• Hilda Winifred Clapp

Army / Flying Corps
  • Australian Army Nursing Service

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    Ulooloo, SA, Australia

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    • CLAPP, Hilda Winifred – Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Saturday, 14 March 2015

    Born 8/12/1886 Ulooloo, SA [not 1887 as stated in her SR] – daughter of Thomas CLAPP and Thurza HANFORD, who married in Nth Adelaide 27/1/1875 – Thurza d.25/8/1931 Nth Perth Siblings: Evangeline (Eva) Miriam b.6/12/1875 SA; Ethel Gertrude b.2/4/1879 Ulooloo, SA – WW1: AANS (gives DOB as 1882); Olive; Thurza Estelle b.9/9/1882 Ulooloo; Thomas Stanley b.17/8/1884 Redruth, SA; Leslie b.21/9/1888 Yarcowie, SA; Gilbert Raymond b.28/8/1894 Yalina, SA – Stenograper – WW1: Cpl 4841, AFC – marr Violet JEARY 30/12/1917 St Martin in the Fields, London – WW2 Studied piano under Miss A.V. Forrester, early 1900s (exams conducted through the University of Adelaide and Trinity College, London) Trained as a nurse at Perth Public Hospital for 4 years She had 12 months experience as a Staff Nurse in charge of an opeating room Member ATNA WW1: [Her Service Record appears to be incomplete] Disembarked from HS Neuralia at Bombay 23/7/1916 and posted to Station Hospital, Cumballa for duty Re-embarked Bombay 15/1/1917 on the Mooltan for UK Embarked at Fremantle 30/3/1917 on No 2 HS Kanowna for Egypt Taken on strength of the 14th AGH 2/5/1917 Returned to Australia on transport duty on the Port Sydney, embarking Suez 11/7/1917 and arriving WA 14/8/17 Returned to 14th AGH, Egypt until 15/3/1919 when she was discharged in order to marry Hilda married Major Paul Lucien GOLDENSTEDT (15th ALH, AIF) on the 15/3/1919 at the Garrison Chapel, Abbassia, Egypt Paul also received his discharge in Egypt on the 29/7/1919 at his own request, and took up a position with the British Political Service in the Near East Their address at this time was C/- Mrs Wright, Maison Coronel, 14 Sharia Abou Sebou, Cairo Their first child Noreen Hilda was born 6/11/1920 at the Anglo-American Hospital, Cairo, Egypt – [she enlisted in WW2 10/8/1942 at Brisbane, Q142853 – discharged 18/4/1946, a Sgt in the Australian Women’s Army Service.] [Photo – AWM: taken at Lae, New Guinea 15/5/1945] The couple, with their daughter, returned to Australia on the Orontes towards the end of March 1921 Mid 1921 (to at least 1923) the Goldenstedts were residents of “Wokianga”, 91 Ridge St, Nth Sydney Nov 1923 – also C/- The Daily Guardian Newspaper, Phillip St, Sydney 1924, 1925: Mrs P.L. Goldenstedt, 604 Old South Head Rd, Woollahra [Sands Directory] Their second child Brian Lucien was born 20/5/1925 at Bondi, NSW – [he enlisted WW2 22/6/1943 at Sydney, RAAF 135142 – discharged 10/5/1946, a Leading Aircraftman, 3 RAAF Hospital] Hilda died the 2nd June 1925 at a private hospital in Waverley, NSW, age 38 – (possibly from complications of childbirth) Buried Randwick General Cemetery [See further details for her husband, Paul Goldenstedt, attached to his service record] The Bathurst Times (NSW), Sat 28 Dec 1918 (p.2): PERSONAL Major Paul Goldenstedt (formerly of the staff of the Bathurst “Times”) is to marry Sister Hilda Clapp, of the 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, daughter of Mrs T. Clapp, of Leederville, W.A. Major Goldenstedt (original First Division) enlisted at the outbreak of war. …………………………………………………………………… http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/121236972 The Daily News (Perth, WA), Tue 5 Aug 1919 (p.3): MAINLY ABOUT PEOPLE A correspondent writes:- At Abbassia, Cairo, Garrison Chapel, on March 15, Sister H.W. Clapp, of 14th AGH (late of Perth Public Hospital, WA), was married to Major P. Goldenstead [sic], 15th ALH. The ceremony was most interesting and picturesque. The church was tastefully decorated by the sisters and patients of the hospital, and at the conclusion of the ceremony a mounted escort of the Imperial Camel Corps, of which the bridegroom was an original member, accompanied the couple to the garrison gates. Afterwards Miss C Creal, matron, received the guests at Shepheard’s Hotel. The bride was given away by Capt C.H. Dempster, M.A.S.C. Major L.C. Bell, M.C., acted as best man, and Lieut L.N.B. Fitzhardinge, D.C.M., as groomsman. The bridesmaids were Sisters R.C. Lane, of Claremont, W.A., and Sister H. Collins, of Cottesloe, W.A. The West Australian (Perth, WA), Sat 13 Nov 1920: BIRTHS GOLDENSTEDT (nee Sister H.W. Clapp) – (By cable) On November 6 at Anglo-American Hospital, Cairo, to Major and Mrs Goldenstedt – a daughter. Both well. New South Wales papers please copy. The West Australian, Mon 28 Mar 1921: PERSONAL Major P. Goldenstedt, who returned to Australia by the R.M.S. Orontes on Saturday, was formerly a member of the literary staff of the “Bathurst Times” and later of the “Sydney Daily Telegraph.” He donned the uniform at the outbreak of war, and embarked with the 3rd Infantry Battalion. After serving on Gallipoli, he transferred to the Imperial Camel Corps, and subsequently joined the 5th Light Horse Brigade. Since the armistice Major Goldenstedt has been engaged on political service in Damascus, Hons, and Aleppo. Mrs Goldenstedt, who accompanied her husband, was one of the Perth nursing sisters attached to No. 14 A.G.H., Egypt, the marriage having been celebrated in Cairo. The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 22 May 1925: BIRTHS GOLDENSTEDT – May 20, at War Memorial Hospital, Waverley, to Mr and Mrs P Goldenstedt, of Old South Head-road – a son. The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 3 Jun 1925: DEATHS GOLDENSTEDT – June 2, at a private hospital, Waverley, Hilda Winifred, dearly loved wife of Paul Goldenstedt, aged 38 years. FUNERALS GOLDENSTEDT – The Friends of Mr PAUL GOLDENSTEDT are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of his dearly loved WIFE, Hilda Winifred; to leave our Parlour THIS (Wednesday) MORNING, at 10.15, for Randwick General Cemetery. Western Mail (Perth, WA), Thur 25 Jun 1925: DEATHS GOLDENSTEDT (nee Hilda Clapp, late Sister Perth Hospital) – On June 2, at Sydney, suddenly, Hilda, beloved wife of Major P. Goldenstedt, fond mother of Noreen and baby Brian. GOLDENSTEDT – On June 2, at Sydney, Hilda Winnifred, dearly loved daughter of Mrs T. Clapp, devoted sister Eva (deceased), Ethel, Olive, Estelle, Stanley, Leslie, Raymond. The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 2 Jun 1926: IN MEMORIAM GOLDENSTEDT – In fond remembrance of Mrs Goldenstedt, late Sister Hilda Clapp, 14th A.G.H., Egypt, who passed away June 2 1925. So sadly missed by her loving friend, Tilly McNaughton.