ARDLEIGH: Red Cross Hospital

ARDLEIGH RED CROSS HOSPITAL

     ‘The Vicar’s Room’, Ardleigh

The building arrowed may have been the Ardleigh Vicar’s Room during WW1. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

The building arrowed may have been the Ardleigh Vicar’s Room. Courtesy of Heather A. Johnson.

At the outbreak of the First World War, Ardleigh responded …

The book ‘Colchester War Memorial Souvenir, The Great War 1914-1918’ (Printed/Published by The Essex Telegraph 1923) documented the fact that “there were many branch Red Cross Hospitals in the area” but only noted the following, along with their Commandants:- Ardleigh: Miss Mounsey; Mersea: Mrs. Egerton Green and Mrs. Pierrepont Edwards; Stanway: Mr. L. L. Griffin, Miss S. M. Round, Mrs. Symmons & Mrs. Weller; Wivenhoe: Mrs. Barlow.

On 06 October 1914, a recruiting meeting was held but it may not have been the first: “ARDLEIGH.  A RECRUITING MEETING was held in the Vicar’s Room on Tuesday.  There was a crowded audience but few young men were present, Ardleigh having already contributed 77 to the service of the King.   Captain N. A. C. de H. Tufnell, who presided, and Mr. Clementson, of Boxted, and Mr. Bolton, of St. Osyth, and Mr. Alfred Abbott, of Ardleigh, delivered addresses.  Miss Latta contributed the new war song and “Tipperary.”   One sturdy fellow marched forward and give in his name , if “40 was not too old to take ‘em in.”  (Applause).”  (Essex Newsman, Saturday 10 October 1914).  A month later, Ardleigh would have “99 men serving in various branches of the Imperial Forces.”   (Chelmsford Chronicle, 06 November 1914) 

Soon afterwards, an ‘Ardleigh Red Cross Hospital’ was created in Ardleigh’s Vicar’s Room.  The very first admittance of patients appears to have been on Saturday, 05th December 1914 – 8 wounded men.  The Chelmsford Chronicle, of 11 December 1914, stated “all the patients are suffering from frost-bitten feet, one was a stretcher case”.   Mrs. Emily Ball of ‘Ardleigh Court’ was named as the Matron; Mrs. Rous was the Commandant; and Medical Officer Dr. Lownds was “kindly attending the patients free of charge”.

In May 1915, the British Red Cross Society’s ‘Roll of Hospitals’ recorded the hospital as being at ‘The Vicar’s Room’ and having 18 beds – Mrs. Ball was named as Commandant.  On Sunday 10 October 1915, a Harvest Festival service was held at Lawford Parish Church – “the wounded soldiers at Ardleigh received the fruit and eggs” (Chelmsford Chronicle 15 October 1915).

In the Chelmsford Chronicle of 10th December 1915, it was reported that Ardleigh’s 25 “current patients” all received a gift of a game from the King; the hospital had been running just over a year; and “about 150 patients having been successfully treated and passed on to their own or convalescent homes”. The Ardleigh ‘Vicar’s Room’ was, in reality, the Church Hall/Village Hall which stood on ‘The Street’, beside St. Mary the Virgin Parish Church.    A newer ‘Vicar’s Room’ building stands on the arrowed site now – it has been converted into residential use.

In a War Office List of V.A.D. Hospitals (under Eastern Command), dated October 1917, “The Vicar’s Room, Ardleigh” had 18 occupied beds and Mrs. Ball was named as Commandant.

Early in 1918, the Chelmsford Chronicle noted that Miss Evelyn Mounsey of Ardleigh appeared in a list prepared for the Secretary of State for valuable service in various hospitals.    The same paper’s edition of 23 August 1918 reported on the wedding of Miss Esme Alexandra Bennett of ‘Ardleigh Park’ – it was stated that she had worked at the hospital from its opening “until a short time ago”, having volunteered for work on the land.    An arch of crutches was formed by patients from Ardleigh Hospital.

On one surviving but undated British Red Cross card for the Ardleigh Red Cross Hospital, the following appeared handwritten: “Ardleigh RX Hosp Essex; Commandant Mrs. Ball; No. of beds 30”:- Kilty F. M J.C. [or “Kitty”]; Walter C. E. S. (Mrs); Blackwell, Louisa”.   Kilty, Walter and Blackwell were all Joint War Committee nurses (J.C.) – trained nurses who volunteered, as opposed to British Red Cross or the Order of St John members.

A surviving British Red Cross card for Ardleigh WW1 Red Cross Hospital. Courtesy and © of/Permission to reproduce given by: The British Red Cross.

A surviving British Red Cross card for Ardleigh WW1 Red Cross Hospital. Courtesy and © of/Permission to reproduce given by: The British Red Cross.

Other people have been discovered via other sources e.g. local newspapers and British Red Cross cards (online).  However, there is no doubt that many people who assisted in the running of this establishment will never be discovered within records and, thus, they remain un-named here.

Where it is possible, it is hoped to (eventually!) create a more detailed profile for each person, if they can be 100% identified.   Please make contact if you know that a person worked here but they are not within the list, or if you have additional information on someone who is named.

(Assistance from members of the Great War Forum acknowledged)


LIST OF PEOPLE  KNOWN TO HAVE WORKED AT ARDLEIGH RED CROSS HOSPITAL: if a British Red Cross card exists for a person, a link is displayed at the individual’s profile (dates in () refer to Ardleigh service):-

ABBOTT, Lily Mary (12.14-12.18.  Ward Nursing & Ardleigh War Work Depot)

BALL, Mrs. Emily Agnes (Matron 1914; 12.14-6.16. Commandant; Quartermaster)

BARNARD, Mrs. Alice (12.14.-12.16. Nursing)

BENNETT, Miss Esme Alexandra (Held First Aid & Home Nursing Certificates? No official record)

BENNETT, Miss Pauline (12.14-11.16. Ward Nursing)

BENTLEY, Miss Amy A. (8.17-?  Joint War Committee Trained Nurse)

BLACKWELL, Miss Louisa Jane (2.8.16.-21.8.16. Joint War Committee volunteer Nursing Sister)

BOOTH, Mrs. Annie (1.18-1.19. Pantry Maid)          

BRANDRAM, Mrs. Ada (1.15-9.15. Night Work)

BRICKWELL, Miss Jane Gage (1.15-9.15. Night Work)

BLAYDES, Miss Lucie Strickland (Trained Staff Nurse/Sister.“valuable services rendered” mention)

BULL, Mrs. Lilian (8.15-4.16. VAD Cook P/T)

BULL, Miss Rose Ellen (9.15-2.19. Cook F/T)

BURROWS, Miss Edith (5.15-8.17.  VAD; Cooking; Night Duties)

BURROWS, Mrs. Julia (12.14-8.17. Nurse duties)

BUTCHER, Miss Ellen Isobel (8.15-1.17. Night Duty. Also at Walton for a fortnight)

BUTCHER, Miss S. (8.15-8.16.  Night Duty. Also helped with Working Party. Also at Walton)

CARTER, Miss Bertha (5.15-1.19.  VAD; Ward & Pantry Work)

CLATWORTHY, Mrs. Emily (8.15-1.17. VAD. Night Duty P/T)

COLLINGWOOD, Miss Ursula (4.18-11.18. VAD. Nurse duties P/T)

COUSINS, Miss Eleanor Heather Ratcliffe (2 CARDS: Joint War Committee VAD Nurse)

CROSBY, Mrs. Eva (10.16-2.19. Nurse)

CROSS, Miss Doris (6.6.17-26.6.17.  Joint War Committee VAD Nurse)

DREWITT, Miss Frances (Became Mrs. Richardson) (12.14-12.16.  Ward Work)

DRIVER, Mrs. Sarah Ann (1917-1919 plus 1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

EDWARDS, Mrs Daisy (12.14-12.16. Ward Work)

EGERTON, Mrs. Anita (10.15-12.16 Nurse duties)

ELEY, Miss Constance Lillie (5.15-12.16.  VAD Pantry and Ward Work)

FAIRES/FAIRER, Miss Anna Maria (12.14-6.16. Trained Sister. “valuable services rendered” mention)

FAIRHEAD, Miss Emily Margaret (5.15-1.19.  VAD Nurse duties)

FELGATE, Miss Ena Saunders (5.15-12.17.  VAD Pantry and Ward Work)

FENN, Miss Margarita (12.14-6.16. Pantry Maid & Night Nurse)

FOWLER, Miss Margaret Fowler (10.15-3.19. General Service VAD. Helped in Kitchen & Dining Room. Also worked at Witham Auxiliary Hospital and the Witham Work Depot)

GREENWOOD, Miss Louisa Frances (8.15-12.16. VAD. Night duties)

HARDWICK, Miss Mabel (5.15-10.16. VAD. General service. Ward Work)

HOGGAR, Mrs. Florence May (5.18-11.18. Cook P/T)

JENKINS, Mrs. Lydia (?11.15-6.16. VAD General Duties)

JUDD, Miss Phyllis (12.14-2.19. Ward Work)

KILTY, Miss F. M. (or Kitty?) (Trained Sister. Newspaper reference)

LONG, Miss Alice Amelia  (2.18-2.19. General Worker)

LOWNDS, Miss Dorothy (9.16-2.19. General Service VAD. Pantry and Ward Work)

LOWNDS, Dr. James Richard (Medical Officer)

LOWNDS, Miss Margery Susan (5.15-11.17.  VAD. Ward Work etc)

MASON, Mrs Elizabeth (8.15-9.17.  Cooking)

MOORAT, Miss Ethel Mary Gertrude (4.16-10.16.  Assistant in Pantry)

MOORE, Mrs. Edith Elizabeth (5.15-? Cooking and Nursing)

MOORE, Mrs. Edith Elizabeth (12.14-4.16. General Duties plus War Supply Depot)

MOSS, Miss Rose Kathleen (7.17-1.18. General Service VAD. Pantry Work)

MOUNSEY, Miss Evelyn J. (Commandant. Red Cross Medal: ref. Chelmsford Chronicle, 22.9.1922)

NICHOLS, Miss Noel Irena (8.15-1.19. VAD General Duties)

NICKEL, Miss Edith Minnie (5.15-2.16. Cook P/T)

PENTNEY, Mrs. Carrie (12.14-1.16. Cooking. ?Caroline of the Ardleigh Working Party)

PERKS, Miss [Elizabeth] Annie (12.14-11.17.  Ward Work. Also Ardleigh Working Party)

POTTRICK, Miss Emma (8.15-10.17. VAD. General Duties)

PULLIN, Mrs. Emma Martha (12.14-1.16. Cooking.   Refer to pages 6 & 9)

QUINTON, Miss Clara (5.16.+ VAD Nurse)

RIDLER, Miss Kate (1915-1917 Quartermaster of Ardleigh Auxiliary Military Hospital)

RIDLER, Miss Katherine Maude (1915/16-1917 & 4.8.16-21.8.18. Quartermaster of Ardleigh Auxiliary Military Hospital. Also Singholme, Walton-on-Naze)

ROLLESTON, Mrs Marjorie Kathleen (9.16-12.17. VAD. Pantry and Ward Work)

ROUS, Mrs Selina (12.14-3.18. Commandant VAD Essex /72; Nursing & Secretarial Work. Also Home Worker for the Ardleigh Working Party)

SCOTT, Miss Helena Alice (9.5.17-23.5.17. Joint War Committee VAD Nurse)

SCOTT, Miss Helen (9.8.17-26.8.17. Nurse)

SCOTT, Miss Mabel (8.15-2.19. Nurse)

SMITH, Miss May (12.14-8.15. General Ward Duties)

TANNER, Miss Katherine (8.15-12.15. Nursing Duties)

TEARL, Miss Alice (1917-1919. District Nurse. Casual Helper. Massage. Night Duties)

TRITTON, Mrs. Emily (12.14-1.16. Cooking Duties)

WALLIS, Miss May Elizabeth (3.16-12.16. VAD Nurse)

WALTER, CHARLOTTE  ELEANOR  STEVENS (nee Bannister) (5.6.16-9.6.16. Joint War Committee Nurse)

WEIR, Miss Enid Monica Collison Weir (VAD. General Duties. Previously at Woodhouse, Gt. Horkesley)

WHALLEY, Mrs. Gwendoline Whalley (3.15-10.17. Nurse & Trainee Masseuse)

YOUELL, Miss Geraldine (1.15-3.15.  Pantry Work; Bed Making; Ward Work)

Ardleigh Red Cross Hospital volunteer Miss Perks was Housekeeper at Bovills Hall, Ardleigh. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson .

Ardleigh Red Cross Hospital volunteer Miss Perks was Housekeeper at Bovills Hall, Ardleigh. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.


PROFILES:

ABBOTT, Miss Lily [Mary] (12.14-25.12.18. Ward Nursing.  See also Ardleigh War Work Depot).

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&id=125

ADDRESS: The Nurseries, Ardleigh; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: -; DATE OF TERMINATION: 25/12/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: -; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Ward Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 660 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Worked at (Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh. (War Work Depot, Ardleigh); COMMISSION: Essex.


BALL, MRS. Emily [Agnes]  (nee Compton) (Matron 1914; 12.14-6.16. Commandant; Quartermaster)

Born 1852 Rugby, Warwickshire. Registered 3rd Q.  Daughter of London-born Master of Arts Berdmore Compton and his wife Agnes Priscilla.  (Father to later become Clergyman & author. 1820 – 1908: Effects £35,957 4s. 3d.)

Baptised 2 September 1852 Rugby, Warwickshire.  (Father: Master of Arts).

1881 Census:  10 Mansfield Street, Marylebone.  Living with parents & siblings (+ 5 servants).

1884, 29 Oct:  Married Frederick Joseph Ball at St. Marylebone All Saints, Marylebone, London.  (Father: Clergyman).

1891 Census:  55 Pont Street, Chelsea (St. Saviour).  Visiting Clergyman father & mother (6 servants).  Married.

1901 Census:  The Vicarage, Ardleigh.  Living with Irish vicar husband Frederick (plus 2 servants).

1911 Census:  ‘Blackwater House’, Lyndhurst, Hants.  Visiting Barrister/Uncle Francis Compton & cousins.  Widow.

Emily’s husband, the Rev. Frederick Joseph Ball, was vicar of Ardleigh from 1897 to 1902.  It is believed that he and Emily then moved to ‘Ardleigh Court’.  Frederick died during the first quarter of 1914.

1918, 08 February: Chelmsford Chronicle:  “The names of the following ladies have been brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for valuable services rendered in connection with the establishment, maintenance and administration of hospitals:- …. Ball, Mrs. Emily Ardleigh Hospital, Ardleigh ….”

Emily’s husband, the Rev. Frederick Joseph Ball, was vicar of Ardleigh from 1897 to 1902.  On Frederick’s retirement, it is believed that he and Emily then moved to ‘Ardleigh Court’.  Frederick died during the first quarter of 1914.

Emily (“of Ardleigh Court, Ardleigh”) died 27 July 1935.  Probate “effects £11,153 17s 6d”.

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&id=9927&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Ardleigh Court. Commandant Ardleigh Hospital; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: -; DATE OF TERMINATION: 06/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: -; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Commandant & Quartermaster; COMMISSION: Essex.


BARNARD, Mrs. Alice  (12.14.-12.16. Nursing)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&id=11540&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Red House, Harwich Rd, Ardleigh; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 200 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Hospital Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.


BENNETT, Miss Esme Alexandra:  Born 1895 Cheltenham, Glos.  Birth registered 4th Quarter.

Daughter of Sussex-born Lt. Colonel Alfred Charles Bennett and wife Emma Charlotte.

1911 Census:  The Park, Ardleigh, Essex.  With mother & 3 siblings (+ 6 servants, incl. Governess). “15”.  Student.

See newspaper article on page 7. 

No official records have been discovered for Esme.   Chelmsford Chronicle, 23 August 1918 [sic]:

V.A.D. WEDDING AT ARDLEIGH.  The wedding took place on Saturday at St. Mary the Virgin’s Church, Ardleigh, of Lieut. Ralph Norman Mawer, Suffolk Regt. and R.A.F. … with Miss Esme Alexandra Bennett, daughter of the late Col. A. C. Bennett, D.S.O., West Yorkshire Regt., and of Mrs. Bennett, of Ardleigh Park … The bride worked at the Ardleigh V.A.D. Hospital from the time it was opened until a short time ago, when she volunteered for work on the land. …  As the bridal party left the church they passed beneath an arch of crutches and sticks formed by a guard of honour of convalescent soldiers from the Ardleigh V.A.D. Hospital. …”


BENNETT, Miss Pauline (12.14-11.16. Ward Nursing)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&id=16940&forwards=true

ADDRESS: N/A; COUNTY: Essex; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 11/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Ward nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1220 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Hospital Ardleigh.; COMMISSION: Essex


BENTLEY, Miss Amy A. (16.8.17-?  Joint War Committee Trained Nurse)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&id=17229&backwards=true

ADDRESS: 36 Ramillies Road Sefton Park, Liverpool; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 39; SERVICE FROM: 16/08/1916; SERVICE TO: Present; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 16/08/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving 22-5-19; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Netley (Military) 16-8-16 to 16-3-17 Ardleigh Colchester (Auxiliary) 24-8-17; DEPARTMENT: JW. V.A. D.; COMMISSION: West Lancs 70


BLACKWELL, Miss Louisa Jane (2.8.16.-21.8.16. Joint War Committee volunteer Nursing Sister)

Born 3Q 1859 Kingsland, Hackney, London.  Daughter of Leicestershire-born Surgeon Thomas Seal Blackwell & German-born wife Emma Louisa Bergen.  (N.B. Emma born in Johannesburg, Lippe, Germany).

1861 Census:  15 Union Street, Spitalfields, London. With parents; older brother (Thomas Hodsoll Dean Solomon Flitch Blackwell); visitor; and 1 servant.

1871 Census:  Father in hospital; brother at private school; neither Louisa or mother Emma discovered.

1881 Census:  2 Lime Cottages, Hanover Road, Tottenham, London.   Lodger.   Occupation:  Sister Nurse.

1891 Census:  3 Allenley Road, Lewisham, London.  Occupation: Professional Nurse.

1901 Census:  9 Kempsford Gardens, Kensington, London.  Hospital Nurse (and Private Nursing).

1911 Census:  34 Rockley Road, West Kensington Park, London. Lodger (renting a room).  Occupation: Trained Sick Nurse/Midwife/Monthly Nurse.  British Subject.

It would appear that Louisa was not affiliated to either the British Red Cross or the Order of St John, but was one of the trained nurses who volunteered to the Joint War Committee direct.    Her card, shown below, gives an insight into her private and professional life at the time of volunteering.

British Red Cross card for Louisa Blackwell. Side 1. Courtesy and © of/Permission to reproduce given by: The British Red Cross.

British Red Cross card for Louisa Blackwell. Side 1. Courtesy and © of/Permission to reproduce given by: The British Red Cross.

British Red Cross card for Louisa Blackwell. Side 2. Courtesy and © of/Permission to reproduce given by: The British Red Cross.

British Red Cross card for Louisa Blackwell. Side 2. Courtesy and © of/Permission to reproduce given by: The British Red Cross.


BLAYDES, Miss Lucie Strickland (29.1.16-14.2.19. Trained Nursing Sister)

Lucie Hannah Strickland Blaydes:  born 1861, baptised 01 December 1861 (Epworth, Lincolnshire).  Parents were Lincolnshire-born “Currier”/Journeyman Thomas and his Yorkshire-born wife Hannah (nee Strickland).  When Lucie was only 5 years old, her father Thomas died (13 July 1867).

1871 Census:  Lime Tree House, Church End, St. Ives, Hunts. With widowed mother (“Annuitant”); 2 sisters; 2 servants; and a Boarder.

1881 Census:  Wavertree Road, Wavertree, Lancs.  “Visitor”, at home of Kent-born General Practitioner Henry Harvey and his sister.

1891 Census:  Church Street, Fen Stanton, Hunts. “Hospital Nurse. Sick”. With mother (“Living on own Means”); 1 sister; 1 servant.

1901 Census:  22 Nightingale Place, Woolwich, London.  “District Nurse”.  Boarding with other District Nurses.

1928:  Lucie’s death was registered in St. Ives, Huntingdonshire.  Lucie had never married. 

Transcribed extract from Chelmsford Chronicle – Friday 22 August 1919 [sic]: “NURSING SERVICE MENTIONS”,  The names of the undermentioned have been brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War by the Chairman of the Joint War Committee of the British Red Cross Society for valuable nursing services rendered in connection with the war:-… Strickland-Blaydes, Sister Miss L., V.A.D., Red Cross Aux. Hospital, Ardleigh; … (Original image © Local World Limited. Courtesy of The British Library Board)

The above “mention” may have been in connection with the special duties Lucie carried out, whilst caring for James Urquhart Sheret, Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in the St. Ives Red Cross Hospital – before she went to Ardleigh (see her Red Cross card).

British Red Cross cardhttp://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&id=20961&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Fenstanton, St. Ives; COUNTY: Hunts.; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Trained Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 29/01/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £1.1. per week; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/02/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross H. Ardleigh Night Duty. St. Ives Hunts. Red X Hosp. twice weekly from 22 Sep 1914 to March 1915. Special duty with Trooper James Sherrett F/ F SY who died of Pneumonia 24/25 Jan 1915 at Red Cross Hospital Ardleigh Essex; COMMISSION: Essex. Lexden & Wintree Division, Miss Raund. [N.B. for “Raund”, read “Round”] [Trooper James Sherrett was James Urquhart Sheret of the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry]


BOOTH, Mrs. Annie (22.1.18-25.1.19. Pantry Maid)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=2&id=22664

ADDRESS: Chesham, Bardon Hill, Leicester; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Pantry Maid; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 22/01/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £20; RANK AT TERMINATION: Pantry Maid; DATE OF TERMINATION: 25/01/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: £20; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Alternate fortnight Day & Night duty. General Service; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex


BRANDRAM, Mrs. Ada (1.15-9.15. Night Work)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=2&id=25886

ADDRESS: Holmesdale, Ardleigh; COUNTY: Essex; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 09/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Night work; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 190 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Hospital Ardleigh, Essex; COMMISSION: Essex


BRICKWELL, Miss Jane Gage (1.15-9.15. Night Work)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=2&id=26714

ADDRESS: Holmesdale Ardleigh; COUNTY: Essex; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 09/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Night work; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 180 hrs; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Hospital Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex


BULL, Mrs. Lilian  (8.15-4.16. VAD Cooking P/T)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=2&id=31530

ADDRESS: Thorington Station, Nr. Colchester; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: VAD Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/1915; RANK AT TERMINATION: VAD Cook; DATE OF TERMINATION: 04/1916’ PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Cooking; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time, average 6 hours weekly; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: V.A.D. Hospital, Ardleigh, Essex; COMMISSION: Essex.


BULL, Miss Rose Ellen (28.9.15-27.2.19. Cook F/T)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=2&id=31562

ADDRESS: Wignal St., Lawford, Manningtree; COUNTY: Essex; SERVICE FROM: 28/09/1915; SERVICE TO: 27/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 28/09/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £22 per an; RANK AT TERMINATION: Cook; DATE OF TERMINATION: 27/02/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: £26 per annum; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Cook; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross HP. Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.


BURROWS, Miss Edith (5.15-8.17.  VAD; Cooking; Night Duties)

British Red Cross card: =http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=2&id=33079

ADDRESS: ℅ Miss Morrisey, Hill House, Dedham; COUNTY: Essex; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: V.A.D.; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 948 hrs; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Service began at Red Cross Hospital. Ardleigh. May. 1915. terminated August 1917. Cooking and Night duty; COMMISSION: Essex


BURROWS, Mrs. Julia (12.14-8.17. Nurse duties)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=2&id=33123

ADDRESS:Hillside Manningtree; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Red Cross Hospital Ardleigh; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 08/1917; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nurse; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1300 hours; COMMISSION: Essex.


BUTCHER, Miss Ellen Isobel (13.8.15-20.1.17. Night Duty. Also at Walton for a fortnight)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=2&id=33738

ADDRESS: Stour Lodge, Bradfield, Manningtree; COUNTY: Essex; SERVICE FROM: 08/1915; SERVICE TO: 04/1916; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Red X Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 13/08/1915; RANK AT TERMINATION: Red X Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 20/01/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: None; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Night duty; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 350; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Ardleigh V.A.D. Hospital Essex And for a fortnight at Walton; COMMISSION: Essex.


BUTCHER, Miss S. (8.15-8.16.  Night Duty. Also helped with Working Party. Also at Walton)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=2&id=33739

ADDRESS: Stour Lodge, Bradfield, Essex; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Member of Working Party; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Worked at Ardleigh Hospital when extra help was needed from Aug. 1915 to Aug. 1916. Took night duty about forty times, also was at Walton Convalescent Home for one week. Helped with the working party arranged by Mrs. Norman; COMMISSION: Essex


CARTER, Miss Bertha (18.5.15-30.1.19.  VAD; Ward & Pantry Work)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=2&id=37346

ADDRESS: White House, Dedham; COUNTY: Essex; SERVICE FROM: 18/05/1915; SERVICE TO: 30/01/1919; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: V.A.D. Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 18/05/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT TERMINATION: V.A.D. Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 30/01/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: None; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Ward & Pantry Work; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 1110 hrs; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:           Red Cross H. Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.


CLATWORTHY, Mrs. Emily (8.15-1.17. VAD. Night Duty P/T)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh+&page=3&id=43049

ADDRESS: Wix Road Bradfield; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Ordinary Member V.A.D.; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT TERMINATION: Ordinary Member V.A.D.; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: None; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Night Duty; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Average 22 hours a week Total 650; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: V.A.D. Hospital, Ardleigh, Essex; COMMISSION: Essex.


COLLINGWOOD, Miss Ursula  (15.4.18-01.11.18. VAD. Nurse duties P/T)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=45904&forwards=true

ADDRESS: The Grove, Dedham; COUNTY: Essex; SERVICE FROM: 15/04/1918; SERVICE TO: 01/11/1918

HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Under-Cook, Melton Red X Hospital; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/04/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: N/A; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/11/1918; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 370 hrs.; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross HP. Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.


COUSINS, Miss Eleanor Heather Ratcliffe (2 CARDS: Joint War Committee VAD Nurse)

Born 20 September 1893 Exmouth, Devon.  Parents: London-born Barrister John Ratcliffe Cousins and his Cambridgeshire-born wife Eleanor Fanny Law.

1901 Census:  3 College Gardens, Dulwich, London.  With parents; 1 brother and 1 sister; plus a Sick Nurse, a Cook and a Housemaid.

1911 Census: 3 College Gardens, Dulwich, Camberwell, London.  With parents; 1 sister; a visitor; plus 2 servants.

1978, 4Q:        Eleanor’s death was registered in Rugby, Northamptonshire.  It would appear she never married.

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=50047&forwards=true

ADDRESS: 3 College Gardens, Dulwich; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 22; SERVICE FROM: 01/06/1916; SERVICE TO: 20/09/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: PTO; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/06/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Without; DATE OF TERMINATION: 20/09/1917; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 3rd Southern General Oxford (Military) 1-6-16 Ardleigh (Auxiliary) 8-5-17 to 8-6-17 Rust Hall 30-6-17 to 20-9-17; DEPARTMENT: JWVAD; COMMISSION: London 228.


 COUSINS, Miss Eleanor Heather [under Ratcliffe-Cousins]

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=50048&forwards=true

ADDRESS: 3, College Gardens, Dulwich S.E.; SERVICE FROM: 06/1915; SERVICE TO: 02/1918; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/1915; RANK AT TERMINATION: member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1918; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Miss Ratcliffe Cousins worked very little in the detachment she was accepted for Special Service & worked at 3rd. S.G.H. Oxford. She was next posted to Ardleigh Aux.H. by Devonshire House, did not remain there & was sent to Tunbridge Wells. I understand that she was not satisfactory – she was not reappointed. She applied for a discharge certificate as she wished to join a ” Central London Detachment” the cert was accordingly issued but subsequently she was appointed by the County Office to one of the Divisional Hospitals (Rockwells) whence she was dismissed for unsatisfactory behaviour. Olive H. Mathews. Commandant /228 25.04.1919.; COMMISSION: London Camberwell 228.


CROSBY, Mrs. Eva  (10.16-2.19. Nurse)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=52755&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Mill House, Langham, Nr. Colchester; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Red Cross Hospital Ardleigh; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nurse; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 650 hours; COMMISSION: Essex.


CROSS, Miss Doris (6.6.17-26.6.17.  Joint War Committee VAD Nurse)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=52835&backwards=true

ADDRESS: Red Hill, Beaumaris, Anglesey; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 31; SERVICE FROM: 06/06/1917; SERVICE TO: 28/03/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: PTO; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/06/1917; DATE OF TERMINATION: 28/03/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 6.6.17 – 26.6.17 Aux. Hos. Ardleigh, Essex. 7.7.17 – 21.10.17 Aux. Hos. Essex County Colchester. 17.11.17 – 17 6.18. Mil Hos. Bevington Shrewsbury 28.9.18 – 28.3.19 Mil. Hos. King George; DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D.; COMMISSION: Anglesey 6.


DREWITT, Miss Frances (Became Mrs. Richardson) (12.14-12.16.  Ward Work)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=64154&forwards=true

FORENAME: Frances; SURNAME: Drewitt (Now Mrs Richardson); ADDRESS: Lawford, Manningtree; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: See Over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Ward work; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 200 Hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Hospital Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.


DRIVER, Mrs. Sarah Ann (1917-1919 Help in Cooking plus 1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=64270&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Ardleigh Essex; COUNTY: Essex; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1917; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: help in cooking, part time; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 80 hours; COMMISSION: Essex.


EDWARDS, Mrs Daisy  (12.14-12.16. Ward Work)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=67608&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Ardleigh, The Rookery Farm; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/1914; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Ward Work; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 150 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Hospital Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.


EGERTON, Mrs. Anita (10.15-12.16 VAD Nurse duties)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=68170&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Ardleigh c/o Mrs Ball Ardleigh Ct.; COUNTY: Essex; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nurse; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 250 hours; COMMISSION: Essex.


ELEY, Miss Constance Lillie (5.15-12.16.  Pantry and Ward Work)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=68393&forwards=true

ADDRESS: High Street, Dedham; COUNTY: Essex; SERVICE FROM: 05/1915; SERVICE TO: 12/1916; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: V.A.D. Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/1915; RANK AT TERMINATION:V.A.D. Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Pantry and Ward work; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 500 hrs.; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross HP Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.


FAIRES, Miss Anna Maria (12.14-6.16. Trained.  Sister-in-Charge for 18 months)

Born M 4th Q 1867 Ardleigh, Essex. Daughter of Ipswich-born Agricultural Labourer Robert Faires & his wife Sarah.

1881 Census:  ‘Martells Hall’, Ardleigh, Essex.  “13”.  Occupation: General Servant for Farmer James Lugar & wife.

1891 Census:   ?

1901 Census:  ‘The Mortar’ Public House, 115 Military Road, Colchester.  “Visitor” (lodger?). Occ.: Trained Nurse.

1911 Census:  ‘Bowenvale’, 9 Orchard Road, Bromley, Kent.  Occupation: Sick Nurse.

One Anna Maria Faires’ death (“of 40 Hammelton Road, Bromley, Kent”) was registered 19 April 1928 (?).

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=72213&forwards=true

ADDRESS: The Street, Ardleigh; COUNTY: Essex; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: T. Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/1914; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister in Charge 18 months; DATE OF TERMINATION: 06/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister in Charge Red X HP. Ardleigh; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 5300; COMMISSION: Essex.

Friday 26 October 1917, Chelmsford Chronicle [sic]:  “WOMEN’S WORK FOR THE WOUNDED. NURSES’ SERVICES RECOGNISED.  The undermentioned are included in a long list of those who have been brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War for valuable services rendered in connection with the war:- … Faires, Miss A., Sister, Aux. Mil. Hosp., Ardleigh. …”


FAIRHEAD, Miss Emily Margaret (18.5.15-30.1.19.  VAD Nurse Duties)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=72229&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Southfields Dedham; SERVICE FROM: 18/05/1915; SERVICE TO: 30/01/1919; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: none; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: V.A.D member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 18/05/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: none; DATE OF TERMINATION: 30/01/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: none; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 796; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross HP Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.


FELGATE, Miss Ena Saunders (5.15-12.17.  VAD Pantry and Ward Work)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=73319&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Rookery Farm Dedham; SERVICE FROM: 05/1915; SERVICE TO: 12/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT:None; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: V.A.D. Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT TERMINATION: N/A; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: N/A; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Ward & Pantry work; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 350 hrs; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Hp Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.


FENN, Miss Margarita (12.14-6.16. Pantry Maid & Night Nurse)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=73483&forwards=true

ADDRESS: The Hall, Ardleigh; COUNTY: Essex; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Red Cross Hospital Ardleigh; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 06/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Pantry Maid & Night Nurse; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 4,000 hours; COMMISSION: Essex.


FOWLER, Miss Margaret Fowler (10.15-3.19. General Service VAD. Helped in Kitchen & Dining Room. Also worked at Witham Auxiliary Hospital and the Witham Work Depot)

British Red Cross cards: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=78056&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Wickham Bishops; HOSPITAL: Auxiliary Hospital, Witham; Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: General Service M.; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/1915; RANK AT TERMINATION: General Service M; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Helped in Kitchen & Dining Room at V.A.D.Hosp. Witham, ditto Ardleigh; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 2251; COMMISSION: Essex.

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=witham+essex&page=3&id=78055&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Ridge End, Wickham Bishops, Witham; COUNTY: Essex; SERVICE FROM: 12/1915; SERVICE TO: 03/1918; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Witham Work depot. Registered Number not given. 60 Attendances, and worked at home; COMMISSION: Essex; HONOURS AWARDED: French W.E.F. badge.


GREENWOOD, Miss Louisa Frances (8.15-12.16. VAD. Night duties)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=4&id=90148&forwards=true

ADDRESS: The Mill, Bradfield; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Ordinary member V.A.D.; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT TERMINATION: Ordinary member V.A.D.; DATE OF TERMINATION: about Dec 1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: None; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Night duty; WHOLE OR PART TIME: about 11 hours weekly; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: V.A.D Hospital, Ardliegh, Essex; COMMISSION: Essex.


HARDWICK, Miss Mabel (5.15-10.16. VAD. General service. Ward Work)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=4&id=96444&forwards=true

ADDRESS: The White House, Dedham; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: V.A.D. Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 10/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General service, ward work; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 100 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross HP. Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.


HOGGAR, Mrs. Florence May (5.18-11.18. Cook P/T)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=5&id=107603&forwards=true

ADDRESS: 25 Crown Street, Bury St. Edmunds; COUNTY: Sufflok; SERVICE FROM: 10/06/1918; SERVICE TO:   30/11/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/06/1918; DATE OF TERMINATION: 30/11/1918; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 350 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Part time cook. 16 hours per week Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh, Essex; COMMISSION: Essex.


JENKINS, Mrs. Lydia (?11.15-6.16. VAD General Duties)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=5&id=118623&forwards=true

ADDRESS: South Hill, Manningtree; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Full time worker at Gravesend hospital for three months and about 30 days part time at Woodford hospital; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: G.M.V.A.D; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT TERMINATION: G.M.V.A.D; DATE OF TERMINATION: 06/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: None; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General duty; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Average 30 hours a week for 6 months, 6 hours a week three months; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Woodford Hospital. V.A.D. Hospital, Ardleigh, Essex; COMMISSION: Essex.


JUDD, Miss Phyllis (12.14-2.19. Ward Work)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=5&id=123174&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Harwich Rd. Ardleigh; COUNTY: Essex; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: See over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Ward Work; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1600 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Hospital Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.


LONG, Miss Alice Amelia  (2.18-2.19. General Worker)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=5&id=136840&forwards=true

ADDRESS: 51, Walsingham Road, Colchester; COUNTY: Ex.; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 18/02/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £20 a yr; DATE OF TERMINATION: 27/02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General Worker; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross HP Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.


LOWNDS, Miss Dorothy (9.16-2.19. General Service VAD. Pantry and Ward Work)

Daughter of Dr. James Richard Lownds below.  Born 07 July 1890 in Great Ouseburn, Yorkshire/West Riding.  Dorothy’s death was registered 3Q 1973 in Carnarvon, Caernarvonshire.

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=5&id=138089&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Hillands, Dedham; COUNTY: Essex; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: G.S. Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/1916; RANK AT TERMINATION: G.S. Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Pantry & Ward work; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1200 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross H. Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.


JAMES RICHARD LOWNDS Born 4th Quarter 1861 Walker-on-Tyne, Northumberland

Son of Newcastle-born G.P. James Richard Lownds Snr & his wife Martha Louisa.

Trained at Caius College, Cambridge University:-

“Adm. at CAIUS, Oct. 1, 1879. [Eldest] s. of James Richard, surgeon, of Newcastle-on-Tyne. B. 1861, at Walker near Newcastle-on-Tyne. School, Appleby.   Matric. Michs. 1879; B.A. 1883. At Edinburgh University. L.R.C.P., L.R.C.S., Edin.; L.R.F.P.S. Glasgow, 1887. At Green Hammerton, Yorks., in 1890; subsequently practised at Northampton, at Dedham, Essex, and in London. Of 8, Chepstow Crescent, W. Died Mar. 23, 1943. Brother of Charles E. (1882), etc. (Venn, II. 441; Medical Directories; The Times, Mar. 25, 1943.)”  [Source: Alumni cantabrigienses; a biographical list of all known students, graduates and holders of office at the University of Cambridge by University of Cambridge;  Venn, J. A. (John Archibald), b. 1883; Venn, John, 1834-1923]

1881 Census:  Osborne Road, Walker-on-Tyne, Northumberland.  Living with parents & sister (plus 2 servants).  Occupation: Undergraduate, Cambridge University.

1891 Census:  Green Hammerton, Ripon, Yorkshire.  Living with wife & daughter.  Occupation: Registered G.P.

1901 Census:  Brixworth, Northamptonshire.  Living with wife & 2 daughters (plus 3 servants). Occupation: Surgeon

1911 Census:  ‘Hillands’, Dedham, Essex.  Living with wife & 2 daughters (plus 4 servants).  Occupation: Surgeon & Physician.

James (“of 8 Chepstow Crescent, London W11”) died 23 March 1943 at St. George’s Hospital, Hyde Park Corner, London S.W.1.


LOWNDS, Miss Margery Susan (5.15-11.17.  VAD. Ward Work etc)

Daughter of Dr. James Richard Lownds above.  Born 1897 Brixworth, Northamptonshire.  Married 3Q 1922, to Philip Sidney Woolf.  Margery’s death was registered Dec 1955 in Taunton, Somerset.

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=5&id=138092&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Hillands, Dedham; COUNTY: Essex; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: No; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: V.A.D. Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; RANK AT TERMINATION: V.A.D. Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 11/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: No; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Ward work etc; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time 1260; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Ardleigh Red Cross Hospital, Essex; DEPARTMENT: N/A; COMMISSION: Essex.


MASON, Mrs Elizabeth (8.15-9.17.  Cooking)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=146833

ADDRESS: Harwich Rd, Bradfield; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT TERMINATION: Cook; DATE OF TERMINATION: 09/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: None; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Cooking; WHOLE OR PART TIME: About 12 hours weekly; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: V.A,D. Hospital, Ardleigh, Essex; COMMISSION: Essex.


MOORAT, Miss Ethel Mary Gertrude (4.16-10.16.  Assistant in Pantry)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=153506&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Upper Park, Dedham, Nr. Colchester; SERVICE FROM: 04/1916; SERVICE TO: 10/1916; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: none; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Assistant in Pantry; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 04/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: none; RANK AT TERMINATION: Assistant in Pantry; DATE OF TERMINATION: 10/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: none; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Pantry Work; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 250; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross HP. Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.


MOORE, Mrs Edith Elizabeth (5.15-? Cooking and Nursing P/T)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=153711&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Southfields, Dedham; COUNTY: Essex; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; PAY AT TERMINATION: None; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Cooking & Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 836; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross HP Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.

MOORE, Mrs. Edith Elizabeth (12.14-4.16. General Duties plus War Supply Depot)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=153712&forwards=true

ADDRESS: 124 High St, Colchester; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 04/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1240 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh and War Supply Depot Dedham. [Permanent Address crossed out:] c/o Miss Morrisey Hill House Dedham; COMMISSION: Essex.


MOSS, Miss Rose Kathleen (7.17-1.18. General Service VAD. Pantry Work)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=156229&forwards=true

ADDRESS: The Forge, East Bergholt; SERVICE FROM: 24/07/1917; SERVICE TO: 24/01/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: none; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: general service member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 24/07/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £20 per annum; RANK AT TERMINATION: general service member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 24/01/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: £20 per annum; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: pantry work; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.


MOUNSEY, Miss Evelyn Isabella  (Commandant, Ardleigh Red Cross Hospital).

Born c1875 Brühl, Near Vienna, Austria. Daughter of British Diplomat Augustus Henry Mounsley (K.C.M.G./Knights Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George) & wife Margaret.

1876, 24 May: Passenger arriving in New York, USA from Liverpool & Ireland – destination Japan. “8 months old”.   With father Augustus H. & wife “Isabella”.

1911 Census:  The Hill House, Dedham, Essex.  Living with widowed British Subject New York-born mother (who was living on “Private Means”). Plus six servants.  No occupation given for Evelyn.

Awarded the Red Cross Medal, for services as Commandant of the Ardleigh Red Cross Hospital. (Chelmsford Chronicle, 22 September 1922).

Evelyn died on 10 March 1955 (“of ‘Little Duffins’, Wickham Bishops, Essex” – registered Maldon District.

Probate granted to Sir George Augustus Mounsey, K.C.M.G., C.B., O.B.E. (1879-1966).   Assistant Under-Secretary of the Foreign Office .

No official records have been discovered for Evelyn.


NICHOLS, Miss Noel Irena (8.15-1.19. VAD General Duties. See also Ardleigh Working Party)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=160449&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Stour Lodge, Bradfield, Manningtree; COUNTY: Essex; SERVICE FROM: 08/1915; SERVICE TO: 01/1919; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: none; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Red X Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 19/08/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT TERMINATION: Red X Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: None; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General duty; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 1,550; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: V.A.D. Hospital, Ardleigh, Essex; COMMISSION: Essex.


NICKEL, Miss Edith Minnie (5.15-2.16. Cook P/T)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=160683&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Mill Lane, Dedham; COUNTY: Essex; SERVICE FROM: 15/06/1915; SERVICE TO: 03/02/1916; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 15/06/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT TERMINATION: Cook; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/02/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: N/A; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Cooking; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time 62 hrs; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross HP. Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Cooking Essex.


NORMAN, Mrs. J. (Mrs. Jane Norman, President of Working Party)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=161493&forwards=true

ADDRESS: The Rectory, Bradfield, Manningtree; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: over; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: President of Working Party; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Joined Bradfield detachment in Sept. 1910.  Became Commandant in 1912. Resigned in 1914. Did no official war work, but organised a village working party, which supplied various garments, etc, to Ardleigh and other hospitals; COMMISSION: Essex.


PENTNEY, Mrs. Carrie (12.14-1.16. Cooking. Is this Caroline Pentney of the Ardleigh Working Party?)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=236878&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Ardleigh; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Cooking three days a week; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 2000 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; COMMISSION:Essex


PERKS, Miss [Elizabeth] Annie (12.14-11.17.  Ward Work. Also Ardleigh Working Party)

Born 1Q 1865 in Colchester, Essex.  Daughter of London-born Coach Builder Samuel Arthur Perks and his Colchester-born wife Esther (nee Sadler).

1871 Census:        14 Crouch Street, Colchester.  At home, with parents; 5 brothers; 3 sisters; and 2 lodgers.

1881 Census:        Dairy Farm, Brightwell, Suffolk. Servant to Farmer Fayers & his family.

1891 Census:        2 Collingham Place, Kensington, London.  Cook to General/Colonel Commandant Horace Montague & his family; plus two other servants.

1901 Census:        41 Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead, London. Servant/Cook to Widow Caroline Mayor.  With Mrs. Mayor and her son; and another servant, a Domestic Housemaid.

1911 Census:        Bovills Hall, Ardleigh, Essex.  Housekeeper for Widow/Mrs. Mayor; plus two other servants.

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=237230&forwards=true

ADDRESS: co Mrs Mayor Bovills Hall Ardleigh; COUNTY: Essex; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: See over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 11/1917; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Ward work; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 500 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Hospital Ardleigh, Essex. 820 hours crossed out; COMMISSION: Essex.


POTTRICK, Miss Emma (8.15-10.17. VAD. General Duties)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=168331&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Bradfield. Com. Essex/22; SERVICE FROM: 08/1915; SERVICE TO: 10/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Acting as Ordinary V.A.D. Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: Acting as Ordinary V.A.D. Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 10/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Nil; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General duty; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Total 420 hours Average about 12 hours a week; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: V.A.D. Hospital, Ardleigh, Essex; COMMISSION: Essex.


PULLIN, Mrs. Emma Martha (nee Belcher. 12.14-1.16. Cooking. Also Ardleigh Working Party)

Born 1875 Wantage, Berkshire.  Birth registered 3rd Quarter.  Daughter of Berkshire-born Agricultural Labourer James Belcher and his wife Emma.

1881 Census: ‘The Lamb’, Mill Street, Wantage. With widowed Belcher grandfather; parents & sister. “5”.

1891 Census:  51 Coombe Road, Croydon, Surrey.  Domestic Housemaid at a private school. “15”.

1901 Census:  The Rectory, Horton, Near Eton, Buckinghamshire.  Cook for the Clergyman and his wife.

1902, 4th Q:      Married Buckinghamshire-born William Henry Pullin in the Eton Registration District (Horton?).

1911 Census:  Ardleigh Court Cottage, Ardleigh, Essex.  Living with Gardener husband plus Coachman boarder.  Living next door to Ardleigh VAD Hospital’s Commandant Mrs. Emily Ball.

Emma (“of The Heath, Ardleigh”) died 23 March 1941 at the Essex County Hospital, Colchester.

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=169970&forwards=true

FORENAME: Emma; SURNAME: Pullin; ADDRESS: The Nurseries, Ardleigh; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh;

DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Cooking part time; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 4210; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Worked at:- Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh War Work Depot, Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.

Friday 26 October 1917, Chelmsford Chronicle [sic]:  “WOMEN’S WORK FOR THE WOUNDED. NURSES’ SERVICES RECOGNISED.  The undermentioned are included in a long list of those who have been brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War for valuable services rendered in connection with the war:-  … Pullin, Mrs. E., Aux. Hosp., Ardleigh. …”


QUINTON, Miss Clara (5.16-5.17. VAD Nurse)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=170602&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Glencoe, Creeting Road, Stowmarket; SERVICE FROM: 05/1916; SERVICE TO: Still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket ; Red Cross Hospital, Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 5.16 to 5.17 Ardleigh Red Cross Hosp:, Essex. From 13.4.18 to 14.12.18 Finborough Red Cross Hosp:, Stowmarket. From 14.12.18 to 1.3.19 Melton Red Cross Hospital, Woodbridge. From 13.3.19 to Northgate St. Red Cross Hosp:, Bury St. Edmunds; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/90; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 1.W.S. Bar


RIDLER, Miss Katherine Maude (1915/16-1917 & 4.8.16-21.8.18. Quartermaster of Ardleigh Auxiliary Military Hospital. Also Singholme, Walton-on-Naze)  Died 4 Feb. 1959.

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=7&id=175513&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Broad Moor, Drewsteignton, Devon; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Quartermaster, Ardleigh Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Quarter Master. Ardleigh Auxiliary Military Hospital 1915 – 1917. Invalided. Demobilised; COMMISSION: Essex; HONOURS AWARDED: Received Honourable Mention for Services.

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=7&id=175514&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Arthurholme, Clacton-on-Sea; COUNTY: Essex; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Quartermaster; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 04/08/1916; RANK AT TERMINATION: Quartermaster; DATE OF TERMINATION: 21/08/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Keeping Stores, ordering goods, Superint. Kitchen, Ardleigh; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: April 25/16 to May 4/16 Singholme Walton on Naze. Nov. 20 – Dec 2. 1918 Red Cross HP Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex; HONOURS AWARDED: Mentioned.

“Katherene” Maude Ridler died on 4 February 1959.


ROLLESTON, Mrs Marjorie Kathleen (9.16-12.18. VAD. Pantry and Ward Work)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=179151

ADDRESS: Great Horkesley, Colchester; SERVICE FROM: 09/1916; SERVICE TO: 12/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: none; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: V.A.D. memb; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: none; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: none; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Pantry and Ward work; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 410 hrs. Part time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross HP Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.


ROUS, Mrs Selina (nee Wainwright) (12.14-3.18. Commandant VAD Essex /72; Nursing & Secretarial Work.  Also Home Worker for the Ardleigh Working Party).  Born 1862 Clifton on Teme, Worcestershire. Birth registered 1st Quarter.   Daughter of Worcestershire-born Gardener George Wainwright and his wife Marianne.

1871 Census:  Clifton-on-Teme, Worcs.  Staying with maternal grandparents, aunts & uncle.

1881 Census:  Clifton-on-Teme, Worcs. Living with parents and Pupil Teacher brother George. Scholar “14”.

1891 Census:  School House, Harwich Rd, Ardleigh. Living with Schoolmaster husband & son. Occupation: Schoolmistress.

1901 Census:  The Schools, Ardleigh, Essex. Living with Irish Schoolmaster husband & son. Occupation: Schoolmistress.

1911 Census:  The Schools, Ardleigh, Essex. Living with Head Teacher husband.  Occupation: Head Teacher (Infants)

Selina (“of The Street, Kersey, nr Hadleigh, Suffolk) died 25 March 1953.   Widow.

Friday 26 October 1917, Chelmsford Chronicle [sic]:  “WOMEN’S WORK FOR THE WOUNDED. NURSES’ SERVICES RECOGNISED.  The undermentioned are included in a long list of those who have been brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War for valuable services rendered in connection with the war:- … Rans, Mrs. S., Comdt., Aux. Hosp., Ardleigh. …”  (N.B. for “Mrs. S. Rans” on page 6, read “Mrs. S. Rous”)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=180136&forwards=true

ADDRESS: The School House, Ardleigh; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: none; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Commandant Essex /72; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: none; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing & Secretarial work; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time , 4000 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh, Essex; COMMISSION: Essex; HONOURS AWARDED: None. Very hard worker. see over.


SCOTT, Miss Helena Alice (9.5.17-23.5.17. Joint War Committee VAD. Nurse)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=185045&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Oatlands, Thorpe St. Andrew, Norwich; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 24; SERVICE FROM: 09/05/1917; SERVICE TO: 23/10/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; Wanstead, Margate; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O.; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/05/1917; DATE OF TERMINATION: 23/10/1917; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Ardleigh Aux Hosp Essex 9.5.17 – 23.5.17. Wanstead Aux Hosp Margaret 30.6.17 23.10.17.; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D.; COMMISSION: Norfolk 16.


SCOTT, Miss Helen (9.8.17-26.8.17. Nursing)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=185047&forwards=true

ADDRESS: The Oaks, Thorpe; SERVICE FROM: 17/05/1916; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/05/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 17.5.16- La Panne. 9.8.17-26.8.17. Ardleigh Mil. Hos. 30.6.17- Margate 22.10.17 – Serbia; COMMISSION: Military Norfolk 16.


SCOTT, Miss Mabel (8.15-2.19. Nurse)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=185142&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Church Cottage, Lawford, Manningtree; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Red Cross Hospital Ardleigh; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nurse; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 860 hours; COMMISSION: Essex.


SMITH, Miss May (12.14-8.15. General Ward Duties)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=193889&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Ardleigh St., Ardleigh; COUNTY: Essex; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: See Over; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/1914; RANK AT TERMINATION: C; DATE OF TERMINATION: 08/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES:     General Ward; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part Time. 490 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Name crossed off list. No more information; COMMISSION: Essex.


TANNER, Miss Katherine (8.15-12.15. Nursing Duties)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=203771&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Lawford Hall, Manningtree; COUNTY: Essex; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: See Over; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 00/08/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION:            00/12/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 80 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Hospital Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.


TEARL, Miss Alice (1917-1919. District Nurse. Casual Helper. Massage. Night Duties)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=205505&forwards=true

ADDRESS: District Nurse, Lawford, Manningtree; COUNTY: Essex; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1917; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Casual Helper Ardleigh Hospital, Massage. Night work; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 100 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: No more information. written in pencil under Permanent Address “Not Known 4/8/21”; COMMISSION: Essex.


TRITTON, Mrs. Emily (12.14-1.16. Cooking Duties)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=211267&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Ardleigh, Burnt Heath; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: SEE OVER; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Cooking; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time 500 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Name crossed out on list. No more information. Side 1: ‘Not known 4/8/21’; COMMISSION:  Essex.


WALLIS, Miss May Elizabeth (3.16-12.16. VAD Nurse)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=216658&forwards=true

ADDRESS: St Johns, Dedham; SERVICE FROM: 03/1916; SERVICE TO: 12/1916; HOSPITAL:  Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: none; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nursing Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nursing Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: None; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part Time 60 hrs; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross HP. Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.


WALTER, CHARLOTTE ELEANOR STEVENS (nee Bannister) (5.6.16-9.6.16. Joint War Committee Nurse).

Bn 07 Oct. 1867 Clonmellon, Co Wicklow, Ireland. Daughter of Farm Bailiff Thomas Bannister & wife Esther (Stevens).

1891 Census:  Dr. Barnardo’s Babies Castle Home for Destitute Children*, Hawkhurst, Kent.  Occupation: Nurse.  [* A mixed home for children under eight years of age].

1901 Census:  87 Wiesbaden Road, Stoke Newington, London.  No occupation given.  Living with Journalist/Sub-Editor/Reporter husband Justinian Hodson Walter.  They married on 14 February 1899.

1911 Census:  Oxford Cottage Road, Marlow, Bucks.  Occupation:  Sick Nurse.   (N.B. Charlotte was living under her maiden-name of Bannister – she gave her status as “single”.  Journalist husband was living in Stoke Newington – he gave his status as “single”).

Charlotte’s card, below, shows that she worked at St. John’s Hospital, Fareham, before going to Ardleigh Red Cross Hospital – afterwards, she worked at seven hospitals.

A British Red Cross card for Charlotte Eleanor Stevens Walter. Side 1. Courtesy and © of/Permission to reproduce given by: The British Red Cross.

A British Red Cross card for Charlotte Eleanor Stevens Walter. Side 1. Courtesy and © of/Permission to reproduce given by: The British Red Cross.

A British Red Cross card for Charlotte Eleanor Stevens Walter. Side 2. Courtesy and © of/Permission to reproduce given by: The British Red Cross.

A British Red Cross card for Charlotte Eleanor Stevens Walter. Side 2. Courtesy and © of/Permission to reproduce given by: The British Red Cross.

Charlotte died 21 June 1932 Swiss Cottage, Hampstead.

Extract from The British Journal of Nursing, 13th May 1916 [sic] :  “JOINT WAR COMMITTEE” … “Home Hospitals.   The following Sisters have been deputed for duty in the Home Hospitals:-  … Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh, near Colchester — Miss F. M. Kitty, Mrs. C. E. S. Walter.” 

It would appear that Charlotte was not affiliated to either the British Red Cross or the Order of St John, but was one of the trained nurses who volunteered to the Joint War Committee direct.    Her card, shown below, gives an insight into her private and professional life at the time of volunteering.


WEIR, Miss Enid Monica Collison (3.17-1.19. VAD. General Duties. Also at ‘Woodhouse’, Gt. Horkesley)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=221048&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Highfields, Langham, Colchester; HOSPITAL: Woodhouse, Great Horkesley; Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Ardleigh Hospital; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: V.A.D.; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/05/1918; RANK AT TERMINATION: V.A.D.; DATE OF TERMINATION: 19/09/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Generally useful; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 9 till half past 6, twice a week; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Woodhouse Hospital Gt Horkesley Colchester; COMMISSION: Essex.


WEIR, Miss Enid Monica Collison (3.17-1.19. VAD. General Duties. Also at ‘Woodhouse’, Gt. Horkesley)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=221049&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Highfields, Langham, Colchester; SERVICE FROM: 26/10/1917; SERVICE TO: 03/01/1919; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; Woodhouse, Great Horkesley; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: V.A.D.; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 26/10/1917; RANK AT TERMINATION: V.A.D.; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/01/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Generally useful; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 174 hrs. 6 hours twice a week; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross HP Ardleigh March 1917 – Jan 1919. Great Horkesley, Woodhouse HP [“previous engagements” originally read:] Horkesley Hospital; COMMISSION: Essex.


WHALLEY, Mrs. Gwendoline Whalley (3.15-10.17. Nurse & Trainee Masseuse)

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=222435&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Dedham Grove, Nr. Colchester; SERVICE FROM: 01/03/1915; SERVICE TO: 16/10/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/03/1915; RANK AT TERMINATION: Tr. Masseuse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 16/10/1917; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nurse for 1 year. then massage training etc.; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time. About 400 Hrs. Part time at Ardleigh; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Hp Ardleigh; COMMISSION: Essex.


YOUELL, Miss “Geraldine” (1.15-3.15.  Pantry Work; Bed Making; Ward Work)

Gerardine Pitt Youell was born in 1875, in Gorleston-on-Sea, Suffolk.  Daughter of Gt. Yarmouth-born Suffolk & Gt Yarmouth J.P./Banker & Alderman Edward Pitt Youell and his Surrey-born (second) wife Emily Maclean.

1881 Census:        Gorleston Lodge, Church Road, Gorleston. With parents; 8 siblings; plus four servants.

1891 Census:        1 Church Road, Gorleston, Suffolk.  With parents; 3 sisters; plus four servants.

1901 Census:        Beacon Hill, Martlesham, Suffolk.  With parents; 4 sisters; 1 brother-in-law; 1 niece; + 4 servants.

1911 Census:        Abbot’s Manor, Lawford, Essex.  With widowed mother; 1 sister; plus 1 servant.

1915, January:      c/o Mrs. Crossman, Gt. Bromley – Geradine’s sister Ethel.

British Red Cross card: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?sname=youell&id=235490&last=true

FORENAME: Geraldine; SURNAME: Youell; ADDRESS: c/o Mrs. Crossman, Gt. Bromley; COUNTY: Essex; SERVICE FROM: 01/1915; SERVICE TO: 03/1915; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Ardleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Pantry work, bed making & assist in Ward; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 200; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Ardleigh Red Cross Hospital Side 1: Permanent Address – ‘Home address – 13 Abingdon Rd, Kensington, W.’ Date of Engagement – ‘Dec 1914’ crossed through and replaced with ‘Jan 1915’; COMMISSION: Essex.



ARDLEIGH WORKING PARTY

The following people have been found working at Ardleigh Working Party/Work Depot. See more on Working Parties & Supply Depots here: http://www.scarletfinders.co.uk/158.html.

A British Red Cross card exists for every person listed below and, from that, it is hoped to (eventually!) create a more detailed profile for each person, if they can be 100% identified :-

ABBOTT, Mrs. Emily (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

ABBOTT, Florence Ann  (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

ABBOTT, Mrs. Jane (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

ABBOTT, Miss Lily Mary (12.14-12.18.  See “Miss Lily Abbott”, under nursing also)

AYLES, Mrs. Matilda Elizabeth (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

BALLS, Mrs. Edith Lizzie (1915-1918 Ardleigh Court Working Party)

BEARDWELL, Mrs. Mary Ann (1915 Home Worker, Ardleigh Court Working Party)

BELL, Miss Marintha Althera (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

BIGGS, Mrs Rosia (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

BLOYCE, Miss Daisy (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

BOLEY, Mrs Bella (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

BUGG, Miss Esther (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

BUTCHER, Miss S. (See under nursing also)

BUXTON, Mrs Annie (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

CHURCH, Miss Nellie (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

CLARK, Mrs Edith Rose (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

CLARKE, Mrs Alice Emily (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

CLARRY, Mrs. Annie (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

DRIVER, Mrs. Sarah Ann (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party plus 1917-1919 at Hospital)

ESDELL, Mrs. Carrie Bessie (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

FENN, Miss Agnes Maude (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

FENN, Gertrude Jane  (1915-1918 President, Ardleigh Working Party)

FENNER, Mrs. Pheobe Sarah (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

FLOWER, Miss Louisa (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

GREEN, Miss Alice Agnes (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

HARE, Mrs. Sarah (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

HATT, Mrs. Winifred (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

HAZEL, Miss Thurza (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

JAMES, Miss Emma Laura (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

JUDD, Mrs. Margaret Ethel (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

KING, Mrs. Julia (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

LAYZELL, Mrs Harriett (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

LENNOX, Mrs. Mildred Mary (1915-1918 Assistant Secretary, Ardleigh Working Party)

MARTIN, Mrs Annie Josephine (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

MILES, Mrs. Florence (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

MUDD, Miss Julia (Ardleigh Working Party)

MUDD, Miss Serena (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

NICHOLS, Miss Noel Irena (8.15-2.19. Ardleigh Working Party.  See also Ardleigh Hospital)

NORMAN, Mrs. J. (Mrs. Janet Norman bn c1831 London. Wife of Rev. Charles F. Norman, Vicar of Mistley.  Living at Mistley Place.  President of Working Party)

PANNELL, Lydia Mary (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

PARKER, Mrs. Catherine (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

PARMENTER, Mrs Ellen Mary (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

PENTNEY, Mrs. Caroline (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

PERKS, Miss Elizabeth Annie (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

PHILIPPS, Miss Amy (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

PHILIPPS, Miss Maud (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party) of Martell’s Hall

PRENTICE, Miss Elizabeth (10.15-6.19. Ardleigh Working Party)

PULLIN, Mrs. Emma (Ardleigh Working Party. Also Cooking at Ardleigh Hospital)

RICHARDSON, Mrs. Mary Pearl (1915-1918 Vice-President of Ardleigh Working Party)

ROUS, Mrs Selina (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party. 12.14-3.18. Commandant VAD Essex /72. Also Nursing & Secretarial Work for the Ardleigh Hospital)

SEABORN, Mrs. Emma (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

SMITH, Mrs. Ada Eliza Smith (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

SOUTHERNWOOD, Miss Sarah (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

STARLING, Anna Maria (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

STARLING, Mrs Sarah Ann (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

STEPHENS, Mrs. Georgina (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

THOMAS, Mrs. Agatha Maud (1915-1918 Treasurer, Ardleigh Working Party)

TREE, Mrs. Charlotte Hannah (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

TURNER, Mrs. Hannah (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

WALLER, Mrs. Elizabeth (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

WILSON, Mrs. Louisa (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)


ABBOTT, Mrs. Emily (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&id=90&first=true


ABBOTT, Florence Ann (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&id=95


 ABBOTT, Mrs. Jane (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&id=117


ABBOTT, Lily Mary (12.14-12.18.  See “Miss Lily Abbott”, under nursing also)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&id=126


AYLES, Mrs. Matilda Elizabeth (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&id=7840&backwards=true


BALLS, Mrs. Edith Lizzie (1915-1918 Ardleigh Court Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&id=10118&forwards=true

BEARDWELL, Mrs. Mary Ann (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&id=14692&forwards=true 


BELL, Miss Marintha Althera  (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&id=16081&forwards=true


BIGGS, Mrs. Rosia (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&id=18662&forwards=true


 BLOYCE, Miss Daisy (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=2&id=21410


BOLEY, Mrs. Bell (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=2&id=21947


BUGG, Miss Esther (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=2&id=31422


 BUXTON, Mrs. Annie (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=2&id=34377


 CHURCH, Miss Nellie (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=41556


 CLARK, Mrs Edith Rose (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=41970&forwards=true


CLARKE, Mrs Alice Emily (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=42355&forwards=true


CLARRY, Mrs. Annie (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=43040


DRIVER, Mrs. Sarah Ann (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=64269&forwards=true


ESDELL, Mrs. Carrie Bessie (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=70306&forwards=true


FENN, Miss Agnes Maude Fenn (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=73465&forwards=true


FENN, Gertrude Jane  (1915-1918 President, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=73479&forwards=true


FENNER, Mrs. Pheobe Sarah (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=73522&forwards=true


 FLOWER, Miss Louisa (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=3&id=76318&forwards=true


 GREEN, Miss Alice Agnes (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=4&id=89215


HARE, Mrs. Sarah (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=5&id=96698


HATT, Mrs. Winifred (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=5&id=99792&forwards=true


HAZEL, Miss Thurza (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=5&id=101219&forwards=true


JAMES, Miss Emma Laura (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=5&id=117362&forwards=true


JUDD, Mrs. Margaret Ethel (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=5&id=123171&forwards=true


KING, Mrs. Julia (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=5&id=126382&forwards=true


LAYZELL, Mrs Harriett (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=5&id=131106&forwards=true


LENNOX, Mrs. Mildred Mary (1915-1918 Assistant Secretary, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=5&id=133080&forwards=true


MARTIN, Mrs Annie Josephine (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=5&id=146079


MILES, Mrs. Florence (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=150640&forwards=true


MOORE, Mrs. Edith Elizabeth (12.14-4.16. War Supply Depot plus General Duties at Ardleigh Hospital)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=153712&forwards=true


MUDD, Miss Julia (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=156715&forwards=true


MUDD, Miss Serena (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=156721&forwards=true


NICHOLS, Miss Noel (8.15-2.19. Ardleigh Working Party.  See also Ardleigh Hospital)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=160450&forwards=true


NORMAN, Mrs. J. (Mrs. Janet Norman bn c1831 London. Wife of Rev. Charles F. Norman, Vicar of Mistley. Living at Mistley Place.  President of Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=161493&forwards=true


PANNELL, Lydia Mary (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=166178&forwards=true


PARKER, Mrs. Catherine (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=166505&forwards=true


PARMENTER, Mrs Ellen Mary (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=167126&forwards=true


PENTNEY, Mrs. Caroline (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=236877&forwards=true


PERKS, Miss Elizabeth Annie (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party – also the Ardleigh Hospital)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=237229&forwards=true

Housekeeper at Bovill’s Hall, for Widow Caroline Dorothea Mayor


PHILIPPS, Miss Amy (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party) of Martell’s Hall

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=238044&forwards=true


PHILIPPS, Miss Maud (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party) of Martell’s Hall

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=238062&forwards=true


PRENTICE, Miss Elizabeth (10.15-6.19. Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=242649&forwards=true


PULLIN, Mrs. Emma (Ardleigh Working Party. Also Cooking at Ardleigh Hospital)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=6&id=169970&forwards=true


 RICHARDSON, Mrs. Mary Pearl (1915-1918 Vice-President of Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=7&id=175078


ROUS, Mrs Selina (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party. 12.14-3.18. Commandant VAD Essex /72. Also Nursing & Secretarial Work for the Ardleigh Hospital)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=180137&forwards=true


SEABORN, Mrs. Emma (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=185524&forwards=true


SMITH, Mrs. Ada Eliza Smith (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=191679&forwards=true


SOUTHERNWOOD, Miss Sarah (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=195340&forwards=true


STARLING, Anna Maria (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=197635&forwards=true


STARLING, Mrs. Sarah Ann (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=197651&forwards=true


STEPHENS, Mrs. Georgina (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=198329&forwards=true


THOMAS, Mrs. Agatha Maud (1915-1918 Treasurer, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=206255&forwards=true


Mrs Charlotte Hannah (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=210841&forwards=true 


TURNER, Mrs. Hannah (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=212141&forwards=true


WALLER, Mrs. Elizabeth (1915-1918 Home Worker, Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=216419&forwards=true


WILSON, Mrs. Louisa (1915-1918 Ardleigh Working Party)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ardleigh&page=8&id=230021&forwards=true


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