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    • GREEN, Emily Eleanor – Staff Nurse, QAIMNSR
    • Posted by FrevFord, Sunday, 17 June 2018

    Born on the 25th of June 1889 at Bathurst, NSW – the daughter of Charles Henry GRANT and Mary Anne / Marian Elizabeth JAMES, who married on the 6/12/1877 at St John the Baptist’s Church, Mudgee Charles, the registrar of births, deaths and marriages at Bathurst, died on the 29/9/1895 at the family home in Peel St, Bathurst, aged 53 Siblings: Frederick Charles J b.1878 Mudgee – d.1929; Charles William Watson b.1883 Bathurst – Shop Manager – WW1: Cpl 18279, 13th FCE – d.25/4/1958 NSW Educated at a Private School, Bathurst Served as a Probationary Nurse at Greenholm Private Hospital from Nov 1907 to Oct 1908, before joining the Sydney Hospital for full training from the 8/11/1908 to 1/12/1912, at which time she qualified for membership as a General Nurse with the Australian Trained Nurses Association Having held the position of Sister in charge of operating theatres, she finally left the Sydney Hospital on the 16/10/1915 in order to marry and travel overseas to join the war effort Married (Dr) Raymond Alfred Robert GREEN at St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney on the 23rd of October 1915 Raymond was born on the 4/10/1889 at St Leonards, NSW – the son of Alfred William and Lucy The couple departed for England on the RMS Medina on the 30/10/1915 WW1: On reaching England, Eleanor applied to join the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve on the 20/12/1915, and was posted to the Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington, Lancashire, on the 14/1/1916 as a Staff Nurse Following some unpleasantry on her request for Leave in Nov 1916, to spend time with her husband who was on UK Leave from the R.A.M.C. in France, she resigned her appointment as from the 10/11/1916 She then obtained employment at the King Edward VII Hospital, London in 1917 Raymond, who had been transferred from the R.A.M.C. to the A.I.F. on the 8/2/1917, and was serving as a Captain with the A.A.M.C., was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital on the 30/5/1918 with a septic finger. He was discharged from hospital on the 12/6/1918 and eventually invalided to Australia, embarking 10/12/1918 on the Somali, but still on staff as the Medical Officer. Eleanor followed on the 21/12/1918 on the Miltiades having obtained free passage in return for her nursing services Children: *Judith b.12/1/1920 Redfern – Hospital Almoner – WW2, *Robert Musgrave b.10/12/1922 Redfern – Doctor – WW2; *John Grant Resident at: 283 Cleveland St, Redfern, NSW in 1920; 271 Edgecliff Rd, Woollahra 1944; 24 Bradley Ave, Bellevue Hill in 1964 Eleanor died suddenly at home in Bellevue Hill on the 24th of October 1964, and was privately cremated on the 26th Raymond died on the 14/6/1968 Sunday Times (Syd, NSW), Sun 31 Oct 1915 (p.5): WEDDINGS GREEN-GRANT – At St Andrew’s Cathedral the marriage of Dr Raymond A.R. Green, son of Mr A.W. Green, president of the State Children’s Board, to Sister Eleanor Grant, of Sydney Hospital, was celebrated by the Rev. E.N. Wilton. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr Fred Grant. Mr W. Grant supported the bridegroom. The bride and bridegroom motored to Newport for their honeymoon. Dr Green will proceed presently to London to join the Royal Army Medical Corps. Sunday Times (Syd, NSW), Sun 31 Oct 1915 (p.9): PERSONAL Mrs R.A.R. Green (Sister Eleanor Grant, of Sydney Hospital) will accompany her husband, Dr Raymond Green, to London, with a view of offering her services as a nurse. Dr and Mrs Green will leave by the Medina. The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW), Wed 10 Nov 1915 (p.3): PERSONAL PARS Dr Raymond Green, son of Mr A.W., of the State Children’s Department, formerly of Harris Park, led Sister Eleanor Grant to St Andrew’s alter-rail the other day. The bride was a gold-medallist nurse at Sydney Hospital. They left by the Medina to offer their combined help to the Red Cross in London. Sunday Times (Syd, NSW), Sun 13 Feb 1916 (p.2): PERSONAL Dr R.A.R. Green, late medical officer, Burrinjuck, who left for England recently to join the R.A. Medical Corps, has been appointed to Aldershot, prior to being sent to a base hospital in France. Mrs R.A.R. Green (Sister Gran, late of Sydney Hospital) has received an appointment from the Queen Alexandra Nursing Society in London. The Sun (Syd, NSW), Tue 4 Jan 1916 (p.6): MEN AND WOMEN Dr R.A.R. Green, son of Mr W.A. Green, of the State Children’s Relief Department, is doing excellent work in France with the Army Medical Corps, in which he holds the rank of captain. Before leaving Sydney for the western front last year he was one of the resident medical officers of the Royal Prince Alred Hospital, and junior demonstrator at the Sydney University. His wife accompanied him to England. She was formerly Sister Grant, a Sydney nurse. The Sun (Syd, NSW), Fri 3 Nov 1916 (p.5): MEN AND WOMEN Mr A.W. Green, of the State Children’s Relief Department, yesterday received a letter from his son, Dr. R.A.R. Green, stating that he has been working with the A.M.C. in France continuously for six months without a day’s spell, and that his wife is nursing at Lord Derby’s Hospital, London. Sunday Times (Syd, NSW), Sun 12 Aug 1917 (p.13): Mrs R.A.R. Green (Sister Grant) is working at King Edward VII Hospital, London. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Mon 26 Oct 1964 (p.28): DEATHS GREEN, Eleanor Emily – October 24, 1964 (suddenly), at her residence 24 Bradley Avenue, Bellevue Hill, dearly loved wife of Raymond, and loved mother of Judith, Robert and John. FUNERALS GREEN – A service for the late ELEANOR EMILY GREEN, of 24 Bradley Avenue, Bellevue Hill, will be held at St Mark’s Church, Darling Point, This (Monday) Morning, at 11.15 o’clock, prior to a private cremation. By request, no flowers. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Sat 15 Jun 1968 (p.100): DEATHS GREEN, Dr Raymond Alfred Robert – June 14, 1968, at his residence 35 / 67 Ocean Street, Woollahra, dearly loved husband of the late Eleanor and loved father of Judith, Robert and John.