• Anne Douglass

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    • DOUGLASS, Anne - Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Sunday, 8 November 2015

    Born [16/5/]1882 in the Barrakee Nth / Lake Marmal district (near Charlton), Vic – daughter of James DOUGLASS & Christina GRAY, who married in Vic in 1878 James, a Farmer, born in Co Derry, died 20/8/1929 at “Pelleper,” Barrakee Nth, age 92 & Christina d.1/11/1938 Charlton, age 79 Siblings (reg. Lake Marmal): Jane b.1879 (Mrs P. Glasheen); John b.1880 – d.1961; James b.1884 – d.1963; William b.1888; Elizabeth – marr Percival Herbert KIRKBRIDE 25/3/1924; Margaret b.1892 (Mrs D McInnes); Robert Alex b.1894; Joseph Stuart b.1896 – d.1972; Christina Myrtle (twin) b.1898 – marr John ALLEN 28/10/1919; Marion Grace (twin) b.1898 (Mrs G. Allen); Samuel Clarence b.1900 – d.1912 Charlton, age 11 of Peritontis, following injuries received after being kicked by a pony Religion: Presbyterian Trained as a nurse at Maryborough Hospital (3 yrs) Nursed at St Arnaud Hospital (12 mths) (Infectious certificate from Fairfield) WW1: Service Record: http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/scripts/Imagine.asp?B=3517527 Embarked 17/6/1915 on the A62 Wandilla Served with the 1st AGH in Egypt Married Arthur William UPFIELD, 17th ASC on the 3/11/1915 at the British Consulate, Alexandria, Egypt Returned to Australia on the Borda 15/11/15 and discharged 31/12/1915 on account of her marriage She later joined her husband in England Only Child: James Arthur born 8/2/1920 Braughton, England – Wireless Operator – married Betty Jeanette – died 1977 Heidelberg, age 56 WW2 – enlisted as Arthur James 26/4/1940 at Caulfield (resident of Mt Dandenong), VX13272 – discharged 14/11/1945, a Private in 1 Division Provost Coy The couple & their one year old son departed London on the SS Berrima 25/8/1921 to return to Australia 1929 Living WA 1932 Rose Cottage, Kalamunda, WA 1933 Mrs Upfield (Kalamunda) advertised for paying guests 1937 & 1943 ERs: Upfield, Anne & Arthur – Main Rd, Mt Dandenong, Vic 1940 Oliver Lodge, Mt Dandenong The couple separated some time b/w 1943 & 1949 (apparently 1945) 1949 ER: same address (Arthur’s name crossed out) 1954 & 1963 ERs: Upfield, Anne – Main Rd, Mt Dandenong Died June 1964 at Geelong, age 81 Buried Geelong Eastern Cemetery 1/7/1964 (Eas-Lawn-D-808-001) Arthur was born (Wm Arthur) 1/9/1890 Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, England – son of James Oliver UPFIELD (Draper) & Annie BARMORE Siblings: Edward; Frank; Nelson; Oliver John Apprenticed with Puttock & Blake Surveyors, Gosport Served 3 years with the Hampshire Imperial Carb Yeomanry 1911 – Auctioneer’s Assistant, Gosport – before coming to Australia Bushman on enlistment WW1: Service Record http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/scripts/Imagine.asp?B=12086415 Enlisted 22/8/1914 Brisbane (age given as 27 yrs 11 mths – he would have been about to turn 24) Dvr 143, 1st LH Bridging Tn / 17th ASC Served Gallipoli Admitted 1st AGH, Heliopolis 7/8/1915 – 12/8/15 (diarrhoea) Embarked for England 20/6/1918 (myalgia) Granted 75 days leave with pay in England 31/10/18 – 15/1/19 Demobbed in England 15/10/1919 – RTA 1921 He made an application for assistance to purchase stock, b/w (1919) & 1924 Little Stories of Gallipoli Jan 1916: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/188042949 Arthur became a well-known novelist – including the ‘Bony’ series Australian Dictionary of Biography: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/upfield-arthur-william-8900 See also various other Bios 1/10/1928 – 15/9/1931 employed by the Rabbit department as a boundary rider on No.1 rabbit-proof fence, WA 1938 Arthur appointed Justice of the Peace 1953 Arthur living Airey’s Inlet, Vic 1954 ER: Arthur living by himself at Airey’s Inlet, Vic 1958 ER: Upfield, Arthur & Jessica – Bermagui Sth, NSW [Apparently unmarried, Jessica changed her name to Upfield by deed poll] Arthur died 12/2/1964 at Bowral, NSW Mount Wycheproof Ensign and East Wimmera Advocate (Vic), Fri 11 Jun 1915 (p.3): Lake Marmal On Saturday evening last the local hall was filled to its utmost, the occasion being a farewell social and presentation to Nurse Annie Douglass, prior to her departure to the Base Hospital, Egypt. Nurse Douglass is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Jas. Douglass, of Barrakee North (near Marmal), who are well known and highly respected throughout the Marmal district. This was amply testified by the gathering that evening. Cr Wm. Hindson occupied the chair, and spoke in very high terms of the guest and in the noble work she was undertaking. His remarks were indorsed by Messrs F. Edwards, E.s. Pertoli and F. McClelland. Miss M. O’Meara, on behalf of those present, presented the guest with a handsome wristlet watch. After refreshments were partaken of, songs, recitations, and dancing were indulged in till nigh midnight. Nurse Douglass will sail for Egypt about the 15th inst. The Daily News (Perth, WA), Wed 19 Feb 1930 (p.1): Mr Arthur Upfield, author of several books, the best known being “The House of Cain,” has been on holiday with his wife at Kalamunda. ……………………………….. 1937, including family motoring holiday: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/75118863 1938 Arthur appointed Justice of the Peace: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/11169452 1957: Arthur’s biographer – Jessica Hawke: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/51185831