• Martha Jane Wordsworth

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    Cassilis, NSW, Australia

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    • WORDSWORTH, Martha Jane (Patty), Staff Nurse AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Saturday, 2 April 2022

    Martha was born on the 15th of April 1891 at Cassilis, East Gippsland, Vic (reg. Omeo) – the daughter of Charles Francis WORDSWORTH and Agnes Gertrude DAWSON, who married on the 9/11/1887 at the Presbyterian Church, Albury, NSW Agnes died on the 16/8/1944 at her home in Bairnsdale, aged 76 Charles also died at their home the following month on the 21/9/1944, aged 77 Family living at Hillside, North Gippsland during the war years Siblings: Daisy M b.1888 Albury, NSW; Ethel Hannah M b.1894 Cassilis; Austin Charles Thomas b.1900 Bairnsdale – d.1980; Jean Alice b.1903 – marr E. BUSCH; Carlisle Dawson b.1908 Trained in nursing at the Austin Hospital for 3 years, passing her final exam for the Royal Victorian Trained Nurses’ Association in November 1913 Matron of Mount Garnet Hospital, Cairns St Margaret’s Hospital, Cairns WW1 Service: Joined the Australian Army Nursing Service as a Staff Nurse on the 1/6/1917 Embarked in Melbourne 12/6/1917 on the RMS Mooltan, and disembarked Suez, Egypt 19/7/1917 Re-embarked at Alexandria 12/8/1917 on the Osmanieh for Salonika, and disembarked 14/8/1917, joining the 43rd General Hospital the same day Transferred to the 52nd General Hospital 18/8/1917 Admitted to hospital with Bronchitis 31/3/1918, before being moved to the British Red Cross Convalescent Home 10/4/1918, and finally discharged to duty, rejoining the 52nd GH 27/4/1918 Sent to the 60th General Hospital 6/8/1918 for a change, and rejoined the 52nd GH 19/8/1918 Proceeded to to the UK on Leave 11/12/1918 via Taranto 13/12/1918 and arrived 30/12/1918 Resigned appointment in consequence of marriage 15/1/1919 Married Sgt Robert CARVEL of the 10th Lovat Scouts Bn, Cameron Highlanders on the 15th of January 1919 at Abbey Green, U.F. Manse, Lesmahagow, Scotland The couple then honeymooned at Loch Lomond Children: Mercedes Daisy b.1921 Kirkmuirhill, Scotland – Doctor Francis William Wordsworth b.1/11/1926 Ludlow, England – d.1983 Dorothy C.G. was born Sept Qtr 1928 Ludlow, England – marr F. CROSS 1952 UK Living Springbark, Kirkmuirhill, Lanark, Scotland 1922, when Martha and her 1 year old daughter Daisy came to Australia for a visit, departing London 17/10/1922 on the Largs Bay. Mother and daughter returned to Scotland on the Moreton Bay, arriving London 14/4/1924 Living Hull, England in 1944 Died on the 5th of June 1954 at Strathmore and is buried in the Fawkner Cemetery in a family grave with other Carvels and a Wordsworth. ****************** Robert Carvel was born 25/3/1888 in Lesmahagow, Lanark, Scotland, the youngest son of William (Dairyman) and Christina Carvel of Kirkmuirhill, Lesmahagow, Scotland Siblings: Marion, Maggie, James and Christina Clerk and Surveyor of taxes Formerly of the 1/3rd Scottish Horse (reg. 428) – Sgt 225123 (Military record mentions service in the Balkans) Robert Carvel (age 66), embarked in Melbourne in 1954 and arrived in England 4/8/1954 – destination Surrey. He died in Surrey in the Mar Qtr of 1978 ******************* The Argus (Melb, Vic), Wed 17 Dec 1913 (p.7): TRAINED NURSES’ EXAMINATION The following are the successful candidates at the Royal Victorian Trained Nurses’ examinations, November, 1913: – Austin Hospital – ………………………., Martha Jane Wordsworth. The Argus (Melb, Vic), Tue 15 Apr 1919 (p.1): MARRIAGES CARVEL – WORDSWORTH – On the 15th January at Abbey Green, U.F. Manse, Lesmahagow, by the Rev James A. Gray, Robert Carvel, Lovat Scouts, formerly 1-3rd Scottish Horse, youngest son of W. Carvel, Kirkmuirhill, Scotland, to Sister M.J. Wordsworth (Patty), A.A.N.S., A.I.F., second daughter of Charles Francis Wordsworth, Hillside, North Gippsland, Victoria. The Northern Herald (Cairns, Qld), Thur 24 Apr 1919 (p.9): A quiet wedding took place on 15th January, 1919, at Abbey Green, Scotland, that of Sergeant R. Carvel, Lovet Scouts, formerly of 3rd Scottish Horse, to Sister M. Wordsworth, second daughter of C.F. Wordsworth, of Hillside, Victoria, and niece of A.J. Wordsworth, of Gordonvale. Sergeant Carvel gained a commission a few days before the armistice was signed, but did not follow up his military career. He applied for his discharge and now occupies the position held by him prior to the war. Sister Wordsworth was on active service in Salonika for some time, and will be remembered in the Cairns district as Matron of Mount Garnet Hospital. She was on the staff at St Margaret’s, Cairns, for a few weeks. Mr and Mrs Carvel spent their honeymoon at Loch Lomond, and intend residing in Scotland. The Herald (Melb, Vic), Mon 7 Jun 1954 (p.9): DEATHS CARVEL – On June 5, at Strathmore, Martha Jane (Patty Wordsworth, AANS), dearly loved wife of Robert Carvel, Purley, Surrey, and loved mother of Mercedes, Frank and Dorothy. The Age (Melb, Vic), Tue 8 Jun 1954 (p.11): FUNERAL NOTICES CARVEL (nee Patty Wordsworth) – The Funeral of the late Mrs MARTHA JANE CARVEL will leave our parlors, cor., Buckley Street and Leslie Road, Essendon, THIS DAY, at conclusion of a service commencing at 1.45 p.m., for the Fawker Cemetery.