• Helen Muriel Judd

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    • JUDD, Helen Muriel – Staff Nurse, QAIMNSR
    • Posted by FrevFord, Wednesday, 4 March 2015

    Born in the Dec Qtr of 1882 in St Levan, Penzance, Cornwall, England [Baptized 16/6/1883] – only daughter of Thomas Chapman JUDD & Susannah Eliza TRIVESS – who married in Portsea, Hampshire, England in the Mar Qtr of 1882 Helen & her parents were still living in the hamlet of Porthcurno, St Levan in 1891, but had moved to Australia by 1901. Born in Hertfordshire in 1858, Thomas was a Clerk with the Eastern Telegraph Company, Porthcurno in 1891, and then went on to train operators. He became superintendant of the Pacific Cable Board, Southport, Qld, in 1901, until transferred to Sydney in 1912. Retiring in 1920, he died 13/7/1925 at his residence in Mittagong, NSW Susanna died in 1922 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England Joining the Brisbane Hospital in Jan 1906 as a probationer, Helen gained her nursing qualifications in Oct 1908 She continued to nurse at the Brisbane Hospital – one year as charge nurse, four years as Sister During her term as Sister she had experience in charge of the Infectious Hosp, Operating Theatre, Fever Wards, Outpatients Dept, & Surgical & Medical Wards (including the Men’s surgical wards 1912, 1913) She then served in the Mackay District Hospital 1914, 1915 – Sister (3mths); Acting Matron (9mths) – before resigning due to ill health in June 1915 – with the intention of later enlisting for war service WW1: Embarked 16/12/1915 on the Karoola & arrived in the UK 10/2/1916, being posted the same day to the 1st Birmingham War Hospital To 11 General Hospital, Etaples, France 2/4/1916 – 39 Casualty Clearing Station – 36 CCS 27/1/1917 – 38 CCS 18/2/1917 Leave 30/6 – 14/7/1917 Nurses Hostel, Abbeville (for duty) 1/11/1917 – 40 Stationary Hospital 6/11/1917 Leave (14 days) 20/1/1918 To 8 Gen Hosp 31/5/1918 – 41 Stat Hosp 13/8/1918 – 53 CCS 21/8/1918 – 41 CCS 27/9/1918 Confidential Report – by M. Aitken, T.F.N.S., 41 CCS (p.15 of SR): S/N Judd joined 41 CCS on September 27th 1918 & left on December 16th 1918. She is a well trained capable nurse. Her administrative capacity & powers of initiative are fairly good. She is good tempered, kind, attentive, conscientious, & a favourite with her patients. Miss Judd is able & willing to train orderlies properly. She is tactful, energetic, reliable & punctual. Her influence in the wards & mess is excellent. Miss Judd is highly educated & speaks French fluently. She was Matron in a small Hospital in Australia previous to joining for active service. Leave 16 – 30/12/1918 To 32 Stat Hosp, Boulogne 1/1/1919 Confidential Report 10/3/19 – by J.H. Congleton, 32 SH (p.7 of SR): This lady has served under me since the 1-1-19. Her general professional ability is above the standard of her rank, administrative capacity, power & initiative & ability to train & instruct orderlies, good. Special qualifications Fever. Moral qualifications very good. This lady has not acted in a higher rank, she is suitable for promotion. To UK for demobilazation 21/4/1919 & transferred to Devonport Military Hospital 22/4/1919 pending repatriation RTA on the Katoomba, embarking England 6/8/1919 –arriving NSW 25/9/1919 Service terminated 11/9/1919 (36 days after embarkation) Sister in Charge of the Singleton Baby Health Centre & Musswellbrook Baby Health Clinic (9yrs up to Nov 1938) Nov 1938 – Nov 1939: Sister in Charge of Musswellbrook Baby Health Clinic (also in control of Denman & Merriwa) Elected President of the Ladies’ committee of the Returned Soldiers’ Club, June 1935 – Nov 1939 Resident 1930: 17 Fort St, Petersham, NSW & 23 Badminton Rd, Croydon, NSW (nurse) 1934, 1936, 1939: Bridge St, Muswellbrook, NSW (nurse) 1943, 1954, 1958: Flat 4, 871 Pacific Hwy, Chatswood, NSW (nurse) Died 4/6/1958 at Hornsby District Hospital (reg Manly, NSW) – late of Chatswood Cremated at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney, NSW 6/6/1958 Queensland Figaro, Thur 25 Jan 1906: Ministering Angels ……………………………………. Miss Ellen Muriel Judd, only daughter of Mr T. Chapman Judd, superintendant of the Pacific Cable Station, Southport, has joined the nursing staff of the General Hospital as a probationer. The Brisbane Courier, Fri 18 Jun 1915: COUNTRY VOLUNTEERS MACKAY, June 17 Nurse Judd, matron of the District Hospital, has resigned her position owing to ill-health. It is understood that she will volunteer for service at the Front. The Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW), Fri 11 Nov 1938: HEALTH CENTRE Sister Judd Transferred SINGLETON, Friday Sister Judd, who for the past nine years has been the sister in charge of the Baby Health Centre at Singleton, will leave next Wednesday to take over duty at Muswellbrook. She will control the centres in Muswellbrook, Denman and Merriwa. Sister Stuckey, from Muswellbrook, will take over duties at Singleton on November 21. Sister Judd will be farewelled at a social gathering next Wednesday afternoon, when afternoon tea will be provided by the mothers. Sister Judd will be missed by a large circle of friends in Singelton. Singleton Farewell: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/107618991 The Muswellbrook Chronicle (NSW), Tue 14 Nov 1939: BABY HEALTH CENTRE Sister Judd Leaving Sister Judd, who has been in charge of the Muswellbrook Baby Health Centre for several years, and latterly visiting sister at the Denman and Merriwa health centres, has received notice of her transfer to Sydney, and will be leaving towards the end of next week to take up her new appointment. Sister Judd has won the high esteem of hundreds of mothers who have visited the health centres under her charge, and it can be said that much of the success attending the campaign to safeguard infant life has been due to the ability and enthusiasm brought to the work by Sister Judd. Sister Judd has held the position of president of the ladies’ committee of the Returned Soldiers’ Club, and her departure will mean a district loss to that organisation. Muswellbrook farewell: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/127477661 Sydney Morning Herald, Jun 5, 1958 (p.22): DEATHS JUDD, Helen Muriel – June 4, 1958, at Hornsby District Hospital, late of Chatswood, beloved cousin of James, Len, and Rard and families. FUNERALS JUDD – The Relatives and Friends of the late HELEN MURIEL JUDD are invited to attend her Funeral Service; to be held in the Chapel of the Northern Suburbs Crematorium To-morrow, Friday, at 10.30 a.m. Friends meet at Crematorium. Notes: T.C. Judd 1902: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/19130243 T. Chapman Judd 1925: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/16213417 The Brisbane Courier (Qld), Fri 17 Jul 1925: OBITUARY The death occurred on July 13 of Mr T Chapman Judd at Mittagong, NSW, at the age of 68 years. The deceased was for some years superintendant of the Southport station of the Pacific Cable Board, and later occupied a similar position at Sydney, where he was also acting manager in the Pacific for the board. He is survived by his only daughter, Miss H.M. Judd, who for some years resided in Queensland.