• Stella Irene Black

Army / Flying Corps
  • Australian Army Nursing Service

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    Sydney, NSW, Australia

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    • BLACK, Stella Irene Janet Denison – Sister, AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Thursday, 19 March 2015

    Stella was born 5/2/1890 Glebe, NSW – daughter of James Denison BLACK & Alice May Agnes TURNER who married 21/3/1887 at St Thomas’s Church, Balmain, NSW – James died 14/7/1933 Sydney – Alice died 1946 Newtown Siblings: Allan Gordon b.1888 Newtown – d.1933 Newtown; Norman Annesly H b.1892 Newtown – d.1965 Ryde; Lionel Edgar b.1894 Glebe – d.1974 NSW; Clyde Denison b.1897 Glebe – d.1968 Bankstown, NSW; Hector Oswald b.1898 Glebe – d.1974 NSW Educated Mortdale School Trained as a Nurse at the Sydney Hospital War Service: Embarked on RMS Kashgar 3/9/1916 – disembarked Bombay 26/9/16 Posted to Victoria War Hosp, Bombay 26/9/16 Transferred to Officers Hosp, Malabar Hill, Bombay 21/1/17 Transf to Stn Hosp, Pishawar 4/11/17 Prom Sister, Bombay 1/10/18 Transf to Freeman Thomas Hosp Oct 1918 Emb for England per Royal George 18/11/18 Emb Port Said per Kasr-i-hind 27/12/18 Disemb Southampton 6/1/19 Attached to 2nd AAH, Southall 7/1/19 Detached from 2nd AAH – to Southwell Gardens Hosp 10/1/19 – admitted sick – transf to Glen Almond Rest Home, St Albans 15/1/19 Rejoined 2nd AAH 22/1/19 Adm sick Southwell Gardens Hosp 4/2/19 – disch 12/2/19 Resigned appointment due to marriage (initially 15/3/19, then changed to 22/4/19) Married William Fred SARGISSON (Capt, Indian Army Reserve of Officers) on the 15/3/1919 at St Andrew’s Church, West Kensington, Fulham, England Children (3): 1. Harold Mair b.22/2/1920 Alexandria – Royal Navy WW2 – c1972 London 2. Donald Farley b.18/3/1921 Trichinopoly, India – d.22/11/2000 Oceanside, CA 3. ? Janet Dorothy Died 3/12/1933 Madras, India SARGISSON, William Fred Born 9/1/1884 London, Middlesex Chief Civil Engineer of the Southern Indian Railways WW1: Captain, Indian Army Reserve of Officers – Major, 7th Hariana Lancers, Indian Army [Also listed as arriving England 1938 & a couple of later dates from Burma, Canada etc – wife Ellen Dorothy traveling with him.] Died 1980 Broadstairs, Kent The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 24 May 1919 (p.16): MARRIAGES SARGISSON – BLACK – March 15, at St Andrew’s Ch., W. Kensington, London, by the Rev. T.R. Hine-Haycock, Capt. William Fred Sargisson, Indian Army Reserve of Officers, to Sister Stella Irene Janet Black, Australian Army Nursing Service. The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 16 Dec 1933 (p.19): MRS W.F. SARGISSON Advice has been received of the death in India of Mrs W.F. Sargisson, better known in Mortdale as Miss Stella Black, a niece of the late Mrs J.J. Saltwell. The late Mrs Sargisson was educated at the Mortdale School, and afterwards trained at Sydney Hospital as a nurse. On the outbreak of war, she volunteered, was appointed to the Queen Alexandra nursing service, and was stationed at the Khyber Pass Hospital, Pishawar, India. She was invalided to England, and was appointed to the Australian Limbless Soldier’s Hospital, Southall. She married Captain W.F. Sargisson of the Hariana Lancers and Chief Civil Engineer of the Southern Indian Railways, at Kensington, London, and is survived by her husband and three children.