• Stella Emily Davis

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  • Australian Army Nursing Service
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    • DAVIS, Stella Emily – Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Wednesday, 15 July 2015

    Stella was born on the 17/11/1887 at Cootamundra, NSW – daughter of William James DAVIS & Isabella (Isobel) Rosalie DOYLE – who married in Sydney in 1882 William died 2/6/1907 Cootamundra, NSW Isobel died 18/5/1908 at Glebe Point, NSW Siblings (born Cootamundra): Darcy W. b.1883; Gordon James b.1885 – WW1: Pte 1024, 13th Bn – DOW 9/5/1915 Egypt; Hilda M. b.1889 – marr. Hy W. THOMPSON 1914 Sydney Siblings (born Junee, NSW): Bessie L. b.1892 – marr. Wm BULL 1914 Sydney; Ethel F.M. b.1894 – marr. Tim W. MacCRISTAL 1921 Sydney Trained in nursing at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital WW1: Joined the AANS 20/3/1915 Stella (& her future husband Gerald both initially) sailed to Egypt on the Kyarra in April 1915 Stella served with the 1st Australian General Hospital Admitted to the 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis 27/1/1916 with a mild case of mumps Transferred to France April 1916 Detached from the 1st AGH, Rouen, and attached for duty with the 10th General Hospital, Rouen 12/4/1916 Admitted to the 8th Gen Hosp, Rouen 29/8/1916 with Neuralgia and Tonsilitis – rejoined Unit 13/9/1916 To hospital sick 29/9/1916 Invalided from France 3/10/16 to the Vincent Square Hospital, London – convalescent at St Albans 17/11/1916 Boarded at HQ 27/11/1916 and given 4 weeks Leave, which was extended for a further week on the 28/12/16 Returned to duty with the 3rd AGH operating at Kitchener’s Military Hosp, Brighton 5/1/1917 Resigned her appointment 2/3/1917 Married Gerald George HOGAN, Maj, 1st Div Fld Arty on the 2/3/1917 at Brighton, England Children (1): Geraldine Mary born 16/11/1917 London – married Kevin Borthwick 23/12/1939 NSW – living Pittsburgh, USA 1987 Stella returned to Australia with her daughter on the Orsova, arriving in Sydney on the 20/2/1919 Gerald returned to Melbourne in June 1919 A Solicitor, he was sworn in as Justice of the Peace at the Supreme Court, Darwin on the 2/12/1919 [Stella states] Gerald was a resident in the Territory of Papua / New Guinea since October 1922 Stella & child sailed to Rabaul on the Mataram, departing Sydney 12/12/1922 The family visited Australia at the start of 1927 Gerald appointed Justice of the Peace, Rabaul, New Guinea in 1928 Crown Law Office, Rabaul, New Guinea in 1935, 1941 Gerald died 1/7/1942 when lost at sea from the Montevideo Maru Stella was in residence at Kambala Girls School, Rose Bay in 1946 She died 24/1/1987, NSW, age 99 Buried in the Northern Suburbs Lawn Cemetery 14/2/1987 Sydney Morning Herald, Jan 31, 1987 (p.148): DEATHS HOGAN, Stella Emily (nee Davis) – January 24, 1987, A.A.N.S., 1st A.I.F., widow of the Hon. Gerald George Hogan, M.L.C., New Guinea, loved mother of Geraldine Hoy [sic] (Borthwick) of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., loving grandmother of Mary Angela Bellingham, Aneya, Gerald and Andrew Borthwick, great-grandmother of Alison and Douglas Bellingham, Michael and Stephen, Verity and Madeleine Borthwick, fond aunt of her nieces and nephews. In her 100th year. Requiescat in pace. FUNERALS HOGAN – The relatives and friends of the lateMrs STELLA EMILY HOGAN are invited to attend her funeral, to leave St Luke’s Church, cnr Orimbah Road and Heydon Street, Mosman on Saturday (February 14, 1987), after service commencing at 9.30 o’clock, for the Northern Suburbs Lawn Cemetery. Gerald was born 14/4/1886 at Beechworth, Vic – son of James HOGAN & Caroline KING Barrister and Solicitor WW1: Embarked on Kyarra at Brisbane, Qld, April 1915 – 2nd Lieut, 3rd FAB – Major, 1st Div Field Artillery (MID) – RTA on Suffolk 12/4/1919 – 8/6/1919 The Argus, Wed 10 Oct 1928: The following appointments as justices of the peace were approved by the Governor in Council yesterday: - Mr G.G. Hogan, Rabaul, New Guinea, ……. The Canberra Times, Sat 24 Nov 1945: 180 NEW GUINEA CIVILIANS LOST IN JAP SHIP The Minister for External Territories (Mr Ward) yesterday released a list of 180 New Guinea civilians, including 16 missionaries, who have been missing since January 1942, and who were recently reported lost at sea when aboard the Japanese vessel Montevideo Maru which sunk with all hands on July 1, 1942. The list includes about 80 officers of the New Guinea administration including many senior officers and departmental heads. The departmental heads are the Government Secretary and Deputy Administrator, Mr H.H. Page (brother of Sir Earle Page), the Treasurer (Mr H.O. Townsend), the Director of Agriculture (Mr G.H. Murray), the acting Director of Public Health (Dr H.C. Hosking), the Director of Public Works (Mr C.R. Field), the Crown Law Officer (Mr G.G. Hogan). The list includes many prominent residents of the territory, including Mr H. Adams (planter), Mr R.L. Clark (company manager), and Rev I. McArthur who were non-official members of the Legislative Council. There were 15 official and non-official members of the council and eight lost their lives on the vessel. There were military personnel also on the ill-fated vessel. Information on the casualties was obtained from a translation of the nominal roll of the vessel which was recently discovered in Tokyo. Officials and residents who were members of the New Guinea Volun-lists. [sic] [The ship was sunk on the 1st July 1942 off the northern coast of Luzon, by the American submarine USS Sturgeon.] Gerald died 1/7/1942 when lost at sea from the Montevideo Maru [see Who’s Who in Australia for further details] Notes: Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW), Thu 10 Jun 1915 (p.2): PERSONAL Private Gordon James Davis (died of wounds), Loco Department, Goulburn, had a sister, Nurse Stella Davis, a staff nurse attached to the Australian Expeditionary Forces, and at present at Gordon House, Heliopolis, Cairo. June 1915: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/1524773 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/15587008