• Maud Ashdown

Army / Flying Corps
  • Australian Army Nursing Service

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  • Birth

    Mackay QLD, Australia

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Sydney, NSW, Australia

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    • ASHDOWN, Maud - Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Sunday, 15 March 2015

    Maud was born 22/8/1886 Mackay, Qld – daughter of Florence Eleanor ALTEREITH & Edward Parker ASHDOWN (Magistrate, Mackay, Qld / Manager of Commercial Bank, Orange, NSW) – who married in Nov 1876 Surrey Hills, NSW – Edward d.19/3/1909 Orange, age 62 – Florence d.30/7/1931 Mosman, NSW, age 74 Siblings: 1. Beatrice Charlotte (Trissie) b.1877 Qld – marr ROLFE – d.30/6/1954 Chatswood, NSW 2. Violet Amy b.1879 Qld – d.1980 NSW (UM) 3. Edmond Arthur b.1881 Qld – Pte 1819 13th Bn, KIA 11/4/1917 Bullecourt, France (AWM Photo) 4. Edward Dudley b.1882 Qld – d.1950 Manly, NSW 5. Nellie b.1884 Qld – d.29/1/1949 Mosman, NSW (UM) 6. Ewen Ernest / Ernest Ewen (Pat ?) b.1888 Qld – Pte 1704 13th Bn – d.1949 Mosman, NSW; 7. Clive b.1893 Bega, NSW – Spr 5361, 7th FCE / 1st AGH – d.1954 Chatswood, NSW 8. Cecil Parker b.1897 Bega, NSW – Spr 5363 14th FCE, KIA 20/7/1916 Fleurbaix, France Qualified as a member of the ATNA Dec 1914, NSW WW1: Attested 8/10/1915 Sydney Embarked 10/11/1915 on the Orsova – arrived Egypt 9/12/15 TOS 2nd AGH, Ghezireh Proceeded to 1st AGH, Heliopolis 11/3/16 Admitted 3rd AGH 7/8/16 (Quinsy) Resigned appointment 7/3/17 in England Married James Septimus MANN on the 7/3/1917 England – [no UK reg. found)] Resident 1933: 22 Mistral Ave, Mosman (James - master mariner) 1936, 1943 “Devon” 1 Torr Rd, Dee Why (Maud only 1949) Enquired about lost ‘Returned Soldiers badge’ 1938, Dee Why, NSW – badge (No. 13835) had been found & was returned. Claimed for Repat 1960, NSW Maud died 19/6/1975 NSW Cremated Northern Suburbs Crematorium 21/6/1975 James was born Sep Qtr 1886 Wingate, Durham, England – son of John & Mary Ann (nee Coxon) He first married in 1909 in Durham WW1: Merchant Seaman Died 18/5/1946 at his residence in Dee Why, NSW – Captain, B.I.S.N. Co, retired – privately cremated [British India Steam Navigation Coy] Master SS Certificate issued 26/7/1917 Sydney, NSW (born 1886 Wingate, Durham) Leader (Orange, NSW), Fri 29 Oct 1915 (p.8): Personal Nurse Ashdown, a former resident of Orange, is at present visiting town on final leave prior to going to the front. She is a daughter of a former manager of the Orange branch of the Commercial Bank. Sydney Mail (NSW), Wed 16 Feb 1916 (p.33): Daughter and Four Sons of Late E.P. Ashdown, Commercial Bank, Orange, and Mrs Ashdown, of Mosman [Photos] http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/166257291 The Newsletter: an Australian Paper for Australian People (Sydney, NSW), Sat 8 Sept 1917 (p.5): The marriage of Miss Maud Ashdown, formerly of No.2 Australian General Hospital, to Mr J.S. Mann, on active service in the navy, has lately taken place. Mrs Mann will remain in Australia till the war is over. She is a life member of the A.T.N.A., being a highly certificated Australian nurse who has done good work both in civil and military hospitals. SMH, Sat Jun 21, 1975 (p.116) DEATHS MANN, Maud June 19, 1975 (nee Sister Ashdown), beloved wife of the late Captain James Septimus Mann (B.I.S.N. Co), and loved sister of Violet. MANN, Maud, youngest daughter of the late E.P. And F.E. Ashdown (C.B.C. Bank, Orange), and beloved sister of Trissie, Vie, Arthur, Dudley, Nell, Pat, Clive and Cecil. MANN, Maud – June 19, 1975, beloved aunt of Nes, Joyce, Phyl, Jim, Brian, Patricia and Pamela. SMH, Sat Jun 21, 1975 (p.115) FUNERALS MANN – The relatives and friends of the late MAUDE MANN are kindly invited to attend her funeral, to leave her residence, 1 Tor Road, Dee Why, after a service commencing at 10.30 o’clock this (Saturday) morning, for the Northern Suburbs Crematorium.