• Ada Evaline Huon

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  • Australian Army Nursing Service

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    Albury NSW 2640, Australia

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    • HUON, Ada Evaline (Dollie)–Sister, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Saturday, 26 February 2022

    Ada was born on the 2nd of July 1892 in Albury, NSW – the daughter of John Francis HUON and Sabina Jane DENBIGH, who married on the 11/4/1878 at the Congregational Church, Kew, Vic John, a Grazier, died suddenly 18/8/1907 at his home “Bungoona,” Huon, Vic Sabina and her daughters left Huon in 1914 for Elsternwick. She died on the 17/3/1930 at her home in East Malvern, aged 69 Siblings: Helen Beatrice b.1880 – d.1890 (10); Elsie Maud b.1881; Arthur Francis b.1883 Kew – d.1936; *Robert Edward b.1885 – WW1: Gnr 35902, 3rd DAC; Winifred May b.1885; Florence Isabel b.1887; *Charles Denbigh b.1889 Kew – WW1: CSM 904 (MM), 4th Bn – KIA 4/10/1917; *Harold Paul b.1890 Kew – WW1: Pte 905, 4th Bn; John F b.1895 Albury, NSW; Religion Baptist Trained in nursing at the Children's Hospital, Melbourne (3yrs) Member of the Royal Victorian Trained Nurses Association WW1 Service: Ada joined the Australian Army Nursing Service on the 11/7/1917 She embarked in Melbourne 6/09/1917 on the A44 Kyarra for India, arriving Bombay 6/10/1917 and was posted to the Colaba War Hospital On the 20/10/1917 she was transferred to the Alexandra War Hospital, and then to the Victoria War Hospital on the 13/2/1918. At the beginning of August her engagement was announced to Dr Frank Macaskie of the Royal Army Medical Corps. Her final transfer then took place on the 8/8/1918 to the Station Hospital at Ahmednagar, and from there she resigned her appointment in the AANS on the 30/3/1919 in order to marry. Ada was married to Dr Frank Bertram MACASKIE on the 31st of March 1919 in Ahmednagar, India Frank, who had been born in Bamburgh, Northumberland, England on the 9/10/1885, was the son of (Dr) James and Marianne Macaskie. He served as a Captain in the R.A.M.C. The couple then returned to Northumberland, England Child: Frank Huon b.11/9/1920 Northumberland, England – WW2: d.12/7/1943 on war service Ada died on the 23rd of December 1950 in Northumberland, England On the 5/12/1956 Frank left England and travelled to Australia on the SS Orsova He died in Melbourne on the 7/9/1959 The Evening Echo (Ballarat, Vic) Thur 7 Jun 1917 (p.3): NURSES EXAMINATIONS – SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MELBOURNE, This Day Successful candidates at the final examinations of the Royal Victorian Trained Nurses’ Association on 15th and 16th May are announced by hospitals as follow: – Childrens: ………………, Ada Evaline Huon, ………………… Wodonga and Towong Sentinel (Vic), Fri 23 Nov 1917 (p.2): PERSONAL Mrs S.J. Huon, of Elsternwick (late of “Bungoona,” Huon), on 3rd inst received a cable informing her that her third son, Sergeant-major C.H. Huon, had been killed in action in France. He was one of the first to volunteer from the Huon district, and took part in the famous landing at Gallipoli. He broke down a few weeks afterwards and spent 12 months in Egypt as an instructor in one of the New South Wales training battalions. In that capacity he afterwards went to England, where he remained for six months. In the middle of last November he proceeded to France in charge of reinforcements. He went unscathed through the fierce fighting at Bullecourt, where he received a military medal. After recuperating a few months in France, he went into action again in the last heavy fighting, where he fell. One brother, Private H.P. Huon, returned from the front in May, 1916. A sister, Miss A.E. Huon, is at present a nurse in a Military Hospital at Bombay. Still another brother, Gunner R.E. Huon (Bert) is now in training in the Maribyrnong military camp. Punch (Melb, Vic), Thur 1 Aug 1918 (p.27): ENGAGEMENTS An engagement is announced in Bombay between Miss Ada Evanline Huon; youngest daughter of Mrs S.J. Huon, of Murumbeena, Victoria, late of “Bungoona,” Huon, and Captain F.B. Macaskie, second son of Dr and Mrs G. Macaskie, of Banburgh [sic], England. The Argus (Melb, Vic), Sat 24 May 1919 (p.13): MARRIAGES MACASKIE – HUON – On the 31st March, at Ahmednagar, India, Captain F.B. Macaskie, R.A.M.C., son of Dr Macaskie, Banburgh House, Banburgh, Northumberland, England, to Sister A.E. Huon (Dollie), youngest daughter of the late John F. Huon, of Bungoona, and Mrs S.J. Huon, of Murrumbeena, late of Elsternwick. The Age (Melb, Vic), Thur 16 Sept 1920 (p.1): BIRTHS MACASKIE (nee Sister A.E. Huon) – On the 11th September, at Bamburgh, Northumberland, England, to Dr and Mrs Macaskie – a son. Both well. By cable. The Argus (Melb, Vic), Sat 30 Dec 1950 (p.16): DEATHS MACASKIE (nee Huon) – On December 28 [sic] at Northumberland, England, Dollie, loved sister of Elsie, Winnie, Bert, Florrie, Harold and Jack, aged 58 years. At rest. UK National Probate 1951: MACASKIE Ada Evaline of Malabar Seahouses Northumberland (wife of Frank Bertram Macaskie) died 23 December 1950 Probate Newcastle-upon-Tyne 26 May to the said Frank Bertram Macaskie medical practioner. Effects £2053 9s. 3d.