• M F Pearson

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    • PEARSON, Marjorie Frances – Sister, QAIMNSR
    • Posted by FrevFord, Sunday, 12 April 2015

    Born 1889 Walgett, NSW – daughter of Walter Jones PEARSON & Eleanor B. M. BEST, who married in Walgett in 1888 Eleanor died 1898 Walgett; Walter died 1922 [Appointed Magistrate 1898, Ulumbie Station, Walgett / Walgett Local Land Board 1905 / Cooma, Moree 1915 / 1922 Company Secretary, late of Invermein, Scone – Executrices of Will: Marjorie Frances Pearson & Dorothy Edith Pearson] Father’s Address 1915: “Cooma”, Moree, NSW Siblings: Dorothy Edith b.1891; Phyllis M b.1892; Joan F.E. b.1894 – d.1915; Nancy b.1897;] Qualified as a trained nurse Dec 1912 NSW WW1: Embarked 6/4/1915 on the Malwa for Egypt as a member of the QAIMNSR Served Egypt & HS Delta Served on the Hospital Ship Delta from June 1915 – 16/5/1916 – to Khedival Hotel, Alexandria Joined 15th Gen Hosp for duty 21/5/1916 – 36 Stat Hosp 24/4/1917 Appointed Acting Sister 15/12/1917 88th Gen Hosp, Cairo 20/2/1918 On Leave 17-21/12/1918 Confidential Report, Matron A.M. Purcell, 88th Gen Hosp, 18th Mar 1919: Sister Marjorie F. Pearson, Q.A.I.M.N.S.R. has been attached to this hospital since February 20th 1918. She has been in charge of a Nurses’ Medical Division. Her work has been very good. She is a good administrator, and keeps her Ward in excellent order. She is energetic, cheerful, and has good judgement, and is very kind to the patients. She manages, and trains the Orderlies well. She is punctual on duty, and her conduct good. I consider her suitable for further military service. RTA 2/4/1919 on the Kildonian Castle – arriving 9/5/1919 1919, 1920: Matron, District Hospital, Temora, NSW – resigned in Dec 1920 after 15 months service 1921: Further training at the Royal Alexander Hospital, Paddington Address 1921: C/- Mr Doyle, Invernrien (Invermien), Scone, NSW Travelled from New York to England (Nurse, 44) on the Berengaria, arriving Southampton 21/7/1933 Travelled from New York to England (Graduate Nurse, 46) on the Bremen, arriving Southampton 1/8/1935 Died 1950 New York, USA Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW), Fri 17 Dec 1920 (p.7): TEMORA After 15 months of devoted service Matron Pearson has resigned from her charge at the local hospital and goes to take a course of further vocational training at the Royal Alexander Hospital, Paddington. It is intended to recognise Matron Pearson’s services in some special manner. Cootamundra Herald (NSW), Fri 24 Dec 1920 (p.4): MATRON AT TEMORA HOSPITAL Recently Matron Pearson, of the Temora Hospital, tendered her resignation and the committee voted her a bonus of £20 in recognition of the fine work she had done for the institution. The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 Apr 1950: In the Will of MARJORIE FRANCES PEARSON late of New York in United States of America, Spinster, deceased. …………………….. granted to Dorothy Edith Pearson …… a sister of the said deceased…………..