• Winifred Jean Smith

Army / Flying Corps
  • Australian Army Nursing Service
  • Sister

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  • Royal Red Cross (2nd Class) (ARRC)
  • British War Medal
  • Birth

    Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

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    • SMITH, Winifred Jane/Jean – Sister, AANS (ARRC, MID)
    • Posted by FrevFord, Tuesday, 10 January 2017

    Born in 1876 at Castlemaine, Vic – daughter of Samuel SMITH and Ann Elizabeth SUTTON – who married in Vic in 1870 Samuel and Ann both died at their home, “Moira Park”, Yielima – Samuel on the 27/8/1897, and Ann six months later on the 22/2/1898 Siblings: William Samuel b.1871-d.1872 (4m); William Francis b.1873 – d.14/9/1934 NSW; Hugh Reginald b.1874 – d.24/4/1952; John Stewart b.1877-d.1878 (11m); John Wesley b.1878; Robert Alexander b.1880 Yielima – Boer War: 1901 Tpr 31726, 2nd Scottish Horse – WW1: Pte 2213, 4th LH / 5th MG Bn – d.18/5/1955 NSW; Edith Beatrice b.1881 – d.1950; Lydia Ann Elizabeth b.1884 (Mrs Anderson); Olive Muriel b.1885 (Mrs McCully); Elsie Dora b.1887 Yielima – Sister, AANS – marr Graham Dickinson BROWN (Sgt 9597, 1st AGH) 1920 Perth – d.11/8/1971 Red Cross Home, WA Trained Melbourne General Hospital – 3yrs Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital – 1 yr Queen’s Memorial Infectious Diseases – 6mths WW1: Embarked 17/7/1915 on the A67 Orsova with the Harefield Park Convalescent Depot (1AAH), along with her younger sister Elsie Commenced duty at the 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital (1AAH) 3/9/1915 Furlough 28/4/1916 – 5/5/16 Admitted to Southwell Gardens 24/9/1917 Resigned due to marriage 8/12/1917 Married William Abbott WATSON, (Sgt 2470, 11th Bn) on the 8/12/1917 in London Residents of 11 Wheatland Rd, Malvern, Vic 1922 / 5 Park St, St Kilda West 1926 / 2 Wiseman St, Auburn 1931, and until their deaths Died on the 24th of December 1951 at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Vic Buried with her husband in the Burwood Cemetery (headstone photos) William Abbott Watson born 2/7/1876 Ballarat, Vic – son of David AllanWATSON and Sarah Ann O’DELL Clerk / Assayer Boer War: Bugler 213, 5th (Mounted Infantry) Contingent WW1: Sgt 2470, 11th Bn Enlisted WA Served Gallipoli Discharged in England 22/10/1917 to take up employment as an Australian Munitions Worker (No.2734) at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich Invalided back to Australia in July 1918 – arriving 28/9/1918 WW2: Garrison Bn 7/10/1939 – 21/12/1939 / AAMC 4/6/1940 – 25/9/1940 Died 11/8/1948 Buried Burwood Cemetery Numurkah Leader (Vic), Fri 16 Nov 1917 (p.2): PERSONAL The pleasing news was received on Saturday that Nurse Winnie J. Smith, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs S. Smith, of Moira Park, Yielima, had been awarded the Royal Red Cross. Some months ago it was announced that Nurse Smith, who is at the Harefield Military Hospital, had been mentioned in despatches. A sister, Nurse Edith Smith, is at the same hospital. The Argus, Fri 13 Aug 1948: FUNERALS WATSON – The Funeral of the late WILLIAM ABBOTT WATSON will leave his residence 2 Wiseman street, Auburn, THIS DAY (Friday) at 2 pm, for the Burwood Cemetery. WATSON – The Clarke Lodge No. 98, A.F. and A. Masons of Victoria. ………. WATSON – South Hawthorn Sub-Branch R.S.S.A.I.L.A. ………… The Argus, Wed 26 Dec 1951: DEATHS WATSON (Smith) – On December 24 at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Winifred James [sic] (Royal Red Cross), dearly loved sister of William (deceased), Hugh, John, Robert, Edith (deceased), Lydia (Mrs Anderson), Olive (Mrs McCulley), and Elsie (Mrs Brown), and loved aunt of Douglas and Roma McCulley, dear great-aunt of Winnie and Douglas, John, Janine, late of 2 Wiseman street, Auburn. In God’s care.