• Harriet Cecilia Hordern Williams

Army / Flying Corps
  • Australian Army Nursing Service

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  • British War Medal
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  • Birth

    Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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    • WILLIAMS, Harriet Cecilia Hordern (Lalla), Staff Nurse AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Saturday, 2 April 2022

    Harriet was born on the 16th of April 1889 at Auburn, Vic (reg. 13099 Hawthorn) – the daughter of Christopher WILLIAMS (b. Cornwall) and Cecilia HORDERN, who married at the Wesleyan Church, Hawthorn on the 19/7/1881 Christopher, Estate Agent, died in 1932 and Cecilia died in 1934 Surrey Hills Siblings: *William Hordern Gilbert b.1882 Hawthorn – WW1: Pte 16193 6th Fld Amb – marr Dora B. NANSON 24/4/1918 Holy Trinity Church, Southall, England – d.4/4/1942 Heidelberg John Lebbens Hordern b.1884 Prahran; Winifred Edith J b.1885 Hawthorn – d.1964 Balwyn (UM); Arthur Melbourne b.1887 Hawthorn – d.1959 Surrey Hills; Reginald Hedley Dunstone b.&d.1897 Hawthorn Trained in Nursing at the Children’s Hospital, Melbourne for 3 years and 3 months WW1 Service: Harriet joined the Australian Army Nursing Service for home service at No.11 Australian General Hospital on the 28/12/1916. She then joined for overseas service on the 25/5/1917, and embarked as a Staff Nurse on the RMS Mooltan 12/6/1917, disembarking Suez, Egypt 19/7/1917 Re-embarked at Port Said for Salonika 25/7/1917 on the Gorgon, and disembarked 30/7/1917 where she joined the 66th General Hospital Transferred to the 42nd General Hospital 11/11/1917 Admitted to the Sister’s Convalescent Camp with a debility 9/7/1918 to 12/7/1918, then to the 61st General Hospital, before being discharged to duty at the 42nd GH 1/81/1918 Transferred to the 52nd General Hospital 29/8/1918 Admitted to the 43rd General Hospital 24/9/1918 with Influenza, then to the Sister’s Conv Camp 5/10/1918 – discharged to duty at 52nd GH 8/10/1918 Embarked per Gorgon 2/1/1919 for Alexandria, Egypt, enroute for Australia on Leave Returned to Australia on duty on the Karmala, embarking Suez 15/1/1919, and disembarking 15/2/1919 Re-embarked 26/2/1919 on the Hospital Ship Karoola – granted Leave in the UK from 17/4/1919 Discharged in England due to marriage 24/4/1919 Harriet married Edward Percy LYNDON, (Lieut-Commander R.N.R.) on the 24th of April 1919 in Maidenhead, England Address: 144 Fellows Rd, South Hampstead Their son Stewart Edward was born on the 15/1/1920 in South Hampstead, England Address 1920, 1922: 103 Holland Rd, Kensington Address 1923, 1926: 84 Wimbledon Park Road, Wandsworth 1930: Harriet (39) and 10 year old Stewart embarked at Marseilles on the Macedonia, arriving in London 12/9/1930. Their address: 21 Alwyn Mansions, Wimbledon. Harriet was visiting her mother in Surrey Hills, Melbourne in August 1933. Her address in London: 21 Alwyne Mansions, Wimbledon Address 1947, 1951: 16 Darlaston Road, Wimbledon, Surrey Edward died on the 30/1/1951 in Surrey, aged 69 Address 1968: 10 Court Close, Midhurst Rd, Liphook, Hants Harriet died on the 18th of January 1968 in Surrey, aged 78 *************** Edward Percy Lyndon was born on the 17/9/1881 in Bealiba, Vic – son of George William and Elizabeth Mary (nee Lopas/Lopez) – George (Postmaster) d.22/2/1883 Bealiba Edward was the 5th Officer on the Britannia in 1905 – received his Certificate of Competency as a Master on the 30/7/1913 He was promoted from Acting Lieutenant to Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve 2/8/1915 1932: Edward Percy (age 50), Master Mariner, embarked Bombay on the Malwa, arriving London 8/4/1932. His address: 21 Alwyn Mansions, Wimbledon 1947: Edward P. (65), Marine Sup. Rtd, embarked at Sydney on the Stratheden, arriving Tilbury 12/9/1947. His address: 16 Darleston Rd, Wimbledon, Surrey. Edward died on the 30/1/1951 in Surrey, aged 69 *************** The Argus (Melb, Vic), Sat 17 May 1919 (p.11): LYNDON-WILLIAMS – On the 24th April, England Lieut-Commander Edward Percy Lyndon, R.N.R., to Harriet Cecilia Hordern (Lalla) Williams, A.A.N.S., Salonica. (By cable) The Argus (Melb, Vic), Sat 24 Jan 1920 (p.11): BIRTHS LYNDON (Lalla Williams) – On the 15th January, at South Hampstead, England, to Mr and Mrs Edward Percy Lyndon – a son. (By cable) The Argus (Melb, Vic), Sat 24 Jul 1948 (p.8): The Life of Melbourne There is Melbourne interest about the London announcement of the engagement of Sheila Mary, daughter of Mr and Mrs A.E.I. Curtis, Neath, Wales, and Stewart Edward, son of Captain and Mrs E.P. Lyndon, Wimbledon, London. Both Captain and Mrs Lyndon are Victorian born, and Captain Lyndon is well known in Melbourne as master of many P&O liners which have visited this port. His last command was the Strathmore, and before his retirement Captain Lyndon was P&O’s Marine Superintendent for Great Britain. England and Wales National Probate Calendar: LYNDON Harriet Cecelia Hordern of 10 Court Clo Midhurst Rd Liphook Hants died 18 January 1968 Probate London 7 March £3456.