Thursday, November 16, 2006

Priscilla Isabel WARDLE

1921, Nyah West, northern Victoria
Priscilla Isabel KIRBY (nee WARDLE) bathing her first born child Terence Patrick (Pat)  KIRBY. During the 1914-18 war Priscilla joined Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service and serviced in casualty learning stations in France where she met her husband, English soldier Terence Charles KIRBY (born Cyril Karl SCHULZ). They married in Ballarat, Victoria in 1919 and settled in Nyah West, then Ballarat, then Melbourne, Victoria.
Left to right
front row: Mary Sheelagh KIRBY (1924-2007) and her grandmother, Emily Kirby NEWMAN (1861-1944)
back row: Priscilla Isabel WARDLE (1884-1967) and her sister-in-law, Kathleen Margaret KIRBY (1889-1985)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Generations of Wardles

LEFT (left to right)
Andrew Thomas WARDLE (1863-1947, son of Thomas Edward John WARDLE - 1833-1873), Andrew's first cousin Henry Thomas (Harry) WARDLE (1857-1927), and Harry's father Henry William WARDLE (1832-1915). Andrew Wardle was a builder and carpenter in Fremantle, Western Australia. Harry worked in his father's timber yard Wardle & Sons in Ballarat, Victoria.

Robert Norman WARDLE (b 1895-1979), son of Henry Thomas (Harry) WARDLE (1857-1927). Captain R N Wardle was officer in charge of the 8th Mobile Veterinary Section of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade in the Australian Imperial Force in in Egypt and Palestine during WW.