• Harriet Mary Hazel Bain

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    Maryborough, VIC, Australia

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    • BAIN, Harriet Mary Hazel – Staff Nurse, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Sunday, 15 March 2015

    Born 31/1/1891 Maryborough, Vic – daughter of John BAIN (Stationmaster) & Winifred Louisa JONES – who married in Vic in 1890 John died at home in Blackburn 3/4/1940, age 74 & Winifred died 1967, age 99 Siblings: Olive Kate b.1892 Baddaginnie – d.1896 (age 4); Elsie b.&d.1894 Benalla; Ethel Myrtle b.1895 Footscray – marr O’NEIL; Winifred Vida b.1898 Footscray – (Teacher) – d.1974 Mitcham, age 76; Eunice May b.1900 Footscray – d.1902 (age 1); John Stewart b.1902 Heidelberg – (Salesman); Norman b.1/11/1913 Romsey – (Clerk) – WW2: Sqn Ldr, RAAF 1940 – 1946 Trained in nursing at Austin Hospital (3yrs) WW1: Embarked Sydney 16/10/1918 on SS Malta – disembarked Bombay 14/11/1918 Served 34th Welsh General Hospital, Deolali, India Resigned 8/3/1919 in order to marry 9/3/1919 Married Alan Eugene Cecil McGAVIN (Capt, Indian Army Res) 9/3/1919 Deolali, India Children (2): 1. Alan Stewart Denzil James (“Chummy”) b.25/7/1920 Calcutta, India – WW2: Capt, 2/14 Bn, AIF (MID) – KIA 28/11/1942 – buried in Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby MID: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/11985239 KIA: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/12011666 2. Peter Edwin b.25/3/1922 Hazaribagh, India – WW2: Pte, 2/14 Bn, AIF 1940 – 1945 – Law student, engaged to Alison M AFFLECK 1948 Lived India after the war Hazel & Alan travelled from Bombay, India to the UK on the California, arriving Liverpool 16/4/1935 – and returned to India on the Britannia, departing Liverpool 23/11/1935 Sons Alan & Peter were educated in England at St Edmund’s College, Ware, Herts – they departed the UK 23/7/1937 on the Mooltan, and joining their mother in Bombay, continued on with her to Australia on the Mongolia, passing through Fremantle, WA on the 21/9/1937 for Melbourne Alan (Snr) sailed from Bombay on the Narkunda, which passed through Fremantle, WA 16/11/1937, before disembarking him in Melbourne On their return to Australia the family first stayed with Hazel’s parents at 15 Main St, Blackburn, Vic Living 17 Jenning St, Sandringham, Vic 1938 Living Black Rock (near Cheltenham), Vic 1942, 1948 Appl Repat 1952 Died 15/3/1973 Seaford, Vic, age 81 Interred in the New Cheltenham Cemetery with her husband, Alan [photo on-line] Epitaph: HERE WHERE MY FATHER LIES – MAY SHE FIND ETERNAL PEACE IN GOD – EVER REMEMBERED BY HER LOVING SON PETER Alan Eugene Cecil McGAVIN (Capt, M.B.E., J.P.) Born 16/6/1884 – son of Alan McGAVIN & Annette HARTLEY Captain, 16th Rajputs, Indian Army Reserve, Deolali, India Indian Civil Service: Administrator and Judge of the Political Department of the Government of India Received his M.B.E. in 1938 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/12076407 Died 18/7/1970 Mordialloc, Vic, age 86 Interred New Cheltenham Cemetery, Vic [See letter p.26 of AANS Service Record of Daphne Cadwallader, Dec 1918, in which she requested tsfr to India to marry A.E.C. McGavin – tsfr denied & she instead applied 22/4/1919 for discharge in Colombo, then obviously to find her own way across to India – unaware it seems, that her fiancé had meanwhile married Hazel! Hazel had arrived in India a month after Daphne left.] Romsey Examiner and General Advertiser for the Shires of Romsey….. (Vic), Fri 29 Jun 1917 (p.2): Miss Hazel Bain, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Bain, of Romsey, is to be complimented upon passing her final examination qualifying her to practice as a trained nurse. Romsey Examiner and General Advertiser for the Shires of Romsey….. (Vic), Fri 12 Apr 1918 (p.2): Soldiers Honored A very large gathering of district residents congregated at the Mechanics’ Institute on Monday evening to wish good luck to Nurse Bain, and Private Lloyd Parks, who are shortly to depart for the Front, …………………… Shire medals were presented to Nurse Bain, ……………………. Heidelberg News and Greensborough, Eltham …….(Vic), Sat 26 Oct 1918 (p.2): PITH AND POINT Sister Hazel Bain left by the express on Monday of last week for Sydney, en route for Bombay, India, as a military nurse. A numerous gathering of friends assembled on the platform to wish her farewell and God speed, including several Heidelberg and Ivanhoe residents. The Argus (Melb, Vic), Thur 31 Jul 1919 (p.1): MARRIAGES McGAVIN – BAIN – On the 9th March, at Deolali, India, by the Rev Boats, military chaplain, Captain Alan E.C. McGavin to Staff-Nurse Hazel Bain, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Bain, Northcote, late of Romsey. The Argus (Melb, Vic), Sat 7 Aug 1920 (p.13): BIRTHS McGAVIN (nee Hazel Bain) – On 25th July, at Alipore, Calcutta, the wife of A.E.C. McGavin, I.A.R.O., Motihari, India – a son.