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Sister (later Matron) Eliza Hoadley

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Eliza Emily Hoadley

Ancestor's date of birth: 20/06/1863

Ancestor's date of death: 31/10/1952

Cause of Death: Age Related

Service Number: 6

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: NSW Medical Corps

Rank attained in Boer War: Sister (LT), Date Effective: 1900

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Matron (MAJ), Date Effective: 1917

Murray Page: 14

Contingent: 2nd NSW

Ship: Moravian, Date of Sailing: 17/01/1900

Memorial details: War Memorial Molong NSW and Honour Board Molong RSL NSW

Awards/Decorations: QSA with 2 clasps CC and OFS. 1914 - 1915 Star British War medal and Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: Eliza Emily Hoadley usually known as Emily was born near Carcoar in 1863. Selfless and driven.

Reasons to go and fight: To serve.

Details of service in war: She was amongst the first group of NSW nurses to go to the Boer War. Served at 16 General Hospital-Elands Fontein and 17 Stationary Hospital Middleburg.

Service and life after the Boer War: In World War One she appears to have put her age back so she could enlist as a Nursing Sister in the 1st AIF, as she states her age as 45 years-Seven years younger than she was actually. She enlisted in the AIF 26-4-1915 and travelled to the Middle East, where she was posted to 3 AGH at Lemnos supporting the ANZACS at Gallipoli. Following this campaign she was posted on loan to the Indian Medical Service from 12-7-1916. In India she worked in Simla. The Stationary Hospital at Sialkot, and the Heslop War Hospital , Tremelgherry, Secunderabad where she was promoted Matron. She finished duty with the Indian Medical Service 23-2-1918. She returned to Australia circuitously, first taking a Hospital Ship the Devanka to Capetown on the nursing staff then return to Australia on board the troopship HMT Osterley from Capetown. She was discharged from the AIF 30-4-1918. She went on to be Matron at the Garrison Hospital, Victoria Barracks, Sydney, as well as later Matron at Molong, Mudgee and Taree District Hospitals.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Valerie Frappell, Ryde NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece

Name of Descendant: Elsa Nellie Clark, Hollywell Qld
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece

 


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