• Maud Mary MacKay

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    Nhill, VIC, Australia

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    • MACKAY, Maud Mary – Sister, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Tuesday, 22 March 2016

    Born in 1890 at Netherby, Vic (Nhill) – the daughter of Finlay Charles MACKAY and Rebecca McKINLEY – who married in Vic in 1885 Address during war years: ‘Lochiel’ Nalinga Rd, Violet Town Rebecca died 23/1/1933 at Humula, NSW, and Finlay, a retired Farmer, died the following year, 24/2/1934 at Tarcutta, NSW, age 77 Siblings: David Charles b.1886 Nhill; Frances Lillian (Lily) b.1888 Nhill – WW1: Sister, AANS, India – d.1984 NSW; Albert Edgar b.1892 Netherby – WW1: Lieut (DCM), 8th Bn, ex 13th LH – d.1982 NSW; William Gordon b.30/7/1893 – WW1: Lieut (MID), 8th LH; Eileen Violet Hermin b.1896; Frederick James b.1898 – d.1980; John Harold b.1900 Netherby – d.1965 Religion: Church of England Trained in nursing at the Melbourne Hospital – completing her final examination with the Victorian Trained Nurses’ Association in May 1915 WW1: Served first at No.11 AGH, Caulfield from 2/9/1916 until embarkation Embarked 6/12/1916 on the Orsova – disembarking 17/2/1917 Plymouth Served at the 2nd AAH, Southall Proceeded O/S to France 28/2/1917 and posted to the 4th British General Hospital, Camiers 2/3/1917 Joined the 3rd AGH at Abbeville for duty 15/5/1917 UK Leave 14/12/1917 – 29/12/1917 Leave 24/7/1918 – 7/8/1918; and again 9/2/1919 – 23/2/1919 Promoted to Sister 31/12/1918 Proceeded to UK for duty 16/5/1919 Admitted sick to 12 Southwell Gardens Hospital, Sth Kensington 18/5/1919 Attached to 3rd AAH, Dartford 10/6/1919 Resigned appointment 28/6/1919 on account of marriage, but discharge post-dated to 5/8/1919 Married Lancelot Mervyn REDGRAVE, (Lieut 18th Bn) on the 28/6/1919 at The Chapel Royal, St Martin, England Maud returned to Australia with her husband on the Ulysses 22/7/1919 – 5/9/1919 http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=6043106 Child: Maud b.31/3/1923 NSW – marr Reg Wm JONES (WW2: RAAF) Living at Bemboka, NSW in 1923 when their daughter was born Resident in 1930 at Marrar, NSW – Lance was a General Merchant 1943 Maud is listed at Junee Rd, Marrar by herself, and Lance at 7 Ivy St, Wollstonecraft 1949 she was living at 123 Albert Rd, Strathfield, NSW The couple divorced in 1949, and Lance remarried that same year Maud’s 1954 address – 99 Hewlett St, Waverley, NSW 1958, 1963 – Westwood, Adelong, NSW Applied for Repat 1963 In 1968 she is listed at 52 Deewhy Pde, Deewhy, NSW Maud died on the 11th February 1976 in NSW Lancelot Mervyn REDGRAVE Born Paddington, NSW – son of Charles Alfred Hurst (Magistrate) and Mary WW1: Lieut, 18th Bn RTA on Ulysses 22/7/1919 - 5/9/1919 Re-married 1949 to Ruth Winifred BEST Died 14/12/1964 at St Leonards, NSW – late of Lane Cove AWM Nurse Interview with Matron Kellett 1919: I embarked on the 6th of December, 1916, on the “Orsova,” and came straight to England. After about seven days, I was detailed for duty in France, and when I reached Boulogne, I was sent to No. 4 B.G.H., Camiers; I was one of the sisters loaned to the British there, and we had a good reception. They were very kind to us, but the work was very heavy indeed, and we had practically no time off duty. The Hospital was not very well equipped, and we had to improvise in many ways. The food was good and fairly plentiful. The patients were all severely wounded, and as they were nearly all acute, there were no amusements. I was there for six months, when I was transferred to No. 3 A.G.H., Abbeville. The work here was sometimes heavy, but often slack, and the Hospital was fairly well equipped. We were able to get plenty of food, and a Y.M.C.A. provided amusements for the patients. We were bombed quite a lot, but fortunately no bombs fell on the Hospital, and the dug-outs were not completed until after the bombing was finished. We were very comfortably billeted. I was not evacuated with the other sisters during the retreat, but was ready to leave at a moments notice, when patients arrived in great numbers, and we were forced to stay, as they were most severely wounded. The work was very heavy, owing to the severity of their wounds, and the shortage of Staff. The conditions continued for a few weeks, until we got back some of our sisters. When the Armistice was signed, the work was very heavy, owing to the epidemic of influenza which occurred then and in which we had many deaths. I remained with No. 3 A.G.H., until it disbanded, and then I crossed to England, and after furlough, I was billeted at No. 3 A.A.H., Dartford, where I am now awaiting transport to Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Tue 27 Feb 1923 (p.8): BIRTHS REDGRAVE – January 31, to Mr and Mrs Lance M. Redgrave (nee Mackay), of Bemboka – a daughter. (Melbourne papers please copy) Albury Banner…..(NSW), Fri 11 Apr 1941 (p.13): COUNTRY NEWS Mrs L.M. Redgrave has been operated on in a Melbourne hospital, and has made a good recovery. Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser (NSW), Tue 18 Aug 1942 (p.3): Marrar is to lose Mr and Mrs L.M. Redgrave when they depart on Wednesday next. Mr Redgrave has been resident in the Marrar district for 20 years, and has been noticeably prominent in sporting, civic and social affairs. He was a councilor of the Coolamon Shire for a number of years. He will be a great loss to the community. He has sold his business, portion of which will be carried on by Mr Noel Murphy.