Mary Marjoribanks Moore Hall (nee Heath)
1894 and died 1979
Daughter of: Major-General Sir Gerard Moore Heath (1863-1929) and Lady Mary Heath (nee Egerton, 18??-1954).
Sister of: Maj Gen Gerard "Bill" Heath (1897-1980) who married 1st Hilda Holdsworth (1899-19??) and 2nd Gwendda Evans.
1st, Maj James MacNeece MC (18??-1916).
2nd, in 1921 Col Lionel Reid Hall (1898-19??, known as Bobbie) later to become Sir Lionel the 12th Baronet of the ancient Scottish family of Hall of Dunglass, Haddington.
Mary and Robert has issue:
1. Mary Jane Rosamond Whitlock (nee Hall, born 1922, known as Molly) who married Mark Peter Whitlock ( known as Peter).
2. Elizabeth Katharine Marion Jackson MRCVS ( nee Hall, 16 Oct 1925-22 Feb 2011, known as Buss) who married Oliphant Fairburn Jackson MRCVS.
3. Teresa Madeleine Constantine (nee Hall, born 1930) who married Herbert Norman Constantine (known as Norman, born 1920).
Mary Moore Marjoribanks Hall (nee Heath): An Overview
We know about Mary from the following sources:
1. Entry in the book "Records of the Heath
Family Vol 2" by George Heath, 1920.
2. A note from Elizabeth Katharine Marion Jackson MRCVS.
The entry in Records of the Heath Family Vol 2, page 58, reads as follows:
MARY MARJORIBANKS MOORE HEATH
This lady served during the war for one year as V.A.D. at Waverley Abbey Hospital, and subsequently for eighteen months as Ambulance driveer with the British Red Cross Convoy at Etaples, France, rising to the rank of sub-section leader, and being badly bombed in the course of her duty.
On May 1st, 1916, she was married to Major Mac Neece.
Major James Douglas Gaussen Mac Neese, M.C., R.F.A., was the second son of Col. T.F. and Mrs. Mac Neece, of Castle Cary, Co. Donegal. He was educated at Cheltenham College, being senior College prefect, and football captain in 1909, and also at Woolwich, playing for R.M.A. and Blackheath.
Receiving his Commission in 1911, he served in Ireland and South Africa. He went out very early in the war as Lieut., R.F.A., with the 7th Division, was present at the first battle of Ypres, and those of Neuve Chapelle and Loos. He was then in command of a battery with the 1st Army, and moved with his Division to the battle of the Somme in the summer of 1916. He was killed Aug. 16th, 1916, by enemy rifle fire in "No man's land," while looking for a forward position from which to observe the fire of his battery which he commanded. This fine officer was very highly esteemed by those above him. He was mentioned in despatches, and in Feb., 1915, was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry.
A note from Elizabeth Katharine Marion Jackson MRCVS, written in 2004, records the following.
During the 1930s my mother spent a large part of the year with my Father in India when he was Serving on the North West Frontier. She spent much of the second world war in London and for a time worked in a munitions factory. She also took over the housekeeping becoming an accomplished cook. She was in London during the time of the 'baby blitz', the Doodlebugs and V2s. Like many of her generation she was an accomplished watercolourist and embroiderer, and a keen and very knowledgeable gardener, and after my Father's retirement when they moved to Scorton ( near Richmond in Yorkshire) she added china painting and archery to her accomplishments.
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