• Christina Dunmore Murray

Army / Flying Corps
  • Australian Army Nursing Service

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  • 1914–1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Enlistment - WW1

    Heliopolis, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

  • Birth

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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    • MURRAY, Christina Dunmore – Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Thursday, 26 May 2016

    Born on the 25th of March 1889 at Camberwell, Vic (reg. Hawthorn) – daughter of Reginald Augustus Frederick MURRAY (Widower, Geologist) and his 2nd wife, Ethel BATES – who married in Vic in 1888 – they divorced in 1907 ADB: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/murray-reginald-augustus-frederick-4280 Half Siblings (5) Siblings (3): 1. Katrina Elizabeth Alice b.1891 St Kilda – marr Jas Miller BALFOUR 1913; 2. Reginald Herbert b.1893 St Kilda (Clerk) – WW1: T/Sgt 6515 (MID), 13th Fld Amb; 3. Phyllis Ethel Sheila b.1901 St K; [NOK: her sister, Katrina (Mrs J.M. Balfour) of Elwood] Religion: Church of England Trained in nursing at Melbourne Hospital for 3 years – passing her final exam for the R.V.T.N.A. in June 1912 Nursed for 2 years in a Private Hospital Resident in 1914-15 at the corner of Powlett and Gipps Streets, East Melbourne WW1: Joined the AANS on the 10/3/1915 and embarked at Sydney 13/4/1915 on the A55 Kyarra with the 1st Australian General Hospital (AGH) for Egypt Also served at No.2 Auxiliary Hospital & temporarily attached to the 3rd AGH in March 1916 The 1st AGH arrived in France on the 5/4/1916, and in Rouen on the 12th It appears that Christina had UK Leave in March 1917, at which time she married and resigned her appointment in the AANS Married William Walter McLAREN, (Major, 1st LH Fld Amb), on the 17/3/1917 in Regent Square, Pancras, England, by Rev Robertson At some stage following her marriage Christina returned to Egypt, where her son was born in Aug 1918 They returned to Australia on the Leicestershire with William Children (5): 1. James b.14/8/1918 Cairo, Egypt – WW2: Pilot, RAAF – d.12/12/1941 UK (aircraft accident) 2. Janet Ruth b.1920 Prahran, Vic 3. William b.2/7/1921 Glenhuntly – Doctor – marr Joan E. PULLMAN 1949 4. Neil b.30/11/1922 Melb – WW2 5. David Malcolm b.10/10/1926 Vermador private hospital – Doctor – marr Margaret E RAYSON 1952 Resident of 4 Wattle Valley Rd, Canterbury 1919 / 640 Glenhuntly Rd, Caulfield 1923, 1941 Applied for Repat 1959 Died on the 25th of August 1978 at Heidelberg, Vic, age 89 Cremated Springvale Cemetery, and her ashes collected William Walter McLAREN was born 28/1/1888 Carlton – son of James McLAREN and Maude Mary JOBSON – who married in Vic in 1876 Maude died 6/6/1896 at Prahran, age 41; James remarried to Alice Maud A Soldier and Schoolmaster, James served in WW1 as a Lieut Col, Sea Transport Officer http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1952006 He died in May 1928, age 73 [Obit: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/165181638] Siblings (all born Footscray): Maude Lilian b.1876 – d.1893 Box Hill, age 17; Edith Margaret b.1877; Kate Farquharson b.1879; Jenny Eliza b.1882 – d.3/10/1899 BH, age 17; Charlotte Ruth b.1883; James Mamion b.1885 – d.29/7/1901 BH, age 16; Eva Rosalind b.1890 Carlton Nth. Medical Practitioner Appointed Resident MO of Melbourne Hospital in March 1912 WW1: 2nd AGH – 1st LH Fld Amb Embarked 28/11/1914 on A55 Kyarra He was stationed in Egypt, but granted 5 weeks Indulgence Leave in the UK, embarking Alexandria 2/3/1917 (later given a 10 day extension) Lt Col – RTA on Leicestershire 23/12/1918 – 22/1/1919 (3rd MD) Member of the Imperial Camel Corps Association Died June 1977 Glen., Vic, age 89 Cremated 15/6/1977 Springvale Cemetery, and his ashes collected The Argus (Melb, Vic), Sat 24 Aug 1918 (p.11): BIRTHS McLAREN – On the 14th August, at Cairo, the wife of Lieut-Colonel W.W. McLaren, A.M.C., Palestine – a son. The Argus (Melb, Vic), Sat 2 Jul 1921 (p.11): BIRTHS McLAREN – On th 10th June, at “Vermador” private hospital, Glenhuntly, to Dr and Mrs W. McLaren, Glenhuntly road, Caulfield – a son. The Argus (Melb, Vic), Fri 19 Dec 1941 (p.4): DEATHS On Active Service McLAREN – On December 12, in England, James, pilot-officer, RAAF, beloved eldest son of Dr and Mrs W.W. McLaren,loved brother of Janet, Bill, Neil and David.