• Bridget Teresa Giles

Army / Flying Corps
  • Australian Army Nursing Service
  • No. 1 Australian General Hospital
  • Nursing Sister

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  • Enlistment - WW1

    Cairo, Egypt

  • Birth

    Mintaro, SA, Australia

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    • GILES, Bridget Teresa “Queenie” - Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Wednesday, 2 December 2015

    Born on the 16th October 1887 at Mintaro, SA – daughter of William Edward GILES & Honoria BRADY – who married at Mintaro on the 14/9/1865 William, the former clerk of the District Council of Stanley and one of the oldest inhabitants of Mintaro, left with his wife and one of his daughters for their new home “Delanoe” in William St, Norwood in the September of 1911 William died at “Delanoe” on the 19/8/1923, age 84, and Honoria joined him two years later on the 9/6/1925, age 81 Siblings all born Mintaro: Albert Edward b.15/8/1866; Bernard Joseph b.26/2/1868; Nathaniel Peter b.23/7/1869; Thomas Herbert b.12/12/1873; Mary Ann b.25/7/1875; Bridget Teresa b.18/6/1877 – d.2/2/1878; Francis b.3/1/1879 – d.6/12/1879; Philip b.21/5/1882; Francis (Frank) b.7/11/1885 – Sgt 1721, 48th Bn – KIA 5/8/1916; Michael Lee b.6/8/1890 Educated at the Dominican Convent, Cabra, SA Trained in nursing at Fremantle Public Hospital, WA for 3 years (Aug 1908 – Oct 1911) – qualifying for the A.T.N.A. at the end of this period – she then remained on staff until April 1912 Relief duty at the Bunbury Government Hospital Jul – Oct 1912 1 year at Broken Hill District Hosp 1 year private nursing A member of the SA Branch of the Royal British Nurses’ Association 1915 WW1: Enlisted on the 12/6/1915 and embarked 17/6/1915 on A62 Wandilla with Special reinforcements for the 1st AGH in Egypt Reported for duty with the 1st AGH 18/7/1915 Choubrah Infectious Hospital 1/3/1916 Embarked on the Salta at Alexandria to join the BEF, and disembarked at Marseilles, France 6/4/1916 Reported for temporary duty with the 14th GH, Wimereux 15/4/1916, then to No.12 Stationary Hospital 13/5/1916 – rejoining the 1st AGH at Rouen 3/7/1916 Admitted sick to the 8th GH, France 17/8/1916 – admitted Q.A.I.M.N.S. Hospital, St Vincent Squ, London 25/8/1916, where she was found to be weak and run down, with dermatitis due to an infection, requiring further treatment TOS 2AAH, Southall 26/10/1916 (light duty 1/11/16) – temporary duty 1AAH, Harefield 6/12/1916 – 5/2/1917 Attached for duty with 3rd AGH, Brighton 14/2/1917 – 25/3/1917, then to join 2nd AAH Southall, followed by 3AAH, Dartford 7/4/1917 Married Dr Norman McConnell BOYCE, (Lieut, RAMC) in the Oct-Dec Qtr of 1917 at Dartford, Kent, but didn’t resign her appointment in consequence until 21/2/1918 Children: *Richard McConnell b.21/12/1919 Berhamsted, England – (Dr) listed in UK Medical Reg at 205 Brentwood Rd, Romford, Essex in 1947 (reg 1943) – Garold House, Swanley, Kent in 1955, 1959 – d. Aug 1995 Southwark, London, age 75 *Ruth M b. Jul-Sep Qtr 1923 Romford, Essex Norman McConnell Boyce listed in UK Medical Reg at Union St, Lurgan in 1919 (reg 1915) – Carlisle Rd & Brentwood Rd, Romford 1923 – 107 Brentwood Rd, Romford 1943 – Kirston, Shotley Gate, Ipswich, Suffolk 1955, 1959 Norman died in the Jan-Mar Qtr of 1963 at Ipswich, Suffolk, age 70 Bridget died in the Jul-Sep Qtr of 1967 at Dartford, Kent, age 79 The West Australian (Perth, WA), Sat 4 May 1912 (p.11): PERSONAL On Tuesday evening last the nurses at the Fremantle Public Hospital assembled for the purpose of bidding farewell to Nurse Giles, who has severed her connection with the institution in order to take up private work. An enjoyable evening was spent, and Nurse Giles, who was one of the most popular members of the staff, was made the recipient of a presentation mirror of handsome design. Southern Times (Bunbury, WA), Tue 23 Jul 1912 (p.4): Personal Nurse Giles arrived on Saturday from Perth on relief duty at the Bunbury Government Hospital. Southern Times (Bunbury, WA), Thur 3 Oct 1912 (p.2): Personal Nurses Giles and Moore, who have been relieving at the Bunbury Hospital, leave for Perth on Saturday afternoon. Their places will be taken by two nurses who have just arrived from England. Nurse Giles goes East on the 12th inst. Both nurses have been very popular during their stay in the Port. Sunday Times (Perth, WA), Sun 19 May 1918 (p.14): Perth Prattle A recent letter from the front states that Nurse (“Queenie”) Giles, formerly on the Government nursing staff in W.A., has been married in France to a captain in the R.A.M.C., but the writer forgot to give his patronymic, although mentioning that his family live in Ireland. The captain has been on service from the beginning of the war, while Nurse Giles joined up with the Australian forces a year or so ago. Her sister, Miss M.A. Giles, was on the telephone staff at Kalgoorlie and Perth, but obtained a transfer to Adelaide, her father being Mr Wm. Giles, of “Delanoe,” Norwood. The London Gazette, 30 Jul 1915 ARMY MEDICAL SERVICE Royal Army Medical Corps The undermentioned to be temporary Lieutenants: Dated 10th July 1915 Norman McConnell Boyce, M.B. The London Gazette, 2 Apr 1935 (p.2267): NOTICE is hereby given that by a deed, dated the seventh day of March, 1935, and made between Norman McConnell Boyce, of “Hillside,” Brentwood Road, Romford, in the county of Essex, Bachelor of Medicine, of the first part, Walter Forsyth Hare, of 234, Victoria Road, Romford, in the said county, Bachelor of Medicine, of the second part, and William Leathley Nicholson, of “Redcourt,” Main Road, Romford aforesaid, Bachelor of Medicine, of the third part, the Partnership hitherto carried on by the above named as Medical Practioners under the style or firm of BOYCE, HARE AND NICHOLSON, was dissolved as from the first day of April, 1935, after which date the respective partner will carry on practice in his own name at his respective address as above. All Partnership accounts may be paid at the respective Surgeries where they were incurred. – Dated eighth day of March, 1935. N. McCONNELL BOYCE WALTER F. HARE WILLIAM LEATHLEY NICHOLSON Notes: Parents leave Mintaro for Norwood 1911: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/59219426 Brother, Frank KIA 1916: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/166422203 Obit with photo: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/59917089 Her father’s Obit 1923: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/167742870 The Advertiser, Mon 20 Aug 1923: DEATHS GILES – On the 10th August, at his residence 144 William street, Norwood, William Edward, the beloved husband of Honoria Giles, formerly of Mintaro, aged 83 years. Requiescat in pace. The Register (Adelaide), Wed 10 Jun 1925: DEATHS GILES – On the 9th June, at her residence, 144 William street, Norwood, Honoria, relict of William Edward Giles, formerly of Mintaro, aged 80 years. Requiescat in pace.