• Nora Evelyn Mahoney

Army / Flying Corps
  • Australian Army Medical Corps
  • Australian Army Nursing Service
  • Sister
  • Temporary Nursing Sister
  • Nursing Sister

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  • Birth

    Latrobe, TAS, Australia

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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    • MAHONEY, Nora Evelyn - Sister, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Tuesday, 22 March 2016

    Born c1888 at Railton, Tas – daughter of Michael Timothy MAHONEY and Mary CONROY – who married in Tas in 1887 Mary died in 1893 and Michael remarried to Mary LEO – before himself dying suddenly of pneumonia in 1906, age 43 Siblings: Mary (Mrs Lewis, Melbourne); Patrick Dennis (d.1931 Melb, age 41); Timothy Bernard (New Zealand); Half sibling: Veronica Aileen – marr Chas J. MEDWIN in 1930 [NOK: Aunt – Mrs Nora Dwyer (nee Conroy), 24 Brisbane St, Launceston – later of Maitland St (Storekeeper)] Religion: Roman Catholic Trained at Devon Hospital, Latrobe, Launceston – passing her final exam for the A.T.N.A. mid 1913, after which time she was appointed Staff Nurse WW1: Joined the AANS 12/9/1916 and served at the 9th AGH before embarking Embarked at Melbourne 18/9/1916 on the SS Karmarla – disembarking Bombay, India 10/10/1916, and posted to the Gerard Freeman Thomas Hospital for duty Transferred to the 34th Welsh General Hospital, Deolali 22/7/1917 Promoted to Sister 1/10/1918 Resigned appointment 1/6/1919 on account of marriage Married Alfred Haldane HICKS (Lieut, Royal Navy) on the 2/6/1919 at the Church of the Holy Name, Bombay, India Returned to Australia on the Medic 1/12/1919 – 27/12/19 (Melb, and proceeded to Tas) Returned to India and later resided in Africa, before eventually moving to England Embarking Bombay 1923 on the Dumana for England (St Leonards on Sea, Sussex): Alfred Haldane Hicks, age 32, Mercantile Nora Evelyn Hicks, age 30, married Embarking Accra 1935 on the Lafian for England (C/- The United Africa Co, London) Alfred Haldane Hicks, age 41, Trader (from Gold Coast Colony) Nora Evelyn Hicks, age 43, wife Embarking Liverpool 26/11/1937 on the Takoradian for the Gold Coast, Africa (Alfred, 45yr old Trader and Nora, 46yr old Housewife) [Last address in UK Mountain Ash, Box Hill Rd, Tadworth, Surrey] Embarking Takoradi 1939 on the Guinean for England (C/- The United Africa Co, London) Alfred Haldane Hicks, age 46, Mercantile (from Gold Coast) Nora Evelyn Hicks, age 48, married woman [Accra and Takoradi are both in Ghana, Africa] Embarking Liverpool 22/12/1939 on the Nigerian for the Gold Coast, Africa (Alfred, 46yr old Trader and Nora 49yr old Housewife) [Last address in UK: Arundal Gardens, N.21] Died on the 15/4/1952 at Golden Common, Winchester, England Alfred HICKS b.28/10/1892 Bengal, India – son of Charles Clements (c1841 – 1907 of Kent, England) and Agnes Maud HICKS Died 9/4/1955 London, England The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times (Tas), Thu 9 Sept 1915 (p.2): PERSONAL Sister N. Mahoney, who entered upon duties at the Devon Hospital, Latrobe, some years since as a probationer, applied a short time ago for service at the front, and has received notice from the authorities to leave in a few days for that purpose. Daily Post (Hobart, Tas), Wed 15 Sept 1915 (p.6): LATROBE – HOSPITAL BOARD LATROBE, Tuesday The board of management of the Latrobe Hospital to-day accepted the resignation of Nurse Mahoney, whose services have been accepted by the defence department. The board placed on record their appreciation of her work on behalf of the hospital. Examiner (Launceston, Tas) Tue 19 Aug 1919 (p.1): Marriages HICKS – MAHONEY – On the 2nd June 1919, at the Church of the Holy Name, Wodehouse-road, Bombay, by the Rev Father Schreuter, Alfred Haldane Hicks, son of the late Charles Clements Hicks and Mrs Hicks, Kent, England, to Nora Evelyn Mahoney, A.A.N.S., daughter of the late Mr and Mrs M.T. Mahoney, Railton, Tasmania. Advocate (Burnie, Tas), Sat 13 Dec 1919 (p.5): PERSONAL Mrs N. Dwyer, Maitland street, Launceston, has been advised that her niece, Mrs A.H. Hicks (nee Sister N. Mahony, A.A.N.S., India), left Bombay on December 2 per transport Medic, which is due in Melbourne about December 21. Advocate (Burnie, Tas), Sat 26 Apr 1952 (p.19): DEATHS HICKS – On April 15, 1952, at Golden Common, England, Nora, wife of Haldone [sic] Hicks, and daughter of the late Michael and Mary Mahoney, of Railton, Tasmania, sister of Patrick (deceased), Timothy, Mary and Aileen. R.I.P. Advocate (Burnie, Tas), Sat 3 May 1952 (p.4): OBITUARY Mrs Haldane Hicks Mrs Haldane Hicks, who died at Winchester, England, on April 15, was a former Tasmanian, and member of the Australian nursing service. Mrs Haldane Hicks was Sister Nora Evelyn Mahoney, of the Devon Hospital, Latrobe, where she was well-known to many. At the outbreak of the 1914-1918 war Sister Mahoney joined the Army Nursing Service, and was posted to Bombay, India, where she was in charge of surgical nursing at the Military Hospital until the end of the war. While in India she married Commander Haldane Hicks, R.N. When illness resulting from war service necessitated her husband’s retirement from the Navy, they lived for some time in West Africa. Leaving there at the beginning of World War II, they made their home at Golden Common, Winchester, England. Deceased is survived by sisters, Mary (Mrs Lewis, Melbourne), Veronica (Mrs Medwin, Wynyard); and brother (Timothy, New Zealand). One brother, Patrick, predeceased her.