Frances Mary Donoghue

F, #26743, b. 1882, d. 26 Feb 1930
Married NameWoolcott. 
Marriage*1905 Spouse: Arthur Stewart Woolcott. VIC, Australia, #M1120/1905.1
Death-Notice*1 Apr 1905WOOLCOTT—DONOGHUE.—On the 2nd March, at West Melbourne Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. James Gibson, Arthur Stewart, second son of the late R. R. Woolcott, "Charleville", Malvern, to Frances Mary, youngest daughter of Mrs. F. T. Donoghue, Victoria-parade, East Melbourne.2 
Death*26 Feb 1930 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D3359/1930 (Age 48) [par Timothy DONOGHUE & Anna Teresa NORRIS].3 
Death-Notice*27 Feb 1930WOOLCOTT.—On the 26th February, at her residence, Minda, 32 Westbury street, East St. Kilda, Frances Mary Woolcott, C.B.E., the loving wife of Arthur S. Woolcott, and beloved mother of Stewart and Frances, aged 48 years.4 


  • 28 Feb 1930: LATE MRS. ARTHUR WOOLCOTT. Many Tributes at Funeral. Many women friends of the late Mrs Arthur Woolcott, C.B.E., attended the short service held at St. Mary's Church, Dandenong Road, East St Kilda, prior to tho funeral today. A long procession of mourners formed as the hearse moved off to the St Kilda Cemetery.
    There was such a wealth of floral tributes that a special coach had to be provided to carry them. A large laurel wreath, tied with red, white and blue ribbons, rested on the casket.
    Acting as pall-bearers were Major-General George Johnston, Captain J. H. Moss. Dr. Norman McArthur, Dr. W. Maloney, Mr Leo Cussen, Mr Fred Rae, Mr Edmund Collins and Mr J. T. Harston, Mr Bernard Nolan and Mr Walker Ingten.
    The chief mourners were Mr Arthur Woolcott and his son, Mr Stewart Woolcott, Mr Leslie Woolcott, Mr E. J. Donoghue and Mr Leonard Flannagan.
    Among the floral tributes was a beautiful wreath in pink and white coloring, a memento from the trustees of the Edith Cavell Fund. Tributes were also sent from the Stock Exchange Club and the Victorian Gun Club Association.5
  • 1 Mar 1930: The friends of Mr. Arthur S. Woolcott will regret to learn of the death of his wife, Mrs. Frances Mary Woolcott, which occurred at her residence, Westbury street, St. Kilda, after a long illness.
    During the war Mrs. Woolcott organised the Commonwealth button fund, which raised many thousands of pounds for the various war appeals. For her efforts on behalf of the British and Australian soldiers Mrs. Woolcott received from His Majesty the King the Order of Commander of the British Empire. She also was decorated with the White Eagle of Serbia, the Order of Queen Elizabeth of the Belgians, and the Red Cross of Italy. Mrs. Woolcott leaves a daughter, Miss Frances Woolcott, and a son, Mr. Stewart Woolcott.6


  1. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  2. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 1 Apr 1905, p9
  3. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  4. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Thu 27 Feb 1930, p1
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Fri 28 Feb 1930, p3
  6. [S14] Newspaper - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 1 Mar 1930, p11
Last Edited4 Sep 2021


Some family sections show only the children who were associated with Upper Beaconsfield.

Some individuals may be featured because members of their family were associated with the Upper Beaconsfield area, even though they themselves never lived here.