• Mary Middlemiss Ferrier

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    Casterton, VIC, Australia

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    • FERRIER, Mary Middlemiss - Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Wednesday, 27 January 2016

    Born on the 9th April 1888 at Casterton, Vic – daughter of John FERRIER & Alicia Jane HANLON – who married in Vic in 1872 Living “Ferryhill” Casterton 1902, 1912 – Echuca 1914 – Double Corner, Nth Portland 1916, 1918 John died in Portland in April 1919, age 78 and Alicia also died at Portland 19/1/1920, age 69 Siblings: James William Hanlon b.1874 Dundas – d.1931; John Middlemiss b.1875 – d.1955; Peter David b.1876 – marr Christina M McNICOL 29/4/1914 – d.1938; Sutton Henry (Sid) b.1877 – WW1: Cpl 176, 10th LH – DOW 9/9/1915 on HS Devanha; Elizabeth Marie Beatrice (Bessie) b.1880 Coleraine – WW1: AANS – d.1970, age 91; Alicia Jane b.1882 – marr A.C.D. THOMAS 1923 – d.1976; Oliver Douglas b.1884 – WW1: Disch MU – didn’t sail – d.1974; Wilhelmina Esther (Ina) b.1886 – marr H.M. CAMPBELL 1912; Roy Anthony Decimal b.1891 – WW1: Sgt 1209, 13th LH, Cycling Corps; Ivy Adrian Hope b.1892 – marr F.H. GOUGH 1916 Religion: Presbyterian Trained in nursing at the Alfred Hospital, Prahran (3yrs) Qualified as a member of the Royal Victorian Trained Nurses Association (RVTNA) in June 1917 WW1: Served for 4 months at No. 11 AGH, Caulfield Embarked on the SS Ormonde 6/3/1918 and disembarked in Bombay 26/3/1918 Billeted on the Hospital Ship Egypt until 25/5/1918 – then posted to 44th British General Hospital, Deolali Transferred to 34th Welsh General Hospital, Deolali 14/8/1918 Resigned her appointment 12/4/1919 in order to marry Married James William NORRIS on the 13/4/1919 in India Returned to Australia via Singapore on the Gorgon, arriving Fremantle 14/3/1920, then proceeded by rail the following day to Melbourne Children: Betty; James William (jnr) b.8/8/1922 Stowe, Stafford, England – WW2: 1941-46 – marr. Madeline M. Tovell 1948 – d.1984 Balmoral, age 61; Ursula b.1925 Stafford; John Ferrier b.1927 Stafford; Electoral Rolls: 1931, 1937, 1942, 1949, 1954, 1963, 1968, 1972 ER: “Romani”, Balmoral, Vic (James – grazier) James (snr), born 17/4/1899 Burslem, England – served WW2: 1942 – 1945, 9th Bn VDC – he died on the 5/12/1970 at their home “Romani”, Balmoral, age 72 – son of William James & Annie Elizabeth (nee Bartlam) 1980 ER: Mary at Mackie House, Coleraine [1949, 1954, 1963, 1968, 1972 – also James Wm junr, farm labourer / 1954, 1963, 1968, 1972, 1980 – also Hazel, HD & John Ferrier, farmer] 1980 ER – James William (jnr) – Horsham Rd, Balmoral Mary died on the 21st of January 1984 at Hamilton, Vic, age 95, and is buried in the Balmoral Cemetery