• Daisie Mary Llewellyn

Army / Flying Corps
  • Australian Army Nursing Service

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    Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

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    • LLEWELLYN, Daisie Mary - Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Saturday, 19 December 2015

    Born in 1889 at Ballarat East, Vic – daughter of Erskine Evan LLEWELLYN & Annie ROBERTS – who married in Vic in1888 Erskine, also born in Ballarat, was a Chemist, and was associated with the firm of A.M. Palmer and Co., chemists of Lydiard St, Ballarat, before taking a position in Melbourne. At his death on the 17/8/1917, he was associated with the UFS Dispensary, Canning St, Nth Carlton Annie died on the 20/5/1934, age 72 Siblings: Iris Hannah b.1892; Eric Erskine b.1895 – WW1: d.27/8/1916 Cape Town from Meningitis; Llewellyn Cedric b.1897 – WW1; Violet Madge b.1898 WW1: Served at the 5th AGH Enlisted for service abroad on the 18/8/1916 Embarked on the Orsova 6/12/1916 – disembarking at Plymouth 17/2/1917 Proceeded O/S to France 28/2/1917 and posted to the 26th General Hospital, Rouen 2/3/1917 Admitted sick with boils to the 26th GH 2/5/1917 – 8/5/1917, then discharged to the Convalesent Home Joined for duty at the 5th Stationary Hospital 16/7/1917 Transferred to England for duty 21/12/1917 Resigned her appointment in consequence of marriage 3/1/1918 Married Herbert Charles LUDBROOK, (WO1 3197, 12th Fld Amb) on the 3/1/1918 at the Wesleyan Church, Horseferry Rd, London, England Returned to Australia in April 1918 – her husband arriving a couple of months later – they resided in Ballarat Children (2): *Lorraine Erica b.1919 Ballarat – marr Stuart FELDMAN 9/2/1955 St John’s Wood, London; *Joan – marr Spencer Llewellyn ROBERTS StPaul’s C of E, Ballarat 4/2/1950 – living Perth, WA in 1956 Living on a ‘Soldier Settlers’ block in Tongala East in 1924 Herbert and Daisie took charge of the Ballarat Orphanage in 1925, Herbert as Superintendent and Daisie as Matron. Following 23 years of service, Daisie retired in November 1948 due to health reasons Following Herbert’s death, Daisie was living at 18 Gellibrand St in Queenscliff (1963, 1968) Died on the 24/11/1970 in WA, Cremated at Karrakatta Cemetery, her ashes are interred in the Ballarat Old Cemetery Herbert Charles LUDBROOK Born in 1889 at Ballarat East – son of George Henry LUDBROOK & Mary Ann LOWE Undertaker, Ballarat [Guardian of James Thompson b.1912] Serving with the 9th LH on enlistment WW1: WO1 3197 (MSM), 6th Fld Amb – 12th Fld Amb RTA on the Suevic 21/4/1918 – 7/6/1918 with Neurasthenia & Tachycardia Discharged 29/8/1918 Resigned as Superintendent of the Ballarat Orphanage in 1949 when he became M.L.C. for Ballarat Died 15/1/1956 in a private hospital in Ballarat, age 67 Cremated Fawkner Crematorium 17/1/1956, and his ashes interred in the Ballarat Old Cemetery The Argus (Melb, Vic), Sat 13 Apr 1918 (p.13): MARRIAGES LUDBROOK – LLEWELLYN – On the 3rd January, at Wesleyan Church, Horseferry road, London, by Chaplain Percy Bladen, Warrant-Officer H.C. Ludbrook, son of Mr Geo. Ludbrook, Ballarat, to Staff-Nurse D.M. Llewellyn, daughter of late Mr E.E. and Mrs Llewellyn, of North Carlton. Weekly Times (Melb, Vic), Sat 20 Apr 1918 (p.9): Arrivals and Departures Mrs Ludbrook, wife of Warrant-Officer H.C. Ludbrook, at present on active service, returned to Melbourne from England on Saturday. She is a daughter of Mrs and the late Mr E.E. Llewellyn, of North Carlton, formerly of Ballarat. At the time of her marriage she was a staff nurse with the Australian Army Service. Warrant-Officer Ludbrook is a son of Mr T.H. Ludbrook, of Ballarat East. The young couple were married at the Wesleyan Church, Horseferry road, London, on January 3. Geelong Advertiser (Vic), Fri 13 Nov 1925 (p.5): FIRE AT ORPHANAGE OUTBUILDINGS AND PLANT DESTROYED BALLARAT, November 12. ……………………………………………………… Only on the previous night had the new superintendent and matron (Mr and Mrs Herbert Ludbrook) been appointed to fill the place of the late Mr A Kenny, who died recently, and of Miss Kenny, who has been acting as matron for some time. http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/207874272 The Argus (Melb, Vic), Wed 10 Nov 1948 (p.5): Orphanage matron farewelled In honor of her 23 years’ service as matron, Mrs Ludbrook, wife of Mr H.C. Ludbrook, superintendent of the Ballarat Orphanage, was entertained by the president, Cr and Mrs A.C. Pittard, and members of the committee at Craig’s Hotel, Ballarat, yesterday afternoon. Cr Pittard, in handing a gift to Mrs Ludbrook, paid a tribute to her untiring service to the children. Matron Ludbrook is retiring for health reasons. The Argus (Melb, Vic), Mon 16 Jan 1956 (p.9): DEATHS LUDBROOK – On January 15, at Ballarat, Herbert Charles (Bert) Ludbrook, M.L.C., late of the 6th and 12th Field Ambulance, 1st A.I.F., dearly loved husband of Daisie, and loved father of Lorraine (Mrs F. Feldman, London) and Joan (Mrs S. Roberts, Perth, WA), aged 67 years. Notes: RTA 29/1/1919 – this date shown in her records is incorrect 1925 Problems with the Soldier Settlement: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2125222 1929 Jersey cows at Ballarat Orphanage: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/186945416