• Maud Isabel Baker

Army / Flying Corps
  • Australian Army Nursing Service

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  • 1914–1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
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    Perth, WA, Australia

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    • BAKER, Maud Isabel
    • Posted by FrevFord, Saturday, 13 December 2014

    Maud was born on the 19th of September 1887 in Perth, WA – the daughter of Henry BAKER and Mary Ann SUTCLIFFE, who married in Perth in 1885 Siblings (born WA): Henry John b.1886; Robert Thomas b.1889; Harold William b.1891; Gladys Irene b.1895; Muriel Constance b.1898; Lorna Grace b.1900; Frederick Alexander b.1903; Cecil Orlando b.1905 Trained in nursing at the Perth Public Hospital for 3 years WW1 Service: Embarked 5/12/1914 on the A55 Kyarra Served Egypt, France 1st AGH, Tspt duty [Willochra 1915] Married Roy William CHAMBERS (Lt Col, AAMC) on the 24th of September 1917 at St Margaret’s Church, St George Hanover Square, London, England Returned to Australia together 15/11/1919 on the Ypiranga Children: Helen Maud; Kenneth Roy b.28/4/1925 – d.Nov 1925 Residents of 265 Pigdon St, Nth Carlton 1921, 1926 / 611 Lygon St, Nth Carlton 1928 / 12 Moonga Rd, Malvern 1931; 18 Moonga Rd, Malvern 1934 Roy died on the 28/3/1944 at a private hospital, Melbourne Maud still at 18 Moonga Rd, Malvern with her daughter Helen in 1949, on her own 1954 Maud died on the 20th of August 1961 at Toorak, Vic, aged 74 She is buried in Fawkner Cemetery with her husband and baby son Leader (Melb, Vic), Sat 1 Dec 1917 (p.55): MARRIAGES CHAMBERS – BAKER – On the 24th September, at St Margaret’s Church, London, by Canon Carnegie, Lieutenant-Colonel Roy William Chambers, A.I.F., elder son of the late Mr William Chambers (Chambers and Clutten) and Mrs Chambers, Sandringham, to Sister Maud Baker, A.I.F., daughter of Mr and Mrs Baker, Tianby Park, Maylands, Western Australia. Roy William born1/1/1890 Fitzroy Sth – son of William CHAMBERS and Mary Ann CALLAGHAN Pre war: House Surgeon, Women’s Hospital WW1: Lt-Col, AAMC (DSO, MID) Embarked 18/10/1914 Served Gallipoli – 2nd Fld Amb / Egypt – 3rd Aux Hosp / England – Orchard Conv Hosp, Dartford / France 2nd Fld Amb, 17th Fld Amb 12 mths leave without pay from 1/10/18 Rotunda Hospital, Dublin Died on the 28/3/1944 at a private hospital, Melbourne The Argus, Thur 30 Mar 1944: FUNERAL OF DR R.W. CHAMBERS The funeral of Dr Roy William Chambers took place at Fawkner Cemetery yesterday afternoon, following a service at his home, Moonga rd, Toorak. The coffin was draped with the Union Jack, and when the cortege passed Royal Melbourne Hospital, where Dr Chambers had been honorary gynaecologist, traffic was held up while doctors, nurses, and staff lined the footpaths and paid silent respect. Rev T.W.G. Rogers and Rev M.A. Scales conducted the service at the graveside. …………………………………