• Leonora Maude Eadie

Army / Flying Corps
  • Australian Army Nursing Service

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    Kingston SE, SA, Australia

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    • EADIE, Leonora Maude - Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Sunday, 8 November 2015

    Maude was born 29/11/1887 Kingston, SA – daughter of George WATSON & Mary Ann (Marian) DAVIS, who married in Vic in 1884. The family was living back in Vic by 1890, when Maude’s 5 year old brother & new-born sister died within a few months of each other at Queenscliff. George was drowned at sea on the 8th of April 1896, when his fishing boat hit bad weather while he was checking his cray pots near Cape Schanck. Her mother re-married to Dr George Alexander EADIE (Surgeon) in 1897 – and they were living in Beaufort, Vic by 1903, (also 1917, 1919) Mary Ann died 29/7/1942 at Sandringham, Vic, age 78 (daughter of Jos Davis & Isabella Waight) and was cremated at Fawkner, where her ashes rest in the Garden of Remembrance (1); George Eadie also died at Sandringham, in 1951, age 89 – cremated at Fawkner on the 5th Dec, his remains were scattered by request Siblings: 1. William George Josiah b.5/8/1885 Port Victor, SA – d.28/7/1890 Queenscliff, Vic, age 5 2. Sara Isabel (Belle) b.15/8/1886 Kingston, SA – embarked at Melbourne (age 32) on the Ormonde & arrived in England 7/10/1919 3. Victoria May b.&d.1890 Queenscliff, Vic (age 4D) Trained in nursing at the Children’s Hospital (3 years) Member of the R.V.T.N.A. – passing her final exam in December 1914 WW1: Maude initially offered her services as an army nurse in December 1915 She was serving at the Base Hospital in St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, before embarking on the RMS Mooltan 12/6/1917 (giving her age as 27) – disembarked Suez 19/7/17 – re-embarking Port Said 25/7/17 on Chagres for Salonika Joined 60th Gen Hosp for duty 31/7/1917 – transferred to 66th GH 14/8/17 Admitted 43rd Gen Hosp 20/10/17 with Malaria – transferred to the Sister’s Conv Camp 31/10/17 & discharged 17/11/17 to the 52nd GH for duty To 42nd GH 10/1/18, and back to the 52nd GH 10/4/18 Adm Red Cross Conv Home 18/4/18 – rejoining the 52nd GH 2/5/18 From a letter received in Australia mid 1918: “We are still fairly busy, but expect to be moving any day, as a number of the patients are being transferred or sent home, which means our work is getting lighter every day. We are still living and working in tents, and strange to say, we all love our little nests, and find them, in fine weather, very nice, but in the rain and snow, well, they leave much to be desired.” Another stint at the Red Cross Home 29/12/18 – 3/1/19, before returning to the 52nd GH for duty Embarked for UK Leave 2/5/1919 on the Czaritza – disembarking Southampton 13/2/19 & reporting to AIF HQ London She resigned her appointment in the AIF 6/3/1919 in consequence of marriage. Married Capt Charles Evan LLOYD (Gen List Dental) on the 6/3/1919 at the Parish Church, St George, Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England [Maude & Charles had arrived for duty in Salonika in the same month in 1917] Children (1): Sheila Mary b.8/1/1920 Ludlow, Shropshire Resident in England in 1942 Died 17/10/1964 Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England Charles Evan Lloyd – Captain, General List Dental – first served Salonika 16/7/17 SR: Attested 6/12/1915 – Pte 40972, 22nd Royal Welch Fusilliers Mobilized 12/7/1916 – discharged, having been appointed to a Temp Comm 24/11/16 Accepted for No 5 Officer Cadet Battalion – Trinity College, Cambridge from 8/12/1916 Address: 28 Broad St, Ludlow Letter in SR from R.O. Ludlow to Pte C.E. Lloyd – September 5th, 1916: “I have telephoned to your surgery to tell your sister you may be here late on Saturday night. You are doing a wise thing. Your C.O. may be able to get you the necessary form to apply for a commission, and your testimonials are all on this. I shall be pleased to fill up any form, but your best chance is by recommendation from your own C.O. I quite agree that your skill is wasted in the ranks. Thanks for your letter. Capt R.O. Ludlow” Born 17/4/1884 Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales – son of Daniel Herbert LLOYD (Grocer) & Elizabeth Anne MORGAN Educated Blackheath & Guys Hospital Dental surgeon Charles was living & working in Ludlow, Shropshire in 1911 – he had his younger sister, Lilian Gertrude & 2 servants with him Died 10/5/1950 Ludlow, age 65 The London Gazette, 15 April 1919 (4923): NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned, Charles Evan Lloyd and George Dee, carrying on business as Dental Surgeons, at Ludlow, in the county of Salop, under the style or firm of LLOYD AND DEE, has been dissolved by mutual consent as and from the first day of October, 1918. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Charles Evan Lloyd. – Dated 10th day of April, 1919. CHAS E. LLOYD. GEORGE DEE Riponshire Advocate (Vic), Sat 26 Dec 1914 (p.2): Miss Maud Eadie, daughter of Dr G.A. and Mrs Eadie, of Beaufort, has succeeded in passing the final examination of the Royal Trained Nurses’ Association. Riponshire Advocate (Vic), Sat 4 Dec 1915 (p.2): FOR THE EMPIRE Nurse M. Eadie, daughter of Dr G.A. and Mrs Eadie, of Beaufort, recently offered her services to the Defence authorities. Riponshire Advocate (Vic), Sat 12 May 1917 (p.3): FOR THE EMPIRE Miss Maude Eadie, daughter of Dr G.A. and Mrs Eadie, of Beaufort, has been home on a visit for a few days, before entering on military duty at the Base Hospital, preparatory to embarking for the front. Riponshire Advocate (Vic), Sat 2 Jun 1917 (p.2): NURSE FAREWELLED Miss M. Eadie, daughter of Dr and Mrs G.A. Eadie, of Beaufort, who has been on final leave and sails for the front shortly, left Beaufort by the 5.30 p.m. train on Monday. A large number of residents and friends of the family, together with representatives of the local soldiers’ welcome home and farewell committee, gathered at the station, and she was given an impromptu send-off. Cr W.H. Halpin (president of the soldiers’ farewell and welcome home committee), speaking on behalf of the citizens and members of the committee, congratulated Miss Eadie upon the step she had taken in leaving here, giving up friends and sacrificing personal comfort, to go and care for the wounded and maimed soldiers fighting for the Empire and them all. She had taken on a grave responsibility, and he commended her for her noble action. She was the first nurse to leave Beaufort, and both her parents and the people, he was sure, were very proud of her. He hoped some of the able-bodied young men would step forward and follow her example. At the present time the country was calling for help and not getting the response she should, and when they saw a young girl going away like this, she set a striking example. Nurse Eadie had refused a public farewell, as she did not want any fuss made, and they thought the least they could do was to come here and give her a little bit of a send-off when she was going away. He congratulated her upon the sacrifice she was making, and her parents upon their sacrifice in letting her go. She had answered the call of king, country, and Empire by going to nurse those who required aid, and they wished her au revoir, God-speed, and a safe return to Beaufort. Three hearty cheers were then given for Nurse Eadie and her parents. Captain the Rev A.H. Ross said ……………………………………………………… In the course of a response, Dr Eadie, on behalf of his daughter and wife and himself, thanked them very sincerely for their kindness in coming here to see his daughter off. Since the outbreak of the war it had been her great ambition to go, and knowing the very perilous mission she was going on, they all naturally felt proud of her, although it was a severe wrench to part with her. He trusted God would be with her, spare her, and bring her home to them. Further cheers were given, and the National Anthem and “For She’s a Jolly Good Lassie” sung. http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/119573208 Camperdown Chronicle (Vic), Thur 7 Jun 1917: District News BEAUFORT Nurse M Eadie, who sails for the front shortly, on leaving Beaufort was presented by the members of the local Ladies’ Red Cross Society with a leather suit case bearing a suitable inscription. Riponshire Advocate (Vic), Sat 14 Jul 1917 (p.3): FOR THE EMPIRE Dr G.A. and Mrs Eadie, of Beaufort, recently received a cablegram from their daughter, Sister Maude Eadie (who is proceeding to the front as an army nurse), stating that she had arrived safely at the first port of call. Riponshire Advocate (Vic), Sat 11 Aug 1917 (p.3): FOR THE EMPIRE Dr G.A. and Mrs Eadie, of Beaufort, have received a cablegram from their daughter, Sister Maude Eadie, announcing her safe arrival at Salonica, where she is to continue duty as an army nurse. Riponshire Advocate (Vic), Sat 15 Jun 1918 (p.2): FOR THE EMPIRE Miss Jean McFarlane has received the following letter from Sister M. Eadie (daughter of Dr G.A. and Mrs Eadie, of Beaufort), who is on active service with the Australian Red Cross abroad: – Last week the much looked and longed-for Australian mail arrived, and with it came another beautiful parcel for me from the Beaufort Girls’ Patriotic Club. Really, I hardly know what to say or how to thank you one and all for your thoughtfulness for me. I am sure you will all be delighted to know that everything was in perfect condition, just as you had packed it. The sweets were lovely. I just wished you could have seen them in a very prominent spot on our little supper table the other night. We are still fairly busy, but expect to be moving any day, as a number of the patients are being transferred or sent home, which means our work is getting lighter every day. We are still living and working in tents, and strange to say, we all love our little nests, and find them, in fine weather, very nice, but in the rain and snow, well, they leave much to be desired. We had a lovely lot of snow last week – quite the heaviest I have seen out here. Will you please convey my very best wishes and thanks to all the members of your club. I trust they will continue in their noble work, and that their many efforts will be crowned with success throughout. Punch (Melb, Vic), Thur 12 Dec 1918 (p.40: Causerie The many friends of Sister M. Eadie, daughter of Dr G.A. and Mrs Eadie, of Beaufort, will be pleased to hear she is now convalescent after the attack of malarial fever she contracted while on active service abroad. Dr and Mrs Eadie, accompanied by Miss Belle Eadie, are returning to “Clyde,” Beaufort, from Torquay this week. The Argus, (Melb, Vic), Tue 18 Mar 1919 (p.1): MARRIAGES LLOYD – EADIE – On the 6th March 1919, at London, Captain Charles Evan Lloyd, M.C., E.A.D.C., to Sister Leonora Maude Eadie, A.A.N.S. (By cable). The Argus, Tue 13 Jan 1920: BIRTHS LLOYD (nee Maude Eadie) – On the 8th January, 1920, at Ludlow, England, the wife of Charles Evan Lloyd – a daughter (both well). By cable