• M A Scott

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    • SCOTT, Margaret Ann/e – Staff Nurse, QAIMNSR
    • Posted by FrevFord, Wednesday, 4 March 2015

    Born c1880 – daughter of William SCOTT (Professor of Languages) & Margaret REED / REID [(Female) Scott b.4/9/1881 Morven, Tas] Siblings: Louise (Tasmania 1952); Francis; Thomas Cleghorn b.16/11/1875 Port Sorell, Tas (Water Supply Dept, Kalgoorlie); William Gordon – Municipal Inspector – d.2/12/1932 Dist Hosp, Zeehan, Tas, James Balfour – Assist Secrty of Mines – d.1/12/1939; Gilbert b.9/6/1879 (not c1886) Deloraine, Tas – WW1: Enl WA – Pte 781, 44th Bn – d.20/9/1942 Perth, age 63; Mabel b.1882 Tas [(Male) Scott b.28/12/1873 Port Sorell, Tas] WW1: Embarked 16/12/1915 on Karoola for England to join the QAIMNSR – arriving 10/2/1916 Posted to Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington on arrival Embarked for duty with B.E.F. France 4/4/1916 37th CCS, France 21/8/1918 – 13/12/1918 Confidential Report, S/I 37CCS (p.17 SR): S/Nurse Margaret Ann Scott has served with this Unit from the 21/8/18 to 13/12/18 She performed Sister’s duty in the acute medical & surgical wards very satisfactorily. Is very reliable & consciencious. Most kind & attentive to her patients Is well fitted for promotion to a higher rank. Health, conduct and character very good 7 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne 16/12/1918 Confidential Report, A/Matron 7 Stationary Hosp, 25/2/1919 (p.15 SR): S/Nurse Scott joined this Unit 16/12/18. Duties since being here: S/Nurse in a Surgical ward & i/c of a small Medical ward of very acute cases & of a small Surgical ward of clean operation cases. Professional ability: A very capable Medical & Surgical Nurse. Power of inititiative good Ability to instruct & train orderlies good Special qualifications Opthalmic Temper even. Tactful, judgement good. Very good to & thoughtful to her patients. Self reliant. Reliable. Hardworking. Has plenty of common sense Punctual & generally a good influence. Not acted in a higher rank. Recommended for promotion. Matron in Chief McCarthy noted that she has special training in eye & ear work (p.18 SR) Demobilized 22/4/1919 and posted to Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington for temporary duty whilst awaiting repatriation Embarked 21/5/1919 on the Osterley for RTA Service terminated 26/6/1919 1920 Fremantle Public Hospital 1925 ER: Hay St, Perth – nurse 1949 ER: 18 Albert St, Sth Perth – nurse Died 4/6/1952 South Perth, WA, age 72 Ashes interred in the Karrakatta Cemetery – Crematorium Rose Gardens (9K, 0036) Zeehan and Dundas Herald (Tas), Thur 16 May 1918 (p.4): LETTERS FROM THE FRONT Messrs J.B. Scott, of Renison Bell; and Gordon Scott, of Zeehan, have received an interesting letter from their sister (Sister M.A. Scott), who is better known at Queenstown, having filled office in the Queenstown Hospital as staff nurse some three years ago. The letter is dated in France, a point 60 miles from the nearest town. The guns were thundering, and for a time seemed to the writer to be in the back yard. Tents were the covering, and sand bags were being applied to make the situation more secure. The scenes of battlefields passed through told their own sad tales, and many little crosses were to be seen. Sister Scott’s letters during her two and a half years on active service are full of interesting details, and it is necessary that they pass through the censor’s hands before publication. The West Australian (Perth, WA), Sat 7 Jun 1952 (p.24): DEATHS SCOTT: On June 4, Sister Margaret Anne, of 18 Albert-street, South Perth, late of B.E.F. France 1914-18, sister of Louise (Tasmania), Francis and Thomas C. of Perth, and Gordon, James and Gilbert (deceased). Privately cremated on Friday, June 6, Rev R.F.G. Williams officiated. D.J. Chipper and Son. Notes: William Gordon d.2/12/1932 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/67987312 James Balfour d.1939: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/68338220