Jessie Violet Marion KENNEDY ARRC

KENNEDY, Jessie Violet Marion

Service Number: Sister
Enlisted: 12 August 1915
Last Rank: Sister
Last Unit: Australian Army Nursing Service
Born: Muttaburra, Qld., 8 March 1883
Home Town: Townsville, Townsville, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Matron
Died: 27 July 1974, aged 91 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Portion 8, Section 29, Grave No 4/5
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World War 1 Service

12 Aug 1915: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service, Sister, SN Sister, Australian Army Nursing Service
21 Aug 1915: Involvement Australian Army Nursing Service
21 Aug 1915: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service, RMS Morea, Sydney

Marriage to Edward Bourke

Bourke- Kennedy
A profusion of shasta daisies and gerberas, with trails of asparagus plumosiss, decorated St. Colomb's Church, Clayfield, on December 15, when the Rev. Morgan Jones celebrated, the marriage of Mr. Edward Norman Stephen Bourke (son of the late Mr. J. A. Bourke, Caboolture) and Miss Jessie Violet Marion Kennedy (youngest daughter of the late Mr. J. Kennedy and of Mrs. Kennedy. London-road, Clayfield). The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. N.C.M. Kennedy, wore a gown of ivory Marocain showing silver panels and godets of georgette. The front panel of the frock and the sleeves were lightly beaded,and the bridal veil of Brussels lace was worn with a circlet of pale pink flowers and orange blossoms, caught at the side with posies. Her shower bouquet was of white agapanthus, lilies, and shasta daisies. The Misses Kennedy (sister of the bride) and Valerie and Claudia McMaster (nieces of the bride) attended as bridesmaids. Miss Kennedy wore a frock of cream Marocain and a hat in tones of pink and blue, and she carried a bouquet at pink carnations and blue waterlilies. The little girls were frocked alike in cornflower blue crepe de Chine, and they also wore white crinoline straw hats, finished with blue, and carried gilt backets filled with blue hydrangea. Mr. F. Bourke (brother of the bridegroom) was best man. At the conclusion of the ceremony the guests, who were limited to immediate relatives of the bride and bridegroom,were entertained at the National Hotel. The dejeuner was nerved in the lounge, the decorations on the tables being carried out with pink roses and carnations set among puffings of pink and silver tulle.Mrs. A. J. B. McMaster (sister of the bride), who acted as hostess, was frocked in black Marocain, and her hat was o fblack ballibuntle straw. On leaving for the honeymoon, which will be spent on a motor tour, the bride wore a frock of golden brown crepe de Chine, fashioned in bolero style, and a hat to harmonise.

The Queenslander Saturday 25 December 1926

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Daughter of John KENNEDY and Franes Mary Hill nee WILSON

Royal Red Cross (2nd Class)  'Exceptionally meritorious services in connection with the nursing and care of the Sick and Wounded officers and men.'
Recommendation date: 23 January 1917

Bourke - Kennedy
A profusion of shasta daisies and gerberas, with trails of asparagus plumosiss, decorated St. Colomb's Church, Clayfield, on December 15, when the Rev. Morgan Jones celebrated, the marriage of Mr. Edward Norman Stephen Bourke (son of the late Mr. J. A. Bourke, Caboolture) and Miss Jessie Violet Marion Kennedy (youngest daughter of the late Mr. J. Kennedy and of Mrs. Kennedy. London-road, Clayfield). The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. N.C.M. Kennedy, wore a gown of ivory Marocain showing silver panels and godets of georgette. The front panel of the frock and the sleeves were lightly beaded,and the bridal veil of Brussels lace was worn with a circlet of pale pink flowers and orange blossoms, caught at the side with posies. Her shower bouquet was of white agapanthus, lilies, and shasta daisies. The Misses Kennedy (sister of the bride) and Valerie and Claudia McMaster (nieces of the bride) attended as bridesmaids. Miss Kennedy wore a frock of cream Marocain and a hat in tones of pink and blue, and she carried a bouquet at pink carnations and blue waterlilies. The little girls were frocked alike in cornflower blue crepe de Chine, and they also wore white crinoline straw hats, finished with blue, and carried gilt backets filled with blue hydrangea. Mr. F. Bourke (brother of the bridegroom) was best man. At the conclusion of the ceremony the guests, who were limited to immediate relatives of the bride and bridegroom,were entertained at the National Hotel. The dejeuner was served in the lounge, the decorations on the tables being carried out with pink roses and carnations set among puffings of pink and silver tulle.Mrs. A. J. B. McMaster (sister of the bride), who acted as hostess, was frocked in black Marocain, and her hat was o fblack ballibuntle straw. On leaving for the honeymoon, which will be spent on a motor tour, the bride wore a frock of golden brown crepe de Chine, fashioned in bolero style, and a hat to harmonise.

The Queenslander Saturday 25 December 1926

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