• Eva Holloway

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  • Australian Army Nursing Service

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    Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia

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    • HOLLOWAY, Evangeline Estelle (Eva) - Sister, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Monday, 22 February 2016

    Born on the 14th of June 1878 at Wagga Wagga, NSW – daughter of John HOLLOWAY (Grazier) & Eliza Susanna DEVLIN – who married at Ryde, NSW in 1867 One of the early Murrumbidgee Settlers, John died at Ashfield on the 25/3/1916, aged 75 Eliza died exactly ten years later on the 25/3/1926 at Ashfield Siblings (7): Helen Mary b.1868 – Nurse, “Burilda” – d.1947; Edith Lucy b.1869; John Francis (Frank) b.1871 – d.1940; Frederick Robert b.1872 – d.1951; Florence Eliza / Elizabeth b.1874 – WW1: Nurse, AANS – d.1957 Chatswood; Hilda Frances b.1876 – Nurse – d.1921; Edward Spencer b.1883 (Dr) – WW1: Capt, RAMC – d.1957 Sydney WW1: Eva joined the AANS on the 3/9/1914, and embarked at Sydney 28/11/1914 on the A55 Kyarra with the 2nd Australian General Hospital (AGH) for Egypt She contracted German Measles (Rotheln) and was admitted to Mena House Hospital under observation from the 9/2/1915 until 18/2/1915 Detailed for duty in England, leaving 21/9/1915 for Port Said to join RMS Morea Returned to Australia on duty on the Runic 21/12/1915 Embarked on the A62 Wandilla 2/2/1916 to return to her Unit in Egypt Proceeded to join the BEF, embarking on the Braemar Castle 26/3/1916 at Alexandria, and arriving Marseilles 4/4/1916 Proceeded to Rouen for duty on the 17/6/1916, arriving at the 11 Stationary Hospital 21/6/1916 Transferred to the 2nd AGH, Wimereux 14/7/16, arriving for duty the following day Leave to England 21/9/1916 Special leave to England 17/11/1916 Resigned due to marriage 30/11/1916 Married Robert DAVIDSON on the 30th of November 1916 at St Andrew’s, Fulham, England Eva had returned to Australia by June 1917 Child (1): Kathleen (Mrs C.R. McCulloch) Sought divorce in Nov 1921 – divorce granted June 1922 Addresses for Eva: 34 Phillip St, Parramatta, NSW 1922 Romane (or Romani) Private Hospital, Homer St, Earlwood, Parkes, NSW (nurse) 1930, 1933; Glencoe, Kent street, Collaroy, NSW (home duties) 1936, 1937 81 Howard avenue, Deewhy, NSW (nurse) 1943 Noongah, 459 Pen. Hills rd, P. Hills, Epping, Parramatta, NSW (home duties) 1949, 1954 Died on the 21st of March 1957 at the Royal Newcastle Hospital, NSW Robert’s service record states he was born in Clermont, Qld [no birth reg found] He was the son of Raleigh Gilbert Davidson (Barrister) & Helena Josephine McPhillamy – who married in Bathurst, NSW on the 18/9/1877 All his siblings were born in NSW & Vic [no birth reg found]. [His age given on enlistment in 1914 was 28 (b.c1886) / on marriage banns in 1916 as 35 (b.c1881)] Robert’s father Raleigh died in 1932 NSW, and Helena died 11/7/1948, age 90 Siblings: Raleigh Gilbert b.1878 Bathurst, NSW – WW1: Pte 71, 1st Fld Amb – RTA 8/5/1916 – d.1951 NSW; Helena Josephine b.c1879 – d.5/9/1954, age 75; George Douglas b.1881 NSW – WW1: Tpr / Spr 721, 7th LH / 14th FCE – DOW 15/8/1916; Herbert b.1884 West Macquarie, NSW – d.1907 (suicide); Katie b.1888 NSW; Treanda (Tani?) b.1891 Benalla, Vic; Dorothy b.1894 Euroa, Vic; Decima b.1896 Vic; Violet b.1899 Seymour, Vic [An unnamed child was registered at Bathurst, NSW in 1879 – Helena] Farrier – apprenticed to H. Simpson, Euroa, Vic for 3 years WW1: Tpr 657, 1st LH – Pte, 1st MG Sqdn Enlisted 14/10/1914 NSW, age 28 Proceeded to join MEF Gallipoli 9/5/1915 Wounded 16/7/1915 (shrapnel right hip & abdomen) – taken on board HS Sicilia – admitted Tigne Hospital, Malta 28/7/1915 Embarked on HS Oxfordshire 29.8.1915 – admitted King George Hospital, London 5/9/1915 RTA on Runic 7/11/1915 – 21/12/15 Returned to duty 15/5/1916 TOS of 1st LH Tng Regt 12/8/1916 Moascar – TOS 1st LHBMGS 9/9/1916 Romani – tsfd to Infantry 17/10/16 – tsfd to Dismounted Division, Cairo 22/10/16 To England, arriving Southampton 3/11/1916 RTA 21/7/1917 on the A14 Euripides (due to earlier wound) Discharged 2/11/1917 Died 25/7/1959 at Artarmon (reg. Chatswood), NSW Privately cremated Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW), Sun 23 Nov 1913 (p.7): FAREWELL HOSPITAL DANCE A farewell to Nurse Halcombe, who is going to marry Dr Leslie Rogers on December 10, and to Nurse Eva Holloway, who is starting a private hospital at Drummoyne in partnership with Nurse Wood, in December, was given at “Burilda” (formerly Dr Hinder’s) Hospital, Summer Hill on Thursday. Matron Holloway (sister of Nurse Eva), Nurse Ida Carruthers………… were the hostesses. …………………………… Miss Hilda Holloway, ………………. http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/126313655 [Burilda was the private hospital of one of the Holloway sisters] The Register (Adelaide, SA), Wed 6 Jun 1917 (p.8): VISITING ARMY SISTERS Visiting army sisters were met by the superintendent of the Army Nurses’ Club (Mrs J.G. Kelly). After afternoon tea at the club, Mr W.V. McEwan motored the party to Marble Hill, and in the evening they attended the performance of “The Arcadians” at the Theatre Royal. At the request of the superintendent the management of the theatre has placed reserved seats at the disposal of army sisters nightly. The visiting sisters are: – Matron Langford, Sisters Le Messurier, Benson, and Walker, and Mrs Davidson (Sister E. Holloway). The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 20 Jun 1917: MARRIAGES DAVIDSON – HOLLOWAY – November 30, 1916, at St Andrew’s Fulham, England, by Rev. Douglas Castleden, Robert Davidson (on active service) to Evangeline Estelle Holloway, A.A.N.S., Alt-street, Ashfield. The Sydney Morning Herald, Thur 3 Nov 1921: IN DIVORCE (Before Mr Justice James) DAVIDSON v DAVIDSON Evangeline Estelle Davidson (formerly Holloway) sought divorce from Robert Davidson on the ground of desertion. The parties were married at Fulham, England, in November 1916, according to the rites of the Church of England. A decree nisi was granted returnable in six months. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 26 Mar 1957 (p.20): DEATHS DAVIDSON, Evangeline Estelle (formerly Holloway) – March 21, 1957, at Royal Newcastle Hospital, beloved mother of Kathleen (Mrs C.R. McCulloch).