• Iris Everett

Army / Flying Corps
  • Australian Army Nursing Service

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    Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand

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    • EVERETT, Iris, Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Friday, 11 February 2022

    Iris was born in 1887 at Oamaru, NZ – the daughter of William Henry EVERETT and Alice Christina GORDON, who married on the 12/9/1881 at St John’s, Christchurch, NZ Residents of Theall, Nelson Rd, Gordon, NSW in 1916 William died on the 25/10/1929 at Darlinghurst, age 76 Alice died on the 9/9/1945 Siblings (born NZ): Edward Gordon b.&d.1882 (6mths); Florence Annie b.1884 – married Lewis LETT 1910 Epping, England (son, Ernest Gordon b.17/11/1910) – d.21/11/1910 Domara, Papua; Isabel Clarice b.1885 – d.1/8/1897 NSW, age 11yrs 10mths Cousin: Viola EVERETT b.1891 NZ – Sister, AANS – d.20/6/1982 Qld Religion: Church of England Trained in nursing at Sydney Hospital WW1: Served for 3 months at the Cootamundra Camp Embarked Sydney on Kashgar 3/9/1916 – disembarked Bombay 26/9/16 Posted to Cumballa War Hospital, Bombay 26/9/16 Transferred to Deccan War Hosp, Poona 12/12/16 Transf to Station Hosp, Belgaum 14/8/17 Resigned appointment 11/12/1917 in order to marry 12/12/17 Married Phillip Hensley HENSON on the 12/12/1917 in India Ancestry index for India, Select Marriages: [Iris EVERETT (daughter of William Henry) married Peter WEASON (son of John Henry) 5/2/1918 in India] – is this actually HENSON, the H & the N mistaken in transcription? [A Philip Henry Henson served as a Capt with the RAMC in India from 23/6/1917 – born 1889 Yorkshire – Dr, reg. 19/12/1913: Addresses: 1923 Castleford Rd, Normanton / 1927 Fort Victoria, S. Rhodesia – an Ancestry FT shows his father was John R., he married an Edith Oyler in 1915, and died in Rhodesia in 1930] Iris returned to Australia Matron, Dungog Hospital – for one month Jan/Feb 1919 Matron, Mona Vale Red Cross Convalescent Home – until it closed in June 1920 War Gratuity paid to Mrs Iris Hensley Henson at “Theall”, Nelson Rd, Gordon, NSW in September 1920 Registered Nurse 2/9/1926, Gordon, NSW Mrs Iris H. Henson (38yr old housewife), together with Mrs Alice Everett (67yr old housewife) embarked in Sydney on the Jervis Bay, and arrived in Southampton 18/3/1928 Mrs Iris H. Henson (36yr old housewife), together with Mrs Alice C Everett (67yr old housewife) – departed London 7/8/1928 on the Jervis Bay for Sydney Living with her mother at 226 Dandenong Rd, St Kilda, Vic in 1931, 1936 – then 59 Wrights Rd, Drummoyne 1943 Eventually moving to 5/67 Pacific Hwy, Roseville, following her mother’s death, 1949, 1954, 1963, 1980 Applied for Repat 1961 Died on the 24th of April 1981 (late of Roseville), NSW Cremated Northern Suburbs Crematorium Dungog Chronicle: Durham and Gloucester Advertiser (NSW), Tue 21 Jan 1919 (p.2): ON HOLIDAYS Matron Alcock left on Friday last for a month’s holiday. Her place is being filled by Matron Hensley-Henson. Evening News (Sydney, NSW), Mon 21 Jun 1920 (p.7): For Women SOCIAL AND OTHER NEWS Before the closing of the Mona Vale Red Cross Convalescent Home, the matron, Mrs J. Hensley Henson (formerly Sister Iris Everett, late A.I.F.) was presented with a leather bag and purse, made by returned soliders in Sydney. Mrs Henderson, commandant of the Sydney District V.A. Detachment made the presentation. The Argus, Fri 14 Sept 1945: DEATHS EVERETT – On September 9, Alice Everett, beloved mother and grandmother of Iris Hensley Henson and Gordon Lett (4th Indian Division), in her 86th year (Privately interred September 10) The Argus, Wed 15 Jan 1947: LAW NOTICES After 14 clear days Iris Hensley Henson, of Wahroonga, in the State of New South Wales, widow, the executrix to who probate of the will of Alice Christina Everett, late of Drummoyne, in the State of NSW, widow, deceased, has been granted ……………… The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Apr 24, 1981 (p.26): DEATHS HENSLEY-HENSON, Iris – April 22, 1981, late of Roseville, loved wife of Phillip (deceased) and beloved aunt of Gordon Lett and his family, England. FUNERALS HENSLEY-HENSON – The funeral service for the late IRIS HENSLEY-HENSON, of Roseville, will be held in the East Chapel of the Northern Suburbs Crematorium, on Monday, April 27 11 a.m. Please assemble at the crematorium.