• Elma Constance Apsley Lowe

Army / Flying Corps
  • Australian Army Nursing Service

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  • Enlistment - WW1

    Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • Birth

    Wellington, NSW, Australia

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    • LOWE, Elma Constance Apsley – Staff Nurse (Masseuse), AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Tuesday, 15 March 2016

    Born on the 8th of October 1891 at “Springdale”, Spicer’s Creek, near Wellington, NSW – daughter of Stanley Septimus LOWE & Eliza May GADEN, who married in the St John’s Church, Wellington 6/6/1888 Stanley (who had been appointed one of the Magistrates of NSW in 1892) died 1/1/1903, age 42, at Carmla, Mudgee, late of “Springdale”, Spicer’s Creek [The Springdale property was sold in 1913] May re-married Thomas Edward WOTTON in 1913 at St Leonards – living Orange, NSW 1915 – she died in 1919 at Orange Siblings: Henry Apsley Carlyle b.3/11/1889 Wellington – WW2; Nigel Burton Apsley b.7/3/1896 Wellington – WW1: Pte 3173, 56th Bn – KIA 8/3/1917 France WW1: Joined the AANS 1/11/1915 Embarked 10/11/1915 on the A67 Orsova, with 2nd AGH for Egypt On duty as Masseuse aboard the HS Nestor to Australia, embarking Suez 9/2/1916 – arriving Melbourne 13/3/1916 Re-embarked on A60 Aeneas 4/4/1916 On duty as Masseuse aboard the HS Karoola to Australia, embarking Suez 5/7/1916 – arriving Melbourne 3/8/1916 Re-embarked on A71 Nestor 2/10/1916 with No.2 Sea Transport Unit – arrived England from Australian 9/12/16 and attached to 2nd AAH Southall 10/12/1916 Attached to 3rd AAH, Dartford, England 27/12/1916 Discharged in England, having resigned her appointment due to marriage 7/7/1917 Children (4): 1.Nigel William b.28/4/1918 Kensington, London – marr Gwenyth Grace ELKINGTON 1941 – WW2 – Optician – d.1992, late of Goulburn; 2.Margaret Jean b.c1921 – Nurse – marr 1952 Westminster, UK, Donald Patrick MINEHAN (b.1924 NSW, WW2 RAAF, Civil Engineer – d.2010); 3.John b.6/9/1925 Crookwell – WW2 – marr Mary Elizabeth (Betty) McGRUER 1949; 4.Robert Ian b.12/11/1930 – marr Beverley Anne KLEIN 1954 – d.10/7/1993, age 62, late of Canowindra Elma with the infant Nigel, embarked on the family ship Osterley 10/1/1919 at Liverpool for return to Australia, travelling as a first class passenger – the Osterley, after being delayed at Falmouth due to a slight mechanical defect, set sail again on the 16th and arrived Sydney at the start of March. [see file on the Osterley, also Queenie Sunderland’s story of the journey] Her husband, William, followed on the Ascanius a month later 1930 ER: Denison St, Crookwell, NSW (home duties) 1936, 1943 ER: Cumberoona, Binda, NSW (h.d. / Wm – Grazier) 1949, 1954, 1958 ER: C/- Mrs Plumb, Hillcrest Rd, Terrigal, NSW (home duties) 1963 ER: 23 Murray St, Goulburn, NSW (home duties) [1963 ER: Nigel William & Gwenyth Grace, 32 Victoria St, Goulburn (Nigel, Optician)] Appl for Repat July 1960 Died 19/6/1970 Gosford, NSW, age 78 – late of Wamberal Cremated Pine Grove Crematorium, her ashes interred with her husbands in Grave No. 30, General Lawn Sect 2 at the Wamberal Cemetery, NSW William Leith Gardiner LAMROCK Born 1891 Orange, NSW – son of William LAMROCK & Mary GARDINER, who married 9/7/1889 Wellington Educated Walleroi College, Orange & Sydney Grammar School Farmer & Grazier WW1: Tpr 667, 12th LH – 1st LH / Lieut, 3rd Bn Served Gallipoli & WF RTA on Ascanius 9/2/1919 (ship subaltern) Crookwell district delegate to the Soldiers Settlement Conference, Sydney 1929 1930 ER: Womerah, Binda, NSW (Grazier) 1936, 1943 ER: Cumberoona, Binda, NSW (Grazier / Elma, home duties) 1949 ER: 10 Lyons Rd, Drummoyne, NSW (no Occup) [also Wm, Architect & Civil Engineer & Margaret Jean, Nurse] 1954 ER: Billeroi, NSW (Grazier) [also Robert Ian, Grazier] 1958 ER: 24 Maranui Ave, Deewhy (no Occup) 1963 ER: 6 Prince St, Wamberal (no Occup) Died 11/12/1972 at Canowindra Hospital, NSW – interred with his wife in Grave No. 30, General Lawn Sect 2 at the Wamberal Cemetery, NSW The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 14 Sept 1925: BIRTHS LAMROCK – September 6, at private hospital, Crookwell, to Mr and Mrs W.L. Lamrock – a son. The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 22 Nov 1930: BIRTHS LAMROCK – November 12, at Crookwell, to Mr and Mrs W.L. Lamrock, Cumberoona-Binda – a son. SMH 23/6/1970: DEATHS LAMROCK, Elma Constance Apsley – June 19,1970 (1st A.I.F.), of 6 Prince Street, Wamberal, beloved wife of W.L.G. Lamrock, loved mother and mother-in-law of Nigel and Gwen, of Goulburn, Jean and Don Minehan, of Toongabbie, John and Betty, of Binda, Robert and Beverley, of Canowindra, grandmother and great-grandmother of their families, aged 78 years. At rest. Privately cremated. SMH, 3/1/1973 DEATHS LAMROCK, William Leith Gardiner – December 11, 1972, at hospital, Canowindra, aged 81 years.