TheTurnerMob
Genealogy of the Turner family
First Name:  Last Name: 
Maiden Married
[Advanced Search]  [Surnames]
Alicia Mary KELLY

Alicia Mary KELLY

Female 1885 - 1942  (57 years)

 Set As Default Person    

Personal Information    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Alicia Mary KELLY 
    Born 1885 County Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Biography
    • Born 1885 County Mayo, Ireland
      Daughter of Richard and Jane (nee Bell) Kelly
      She was Sister-in-Charge on the voyage home in May 1918 and on arrival at Fremantle the men she had cared for presented her with a silver cup which they had made.
      She married Arthur Rupert Chipper on 7/8/1918 in Perth, WA.
      At the outbreak of World War II, despite poor health deriving from her First World War experiences, Mrs Chipper returned to nursing and was appointed Matron of the Old Women's Home, Woodbridge, Guildford, W.A.
      Died of pneumonia at Bullaring, W.A. on 16/4/1942, aged 56 years.
      Burial - Karrakatta Cemetery and Crematorium, Perth, W.A.
      Crematorium Rose Gardens 29, Position 0023

      Courtesy of Lyne Richardson
      Picture
      Portrait of Sister Kelly aboard the troopship HMAT Euripides (A14). The photograph was taken by Denver Wood Wansey, who served as a merchant seaman on the Euripides from 13 October 1914 to 31 May 1923.
      Alicia Mary Kelly (generally called Rachel) was born in Ireland and was from Mt Dandenong via Croydon in Victoria.  She enlisted in the Australian Army Nursing Service on 10 April 1915 attached to the No.1 General Hospital. She embarked Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915 for Egypt.
      Alicia Mary Kelly, nursed hundreds of the wounded from Gallipoli in Egypt before she was transferred to France in 1916. In April 1917 she was promoted from staff nurse to sister and transferred to No. 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station (3ACCS) at Brandhoek, near Ypres, in July 1917. During August 3ACCS was treating many soldiers from the front, which was only a few kilometres away. Like all casualty clearing stations, 3ACCS was very vulnerable to attack and during the week to 21 July it was shelled on five days. The final day of shelling was the worst. In the middle of the morning a shell landed on an adjacent British casualty clearing station, killing a Canadian nurse. The shelling continued, and Kelly and the other nurses were ordered into the dugouts. Kelly refused, running to the wards and comforting patients by handing out basins for their heads. A padre found her there, and later wrote "we had literally to drag her to a place of safety". Kelly was concerned at having disobeyed an order, but although she knew the basins were useless for protection she felt her actions would be good for morale. She was awarded the Military Medal for her actions, and also received the Royal Red Cross in January 1918. She returned to Australia 9 May 1918 and little is known of her from that date.

      Courtesy of Joy Dalgleish
      www.awm.gov.au
      P08286.102
      Wikipedia
      <"http://ww1vic.gravesecrets.net/k.html">http://ww1vic.gravesecrets.net/k.html
    Kelly Alicia matron P08286.102
    Newspaper 18 Oct 1917  [2]
    • MEDALS FOR NURSING SISTERS.
      The Military Medal is awarded to six Army nursing sisters for conspicuous gallantry displayed on the, occasion of hostile air raids on casualty clearing stations. The recipients include Sister Alicia Mary Kelly, and Sister Rachel Pratt, of Australia.
    Military Award 20 Feb 1918  [3]
    Kelly Alicia army WW1 p13
    Newspaper 16 Apr 1942 Midland Junction, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4]  – Death
    • CHIPPER. -On April 16, 1942, at Midland Junction. Alicia (Loll) Mary (nee Sister Kelly, RRC, MM), the dearly beloved wife of Arthur R. Chipper, of Bullaring. WA.     
      CHIPPER-On April 16., 1942. at Perth. Alicia Mary, loved sister-in-law of Maley
      and Beatrice Chipper and Muriel Brennan.
    Died 16 Apr 1942 Bullaring, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cemetery Est 17 Apr 1942 Karrakatta Cemetery, Railway Road, Karrakatta, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Born 1885 County Mayo, Ireland
      Daughter of Richard and Jane (nee Bell) Kelly
      She was Sister-in-Charge on the voyage home in May 1918 and on arrival at Fremantle the men she had cared for presented her with a silver cup which they had made.
      She married Arthur Rupert Chipper on 7/8/1918 in Perth, WA.
      At the outbreak of World War II, despite poor health deriving from her First World War experiences, Mrs Chipper returned to nursing and was appointed Matron of the Old Women's Home, Woodbridge, Guildford, W.A.
      Died of pneumonia at Bullaring, W.A. on 16/4/1942, aged 56 years.
      Burial - Karrakatta Cemetery and Crematorium, Perth, W.A.
      Crematorium Rose Gardens 29, Position 0023

      Courtesy of Lyne Richardson
      Picture
      Portrait of Sister Kelly aboard the troopship HMAT Euripides (A14). The photograph was taken by Denver Wood Wansey, who served as a merchant seaman on the Euripides from 13 October 1914 to 31 May 1923.
      Alicia Mary Kelly (generally called Rachel) was born in Ireland and was from Mt Dandenong via Croydon in Victoria.  She enlisted in the Australian Army Nursing Service on 10 April 1915 attached to the No.1 General Hospital. She embarked Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915 for Egypt.
      Alicia Mary Kelly, nursed hundreds of the wounded from Gallipoli in Egypt before she was transferred to France in 1916. In April 1917 she was promoted from staff nurse to sister and transferred to No. 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station (3ACCS) at Brandhoek, near Ypres, in July 1917. During August 3ACCS was treating many soldiers from the front, which was only a few kilometres away. Like all casualty clearing stations, 3ACCS was very vulnerable to attack and during the week to 21 July it was shelled on five days. The final day of shelling was the worst. In the middle of the morning a shell landed on an adjacent British casualty clearing station, killing a Canadian nurse. The shelling continued, and Kelly and the other nurses were ordered into the dugouts. Kelly refused, running to the wards and comforting patients by handing out basins for their heads. A padre found her there, and later wrote "we had literally to drag her to a place of safety". Kelly was concerned at having disobeyed an order, but although she knew the basins were useless for protection she felt her actions would be good for morale. She was awarded the Military Medal for her actions, and also received the Royal Red Cross in January 1918. She returned to Australia 9 May 1918 and little is known of her from that date.

      Courtesy of Joy Dalgleish
      www.awm.gov.au
      P08286.102
      Wikipedia
    Military Service
    • Rank: Staff Nurse
      Roll title: 1 Australian General Hospital - 1 to 6 and Special Reinforcements (February 1915 - April 1916)
      Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
      Date of embarkation: 13 April 1915
      Place of embarkation: Sydney
      Ship embarked on: HMAT Kyarra
      Ship number: A55
      Honours and Awards - Alicia Mary Kelly
      Rank: Sister
      Alicia Mary Kelly
      Alicia Mary Kelly, generally called Rachel, nursed hundreds of the wounded from Gallipoli in Egypt before she was transferred to France in 1916. In April 1917 she was promoted from staff nurse to sister and transferred to No. 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station (3ACCS) at Brandhoek, near Ypres, in July 1917. During August 3ACCS was treating many soldiers from the front, which was only a few kilometres away. Like all casualty clearing stations, 3ACCS was very vulnerable to attack and during the week to 21 July it was shelled on five days. The final day of shelling was the worst. In the middle of the morning a shell landed on an adjacent British casualty clearing station, killing a Canadian nurse. The shelling continued, and Kelly and the other nurses were ordered into the dug-outs. Kelly refused, running to the wards and comforting patients by handing out basins for their heads. A padre found her there, and later wrote that "we had literally to drag her to a place of safety". Kelly was concerned at having disobeyed an order, but although she knew the basins were useless for protection she felt her actions would be good for morale. She was awarded the Military Medal for her actions, and also received the Royal Red Cross in January 1918.

      Unit: AANS
      Service: Army
      Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
      Award: Royal Red Cross (2nd Class)
      Date of London Gazette: 1 January 1918
      Location in London Gazette: Page 56, position 1
      Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 17 June 1919
      Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: Page 1009, position 2
    Newspaper 17 Apr 1942 Bullaring, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5]  – Funeral
    • FUNERAL NOTICES
      CHIPPER.- The Friends of Mr Arthur R. Chipper, of Bullaring, are respectfully informed that a Church of England service will be held in the Crematorium Chapel, Karrakatta for his late WIFE, Alicia (Loll) Mary (Sister Kelly, R.R.C., M.M.) at 10
      o'clock TOMORROW (Friday) MORNING. The Cortege will move from Donald J. Chipper's Service Chapel, Hay Street, at 9.40 o'clock. DONALD J. CHIPPER and SON,
      Perth. Telephones: B3232 and B3772.
    Buried 17 Apr 1942 Karrakatta Cemetery, Railway Road, Karrakatta, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3781 Turner
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2013 

    Family Arthur Rupert CHIPPER,   b. 24 Mar 1886, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1956, Williams, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 7 Aug 1918 Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F1389 Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1885 - County Mayo, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Aug 1918 - Perth, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Death - 16 Apr 1942 - Midland Junction, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Apr 1942 - Bullaring, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCemetery - Est 17 Apr 1942 - Karrakatta Cemetery, Railway Road, Karrakatta, , Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Funeral - 17 Apr 1942 - Bullaring, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 Apr 1942 - Karrakatta Cemetery, Railway Road, Karrakatta, , Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [S172] Australian War Memorial, (Commonwealth of Australia <"https://www.awm.gov.au">https://www.awm.gov.au).

    2. [S205] The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901-1929), MEDALS FOR NURSING SISTERS. (1917, October 18). The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), p. 6. Retrieved August 2, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60331784 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S264] Australian National Archives, (<"http://naa12.naa.gov.au">http://naa12.naa.gov.au), <"http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/NameSearch/Interface/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=3010279">http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/NameSearch/Interface/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=3010279 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S208] The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879-1954), Family Notices. (1942, April 17). The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved August 2, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47189157
      MLA citation (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S387] The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950), Family Notices. (1942, April 16). The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950), p. 4 Edition: Home Edition. Retrieved August 2, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article78277290 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S6] Western Australia Birth Death and Marriage Index, (Birth indexes - 1841 to 1932 Death indexes - 1841 to 1966 Marriage indexes - 1841 to 1936. <"http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx">http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx), CHIPPER ARTHUR R Male KELLY ALICIA M Female PERTH 486 1918 (Reliability: 3).


regroup_person-date_place_v10.0.1.14