• Hilda Moxham

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  • Australian Army Nursing Service

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    Sydney, NSW, Australia

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    • MOXHAM, Hilda – Sister, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Monday, 9 January 2017

    Born on the 25th April 1879 in Sydney, NSW – daughter of William James MOXHAM and Fanny Jane WARD – who married on the 31/3/1866 in St Peter’s Church, Melbourne *William, of W.J. Moxham and Co. (broom manufacturers and merchants), had been born in Bristol, England, and was a veteran of the Crimean War – he died on the 10/6/1904, age 72, at the family residence “Boston”, 18 Nicholson St, East Balmain, and was buried in Waverley Cemetery the following day *Fanny died on the 8/3/1930, age 87, at her residence “Lynford”, the Grove, Roseville, NSW (late of Nicholson St, Balmain) Siblings: Ernest Andrew b.1867 – d.14/7/1911; Maud Marion b.1868 (Nurse) – d.24/6/1953; Florence Emma b.1869; Herbert Ewing b.1871; Fanny Jane (aka Janet) b.4/5/1873 NSW – WW1: Nurse, AVH – d.1961 Ivanhoe, Vic; Dora M 1877-1878; Percy Barron 1877-1878; Rita Mildred b.1883 – marr Hugh N de B BARRY 15/9/1915; Ronald Ward b.1889 (Clerk) Religion: Church of England Hilda began her nursing training at the Heathfield Private Hospital, which had been established by Edith Cornwell and her sister, Jane Moxham. She was employed at Heathfield for 18 months before being accepted at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in December 1910. She passed her final exam as a General Nurse for the Australasian Trained Nurses’ Association in June 1914. WW1: Hilda embarked at Sydney on the A63 Karoola on the 16/6/1915, with the special reinforcements of the 1st Australian General Hospital (AGH) for Egypt Reported for duty 18/7/1915 Detailed for temporary duty at No.3 Auxiliary Convalescent Depot 20/11/1915 Admitted to the 1st AGH, Heliopolis 20/1/1916 with influenza On the 7th August 1915, Hilda had married Harry Fitzgerald HARLOCK (Lieut, 4th Bn) in the Abbassieh Garrison Chapel, Egypt The marriage had been kept quiet until 25/2/1916, at which time she resigned Hilda with son Harry embarked at Liverpool 10/1/1919 on the Osterley and returned to Australia Harry (Snr) returned on the Port Denison, embarking 25/3/1919 (as ships subaltern) Harry had returned to Fiji with his family by the end of 1919 Children: 1. Harry Fitzgerald b.26/12/1917 Devon, England – d.16/9/2010 Mt Lawley, WA – buried Guildford Cemetery, WA 2. Phillip b. 8/7/1920 Suva, Fiji – WW2: Lieut, 2/4 Bn – died 6/5/1945, buried Lae War Cemetery, PNG 3. William Mark b.1921 Fiji http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/intelligence_leads_bill_to_60_year_doubles_partner_1_978027?ot=archant.PrintFriendlyPageLayout.ot In 1926 the family sailed from Sydney to London on the Baradine, arriving on the 16th March – stating their last permanent residence had been Fiji, and they intended on settling in England at “Westgarth” Hollymead Rd, Chipstead, Surrey (Harry Snr was listed as a Law student) Applied for Repat 1959 Died on the 18th March 1966 at Maylands, WA Cremated, and her ashes interred in the Crematorium Rose Gardens, Karrakatta Cemetery (9G, 0021) Harry Fitzgerald HARLOCK Born 20/7/ 1890 Sussex, England – son of Harry and Caroline (nee Martin) Was a Sub-Inspector of the Fiji Constabulary before resigning to join the AIF WW1: Embarked 16/6/1915 on the A63 Karoola as a 2nd Lieut with the 6th Rfts of the 4th Bn Joined his Battalion at Anzac 22/8/1915 CM: 19/7/1918 for drunkenness RTA on Port Denison 25/3/1919 (as ships subaltern) In Fiji by Dec 1919 Died 1960 Westminster, England The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 19 Jun 1915 (p.14): PERSONAL Miss Hilda Moxham, who has just finished her training at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, was one of the party of nurses who left for Egypt during the week. She is a daughter of the late Mr W.J. Moxham, of York-street, who served in the Crimean War. Miss Moxham has a sister attached to the staff of the Australian hospital at Wimereux, in France. The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 9 Oct 1915: MARRIAGES HARLOCK – MOXHAM – August 7, 1915, at Abbassieh Garrison Chapel, Egypt, Harry, son of the late Harry Harlock, M.D., Singleton, England, to Hilda, daughter of the late W.J. Moxham and Mrs Moxham, of Nicholson-street, Balmain East. Notes: Note in her SR: Embarked on Suevic 8/10/15 and disembarked NSW 18/11/15 – these are same details as in the file of Fanny Jane Moxham (her sister with the AVH) This was a mix-up with name – Hilda married in Egypt 7/8/1915, but didn’t resign until 25/2/1916 – she RTA under her married name, with her child in 1919 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Museum and Archive: https://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/rpa/museum/history_wwi_honour.html