• Elsie Isabel Crouch

Army / Flying Corps
  • Australian Army Nursing Service

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    Bathurst, NSW, Australia

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    • CROUCH, Elsie Isabel - Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Thursday, 21 May 2015

    Born 5/7/1878 at the family home, ‘Ethelton,’ Bathurst, NSW – daughter of Henry Augustus CROUCH & Isabella TENNANT, who married 5/9/1877 at St John’s, Darlinghurst, Sydney Isabella died at their home “Cooringa,” Neutral Bay on the 17/5/1925 Henry, District Surveyor and one time chairman of the Orange Land Board, died the 28/12/1926 at “Cooringa” Siblings: Lindsay Thomas b.1880 Bathurst; Francis Harrie b.1881 Bathurst (Dentist) – marr Frances Irene - WW1: Capt (MC), 5th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers – KIA 21/3/1918; Nellie B.C. b.1884 Orange – marr (Dr) John SMYTH 20/2/1912, Ina Muriel b.1887 Orange – d.23/12/1897 (drowning accident); Marjorie Winifred b.1889 Orange – d.23/12/1897 (drowning accident); Annie C b.1891 Orange; Edwin Cleveland (Jerry) b.30/4/1893 Orange – WW1: King Edward’s Horse – d.1938 Nth Qld Educated at: *Queen’s School, Orange (passed junior exams in English History, Geography, English, French, Arithmetic, Geology and Music in 1893) *Miss Hathorn’s School, Chollerton, Darling Point (passed senior exams in History of Europe, Geography, English and French in 1894) Trained in nursing at the Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney Sister (1911) and acting Matron at the Western Suburbs Cottage Hospital WW1: Embarked 20/8/1915 on the A9 Shropshire – arrived Egypt 17/9/15 Served with the 2nd AGH, Egypt & France Embarked Alexandria 26/3/16 on the Braemar Castle & disembarked Marseilles 4/4/16 Special leave to England 30/10/1916 & struck off strength 23/11/16 on account of marriage Married Major Denis Joseph GLISSAN, 1st ACCS on the 23/11/1916 at the Servite Church, Kensington, England RTA with her husband – embarking England 24/3/19 on the HT Czar, they transshipped at Alexandria 10/4/19 to the HT Dongala, arriving Melbourne 16/5/1919 (for 2nd MD) Living Bellevue Hill, Sydney 1929, 1950 President of the Surry Hills day nursery in1941 Died 21/11/1964 Sydney Cremated at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium Denis born 3/6/1889 St Leonards, NSW – son of George Bernard Joseph GLISSAN & Catherine M (Katie) GARVAN, who married at St Leonards, NSW in Aug 1888 – Katie d.1911 Chatswood & George d.1934 Woollahra Brother: Gerald George Edmund b.1893 – WW1: Pte 89 / 8815A (MM), 18th Bn (also WW2) Medical Practitioner Capt / Maj – 1st LH Fld Amb, 3rd AGH, 1st AGH, 1st ACCS Served Gallipoli, Egypt, France Admitted to 2nd AGH, Ghezireh 25/11/15 (N.Y.D.) – discharged to duty 28/12/15 Embarked for England 22/10/16 Survived a car accident in Dec 1931 Orthopaedic Specialist (1951) Died 19/5/1958 at the R.G. Hospital, Concord – late of Goulburn, NSW The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Tue 9 Jul 1878 (p.1): BIRTHS CROUCH – July 5, at her residence, Ethelton, Bathurst, the wife of Henry A. Crouch, surveyor, of a daughter. Leader (Orange, NSW), Mon 9 Aug 1915 (p.2): GOING TO THE FRONT Word has been received that Nurse Elsie Crouch, daughter of the ex-chairman of the Orange Land Board, is about to proceed to the front. Miss Crouch was trained at the Prince Alfred Hospital, and subsequently was as sister and acting matron at the Western Suburbs Cottage Hospital. She has two brothers at Flanders. Frank, a dentist, and Cleveland, with King Edward’s Horse, both enlisted from England, so that the Crouch family are well represented in sustaining our country’s cause. The Sydney Morning Herald, Nov 23, 1964 (p.22): DEATHS GLISSAN, Elsie Isabel – November 21, 1964, widow of the late Denis Glissan, F.R.A.C.S., eldest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs H.A. Crouch, of Orange, loved sister of Nell and Nancy. FUNERALS GLISSAN – The Funeral of the late Mrs ELSIE ISABEL GLISSAN will leave St John’s Church of England, Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst, This Monday, after service commencing at 2 p.m., for the Northern Suburbs Crematorium.