SCANLAN, Mary (May) - her records can be found under her married name:SCANLAN, Mary Margaret (aka May)
Sister, QAIMNSR, ARRC
[MC: M Scanlan Staff Nurse, Gen Hosp; Sister, Citadel Mil Hosp / MC: M. Helm, Sister QAIMNSR / SR: Mary Helm]Born
29/5/1889 Melb East (reg. under Mary Margaret Scanlon) daughter of Michael McGuinness SCANLAN (b. Co. Clare) & Annie (Mary Ann) HOGAN married 1883 Vic
Siblings: Michael Patrick b.1884 Melb; John Joseph b.1885 Melb d.1934; James Hogan b.1887 Melb; Margaret b.1893 Melb (Ethel / Sister Mary Benedict)
Trained at Perth Public Hospital / on staff at Fremantle Hospital prior to enlisting
Embarked 15/5/1915 on the Mooltan
Frederick HELM in the Dec Qtr of 1919 at Chorlton, England
Children: John Michael b. Jun Qtr1921 Glossop, England
Mrs Mary J. HELM, age 35, of Boulacie Lane, Gee Cross Hyde, Cheshire, returned to England with her 6 yr old son Michael on the Mongolia arriving London 14 Aug 1927 they had embarked at Fremantle [b.c1892]Died
in the Mar Qtr of 1974 in Surrey SW, England
The West Australian, Fri 21 Feb 1919:
Mr Scanlan of Bernard-street, Claremont, has received a cable message advising that Sister Scanlan has been awarded the Royal Red Cross. At present Sister Scanlan is attached to the Queen Alexandria Nursing Reserve in Egypt. She was on the staff of the Fremantle Hospital prior to enlisting in 1915, but received her training in the Perth Public Hospital.
Western Argus (Kalgoorlie), Tue 4 Mar 1919
A LADYS LETTER
I am told that Sister Mary Scanlan is the recipient of the Royal Red Cross and the Distinguished Conduct Medal, and that she has been mentioned twice in despatches. Nurse Scanlan was one of the first nurses who left Australia for the front, and is now stationed in Egypt.
Western Mail (Perth), Thur 21 Apr 1927:
Mrs Helen [sic - Helm], of Cheshire, England, with her young son, is on a visit to Australia, and is at present staying with her brother at Preston Point road, East Fremantle. Mrs Helen, who before her marriage was Sister Scanlan, trained at the Perth Public Hospital, and joined the Queen Alexandra Imperial Nursing Staff at the outbreak of war.
The West Australian, Wed 21 Nov 1923:
SCANLAN On November 20, at St Johns Hospital, Subiaco, Annie, beloved wife of Michael, of Yalgoo, and mother of Michael (Fremantle), John (Perth), James (Menzies), S. Benedict (New Norcia), and Mrs F Helm, Derbyshire (England).
The West Australian, Mon 31 Dec 1934:
SCANLAN On December 29, 1934, at Perth, John Joseph, widower of the late Catherine Mary Scanlan, loved son of Michael and the late Annie Scanlan, fond brother of Sister Mary Benedict, of St Gertrudes College, New Norcia, Michael (Fremantle), James (Guildford), and May (Mrs F. Helm, England); aged 49 years.
The West Australian, Mon 10 May 1943:
SCANLAN On May 8, 1943, at Subiaco, Michael McGuinness, late of Station House, Guildford, dearly loved father of Michael, James, May (Mrs Helm) and Ethel (Sister Benedict, of St Josephs of the Sacred Heart, Kalgoorlie). To be privately interred in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Karrakatta, at the conclusion of Requiem Mass at 9 oclock at St Josephs Church, Subiaco, THIS (Monday) morning.
SCANLAN On May 8, 1943, at Subiaco, Michael McGuiness, dearly beloved father of Mr and Mrs J Scanlan and Mr and Mrs M Scanlan, of Guildford, fond grandfather of Michael (AIF), Frank and Irene, Will (RAAF) and Kath, Ben (AIF), Mary (Mrs Shepard) and Joe Shepard (RAAF) and great-grandfather of Peter Francif. Requiescat in pace.SKINNER, Mary Louisa (Mollie)
Sister, QAIMNSR / QAIMNSI
[No SR; Brit MC: Mark Louisa Sister, QAIMNSR / M.L Temp Nurse, QAIMNSI]
See ADB on-line: http://adb.anu.edu.a...isa-mollie-8447
SMYTH, Mary Theresa & STYTH, MT are the same personSMYTH, Mary Theresa
Sister QAIMNSR (MID)Born
1868 Congawarra Station near Queanbeyan, NSW daughter of Peter & Catherine (nee Cunningham) Peter born Ireland, married Ireland, died 27/11/1920 Paddington, NSW Catherine born Ireland, died 1912 Drummoyne, NSW
Siblings (12 all born Congawarra Station, NSW):
Elizabeth d.1954 Auburn; Frances d.29/5/1953 Burwood; Sarah d.1947 Randwick; Peter d.1943 Auburn; Annie d.1943 Petersham; Ellen d.1943 Nth Sydney
Trained at the Government Hospital, Kalgoorlie, WA also the Womens Hospital, Melbourne & Rydalmere Mental Hospital
Matron of Collarenebri Hospital; Walgett Hospital & Condobolin HospitalWW1 Service:
Travelled to England to join the QAIMNSR
Served France & Belgium; on an ambulance train & in hospital ships
RTA 9/1/1920 on SS Megantic for Condobolin
Private Hospital, Paddington, NSW
1930 ER: Nurse living Carlton Flats, Neild Ave, Glenmore, NSW with Sarah Smyth (dressmaker)Died
24/4/1938 Ashfield, NSW (late of Paddington)
The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 14 May 1938:
SISTER M.T. SMYTH
SISTER M.T. Smyth, who died recently at Ashfield, was a returned army sister. Shortly after the declaration of war, she resigned her position as matron of the Condobolin Hospital and went to London, where she joined Queen Alexandras Imperial Nursing Service. She was on active service throughout the war in France and Belgium. She was for a year in charge of an ambulance train, and also did duty in hospital ships. She was mentioned in despatches.
On her return from the war, Sister Smyth for a time conducted a private hospital at Paddington.
Western Mail (Perth), Thur 4 Aug 1938:
Nurse Mary Smyth
From Jim OBrien, of West Kempsey, NSW, comes the following obituary notice of Nurse Mary Smyth, his cousin, and well known on the goldfields of Western Australia:-
There passed away at a private hospital, Ashfield, on May 24, Nurse Mary Theresa Smyth, for many years an active member of the nursing profession. Nurse Smyth gained her general certificate at the Government Hospital, Kalgoorlie, and also trained at the Womens Hospital, Melbourne, and Rydalmere Mental Hospital. She held the position of matron of Collarenebri, Walgett and Condobolin Hospitals. On the outbreak of the Great War Nurse Smyth resigned from the Condobolin Hospital and went to London, where she joined the Queen Alexandras Imperial Nursing Service, and remained on active service until the end of the war. Most of her time was spent in France and Belgium, where she was 12 months sister in charge of an ambulance train. She also did transport duty on a hospital ship, and was mentioned in dispatches for her military services. After her return from abroad, she conducted a private hospital in Paddington, and while there interested herself in the establishment of the day nursery at Heely-street, Paddington. She was one of the most successful of the committee, and collected a large sum of money and other necessaries for the furnishing and conducting of this charity. After its establishment, Nurse Smyth was the first matron to take charge of the day nursery, but owing to ill-health, was forced to resign. When in training at Kalgoorlie Hospital, Sister Smyth usually spent her annual leave with Mr and Mrs Jim OBrien, at the Midas gold mine, and stood godmother to their daughter born there, now Mrs H. Fern, West Kempsey. On one occasion, when camping with the OBriens at the Midas G.M., Nurse Smyth dollied out and panned off enough gold to make her a ring, a brooch and a bangle. Nurse Smyth, who was also a cousin of ex-Police Sergeant Cunningham, late of Kempsey, had a sister who likewise was trained and became a matron, and served abroad the full duration of the war.
The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 25 Apr 1938:
SMYTH A REQUIEM MASS for the Repose of the Soul, of the late MARY THERESA SMYTH, of Paddington, late Military Nursing Sister, will be celebrated at St Josephs Church, Newtown, TO-MORROW (Tuesday) MORNING, at 7 oclock. The Funeral will leave the Church TO-MORROW (Tuesday)MORNING, at 9.30 oclock, for the Waverley Cemetery.