• Ina Muriel Hood

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  • Australian Army Nursing Service
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    Hobart, TAS, Australia

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    • HOOD, Ina Muriel – Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Monday, 22 February 2016

    Born on the 9th March 1879 in Hobart, Tasmania – daughter of Robin Preston Lloyd HOOD & Mary Anne (Marianne) FACY – who married at Ashburton Cottage, Hobart on the 29/5/1878 Robin, a Hobart Draper of the firm ‘R. Hood and Co.’, died of Typhoid fever at Bellerive, Tas on the 18/9/1887 Mary died at her residence ‘Corowa’ in Bellerive on the 25/5/1940 Siblings: Myra – marr CALVERT 23/4/1919; Kathleen Gordon – marr RODWAY 8/3/1916 Religion: Church of England WW1: Embarked 16/6/1915 on the A63 Karoola with the 1st AGH for Egypt – reporting for duty on the 18/7/1915 Admitted to the 1st AGH, Heliopolis as a patient with Laryngitis on the 16/1/1916 Married Alfred Charles ELLIOTT (Lieut, 11th Bn) on the 17/3/1916 at the Garrison Church, Kasr-el-nil, Cairo Egypt by the Chaplain, Giza Camp, Rev. P. Baker Ina had nursed Alfred after he was wounded at Gallipoli She returned to Australia 2 days after their wedding on the Demosthenes 19/3/1916 – 19/4/1916 Living with her mother at Corowa, Bellerive after her return home, and nursing at Hobart General Hospital in September 1916 Alfred Charles St John (Jack) ELLIOTT – born 2/7/1892 Harlesden, Willesden, England – son of William (Coal Merchant) & Eva Mary [christened 14/8/1892 All Souls, Harlesden] Occupations: Teamster / Farmer / Carpenter WW1: Enlisted 29/8/1914, age 22 – L/Cpl 171, 11th Bn, B Coy – Lieut (MC) Emb 2/3/1915 to join the MEF Gallipoli Promoted Cpl 5/5/15 – Sgt 11/7/15 – 2nd Lieut 4/8/15 Wounded in shoulder 6/8/15 – taken by Gloucester Castle to Alexandria, arriving 10/8/15 & admitted to 1st AGH, Heliopolis – tsfd to 3rd Aux Hosp 13/8/15 Emb 29/3/1916 to join BEF – landing Marseilles 4/4/16 VD 1917 RTA from Taranto 24/9/1918 per Kasir-a-Hind on special leave WW2: Enlisted 28/11/1940 – discharged 10/4/1943 as a Major in the 40th Bn Child: Margaret b.7/9/1919 Edinburgh Hospital, Hobart (only daughter) – WW2: Cpl, WAAF/RAAF – marr Richard Milne STOREY (Sgt, AIF) Nov 1943 Sydney The couple were farming at Yarraby, Nyah West, (near Swan Hill) Vic in 1924, 1928 Ina living 43 Main Rd, ..?. S.?.. Bay, Hobart in 1930 In 1939 when sueing Ina for a divorce, Alfred had the following to say: “After the war he lived with his wife at Swan Hill, Victoria, until 1929, and subsequently lived at Flowerpot, Southern Tasmania. He went away on a yachting cruise for a week in 1934, and on his return found his wife had gone and everything else in the house gone.” “She said she thought there was another woman in the case. He denied it. Later she said she thought she had made a mistake, but declined to come back.” The decree nisi was granted. Following the divorce, Alfred re-married to Patricia Genevieve Robinson Fisher of Kingston Beach, Tas – they divorced in 1945 Ina was living at Bellerive, Tas 1936 – 1954 (at Corowa in 1943) She was the Secretary & Librarian of the Bellerive Institute Library in 1942; Honorary Secretary of the Bellerive Social Institute in 1945, 1950 Alfred died in December 1949 and was buried at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery on the 26/12/1949 Died on the 11/9/1965 in Tasmania, age 87 Cremated 14/9/1965 and her ashes interred in the Cornelian Bay Cemetery [Derwent Gardens] The Mercury (Hobart), Sat 10 Feb 1906 (p.2): GENERAL HOSPITAL The annual meeting of the Hobart Hospital………………………….. In connection with the nursing staff, the committee regrets having to report the resignation of senior staff Nurse Ina M. Hood, and, in accepting the resignation, the committee took the opportunity of conveying to her their sincere wishes for future success in the nursing world. The Mercury (Hobart), Thur 4 May 1916: MARRIAGES ELLIOTT – HOOD – On March 17, at the Garrison Church, Kasr-el-nil, Cairo, Egypt, by the Chaplain, Giza Camp, Rev. P. Baker, Lieutenant Alfred Charles Elliott, 11th Batt, 3rd Brigade, A.I.F., London, England, to Ina Muriel, eldest daughter late Robin P. Lloyd Hood and Mrs Marianne Hood, …….., Bellerive, Tas. The Mercury (Hobart, Tas), Tue 9 Sept 1919 (p.1): BIRTHS ELLIOTT – On September 7, at Edinburgh Hospital, the wife of Lieut A.C. (Jack) Elliott, M.C.; a daughter. The Mercury (Hobart, Tas), Tue 28 Nov 1939: LIVED IN CAIRO THREE DAYS The parties in the petition arising out of the marriage in the Church of England at barracks, in Cairo were Alfred Charles Elliott, farmer of Kingston, and Ina Muriel Elliott. The petition was based on an allegation of desertion. Mr E.N. Pringle (instructed by Gatenby, Johnson, and Walker) appeared for petitioner. Alfred Charles Elliott said he was in the army and his wife was an army nurse. They were married on March 17, 1916, and he lived with his wife for three days. He was under orders for France, and she for Australia. After the war he lived with his wife at Swan Hill, Victoria, until 1929, and subsequently lived at Flowerpot, Southern Tasmania. He went away on a yachting cruise for a week in 1934, and on his return found his wife had gone and everything else in the house gone. Subsequently he saw his wife at Bellerive, but she said she would not come back. She said she thought there was another woman in the case. He denied it. Later she said she thought she had made a mistake, but declined to come back. Mr Pringle: You are in camp at present, aren’t you? Petitioner: Yes. His Honor: Did you agree to the separation? Petitioner: I could do nothing else. He said he had gone to Bellerive to persuade her to come back but she was adamant. Ronald Morgan Honey, formerly a resident of Flowerpot, gave evidence of having seen a lorry take goods away from the Elliott house, at Flowerpot, while petitioner was away on a trip. When they approached the house and found it empty, Elliott was very upset. The decree nisi was granted. Advocate (Burnie, Tas), Tue 28 Nov 1939 (p.5): ELLIOTT v ELLIOTT Alfred Charles Elliott, a farmer, of Kingston, sued Iva [sic] Muriel Elliott for a divorce on the ground of desertion. He was represented by Mr E.N. Pringle. Elliott said that when in the Army in Egypt he married the respondent, an Army nurse, at Cairo. They got on well together for years, but eventually his wife, who was some 15 years his junior, [sic – senior] left him. Witness was now in camp, and expected to be sent abroad. A decree nisi was granted. The Mercury (Hobart, Tas), Tue 18 Dec 1945 (p.17): LETTERS TO EDITOR Bellerive Institute The public meeting at Bellerive on Friday which approved the unconditional transfer of the Bellerive Institute to the RSL was convened in direct opposition to the spirit of the trust, terms of the trust deed, and the rules governing the ownership of the property. Acting on legal advice, the board of management of the institute decided to take no part in the proceedings. Misleading statements were made. The true position is that a judge in chambers approved the lease of the building to the RSL under conditions which safeguarded the interests of the inhabitants of Bellerive, both present and future. These conditions included a provision for an especially low rental (£18 a year) on condition that the lessees kept the building in good order. Nothing in the agreement provided for the institute committee making any contribution towards improvements during the term of the lease. One provision was that one-third of the rental should be deposited as a sinking fund to maintain the building from the time the lease expired. In answer to an appeal by the RSL the institute committee donated sums totaling £33/10/. Further, on request for a lower rental; a sum of £5 a year was donated from the institute funds during the war. The committee had no power to use money from the maintenance fund. The statement that the amount contributed by the Social Institute Committee was negligible was not in accordance with facts. INA M. ELLIOTT Hon. secretary, Bellerive Social Institute.