• Charlotte Eva Kendell

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  • Australian Army Nursing Service

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    Brim, Victoria, Australia

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    • KENDELL, Charlotte Eva (Lottie) - Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Thursday, 10 March 2016

    Born on the 26th of June 1888 at Minlacowie, SA – daughter of William KENDELL (MLC) & Charlotte TEICHLEMANN – who married 14/3/1876 in SA Charlotte died in August 1894 at Brim, Vic, age 37, from the effect of an attack of measles contracted the previous year William married Charlotte’s younger sister Josephine on the 3/10/1895 in Adelaide William, a Farmer, had been a Councillor with Dimboola & Borung Shires (Vic) – elected as representative for Corio in the House of Reps in 1913, but defeated in 1914 – and elected to the Legislative Council in 1916, which position he held until his death in October 1922 Address 1915: The Priory, Packington St, Geelong / 1917: “The Oaks” Auburn Rd, Auburn Siblings: Olivia b.1876 SA; William Henry b.1879 Minlacowie, SA; Margaret Ethel b.1881 SA; Alice b.1884 SA; Ebenezer Thomas b.31/5/1886 Minlacowie, SA – WW1: Dvr 46A, 7th MT Coy, AIF – d.1966 Lockhart, NSW; Mary b.1891 Warracknabeal, Vic; Josephine Theodore b.1894 Brim, Vic Lottie grew up in Brim, Vic Trained in nursing at Geelong Hospital for 3 years Member RVTNA WW1: Embarked 21/8/1915 on the A55 Kyarra with the 2nd AGH for Egypt Resigned appointment 27/2/1916 in order to marry Married James Mark KENNEDY (Lieut 26th Bn) on the 29/2/1916 at the British Consulate, Cairo, Egypt James was killed in action on the 5/11/1916 in France Child: William B b. Sept Qtr 1916 Kensington, England Living Park Walk, Chelsea, England 1917 Returned to Australia late 1917 Living “The Oaks”, Auburn Rd, Auburn on return to Australia / Frogmore, Fyansford, Geelong 1919, 1922 / “Frodsham”, Reid St, Herne Hill, Geelong 1924, 1931, 1936 / 4 Nantes St, Geelong 1937 President of the Geelong Hospital Trained Nurses’ League (1935) 1942, 1949, 1954 ERs: Nurse – Presbyterian Girl’s College, Geelong Travelled from London to Melbourne on the Strathnaver, departing 10/10/1957 (giving her DOB as 26/6/1891) Applied for Repat 1958 Living Flat 2, 29A Wallace Ave, Toorak 1963 / 3 Albion St, Balaclava 1968 Died on the 28/4/1970 at Sassafras, Vic Cremated Springvale Cemetery 30/4/1970 and her ashes scattered James Mark KENNEDY was born 16/4/1879 Lal Lal, Bunniyong, Vic NOK: Sister, Mrs Catherine Hennessey Educated Christian Bros College, East Melb Grazier Sth African Constabulary (6yrs) WW1: Enlisted in Qld – Lieut, 26th Bn Embarked Brisbane 16/8/1915 on the A55 Kyarra for Egypt KIA 5/11/16 France – commemorated on the VB Memorial, France Red Cross Wounded & Missing File: “Lt Kennedy was killed at Goose Alley – at the jumping off point at Flers about Nov 5th. He hadn’t got five yds from the trench when he was killed by a bullet in the head. He was in the first wave, and I saw him lying dead as I went over with the second wave. He was buried on the top of the trench just where he fell. The pioneers put up a cross over his grave and I have seen it.” L/Cpl J.C. Forster, 1255 Geelong Advertiser (Vic), Wed 5 Aug 1914 (p.2): GEELONG NURSES VOLUNTEER Four nurses of the Geelong hospital staff, Sister Mason and Nurses Kendell, Treyvaud and Lindner, have volunteered for Red Cross work at the front if Australia or the Empire needs them. Their offers were sent on yesterday by Mr Reilly to the Defence Department. The Argus (Melb, Vic), Sat 29 Apr 1916 (p.13): MARRIAGES KENNEDY – KENDELL – On the 29th February, at British Consulate, Cairo, Egypt, Lieutenant James M. Kennedy, of Queensland, to Charlotte E. (Lottie) Kendell, daughter of Mr W. Kendell, “The Priory,” Pakington street, Geelong. Euroa Advertiser (Vic), Fri 26 May 1916 (p.2): Mr Kendell Mr W. Kendell, the elected Liberal Candidate for the North-Eastern Province seat rendered vacant by the retirement of Hon. Willis Little, is a pioneer farmer of the Mallee, and in 1877 [sic – 1887] purchased Brim Station. He is a large landholder, and all his interests are in the country. Mr Kendell has a son, Pte E. Kendell, at the war, and at present he is engaged as a dispatch rider in France. A daughter has gone as a nurse, and was for six months engaged in an hospital in Cairo, she is now in England. Another son is arranging to sell his farming properties in order that he may answer his country’s call. Geelong Advertiser (Vic), Tue 24 Oct 1916 (p.3): NEWS OF GEELONG & DISTRICT SOLDIERS Lieut J.M. Kennedy, who married Miss Lottie Kendell, daughter of Mr W. Kendell, M.L.C., was wounded at Pozieres on August 4th. He had his arm lacerated by shrapnel, but still led his men on till relieved. He has been in the military hospital at Cambridge, England. Mrs Kennedy was fortunately in London, and they are now enjoying a rest and change in Scotland. He has been most fortunate, as he has been through the South African war and then Gallipoli, and up to August 4th had escaped without a scratch. Dvr E.T. Kendell was still in the Canal Zone when he last wrote. He is well, but has only received one letter in six months. The Australasian (Melb, Vic), Sat 9 Dec 1916 (p.57): DIED ON SERVICE KENNEDY – Killed in action, in France, on 6th November, Lieutenant James Mark Kennedy, of “Kaluma,” Jackson, Queensland, beloved husband of Charlotte Kennedy, London, much loved brother of J.F., J.D., and W.P. Kennedy, New South Wales, and Mrs J.G. Hennessy, St Kilda. Rest in Peace. The Argus (Melb, Vic), Sat 30 Dec 1916 (p.1): BIRTHS KENNEDY (nee Lottie Kendell) – To the wife of the late Lieutenant J.M. Kennedy, of Queensland – a son. (By cable) The Daily News (Perth, WA), Thur 29 Nov 1917 (p.3): Mainly About People A Melbourne lady says that Mrs Kennedy, with her baby boy, arrived recently from England. Her husband (Lieut Kennedy) was killed in action about a year ago. Mrs Kennedy will be better remembered as Miss Lottie Kendell, daughter of the late Hon. W. Kendell, M.L.C. for Geelong. The Age (Melb, Vic), Tue 16 Jul 1935 (p.6): GEELONG NURSES Successful Bridge Party Members of the Geelong Hospital Trained Nurses’ League, who are resident in Melbourne held a successful bridge party to benefit the fund for aged and incapacitated nurses last night. About twenty-five tables were arranged in the comfortable room, where great bowls of poppies and autumn foliage made an effective decoration. Special guests were the president of the league, Mrs J.M.Kennedy, and ……….