• Edith Emily Faulkner

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  • Enlistment - WW1

    Keswick, SA, Australia

  • Birth

    Watervale, SA, Australia

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    • FAULKNER, Edith Emily - Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Wednesday, 25 November 2015

    Born on the 26/12/1881 at Watervale, Clare, SA – daughter of Benjamin FAULKNER & Mary Ann NORRIS – who married in Auburn, SA on the 29/3/1873 Benjamin died following a short illness, on the 9/8/1885 at Watervale, age 33 Mary remarried at Watervale on the 26/12/1887 to George RIVETT Resident at 134 Hutt St, Adelaide in 1916 Siblings: Alice Jane b.1875 Salisbury, SA; Edwin Benjamin b.1877; Levinia May b.1879; Frank Albert b.1884 Half sibling: Vida Phoebe b.7/10/1888 Watervale, SA Trained in nursing for 4 years at North Adelaide Private Hospital (1910) WW1: Enlisted 22/11/1916 Embarked Sydney 29/12/1916 on the Themistocles – disembarked Plymouth 23/2/17 Proceeded O/S France 28/2/17 Posted to 6th Stationary Hosp, Rouen 2/3/17 Adm to hosp 20/3/17 (bronchitis) – rejoined unit 6/4/17 Boulogne Posted to 16th Gen Hosp – joined 47th Gen Hosp 14/6/17 – rep for duty 5th Stat Hosp 5/7/17 14 days leave to UK Posted to 1st ACCS, Dieppe 22/1/18 Adm to hosp, St Omar 17/3/18 (bronchitis) – rejoined 1st ACCS 18/4/18 UK leave 4/7/18 – rejoined 1st ACCS 21/7/18 – rep for duty 3rd AGH, Abbeville 15/8/18 Proc to UK 5/10/18 for duty with 1st AAH, Harefield Resigned 26/12/18 due to marriage – discharged in England Married Captain Philip Patrick Terence Edward Ernest O’DOHERTY, (L.A.R., Federated Malay States) on the 26/12/1918 at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster, London Spent a few years in Malaya after the war, returning to Australia late 1922 / early 1923 Address Jan 1923: Sanitorium, Bedford Park, SA / 1925: St George’s Nurses Home, Milton, Qld (nurse) / 1928: Lamb Island, Qld (h.d.) Edith died 16/2/1935 at St Martin’s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland She was privately cremated at Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens, and her cremated remains collected Philip d.7/5/1962 Qld – son of Terence Edward O’DOHERTY & Helen Josephine DALY [Farmer, Lamb Island, Cleveland 1925, 1928; Labourer, Bowen Tce, Merthyr 1937; Palm Beach, Southport 1949 & 1954 – no mention of Edith in 1925] [There is a British Medal Card for a Captain Terence Edward O’Doherty – I.A.R.O – Indian Army Reserve of Officers] The Advertiser (Adelaide) Sat 21 Sept 1918 (p.8): FAULKNER-O’DOHERTY – The engagement is announced of Sister Edyth Faulkner, A.A.N.S., No.1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, France, and 134 Hutt-street, Adelaide, to Captain Terence O’Doherty, L.A.R., Federated Malay States, now on active service in France. The Advertiser (Adelaide) Sat 1 Mar 1919 (p.8): MARRIAGES O’DOHERTY – FAULKNER – On the 26th December 1918, at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster, London, by the Rev Canon H.F. Westlake, Terence Edward O’Doherty, L.A.R., to Edyth Faulkner (late A.A.N.S.). The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld), Sat 24 Jan 1925 (p.10): PERSONALITIES Mrs T.E. O’Doherty (Lamb Island) is in Brisbane, and is staying at Lennon’s Hotel The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld), Mon 18 Feb 1935 (p.1): DEATHS O’DOHERTY – On the 16th February, 1935, at St Martin’s Hospital, Edith Emily (Faulk) O’Doherty, late Sister, A.I.F. Private Cremation. The Courier-Mail (Brisbane) Tue 19 Jul 1938: MRS MILDRED ELLIOTT St John’s Cathedral has been chosen for the wedding of Mrs Elliott and Captain Terence O’Doherty of Lamb Island, which will be quietly celebrated on July 30. Lady Cilento will attend Mrs Elliott. Notes: 1916 SA State Library Photo: http://images.slsa.sa.gov.au/searcy/09/PRG280_1_9_60.htm 1908 Group photo Nth Adelaide Private Hosp: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/164105009