• Mary Adelaide Bray

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    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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    • BRAY, Mary Adelaide – Staff Nurse, QAIMNSR / AANS
    • Posted by FrevFord, Saturday, 1 November 2014

    Born 9/5/1880 Melbourne, Vic (no birth reg. found) NOK 1915 – sister: Mrs J Searson, “Arcadia”, Stanley Grove, Canterbury NOK 1918 – sister: Mrs Annie Searson of “Arcadia”, Stanley Grove, Canterbury – which was also Mary’s permanent address [Mrs Annie Jane Searson (wife of James, marr 1908 – resident “Arcadia”, Stanley Grove, Canterbury, Vic 1918 / Albert Park 1949) – d.22/6/1949 – only daughter of John BROWN and Edith McDONALD – born Annie Jane BROWN 1883 Kialla, Vic) John Brown married Edith McDonald 1882 – Edith died 1940 (b.c1862), late of Arcadia and Shepparton – only children mentioned in death notice were Annie, George (Birriwa, NSW) and William (Erigolia, NSW)] Trained Melbourne Hospital (3 yrs) 1903 Electoral Roll: Nurse – Melbourne Hospital, Melb [1903 ER: Nurse – Stratford, Gippsland] – 2nd half of 1903, Newspaper adverts for Avondale Private Hosp, Stratford – M. Bray (late head nurse Sister Dempsey’s Hosp, Albury) Appendix operation 1908 WW1: Embarked 18/12/1915 on the Karoola to join the QAIMNSR Served first at the Wharncliffe War Hospital, Sheffield from 10/2/1916 To 26 General Hospital, France 3/4/1916 – S.S.H., Le Touquet 21/5/1916 – Rejoined 10/6/16 – to Hosp 8/10 – to Unit 23/10 Report 15/8/1916 (p.28): “A careful medical nurse, does very well on night duty. Want of finish in her ward work. Much improved.” A/Matron, 26th Gen Hosp Leave 30/11 – 13/12/1916 To Hosp 18/3/17 – Le Touquet 27/3/17 – to S.S.H. 3/4/17 To 32 Staty Hosp 15/6/1917 To Eastern L of C 28/7/1917 Departed France 2/8/1917 to join 79 (Military) Gen Hospital, Taranto, Italy 14 days UK Leave Sept/Oct 1917 In October 1917, she requested to resign at the end of her contract 18/12/1917, to return to Australia for a rest – suffering rheumatism – her resignation was accepted on the expiration of her sick leave in early 1918 Embarked 10/3/1918 on the Kenilworth Castle, which finally sailed from England 16/3/18 – transhipped at Durban to the Field Marshall, and then at Fremantle to the Kanowna (see p.294 -306 of “The Grey Battalion” for details of voyage) Joined the AANS and embarked 9/11/1918 on the Wiltshire for Egypt – disembarking Suez 11/12/1918 Joined 31st General Hospital, Cairo 12/12/18 – tsfd to 71st Gen Hosp, Abbassia 28/12/18 – then to 14th AGH 23/1/1919 RTA 5/2/1919 on the Delta – disembarking Melbourne 10/3/1919 Appointment terminated 3/6/1919 1919: Registered as a Midwife 2/6/1919 – giving her address as “Arcadia”, cnr Broadway & Canterbury Rds, East Camberwell Address Feb 1920: “Arcadia”, 21 Stanley Grove, Canterbury Electoral rolls: 1924 ER: Nurse – 6 Bowen Cres, Melbourne 1930, 1933 ER: Trained nurse – 16 Hopetoun St, Hurlstone Park, NSW 1936 ER: Nurse – 43 Aubin St, Neutral Bay, NSW 1943 ER: Trained Nurse – 5 Mosman St, Mosman, NSW 1949, 1954 ER: No occup – 50 Clanalpine St, Mosman, NSW Died 24/5/1962 in hospital, Sydney, age 86, late of Mosman (b.c1876) [no parents names given in death reg index or death notice] Privately cremated at Northern Suburbs Crematorium, NSW