• Alice Maud Martin

Army / Flying Corps
  • Australian Army Nursing Service

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  • Enlistment - WW1

    New Valley Governorate, Egypt

  • Birth

    Perth, WA, Australia

Stories and comments
    • A Patriotic Family
    • Posted by blacksmith, Sunday, 10 August 2014

    This wonderful portrait of the four sons and daughter of George and Rosina Martin of Kelmscott W.A. was published in the Western Mail Newspaper on Friday 12 May 1916. Follow the web link to the National Library of Australia `Trove` web site to view the original article. Article Text. A Patriotic family – The Four Sons and Daughter of Mr and Mrs George K. Martin of `The Mount` Kelmscott. (1) Trooper Frank Martin 10th Light Horse, now in Egypt (2) Sergeant George Martin 16th Battalion, who took part in the landing at Anzac (3) Alice M. Martin who is a nurse at No. 1 General Hospital Heliopolis (4) Trooper William Martin 10th Light Horse, now in Egypt (5) Private Lewis Martin, who is in the artillery at Guildford

    • Nursing Sister Alice Maud Martin
    • Posted by blacksmith, Thursday, 2 October 2014

    Announcements - Marriages. At Holy Trinity Aldershot on March 25, Capt F. W. Pickance, R.E., only son of the late Col. W. J. Pickance, of the Madras Staff Corps, was married to Miss Alice Maud Martin, eldest daughter of Mrs G. K. Martin, of The Mount, Kelmscott Miss Martin was formerly with the Australian Nursing Service (says the British Australasian). Western Mail Friday 12 July 1918.

    • MARTIN, Alice Maud - Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Wednesday, 23 March 2016

    Born in 1888 at Canning Hills, WA – daughter of George Kersley MARTIN & Rosina Sarah MARKWELL – who married at Perth, WA in 1885 George, an early pioneer miner of the Kalgoorlie goldfields, and later an orchardist, died at Kelmscott in June 1916. Rosina also died at Kelmscott, on the 9/5/1921 Siblings: *Herbert b.1885 – d.1963 WA; *Lewis George b.c1887 – WW1: Dvr 24501, 3rd DAC – d.16/3/1920 Perth *William Clarance b.1891 – WW1: L/Cpl 1340 (DCM & Bar), 10th LH – marr Nellie C. FRANCISCO 25/1/1923 Perth *George Henry b.1892 – WW1: CQMS 78 (MM), 16th Bn – marr Ivy Maude LOCKHART 11/12/1918 WA – d.1963 WA *Francis Leonard b.1896 – WW1: Pte 1726, 10th LH – d.1956 WA *Olive Rose b.1898 *Gertrude Trained in nursing at the Perth Public Hospital for 3 years, from 1910 to 1913 – passing her examination for the ATNA in June 1913 – then 7 months as a staff nurse 6 months at the District Hospital, Meekatharra from Nov 1914; followed by 9 months of Private nursing WW1: Embarked at Fremantle 25/6/1915 on the A63 Karoola with reinforcements for the 1st Australian General Hospital (AGH) in Egypt – and reported for duty 18/7/1915 Transport duty to Australia – returning to Egypt 28/9/1915 Admitted to the 1st AGH as a patient 13/1/1916 with influenza – transferred to the Convalescent Depot, Helouan 18/1/1916 – and discharged to duty 1/2/1916 – before being re-admitted on the 12/2/1916 Embarked at Alexandria on the Salta to join the BEF – and disembarked Marseilles 6/4/1916 Detached from the 1st AGH, Rouen and reported for duty with Meerut British General Hospital, Rouen 13/4/1916 – returning to the 1st AGH 20/4/1016 Embarked at Rouen on the HS Aberdonian 22/1/1917 for sick leave (due to Influenza) in England – rejoining her unit in France 3/3/1917 UK Leave 5/10/1917 – 20/10/1917 On Leave to UK 29/1/1918 and marched in to Admin HQ, London from France 1/2/1918 Retained in England on completion of Leave 9/2/1918 Resigned her appointment on account of marriage 25/3/1918 Married Capt Frederick William Warden PICKANCE of the Royal Engineers, on the 25/3/1918 at the Parish Church of Holy Trinity, Aldershot, England Children: *John F.M. b.Sep Qtr 1920 Kensington *Joan W. b.Jun Qtr 1922 Kingston *Mary b.Dec Qtr 1925 Kingston *Ruth Teresa b.Dec Qtr 1925 Kingston – marr Paul Gibson PADDICK 12/9/1953 Hawthorn, Vic Frederick died on the 13/5/1942 at Surrey, England, age 58 Alice departed England on the 25/3/1948 on the RMS Orion for Australia – and was living with her daughter Ruth at 9A Malcolm St, West Perth in 1949 – she was also listed at 53 James St, Guildford, WA that year She returned to her home in England, at 68 Ridgway Place, Wimbledon in 1950, travelling on the Orontes and arriving on the 8th of April Alice died on the 23rd of August 1964 in Surrey, England, age 75 [Probate granted 11/11/1964] Frederick William Warden PICKANCE was born 23/1/1884 in India – son of William John (1841-1911, Colonel, Madras Army) & Edith Teresa (1851-1906) PICKANCE (christened 24/2/1884 Cocanada, Tamil Nadu, India) Siblings: John Warden 1875-76; Evelyn Edith Foley 1877-1925; Dorothy b.1880; Margaret b.&d.1886; Kathleen Elinor b.1888; Marjorie b.1893 In 1891, at the age of 7, Frederick was a lodger with the Tristram family in Heene, Sussex, where he was attending school WW1: Frederick’s first theatre of war (1) 17/1/1915; Lieut, R.T.O.; Capt, R.E.; B Mil …. Siberia, Major He returned to England in October 1919 on the Aquitania from Siberia Address on Medal Roll Card: 22 Ridgway Place, Wimbledon Frederick died on the 13/5/1942 at Surrey, England, age 58 Meekatharra Miner (WA), Sat 14 Nov 1914 (p.2): General News Hospital Monthly Meeting – The usual monthly meeting of the Meekatharra Hospital Committee was held on Sunday morning last, …….. The meeting first dealt with the selection of a nurse to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Nurse Krakouer. Out of twelve applications Nurse Alice Martin was selected. Western Mail (Perth, WA), Fri 12 May 1916 (p.23): [Photo of Alice & her 4 brothers] http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/37440550 The West Austalian, Tue 9 Jul 1918: MARRIAGES PICKANCE – MARTIN – On March 25, at the Parish Church of Holy Trinity, Aldershot, by the Rev John Wilson Pickance, LLM, uncle of the bridegroom, Captain (temp) Frederick William Warden Pickance, R.E., only surviving son of the late Colonel William John Pickance, Madras Staff Corps, to Alice Maud, late of the Australian Army Nursing Service, eldest daughter of the late George ……. Martin, Esq, and of Mrs Martin, of the Mount, …….., Western Australia. Australian papers please copy. The West Australian, Fri 7 Feb 1947: A WARM WELCOME OVERSEAS PASSENGERS Prepared for the Heat After they had experienced a cold voyage passengers on the New Zealand Star, were greeted with a typical West Australian mid-summer morning when they arrived at Fremantle from England yesterday. …………………………………………………………………………………… Travelling to Melbourne where she will join the staff of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Miss Ruth Pickance, of London, was one of the passengers on the vessel. Only 21 years of age, she has worked for the last two and a half years in the national physical laboratories in London where she was attached to the ship research division. Her work consisted mainly of testing models of ships, a job she found intensely interesting, but she was not reluctant about relinquishing it to come to Australia. Dark-haired and vivacious, Miss Pickance, although this is the first time she has been abroad, is the daughter of a West Australian – her mother was formerly Miss Alice Martin, of Kelmscott. Mrs Pickance left here in 1915 as an army nurse and married and settled down in England. She and her elder daughter hope to get a passage out to Victoria shortly. The Advertiser, Tue 8 Sept 1953: ABOUT PEOPLE Ruth, daughter of Mrs F.W.W. Pickance, of Wimbledon, and the late Maj Pickance, Royal Engineers, has arrived from England to marry Paul Gibson, son of Mr and Mrs J.R. Paddick, of Colonel Light Gardens. Notes: Her father’s Obit 1916: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/81371601