• F M Bartlett

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    • BARTLETT, Florence May – Staff Nurse, QAIMNSR
    • Posted by FrevFord, Thursday, 9 April 2015

    Born 4/1/1885 Newtown, Sydney, NSW [stated 1886 in SR, reg 1885] – daughter of Henry Josiah BARTLETT & Mary Ann Emma WILKS – who married on the 4/8/1867 at the church of St Lukes, West Holloway, Islington, London (when Henry was 23 & Mary 18) Henry born 23/10/1844 Islington, London, (Clerk, Accountant) brought his family to Australia sometime between 1881 & 1885. Employed originally as the private secetary of Anthony Hordern (jun), he eventually became the Advertising Manager with Messrs Anthony Hordern and Son’s – and at the time of his death had been connected with the firm for 22 years. Mary born Mar Qtr 1850 Clerkenwell, London, died at her residence in Chandos-street, Ashfield on the 9/6/1900 Henry re-married in Newtown in 1902 to Caroline GRAY, and died 8/9/1906 of pneumonia at his residence, Coogee, NSW, age 62 Siblings: Henry George b.30/7/1868 Islington; James Wilson b.24/3/1870 Islington (Alderman, of Young, NSW) – d.1937 Sydney; Ernest Charles b.16/1/1872 Islington – d.1/1/1916, age 44; Alice Maude b.c1875 – d.16/5/1899 Ashfield; Ellen / Nellie L b.c1876 – d.1892 Ashfield; Frederick William b.c1878 Islington – d.1908 St Leonards, NSW, age30; Kate M b.c1880; [John Royston b.18/8/1891 Ashfield –WW1: RAF (MC) – Incorrectly indexed as Henry J b.1891 Ashfield?]; Half Sibling: Doris b.1903 Ashfield, NSW Educated Presbyterian Ladies College, Croydon, NSW Trained Tamworth District Hospital, NSW from Mar 1907 to Mar 1911 (4yrs) – Acting Head Nurse Oct 1910 – tendered her resignation in May 1911 Received her certificate for the ATNA in Dec 1910 Private Nursing July 1911 – June 1913 Sister, Burrangong District Hosp, Young, NSW Oct 1913 – Dec 1914 Matron, Cooma District Hospital, NSW Feb 1915 – 30/11/1916 Resigned her position at Cooma District Hospital, to take effect from 30/11/1916, in order to travel to the UK and enlist for service in a Military Hospital WW1: NOK: (Aunt) Mrs Dyer, 6 Oakfield Rd, Southgate, England Served as a Staff Nurse in the Orthopaedic Military Hospital, Shepherds Bush, London from Mar 1917 to Jan 1918 Joined the QAIMNSR as a Staff Nurse 28/2/1918 and posted to the Queen Alexandra Military Hospital, Grosvenor Rd, Millbank, for her length of service Confidential Report (p.10 of SR): Miss F.M. Bartlett served in this Hospital from 28 Feb 1918 to 2 May 1919. She is a good nurse, capable reliable and understands the routine of ward management. Her conduct had been highly satisfactory. Matron E. C. Humphreys, Queen Alexandra Hosp, Grosvenor Rd, S.W.1 – 29 June 1919 Appointment terminated 2/5/1919 RTA on the Roda 8/5/1919 – disembarked Melbourne & returned to Sydney by train 11/7/1919 [ANA series no. MT1487/1] Tamworth Observer and Northern Advertiser (NSW), Tue 15 Nov 1910 (p.2): TAMWORTH HOSPITAL ………………………………………………………………………………………. The following communication from the Matron was read: - ………………………………. No-one has been appointed to to fill Nurse Bartlett’s place, she having been acting head nurse since Nurse Herbert left in October. ……………………….. Nurse Bartlett wishes to go for her annual holiday from December 1st, as she sits for the A.T.N. examination, the first week in December, and her holidays are 6 months overdue. She would like a month. I would require a trained nurse in her absence as the nurses are too junior to take her place. The Tamworth Daily Observer (NSW), Sat 31 Dec 1910 (p.7): PERSONAL Nurses Carter and Bartlett, who have just completed their course of training at the Tamworth Hospital, have been successful in passing an examination recently held in Sydney which will entitle them to a certificate of the Australian Trained Nurses Association. The Tamworth Daily Observer (NSW), Tue 9 May 1911 (p.2): TAMWORTH HOSPITAL CORRESPONDENCE From Nurse Bartlett, tendering her resignation, as she had completed her four years’ training. The Tamworth Daily Observer (NSW), Fri 16 Mar 1915 (p.2): PERSONAL The Tamworth Hospital as a training school for nurses has gained further distinction lately by the appointment of two nurses wholly-trained at the local hospital as matrons. Nurse Bartlett has been appointed matron of the Cooma Hospital, and Nurse Parker of the Tingha Hospital. The Manaro Mercury, and Cooma and Bombala Advertiser (NSW), Mon 23 Oct 1916 (p.2): Cooma District Hospital A letter was received from Matron F.M. Bartlett, resigning her position, having decided to offer her services for military purposes, the resignation to take effect on 30th November. …………………….. Young Witness (NSW), Fri 27 Oct 1916 (p.1): GOING TO ENGLAND Matron Bartlett (formerly of the staff of the Burrangong District Hospital) has resigned from duty at the Cooma District Hospital, with a view of giving her services for nursing soldiers in England. The hospital committee commended her for efficient service during her 18 months’ matron-ship at the hospital. The Manaro Mercury, and Cooma and Bombala Advertiser (NSW), Fri 24 Nov 1916 (p.2): Local and General News Matron F.M. Bartlett, of the Cooma Hospital, will leave on Friday next for Sydney in order to proceed to England to enlist for nursing in the military Department. During Matron Bartlett’s stay of nearly two years in Cooma she has made many friends and won the warm commendation of the numerous patients treated at the hospital. Daily Observer (Tamworth, NSW), Wed 27 Feb 1918 (p.1): TAMWORTH AND DISTRICT HONOR ROLL The following names of persons within the municipality of Tamworth and the Peel, Cockburn and Nundle Shires who have enlisted for active military service abroad, have been received since publication of the last list: - ………, Nurse F.M. Bartlett, ………………………………………. Young Witness (NSW), Fri 6 Jun 1919 (p.6): Nurse F.M. Bartlett, one time matron of the Young District Hospital, who has been on active service is returning from England, by the transport Roda, which left England on May 8th.