• Mary Duggan

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    • DUGGAN, Mary – Sister, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Sunday, 8 November 2015

    Born c1880 Cork, Ireland – daughter of William & Nora DUGGAN Nora’s address during the war years: 3 Grenville Place, Cork, Ireland As a 60 year old widow, she came to Australia with Mary in 1921, where she died at home in Macquarie St, Hobart 14/2/1933 Sibling: Wilhelmina b.c1883 Cork, Ireland – Hospital Nurse – married Dr Terence Campbell BUTLER in 1912 in Ireland [he was a Tasmanian – studied in England / living Glenorchy, Tas (1914) / 144 Macquarie St, Hobart, Tas (1919)] – d. Jan 1972, age 89 Trained in nursing at the Prince of Wales General Hospital, London Nursed for 5 years in India [Miss Duggan, a (30 yr old!) British Nurse, embarked at Colombo on the Malwa, passing through Sydney 15/3/1915 to disembark Melbourne for Hobart] WW1: Enlisted in Hobart 15/6/1915 Embarked 17/7/1915 on Orsova – for hospital ship duty on Kanowna 22/12/1915 Kanowna Returned to Hobart on furlough 11/3/1916 (septic poisoning) 1/4/1916 (3rd trip – failed to embark – struck off strength) Rosemeath Military Hospital (light duty after illness) 16/9/1916 Re-embarked Sydney on Karmala for India – disembarked Bombay 10/0/1916 11/10/1916 Posted to Cumballa War Hospital 15/12/16 Transferred to Deccan War Hosp, Poona 13/8/1917 Transferred to Station Hosp, Belgaum & promoted Sister 11/2/1918 Resigned appointment on account of marriage Married Charles Leslie DAVY (2nd Lieut, 9th Royal Warwickshire Regt) 11/2/1918 Belgaum, India [son of John Frank DAVY] [Brit MIC – Address: Sherwood, Greenhill Rd, Wyl…. Green, Warwickshire] Scarborough, England 1920 Children: Terence Reginald b.20/10/1920 Loughborough, England – WW2: Tpr, 2/9 Aust Armd Regt, 1941 - 1946 Charles & Mary together with their son Terence and Mary’s mother Nora returned to Australia on the Baradine, arriving Melbourne 10/11/1921 1922 ER: Ramines Rd, Montagu Bay, Tas (Charles, Salesman) – also Nora Duggan 1925 Austins Ferry, Hobart, Tas [Nora listed at Austins Ferry in 1928, Claremont 1930] 1928 ER: Mt Hicks, Tas (Charles, Farmer) The Farmers’ Co-operative Auctioneers conducted a Clearing Sale in June 1929 for Mr C.L. Davy of Mt Hicks – selling the whole of his stock, implements & furniture The couple appear to have divorced sometime in the late 1920s early 1930s [Charles visited the UK, and RTA March 1933] [Charles appears to have remarried (before 1934) & moved to WA – d.11/10/1963 WA, age 67] In 1934 Mary was a Sister at the Mental Diseases Hospital, New Norfolk, and was made Sub-Matron in the May 1936 ER: Mary – M.D.H., New Norfolk, Tas – Civil Servant Lachlan Park Hospital 1938, 1941 1943, 1949 ER: Mary – Convalescent Home, Claremont, Tas – Matron [Lady Clark Convalescent Home] Applied for Repat in 1965 Tas 1972 ER: 432 Huon Rd, Hobart Sth (with Terence Reginald) Died in June 1973 Sth Hobart, Tas, and was cremated 20/6/1973 The Mercury (Hobart, Tas), Wed 8 Dec 1915: RETURNED SOLDIERS ARRIVAL AT LAUNCESTON LAUNCESTON, December 7 Another contingent of sick and wounded Tasmanian soldiers returned from the front by the Loongana this morning. ……………………………………………. …………………………….. Motor-cars, supplied by members of the Tasmanian Automobile Club, conveyed the men to the base hospital, with the exception of three soldiers belonging to the South, who were motored direct to the express, being accompanied to Hobart by Nursing Sister Duggan, who, with Sister Lyne, of Launceston, also returned by the Loongana. ………. Examiner (Launceston, Tas), Mon 13 Mar 1916 (p.6): RETURNED SOLDIERS Sickness more than wounds is the characteristic of most of the soldiers now being returned home……….. By the Loongona on Saturday ………………. Also on board were Surgeon-Major Line, Staff Nurse Duggan, and Ward Assistant Nurse Chapman, who returned on furlough, and went on to Hobart by the express, with others of the party belongin to the South. Examiner (Launceston, Tas), Wed 9 May 1934: Dr Leonard A Maclean was appointed junior medical officer at the Mental Diseases Hospital, New Norfolk, and Mrs Mary Davy was made sub-matron of the institution. [Sister in Feb 1934] The Mercury (Hobart, Tas), Thur 2 Mar 1939: TALKIE APPEAL Labour Women’s Effort at New Norfolk ………………………………………………….. Those present ………………………………………., and sub-matron(Sister M Davy) of the Lachlan Park Hospital, ………………………… [also there in Feb 1938, Mar 1940] Huon and Derwent Times (Tas), Thur 6 Feb 1941 (p.4): NEW NORFOLK PERSONAL Sub-Matron M Davy, of Lachlan Park Hospital staff, and former sister during the 1914-18 war, again is off overseas to take up nursing. She will have charge of a military hospital. Sister Ferrier, of Millbrook Rise Rest Home, has been chosen to take up her duties at the hospital. Sister Davy has signed on for the duration of the war and 12 months after. The Mercury (Hobart, Tas), Sat 26 Oct 1946: Praise For Work At Clark Home Col J.A. Chapman paid his last official visit to the Lady Clark Convalescent Home yesterday as Commandant of the Military Forces in Tasmania. He paid high tribute to the work of Matron Davy, who has been matron of the home for 5½ years, to past and present members of the staff and to the craft-workers. Padre J. Salter also spoke. Among former staff members present was Sister Lyne, a sub-matron. [Sister Lyne was at the Home in 1943] Examiner (Launceston, Tas), Sat 15 Feb 1947 (p.3): [Extremely dark group photo on steps of Conv Home] The Mercury (Hobart, Tas), Wed 5 Dec 1951: PETER TOOK OVER [Photos] Most of us suffer from stage fright on big occasions, and that is what happened yesterday to little Carol Rodwell. She was to have presented a bouquet to Matron M. Davy at a Christmas party at the Lady Clark Rehabilitation Centre at Claremont given by the Claremont Auxiliary of the Royal Hobart Hospital, but she was overcome at the last moment. Her baby brother Peter (top) then stepped in and made the presentation for Carol while she looked on. Later, however, Carol “rehabilitated” herself (bottom) by helping with the afternoon tea. She is handling a plate ofcakes to Messrs R. Elsey (left) and P. Murnikas.