Service Women's War Grave Photos for reference

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by englandphil, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

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  2. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Tom

    Excellent! most grateful

    Tony
     
  3. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Tony,

    Are you interested in post war too ??? in fact here you go...

    Cheers
    Tom
     

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  4. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Hi Tony,

    Are you interested in post war too ??? in fact here you go...

    Cheers
    Tom

    Tom

    Thanks Tom. Yes indeed my interest goes back so far to the Crimea up to present day Afghanistan.

    Excellent pic but you did not name the cemetery.

    Cheers, Tony
     
  5. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Sister May Dickson QAIMNSR
    She died in the Military Hospital St Kilda Road Melbourne after returning from overseas and is buried at Coburg Lone Pine Cemetery near me in Melbourne.

    Nurse Dickson was the first Australian woman to be accorded full military honours.

    Coburg Pine Ridge Dickson_May2.JPG

    AWM Collection Record: P05159.001 - Portrait of Sister May Dickson, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS), the first Australian woman to be buried in Australia with full military honours. Sister Dickson was a ...
     
  6. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    spidge

    Most grateful! Unfortunately, unless I am doing something wrong, can't find her on CWGC.

    Tony
     
  7. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    spidge

    Most grateful! Unfortunately, unless I am doing something wrong, can't find her on CWGC.

    Tony

    Should she be listed?


    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  8. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    spidge

    Most grateful! Unfortunately, unless I am doing something wrong, can't find her on CWGC.

    Tony

    Hi Tony,

    Jim Strawbridge over at GWF asked me to take the photo initially so he must have had the details.


    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  9. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Should she be listed?


    Cheers

    Geoff

    Geoff

    Under normal circumstances I would have said yes but I have found a note in my pending file. It would appear that she was taken seriously ill in UK and it was decided that the climate in her homeland, Australia, might be more beneficial for her recovery so one has to assume that she was medically discharged and sent home and died after discharge.

    However If the illness was service related I am surprised that she is not commemorated by CWGC. Will have to consider making an enquiry.

    PM sent in answer to your 2nd post.

    Regards, Tony
     
  10. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    Name: PETRIE, ELIZABETH Initials: E Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Nurse Regiment/Service: Voluntary Aid Detachment Secondary Regiment: British Red Cross Society Age: 33 Date of Death: 04/07/1941 Service No: W/716159 Additional information: Daughter of Andrew Castel Petrie and Mary Elizabeth Petrie, of Riddrie, Glasgow. Served in Detachment 16, City of Glasgow Branch, B.R.C.S. Her brother, Harry Wilkinson Petrie, also died on service. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 2. Row A. Grave 5. Cemetery: BUCHANAN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION
    [​IMG]

    Regards,
    Tom.
     
  11. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Thanks Tom

    Excellent photo

    Tony
     
  12. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Geoff

    Under normal circumstances I would have said yes but I have found a note in my pending file. It would appear that she was taken seriously ill in UK and it was decided that the climate in her homeland, Australia, might be more beneficial for her recovery so one has to assume that she was medically discharged and sent home and died after discharge.

    However If the illness was service related I am surprised that she is not commemorated by CWGC. Will have to consider making an enquiry.

    PM sent in answer to your 2nd post.

    Regards, Tony

    Hi Tony,

    She died in the Military hospital in Melbourne and as stated was the first Australian woman to be accorded a funeral with Full Military Honours. Would that occurred if she was discharged?

    I did not receive the PM.


    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  13. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Hi Tony,

    She died in the Military hospital in Melbourne and as stated was the first Australian woman to be accorded a funeral with Full Military Honours. Would that occurred if she was discharged?

    I did not receive the PM.


    Cheers

    Geoff

    As I said, if her illness was service related then I see no reason why she was not commemorated by CWGC even after her discharge. However, she was in the QAIMNS and under the control of the UK War Office who, for some official error, were not notified about her death. If she had been Australian Army Nursing Service the situation may have been different.

    With regard to her military funeral that would have been entirely up to the Australian authorities and may probably have been as a result of public demand, even perhaps from ex-servicemen who she may have nursed.

    Would you know the cause of her illness?

    Regarding my PM when I went to your UserCP I saw 'send email' so I picked that. Will send it again by PM.

    Regards, Tony
     
  14. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    HI Tony

    Wandsworth Earlsfield sorry should have said...

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  15. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Tony, Hope you find these useful.

    Private SHEILA MIRIAM CLAIR
    WFX38594, A.I.F. 38 Camp Hospital., Australian Army Medical Corps
    Who died age 18 on 06 August 1943
    Daughter of William Alfred and Sarah Emma Clair of West Midland. O.A.10.

    Senior Sister FLORENCE ADELAIDE COX
    16339, A.C.M.F. 75 Camp Hospital., Australian Army Nursing Service
    Who died on 30 December 1945
    Daughter of Alfred Edward and Harriet Eliza Cox, of Nedlands. M.C.14.

    Corporal JOYCE DRUMMOND
    103644, Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force
    Who died age 24 on 19 November 1944
    Daughter of James and Emma Albertina Drummond, of Mount Hawthorn. C. of C. Plot. Row DA. Grave 152.

    Signalman EVELYN GLORIA FIORA
    WF45958, A.C.M.F. Sigs. Fremantle Fixed Defences., Australian Women's Army Service
    Who died age 18 on 10 October 1942
    Daughter of Jack and May Fiora, of Mount Lawley. R.A.5.

    Private AGNES MAE GRIFFITHS
    WF45927, Australian Women's Army Service
    Who died age 44 on 10 February 1947
    Daughter of Noble Seth and Elenor Maud Wright; wife of I. R. Griffiths, of Subiaco. Anglican Plot. Row WB Grave 397.

    Aircraftwoman 4th Class GLADYS HILDA NEAL
    103766, Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force
    Who died age 21 on 10 November 1943
    Daughter of Albury and Hilda Emma Neal, of Shenton Park. G.C.6.

    Aircraftwoman 4th Class GLADYS MARY LOLA PARKER
    111747, Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force
    Who died age 19 on 15 April 1945
    Daughter of William Frederick and Dorothy Louisa Parker, of Muradup. S.C.9.

    Staff Nurse DORIS ALICE RIDGWAY
    Australian Army Nursing Service
    Who died on 06 January 1919 pneumonic influenza
    Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Ridgway, of Wolseley, South Australia.
    Re-interred 24 Jun 1958 from Woodman Pt Quarantine Station
    NC1. 7.

    Private SHIRLEY MCKEAN STEER
    WF45553, Australian Women's Army Service
    Who died age 19 on 03 November 1942
    Daughter of James Harvey Steer and Maud Winifred Steer, of Albany. R.A.15.

    Cheers
    Paul
     

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  16. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Paul

    Excellent! I am most grateful, it's like an early Christmas present.

    Tony
     
  17. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Tony, You're welcome. Over Xmas I'm going to visit a few more cemeteries within a daytrip range as I've just put a new 4.6 engine in my Discovery. If there are any more female I will post them.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  18. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Tony, You're welcome. Over Xmas I'm going to visit a few more cemeteries within a daytrip range as I've just put a new 4.6 engine in my Discovery. If there are any more female I will post them.

    Cheers
    Paul

    Not going up to Geraldton by any chance Paul?:lol::lol::lol:

    For the uninitiated Geraldton is 423kms north of Perth and spidge has 41 headstones he has no chance in hell of getting.[​IMG]

    I have a 250 kilowatts (340 hp) donk in my Holden Adventra. Would be cheaper for me to fly return to Geraldton than drive.

    Only a 7,682km round trip.o_O
     
  19. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Geoff, I haven't forgoten you, it is my intention to visit Geraldton sometime in the next few months now my Disco is capable of making it. Not sure when.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  20. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Geoff, I haven't forgotton you, it is my intention to visit Geraldton sometime in the next few months now my Disco is capable of making it. Not sure when.

    Cheers
    Paul

    Hi Paul,

    Only having a joke and howing some of the other chaps how far apart these bases existed during the war and the mils to get there.

    I did over a 900km trip last weekend to achieve 80 photos from Wagga War and General Cemeteries.

    We have what is usally referred to as a scourge of distance.


    Cheers

    Geoff
     

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