Madge Louise Gilmore (née Clifton)

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Madge Louise Gilmore (née Clifton)
1944, from the Daily News article about her wedding
Parents: Joy Hannah Emma Margaret Clifton (née Hall)
Gervase Clifton
Siblings: Madge Louise Gilmore (née Clifton)
Millicent Joyce Branson Clifton
    1912 – 1920
Eric Clifton
    ? – ?
Tita Clifton
    bef. 1920 – aft. 1920
Kate Harriott Oldenbourg Clifton
    died in infancy, 1902
Lily Clifton
Partners: John Bruan Luard Gilmore
    unknown – c. 1982
Keywords: H.M. Wilson Archives
Wikitree: Clifton-4650
Ancestry: 312572196508

Madge Louise "Lulu" Clifton was the daughter of Joy Hannah Emma Margaret Clifton (née Hall) and Gervase Clifton, born on 14 February 1906.[1]

She and her sisters attended Perth College.[2]

She served in the Australian Army Medical Women's Service.

She married John Bruan Luard Gilmore on 16 September 1944.[3] The West Australian had the following:[4]

GILMORE-CLIFTON.—On September 16, at St Mary's Church. Colin-street, West Perth, by Canon Patrick, Lieutenant-Engineer John Brian Luard Gilmore (Royal Navy), elder son of the late N. J. Gilmore and Mrs Gilmore. of Assam, India, and Sussex, England, to Madge Louise Clifton (AAMWS), youngest daughter of the late Gervase Clifton and only daughter of Mrs Joy Clifton.

The Daily News on their wedding day:[5]

Whirlwind romance between Perth VAD and an English naval officer will culminate with a full naval wedding tonight.

British naval men and VAD's will form a guard of honour outside St. Mary's Church, West Perth. Officer command- ing Hollywood Hospital will give the bride away.

She is Miss Louise Clifton, youngest daughter of Mrs Joy Clifton and the late Gervasse Clifton. Bride groom is Lieut.-Engineer J. B. L. Gilmore, R.N.

Miss Clifton met her fiance three weeks ago when they attended a private dance in Fremantle. After three years' service as a VAD she is now stationed at Hollywood, will continue there after her marriage.

Bridesmaid, Peggy Morrison, is also a VAD attached to the blood and serum bank at Hollywood. Best man, Lieut. Peter Miles, is a member of the R.N.

Louise died in 2005.


  1. Western Australian Registry of Births, Marriages, and Deaths (birth in {{{year}}}). {{{district}}} district, registration number {{{number}}}.
  2. "SOCIAL NOTES." The West Australian, 24 Jul 1913: p. 8.
  3. What Women Are Doing. (1944, September 14). The West Australian, p. 3. Retrieved October 21, 2015, from
  4. Family Notices (1944, September 29). The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved April 18, 2024, from
  5. Whirlwind Romance (1944, September 16). The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1955), p. 2 (FIRST EDITION). Retrieved February 27, 2024, from