• Ida Agnes Mary Eddie

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    Winchelsea VIC, Australia

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    • EDDIE, Ida Agnes Mary, Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Friday, 11 February 2022

    Ida was born on the 30th of March 1890 at Winchelsea, Vic – the daughter of (Dr) Arthur William EDDIE and Agnes Jane MOIR, who married in Scotland in 1884 The couple then emigrated to Australia, arriving in NSW in August 1884 on the Chimborazo, where Arthur established a medical practice in Bombala Agnes died on the 9/5/1901 at Sth Yarra, Vic, aged 42 Arthur remarried to Ann STIRLING in 1902, and he died 1931 Hamilton, aged 71 Ann died 25/2/1950 at Greensborough Siblings: Alice b.1885 Bombala, NSW – marr E.O. SHANN; Robert W b.1887 NSW; Arthur Moir b.1889 Vic – d.1971 Half Siblings: Theodore Stirling b.1903; Norman Leighton b.1904 – d.1966; Marjorie Joyce b.1905; John Lindsay b.1912 Presbyterian Educated at Geelong Ladies’ College Trained in nursing in the Melbourne and Dunolly Hospitals (20mths each) Member of the Royal Victorian Trained Nurses Association – passing the final exam in November 1916 Resigned from the Dunolly Hospital in January 1917 to take up a position at Dr Moore’s Private Hospital in Melbourne WW1 Service: Embarked on the SS Somali 30/06/1917 for India, and disembarked Bombay 30/7/1917 Posted to the Deccan War Hospital, Poona, the same day Resigned appointment 11/12/1917 in order to marry 12/12/1917 Married David MANSON (Dr, of Scotland) on the 12th of December in Bombay, India Daughter: Una Nancy – married HAMBLETON Ida died of Blackwater fever on the 29th of October 1923 at Cinnamar, Assam, India David returned to the UK following her death Dunolly and Betbetshire Express (Vic), Tue 4 Jul 1916 (p.2): [Dunolly District Hospital] Nurse Eddie gained the prize for the senior class for the half year………. Dunolly and Betbetshire Express (Vic), Tue 8 Aug 1916 (p.3): Dunolly District Hospital …………………………………………………….. Everything was going on well, and the matron expressed appreciation of the cordial help given by the nursing staff. She also spoke highly of the excellent manner in which the acting matron (Nurse Eddy) had carried out her duties. …………….. Dunolly and Betbetshire Express (Vic), Tue 19 Dec 1916 (p.2): In the list of successful candidates at the half-yearly examination held by the Royal Victorian Trained Nurses’ Association on November 21 and 22 is the name of Nurse Ida Agnes Mary Eddie, of the Dunolly District Hospital. We cordially congratulate Nurse Eddie on her success and wish for her further success in her career. We understand Nurse Eddie has been offered a position in Dr Moor’s private hospital in Melbourne. Dunolly and Betbetshire Express (Vic), Tue 9 Jan 1917 (p.2): Nurse Eddie, of the Dunolly District Hospital, who passed the November examinations, and whose resignation was accepted at last Thursday’s meeting of the Hospital Committee, left Dunolly on Saturday to fill a new position at Dr Moore’s private hospital in Melbourne. During her period of training in Dunolly she proved herself most capable and efficient, and was more than once appointed acting-matron, discharging the duties with great tact and ability. She gained the confidence and regard of patients, of doctor, staff, and committee, and her departure is greatly regretted. On Friday evening Nurse Eddie was entertained by Dr Crook and Mrs Crooke, and the nursing staff, several other friends being present, and a most enjoyable time was spent. Mr Mills proposed the health of Nurse Eddie and wished her every success. Dr Crooke, in responding for Nurse Eddie, spoke in most appreciative terms of Nurse Eddie’s qualities, and her excellent qualifications. She had discharged her duties with conspicuous ability and to the satisfaction of all. Later on a presentation was made by Dr Crooke to Nurse Eddie of a field service hypodermic syringe and by the nursing staff of a nurse’s chatelaine. Nurse Eddie carries with her the good wishes of the entire community. Geelong Advertiser (Vic), Fri 22 Jun 1917 (p.5): WINCHELSEA Sister Ida Eddie has been on a visit to her parents at Winchelsea before she sails for service with the A.I.F. The Argus (Melb, Vic), Sat 3 Nov 1923 (p.17): DEATHS MANSON – [By Cable] – On the 29th October, at Cinnamara, Assam, India, Ida Agnes Mary, loved wife of Dr David Manson, and beloved daughter of Dr A.W. Eddie, of Winchelsea. Geelong Advertiser (Vic), Thur 8 Nov 1923 (p.10): WINCHELSEA During last week Dr A.W. Eddie received the sad news of his daughter Ida’s death, which had occurred at her home in India. Deceased was born in Winchelsea, and trained as a nurse in Melbourne and Dunolly Hospitals. She enlisted as a war nurse, and was sent to India, and while there was married to Dr David Manson, of Glasgow, Scotland. She has lived in India since her marriage, for the last few years at Cinnamara, Assam, where she died on 29th October from fever. Deceased held a warm corner in many hearts of the residents here, and was noted for her kindly and bright nature. Many regrets were felt when it became known that she had passed away. She leaves her husband and one little daughter to mourn their loss. Deceased was a sister of Dr. R.W. Eddie, of Hull, England, and of Mrs E. Shann, of Perth, and Mr A.M. Eddie, of Mirboo; also step-sister of Theo, Norman, Joyce, and Lindsay Eddie.