• Kate Foreman

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    Hobart, TAS, Australia

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    • FOREMAN, Kate Alice - Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Wednesday, 2 December 2015

    Born on the 18/10/1888 at Hobart, Tas – daughter of Richard FOREMAN & Catherine JILLETT – who married in Hobart 26/7/1887, and moved to Sydney in 1913 Richard, the managing director of Richard Foreman and Son Ltd, porcelain workers and engineers of Marrrickville, NSW, died on the 16/6/1933 at Cronulla Catherine also died at Cronulla, on the 10/4/1940 Siblings (all born Hobart): Reynolds b.1891; Annie b.1892; Jessie b.1895 – marr BEWICK; Irene May b.1897 Trained Hobart General Hospital (3 yrs) & Braeside Private Hospital, Sydney 1914 ER: Nurse – Nurses Home, Argyle St, Hobart East, Tas WW1: Embarked at Sydney 14/7/1915 on the A67 Orsova Served with 2nd AGH, Transport duty, 3rd AAH / Egypt, France, England Returned to Australia on duty on the Ulysses 30/9/15 Embarked Aus 16/10/15 – arrived back in Egypt 25/11/15 Embarked at Alexandria on the Braemar Castle 26/3/16 & disembarked Marseilles 4/4/16 Proceeded to St Omer for duty 17/6/16 – reported from Australian Voluntary Hospital, Wimereux 15/7/1916 Leave to England 11/11/16 – 27/11/16 10th British Stationary Hosp 10/3/17 1st ACCS, Wimereux 13/5/17 – 24/5/17 2nd AGH 24/5/17 Leave to England 30/9/17 – 14/10/17 Leave to England 14/6/18 – 28/6/18 Retained in England and attached to 3rd AAH, Dartford 28/6/18 Resigned in consequence of marriage 3/9/18 Married Beaufort GREGG, 1437 Dental Corps, on the 3/9/1918 in Salisbury, England Returned to Australia on the D24 Sardinia 19/10/18 – 27/12/18, free passage for Nursing services. Children (3): 1. Richard Beaufort b.8/6/1919 Bathurst, NSW – Farmer – WW2 (NOK, Beaufort); 2. Peter John – marr Sonia L. HENSON Feb 1948 (Kate was unable to attend); 3. William Died 10/8/1971 at Armidale, NSW, age 83 – formerly of Wee Waa, Gilgandra, Blackheath & Bathurst Beaufort GREGG was born 1890 Fernmount, Bellinger River, NSW – son of James William GREGG & Catherine CARMICHAEL, who married in Sydney in 1888 Siblings: Valetta b.1888; Reginald W b.1892 – WW1: Pte 346, AN&MEF / Dvr 7635, 3rd Div Tn; James Arthur b.1894 – WW1: Pte 34, 13th Bn / Dvr 5028, 30th Bn & AMTS; Eupemia G b.1896 Dental mechanic for Mr Tuck of William St, Bathurst on enlistment WW1: Enlisted 29/12/1914 – embarked Sydney 11/2/1915 on A48 Seang Bee Pte 1437 – S/Sgt, 1st Bn / 2nd AGH / 3rd AAH / 5th Fld Amb / Dental Corps Served Gallipoli from 3/5/15 – bomb wound (shell shock, temp blindness) 7/8/15 – admitted No 2 GH, Ghezireh 12/8/15 To France 26/3/16 Leave to England 12/11/16 – 22/11/16 Leave to England 1/10/17 – 12/10/17 Leave to England 1/9/18 – 16/9/18 RTA on Burmah (1915 leave) 14/12/1918 – 29/1/1919 3rd MD (for 2nd MD per Karoola) Alderman, Bathurst Council Died 5/8/1947 Narrabri, NSW The Mercury (Hobart, Tas), Sat 15 Mar 1913 (p.7): HOBART GENERAL HOSPITAL BOARD ………………………………………………………….. A application had been received from Miss Kate Foreman for her certificate, but, owing to Miss Foreman having broken her articles of agreement, the request could not be entertained. The Mercury (Hobart, Tas), Sat 9 Aug 1913 (p.7): HOSPITAL BOARD A CERTIFICATE TROUBLE An application was received from the hon. secretary of the Trained Nurses Association asking that the certificate which had been withheld from Nurse Foreman by the Hospital Board, owing to the nurse’s defiance of the board’s orders, should be given to her again in order that she might enter a hospital for 12 months to complete her four years’ training. Mr Burn said that during the three years which Nurse Foreman had trained at the General Hospital as a nurse she had done her work very well, but her disobedience of the board in taking a nine months’ holiday Home had forced the board to act as it had done. At the same time, he thought that the board could help the nurse over the stile by writing her a letter intimating that the three years she had trained in the hospital were satisfactory, and that if she did the fourth year they would grant the certificate. The Chairman said that the nurse might be given a certificate certifying that she had trained for three years, but as for giving her the opportunity of training for another year, so as to get the A.T.N.A. certificate, he strongly opposed such action. Discipline must be upheld, and the nurse had acted contrary to the rules. Further discussion ensued, during which the Mayor warmly appealed for leniency for Nurse Foreman. The board had closed its doors against her, but were they going to close the doors of the world against her? He was speaking for the citizens. The Chairman said that the Mayor seemed to be fond of telling them that he was speaking for the citizens. The Mayor: So I am, I am the only elected member here elected by the people. The Chairman: Excuse me, Mr Mayor, but we are appointed by the Government, and that being so we are in a higher position than you. I move that a letter be sent from the board to Mrs Miller (hon. secretary of the A.T.N.A.) setting forth that Nurse Foreman put in three years’ training at this hospital, and that she did her work very satisfactorily, and let the matter rest there, as far as we are concerned. The motion was seconded, and passed. National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW), Fri 8 Aug 1947 (p.2): PERSONAL The death is announced from Wee Waa of Mr Beau Gregg, who from 1922 until his departure in 1938 took a leading part in public and sporting life of Bathurst. The deceased was 57 years of age. The late Mr Gregg was one of the leading members of the Bathurst Diggers’ Club and was elected president on several occasions. He was also an alderman of the Bathurst Council for a number of years. He took a keen interest in local ambulance affairs and besides filling the position of president of the Ambulance Committee, was one of those who were mainly responsible for the magnificent new ambulance station, which is the pride of Bathurstians today. The deceased also took an active interest in sport and was a hard working member of the committee of the Bathurst Turf Club as well as the Picnic Race Club. A keen fisherman and a field shot, the late Mr Gregg enjoyed life and his happy disposition and bright personality made him one of the most popular of Bathurstians. He carried on his profession as a dentist for years in William Street, Bathurst, and prior to taking up his residence at Blackheath, where he continued to practice until a few years ago, he took up his residence at Wee Waa. He is survived by a widow (a nurse in the first World War), and three sons, Messrs Peter, Dick and William Gregg, and to whom general sympathy will be extended. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Sat 9 Aug 1947 (p.40): DEATHS GREGG, Beauford – August 5, at Wee Waa, late of Bathurst and Blackheath, dearly beloved husband of Kate and father of Dick, Peter, and Bill. Burial in C of E portion Wee Waa Cemetery August 6th. Bathurst papers, please copy. GREGG, Beauford – August 5, 1947, at Wee Waa, beloved elder son of Catherine and the late William Gregg, and brother of Violet (deceased), Reg, Arthur, Gladys (Mrs Ryan), Ella (Mrs Morrow), Eunice (Mrs Worling). Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Aug 12, 1971 (p.40): DEATHS GREGG, Kate – August 10, 1971, at Armidale, formerly of Wee Waa, Gilgandra, Blackheath and Bathurst, wife of the late Beaufort Gregg, loved mother of Dick, of Kingscliffe, Peter, of Armidale, and Bill, of Newcastle, aged 83 years. Notes: See photo in small group of nurses (including Elsie Gibson) – taken 1909, & held at the Tasmanian Archives Office Obits for Richard Foreman 1933: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/28029057 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/16963899