederick Carter (W.A.). The late Mr Carter was a valued member of the Presbyterian Church and was unmarried. The Riverine Grazier (Hay, NSW), Tue 29 Nov 1949 (p.2): Potter- Thurgood A very pretty wedding took place in St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Hay, on the afternoon of Saturday, 19th May, the parties being Pamela, only daughter of Mr and Mrs W.J. Thurgood, of Pine Street, Hay, and George Ormsby, only son of Mrs Edith Potter and the late J. Crampton Potter, of Harcourt (Vic.). ………………………………………………………… https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/137235605