HARWICH: The Garrison Military Hospital, Great Eastern Railway Hotel

THE GARRISON MILITARY HOSPITAL

Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich Quay

The Great Eastern Railway Hotel/Hospital. Courtesy of www.harwichanddovercourt.co.uk,

The Great Eastern Railway Hotel/Hospital. Courtesy of http://www.harwichanddovercourt.co.uk.

At the outbreak of the First World War, several places in Harwich were taken over by the Admiralty and for the Admiralty.    Harwich was a fortress town so patients were not always sent directly to these hospitals – they would be transferred from surrounding camps and other towns i.e. from Colchester.

In Harwich, a ‘Garrison Military Hospital’ was created at ‘The Great Eastern Railway Hotel’ and it’s Annex.

There was also a ‘Dovercourt Military Hospital’ which was a separate unit but not a true auxiliary hospital – it was a ‘section’ of the Garrison Military Hospital, Harwich.   Being a ‘section’ rather than an ‘auxiliary’ meant that they were able to take patients directly from disembarkation and were under the control of the War Office rather than the British Red Cross Society and/or St. John (the Joint War Committee).    Additionally, in Dovercourt, the ‘Isolation Hospital’ was used to care for soldiers and sailors with infectious diseases.

Three private houses in the area were also requisitioned for use as hospitals, ‘Cliff Hall’ (Marine Parade) with beds for 120 patients, ‘The Grange’ (Hall Lane) and ‘The Gables’ (Marine Parade), as well as the ‘Tower Hotel’ (Main Rd).   The ‘Quay Pavilion’ was used as a canteen – it had entertainment facilities and a bar for naval personnel.   Local residents entertained the patients by providing concerts.

The Admiralty requisitioned much of the Harwich Great Eastern Railway fleet during late 1914.   Cargo steamers ‘Clacton’ and ‘Newmarket’ where converted to minelayers and minesweepers, whilst ‘Munich’ and ‘St. Petersburg’ were converted into hospital ships.

There is no doubt that not all the people who assisted in the running of these establishments have been discovered within records and, thus, they remain un-named.

At the outbreak of the First World War, ‘The Great Eastern Railway Hotel’ and its Annex were taken over by the Admiralty and it became the ‘Garrison Military Hospital’ (sometimes called ‘The Great Eastern Railway Hotel Hospital’ – which seems to have provided beds for 6 officers and 121 other ranks.

The Hotel had been built by Thomas Allom – it opened in July 1865.   The paddle steamers used to arrive at the Harwich’s Halfpenny Pier and the travelers would stay overnight in the hotel before catching the Train to London the next day.  After Parkeston Quay was built in 1883, the ‘platform trade’ started to slowly decline at Harwich.

The ‘Garrison Military Hospital’ was a main unit which had three sections connected to it:  Dovercourt Military Hospital, Harwich, Essex: 5 officers and 115 other ranks; Cliffe Hospital, Felixstowe, Suffolk: 10 officers and 130 other ranks; Herman de Stern Hospital, Felixstowe, Suffolk: 2 officers and 74 other ranks.

All the furniture in ‘The Great Eastern Railway Hotel’ was replaced with hospital beds.   The Admiralty used it again in WW2, as administrative offices.    The ‘Great Eastern Railway Hotel’ closed in 1923.   It was a building on too grand a scale and it was not economically successful.    In 1951, the building became the Town Hall and municipal offices.   The building is now in private ownership, having been converted into flats.


Friday, 14 August 1914, Essex County Chronicle [sic]:

THE CRY FOR HELP.  The County Organising.   Numerous Patriotic Offers.  Care of the Wounded. “A Willing Helper Does Not Wait To Be Called.”

Essex is always to the fore to answer the cry for help, and she is at one with the nation in the intention to do everything that is necessary for the suffering and distress which the war must unfortunately incur. … … …

RED CROSS WORK.  SPLENDID RESPONSE IN ESSEX.  2,000 MEMBERS: ACCOMMODATION FOR 2,000 PATIENTS.

The voluntary Aid (Red Cross) Detachments in Essex have responded nobly to the call of their country, and the Essex Branch of the British Red Cross Society now consists of 73 Voluntary Aid Detachments with a personnel of about 2,000 of whom some three-fourths are women.   Three of the detachments are formed from the St. John Ambulance Brigade.  For organising purposes the county is divided into divisions corresponding generally with the police divisions of the county.  The Countess of Warwick is president of the branch, and Col. R. B. Colvin, C.B., is the county director.  Each division is controlled by a vice-president and assistant managing director.  The offices of the Branch are now at 74 Duke Street, Chelmsford, with Col. G. H. Coleman, V.D., as hon. Secretary, it being felt that Chelmsford is a more convenient centre than Colchester.

The Voluntary Aid Detachments are officially inspected annually by an officer from the R.A.M.C., who reports to the War Office.  Most of the inspections for this year have taken place, and the reports in all cases have been very good, testifying to the zeal and energy which have been so conspicuous in all ranks of the organisation.

Since the commencement of the war many generous offers of private houses, institutions, and other buildings for use either as hospitals or convalescent homes have been made, and in many instances steps have been take to equip some of these buildings at short notice.  Among the private houses that have been offered are the following:- … …

Thorpe Hall … …

The following have also been placed at the disposal of the branch:- … …

Severalls Asylum, Colchester, accommodation from 270. … …

Middlesex Hospital, Clacton, 90.

Messrs. Cooper, Tabor, and Co., a large building at Witham, with three floors, to hold 200 beds.

The hall of the Essex and Suffolk Fire Office at Colchester. … …

As already mentioned, the G.E.R. Hotel at Harwich has been requisitioned as a hospital, and the Essex No, 33 Detachment (men), under Mr. Etherden, late of the Essex Yeomanry, and the Essex 84 (women), under Mrs. Brooks, are now employed, 120 beds having been prepared.

At Wivenhoe a 12-bedded rest-station has been prepared, and the local detachment, under Miss Dewhurst, has been mobilised. … …

A depot will shortly be formed at Chelmsford, where voluntary contributions, in the shape of stores and clothes will be collected.  Contributions should be addressed to the Secretary, Essex Branch, B.R.C.S., 74 Duke Street, Chelmsford.”


“GREAT EASTERN HOTEL REQUISITIONED

The reopening, as a hotel, was short lived as, during the First World War, the Great Eastern Hotel was one of the many buildings requisitioned by the Government.  Seriously-wounded sailors were immediately taken to Shotley for assessment, treatment and surgery, and then sent to Harwich for a period of convalescence.    In May 1915, following a naval battle off Harwich, 46 German crew members were landed at Shotley in the early hours of Sunday morning.  On Monday morning, 38 were brought to the Military Hospital, Harwich, and all but seven were certified fit to travel.   Those fit to travel were temporarily detained in the Redoubt and then marched to Harwich Railway Station to catch the train for London.   The others stayed in the GER hotel until fit to travel.”                      

Above text reproduced courtesy of www.harwichanddovercourt.co.uk/© Phil Cowley’s book ‘Harwich and Dovercourt in old picture postcards’.


The Great Eastern Hotel Military Hospital interior, c1914. Courtesy of www.harwichanddovercourt.co.uk.

The Great Eastern Hotel Military Hospital interior, c1914. Courtesy of http://www.harwichanddovercourt.co.uk.


Monday 10 August 1914, The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 – 1954) p 9 Article [sic]:

SUGGESTED FIELD HOSPITAL FOR BRITAIN. To the Editor.

“Sir,-The news in this morning’s special edition of the “West Australian” that 300 Germans had been landed at Harwich, many of them seriously wounded, and the knowledge that before very long many thousands of our own countrymen may be in a similar plight, brings home to us the great need of providing sufficient hospital staff and accommodation for the sick and wounded.  The two nearest hospitals to Harwich of any size are those of Ipswich with 145 beds and Colchester with 100 beds – 245 in all, and most of them probably full already.  There was never yet a campaign in which the field hospital and ambulance equipment was at all adequate for the great numbers of sick and injured.  The details of the miseries endured from enteric fever in the South African campaign and cholera in the Balkan war will be remembered by many, and we must expect sickness, in every land campaign. It will also be remembered that disease in the South African war accounted for far more deaths than casualties, and for the latter alone it may be confidently predicted there will be insufficient nurses, doctors, and equipment.   It is quite certain that at the present juncture it is the duty of everyone to come forward and do what they can.  Some can help by giving their work and others by providing money.   What is to prevent us from organising a field hospital and offering it to Great Britain for service in England or on the Continent?   I do not doubt for a moment that there would be plenty of skilled volunteers to work it, both medical and nursing.    What help may we expect from the people of Western Australia if we start forward on this enterprise?  Yours, etc., W. SIDNEY SWEET, M.D. (Lond.), Chief Resident Medical Officer. Perth Hospital, Aug. 9.”


Friday 14 August 1914, Chelmsford Chronicle [sic]:

“CARE OF THE WOUNDED.  HARWICH LADIES VOLUNTEER. 

The Guildhall at Harwich was crowded with ladies on Saturday afternoon eager to render service to the sick and wounded .  Mrs. A. J. H.  Ward, said it was proposed to establish a central store, into which every article for the sick and wounded might be collected, the various things separated and properly labeled, and a stock book kept of everything received and expended. 

Col. Colvin, C.B., expressing his satisfaction at the arrangements made at the Hospital, added that Harwich was going to be a very important place.

The Mayoress of the Borough (Mrs. E. Saunders) is making an appeal to anyone who is willing to help in the treatment of the wounded who may be brought to the hospital at Harwich.  The Mayoress particularly appeals for old sheets, night shirts and handkerchiefs, which must be clean and ready for immediate use.   Parcels should be sent at once to the Mayoress, Hill Crest, Dovercourt.”


Friday 14 August 1914, Chelmsford Chronicle [sic]:

Mrs. C. N. Brooks, of Mistley, is in command of the Red Cross staff at the G.E.R. Hotel, Harwich.”   N.B. This is Mrs. Charles Norman Brooks … Mrs. Gertrude Brooks (nee Attfield).


Friday 14 August 1914, Chelmsford Chronicle [sic]:

“The authorities have taken over the whole of the hotel and shed space at Parkeston Quay, a most convenient spot for treating the wounded.  The Great Eastern liners are also likely to be converted into hospital ships, and a base hospital is forming at Ipswich.

The first case taken into the G.E.R. Hotel, Harwich, which has been converted into a hospital, was a private of the Essex Regt. who had fallen from a haystack.  Mr. Husband, the former manager of the hotel, has been appointed quarter-master while the building is under the Government.”


RED CROSS NURSES ON PARADE AT HARWICH TOWN RAILWAY STATION

Red Cross Nurses on parade at Harwich Town Railway Station. 1915. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

Red Cross Nurses on parade at Harwich Town Railway Station. 1915. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

“In no former war have the Red Cross arrangements for succour, transport, and nursing of the wounded been so scientific and complete. Field hospitals, base hospitals, hospital trains, and hospital ships were organized on a most elaborate scale. The system proved so rapid and efficient that the men who fell on Continental battlefields were safely housed in the wards of British hospitals within forty-eight hours – a triumph of organization.   The public showed itself eager to assist in the work.    On all hands wealthy Britons placed their yachts and private houses at the disposal of the medical authorities.  Our illustration shows a parade of trained nurses at Harwich.      [Photo, Central News.”     1915.]


Friday 01 January 1915, Chelmsford Chronicle [sic]:  HARWICH.

Christmas was celebrated with the usual festivities in the Fortress.   The majority of the men had their Christmas dinner in the schools, and the officers paid a visit to the men and spoke words of cheer to them.  Those who were not able to dine with comrades had Christmas fare in their billets.  Col. A. J. H.  and Mrs. Ward, as in past years, gave 1s. for every man and woman in receipt of outdoor relied in Harwich, Dovercourt, and Parkeston : and Mr. H. K. Newton, M.P., 1s. each for every man, woman, and child in receipt of outdoor relief. 

V.A.D. GIFTS.—Col. A. J. H. Ward sent to each of the officers and men of the V.A.D. at the G.E.R. Hotel Hospital  a silver cigarette case as a Christmas gift.  The men of the V.A.D. presented to their Commandant (Mr. T. W. Etherden) a silver-mounted walking-stick as a token of their esteem, together with a pipe, tobacco, and pipe cleaner.


British Red Cross List, 1915:

Garrison Military Hospital, Harwich:  provides beds for 6 officers and 121 other ranks.


October 1917

In a War Office List of V.A.D. Hospitals (under Eastern Command), dated October 1917, “The Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich (Military Hospital, staffed by Essex V.A.D.”  had 110 occupied beds and T. W. Etherden, Esq. was named as Commandant.


Saturday 16 March 1918, Essex Newsman [sic]

“SITUATIONS VACANT.  GENERAL or Mother’s Help, April 4.  Full particulars, Wilson, Military Hospital, Harwich.”

Friday 01 November 1918, Chelmsford Chronicle [sic]

INFLUENZA SCOURGE STILL RAGING.  Many More Deaths.

The scourge of influenza is still rampant, each day bringing additional victims. … There is a considerable amount of influenza at Colchester.  Several members of the Borough Police are absent from duty.   The death of a young machinist at the Standard Ironworks-Albert Wade-is attributed to double pneumonia, following influenza.  Mr. Walter James Kay, for 16 years manager for Messrs. Stead and Simpson, Colchester, died on Sunday from pneumonia following influenza.  He was 46.  The widow is seriously ill with influenza. … 

News reached Harwich on Tuesday of the death at Great Yarmouth, from pneumonia, of Mr. Bert Bedingfield.  Trinity House pilot, son-in-law of Councillor Charles Hills. … 

Whole families are down with the epidemic in Mistley.  The schools at Bradfield, Mistley, and Manningtree are closed, and there have been several deaths.  

Dr. J. C. Thresh, the medical officer of health for Essex, strongly recommends that rooms used for meetings of children or adults should be sprayed with a 2 per cent solution of formalin.  Failing formalin, a stronger solution of Sanitas may be used.  For throat and nose disinfection the solution of permanganate of potash recommended by the Local Government Board is the best.”



LIST OF PEOPLE KNOWN TO HAVE WORKED AT GARRISON MILITARY HOSPITAL, HARWICH.

There is no doubt that not all the people who assisted in the running of this establishment have been discovered within official records and, thus, they remain un-named here.   If a British Red Cross card exists for a person, a link is displayed at an individual’s profile [dates in () refer to Garrison Military Hospital service]:

BARRELL, Mr. William (28.8.1914-5.6.1915. Private. Cook)

BISHOP, Mr. Henry (7.9.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

BLACKBURN, Miss Margaret Anne (17.5.16 to 14.7.17. J.W. V.A.D. Cook)

BOULDS, Miss Florence Emily (23.1.1918-17.3.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

BRAITHWAITE, Miss Gertrude M. (28.7.1916-19.3.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

BROOKS, Mrs. Gertrude nee Attfield  (6.8.1914-30.10.1915. Commandant)

BURBEY, Mrs. Isabel (7.1917-9.1917. V.A.D. Nursing & Transporting)

BUTLER, Miss Winifred Ella (15.8.1916-15.3.1917. J.W. V.A.D. Trained Nurse)

BUXTON, Miss Sadie Prince (17.5.1916-26.7.1917. J.W. V.A.D. Kitchen member)

CANN, Mr. Arnold (10.8.1914-23.9.1914. Private. General Hospital Duties)

CAZENOUGH, Mr. William (11.11.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

CHAPMAN, Miss Annie Dorothy (6.7.1917-2.1918. J.W. V.A.D. Housemember)

COBBE, Miss Margaret A. (11.9.1917-14.6.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

COOPER, Mr. William (28.9.1914-5.6.1915. Pantry and General Hospital Duties)

CRANE, Mr. William (11.12.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

CULLEY, Mr. William (21.10.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

DAY, Mr. Albert (7.8.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

DE ROCHEFORT, Miss Barbara (17.5.1916-4.12.1918. J. W. V.A.D. Dispenser)

DUNNINGHAM, Mr. Herbert ((7.8.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

DURRANT, Miss Agnes Beatrice (06.08.1914-30.10.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

ESTRIDGE, Miss Audrey R. (29.5.1916-8.4.1919. Head Storekeeper)

ETHERDEN, Mr. Thomas William (7.9.1914-5.6.1915. Commandant)

FERGUSSON, Mrs. Brenda (14.8.1914-30.11.1914. Voluntary Nurse)

FISHER, Miss Evelyn (9.6.1916-9.12.1917. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

FISHER, Mr. H. W. (23.8.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

FUTTER, Miss Christianna (26.11.1918-31.5.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Asst. Cook)

GRAY, Miss Margaret Rose (17.5.1916-10.5.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Clerk)

GREEN, Mr. Edward (7.9.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Duties)

GRICE, Mr. Claud (7.8.1914-5.6.1915. Quartermaster 33/Essex. Clerk in charge of office. ?General Military Hospital, Harwich? – end date matches)

GRIMSHAW, Miss Sarah Lord (13.10.1915-21.03.1916. Nurse)

HADFIELD, Miss Zena.C. (15.3.1917-15.9.1917. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

HADLEY, Miss Gwendoline Mary (12.1.1917- 6.1.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

HEPBURN, Miss Phyllis (23.4.1918-22.7.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

HORSFIELD, Miss Sybil Florence (9.7.1916-9.3.1917. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at East Suffolk & Ipswich General Hospital)

HYDE, Miss A. H. (Trained Staff Nurse/Sister.  Deputed Sister mention)

JARVIS, Miss Marion (25.09.1916-5.1918. J.W. V.A.D. Cook)

JORDAN, Mr. James (29.9.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

KENT, Miss Annie Louise (21.3.1919-4.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Cook)

KINGSBURY, Miss Mabel (29.8.1914-30.10.1915. Voluntary Nurse)

KINGSBURY, Mr. Orbell Butcher (7.8.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

LAMONT, Miss Charlotte Edgar (7.5.1916-20.8.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Clerk)

LEWIS, Miss Elizabeth (6.8.1914-30.10.1915.  Voluntary Nurse on ward)

LEWIS, Miss Dorothy ((6.8.1914-30.10.1915.  Voluntary Nurse on ward)

MAUNSELL, Mrs. Katherine Ross (10.02.1917-10.09.1917.  J.W. V.A.D.)

MAYNE, Miss Margaret (Trained Staff Nurse/Sister.  Royal Red Cross award)

MIDDLETON, Mr. Rowland (7.9.1914-5.6.1915. Private. Clerk in office)

MUNN, Miss Laura (9.6.1916-16.7.1917. J.W. V.A.D. Clerk)

MYERS, Miss Mary (9.6.1916-13.11.1916. J.W. V.A.D.)

OAKLEY, Miss Dorothy Kate (17.5.1916-3.9.1916. J.W. V.A.D. Storekeeper)

O’NEILL, Miss Elizabeth Mary (8.9.1917-8.3.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

PATERSON, Miss Margaret Angela (17.5.1916-16.10.1916. J.W. V.A.D. Dispenser)

PEARSON, Miss Mary Ann (9.6.1916-22.6.1916. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

PICKERING, Miss Ivy Grace (12.1917-20.2.1919. ?)

PRATCHETT, Mr. William (3.8.1914-5.6.1915. ?Harwich Military Hospital – end date matches)

PRICE, Miss Annie (09.06.1916-15.06.1918. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

PROCTER, Mr. William (7.8.1914-5.6.1915. General Hospital Duties)

RANN, Mrs. Nell Eunice (28.1.1918-17.8.1918. J.W. V.A.D. Assistant Cook)

RICHARDSON, Miss Bertha (17.5.1916-11.4.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Clerk)

RISLEY, Mr. Thomas (7.8.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

ROSS, Miss Evangeline Edith Mary (19.9.1917-28.1.1918. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

SANSOM, Miss Greta Maud (27.02.1917-10.09.1917. J.W. V.A.D. House Member)

SHORLAND, Miss Emily Rose (15.8.1918-15.3.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

STEBBINGS, Miss Becky (5.4.1918-? General Service. Assistant Cook)

TAYLOR, Miss Jane Harriet (9.2.1917-30.6.1917. J.W. V.A.D.)

TAYLOR, Miss Janet Everley (9.6.1916-12.1.1917. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

THOMSON, Miss Winifred Mary (31.10.1917-22.10.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Clerk)

THURSTON, Mrs. Rebecca (5.4.1918-29.9.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Assistant Cook)

TOLLEMACHE, Mrs. Ivy Grace (11.12.1917-11.6.1918. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

TURTON, Mr. John (6.1.1915-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

VINCE, Mr. Henry (7.8.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

WATTS, Miss Abigail Annie (9.3.1918-18.4.1918. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

WELLINGTON, Miss Mary (18.8.1916-19.9.1917. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

WELLINGTON, Miss Mary (31.7.1916-1917. Orderly.  Nursing Service)

WHITTAKER, Miss Annee (13.8.1918-16.3.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Cook)

WILKINSON, Mr. Raymond (28.8.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

WILSON, Mr? (See 16 March 1918 advertisement above)

WRIGHT, Mr. William (7.8.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

WYATT, Miss Estelle (5.1917-3.1919. Clerk)


First World War Garrison Military Hospital, Harwich. Courtesy www.harwichanddovercourt.co.uk.

First World War Garrison Military Hospital, Harwich. Courtesy http://www.harwichanddovercourt.co.uk.



PROFILES

BARRELL, Mr. William (28.8.1914-5.6.1915. Private. Cook)

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ADDRESS: Parkeston. Harwich; COUNTY: Essex; SERVICE FROM: 28/08/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Private DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 29/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/ day; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Cook; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Hotel. Military Hospital. Harwich; COMMISSION: 33/Essex.


BISHOP, Mr. Henry (7.9.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

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ADDRESS: 8 Fernlea Road, Harwich; SERVICE FROM: 07/09/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Private; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/09/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/- day; RANK AT TERMINATION: Private; DATE OF TERMINATION:

05/06/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General Hp. Duties; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Hotel. Military Hospital. Harwich; COMMISSION: 33 / Essex.


BLACKBURN, Miss Margaret Anne (17.5.16 to 14.7.17. J.W. V.A.D. Cook)

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ADDRESS: Overthorpe, Thornhill, Dewsbury; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 21; SERVICE FROM: 17/05/1916; SERVICE TO: Present 23. 05. 1919; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; VAD Hospital, Clavering Walk, Cooden, Bexhill; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 17/05/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Head Cook; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still Serving 23.05.1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Hospital. Harwich (Military) 17.5.16 to 14.7.17. Sholden Lodge Aux: Hosp: Deal Kent 5.10.17 to 19.1.18 War Hospital Huddersfield 27.2.18 to Transferred to Canadian Hospital Cooden Bexhill (Military) 31.8. 18 -13.1.19 Llangamarsh Wells, Officers Hospital Brecon. (Military) 13.1.19. DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D; COMMISSION: E. Yorks: Res.


BOULDS, Miss Florence Emily (23.1.1918-17.3.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Bulls Head Cosby; COUNTY: Leicester; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 23; SERVICE FROM: 23/10/1917; SERVICE TO: 17/03/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 23/10/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: 17/03/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Chester War Hospital 23.10.17 to 23.11.1917 Harwich Garrison Hospital(Military) 23.01.18 to 17.03.19; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Leicester Res.


BRAITHWAITE, Miss Gertrude M. (28.7.1916-19.3.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 12 Roundhay Rd., Bridlington; COUNTY: Yorks; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 35; SERVICE FROM: 09/06/1916; SERVICE TO: Still serving 28.5.19; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/06/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; RANK AT TERMINATION: Clerk; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Cliffe Mil: Hosp Felixstowe 10-6-16 Trans Mil. Hsp. Harwich 28-7-16 Trans Tidworth Mil Hsp 19.3.19; DEPARTMENT: JW V.A.D; COMMISSION: W. R. Yorks 40.


BROOKS, Mrs. Gertrude nee Attfield  (6.8.1914-30.10.1915. Commandant)

Born 3Q 1867 Camden Town/Islington, London.  Daughter of Middlesex-born Professor of Chemistry/Chemistry Teacher John Attfield and his wife Martha.

1891 Census:  ‘Ashlands’, Langley Road, Watford, Herts.  Living with parents (father “Chemistry Teacher”); one sister; plus 2 servants.

1901 Census:  ‘Ashland’, Langley Road, Watford, Herts.  Living with parents (father “Living on Own Means”); one sister; an Aunt; plus 3 servants.

1903, 2Q:         Married Corn Merchant & Maltster Charles Norman Brooks (later became a J.P.)

1911 Census:  ‘Millbay’, Marne Parade, Dovercourt, Essex.  With husband, son plus plus 3 servants.

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ADDRESS: Millbay, Dovercourt; COUNTY: Essex; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Commandant; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Commandant; DATE OF TERMINATION: 30/10/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Commandant of the Military Hospital Harwich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 3528; COMMISSION: Essex; HONOURS AWARDED: “Mentioned” Oct 20 1917.

1937, 30 Sept: Died at Nursing Home, Fonnerau Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.  (widow “of Long Furrows, Mistley, Essex”)


BURBEY, Mrs. Isabel (7.1917-9.1917. V.A.D. Nursing & Transporting)

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ADDRESS: 36B Canynge Square, Clifton, Bristol; SERVICE FROM: 08/1914; SERVICE TO: 01/1919; HOSPITAL: Wardown VAD Hospital, Luton; Fairfield, Broadstairs; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Member of St John Ambulance Soc since 1887. Transferred Red X 1914; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: (3 months officer in charge of detach& file; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT TERMINATION: (3 months officer in charge of detach& file; DATE OF TERMINATION: demob Oct. 1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: None; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Transport. Nursing (last 2 years); WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part 1853; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Bristol. Transport Aug. 1914 – March 1917. Bishop’s Knoll. 2 South. Gen. Hosp. Oct 7. 1915 to Nov.6.1915 Luton, Beds. Wardown V.A.D. Hosp. April-1917-July 1917. Harwich Military Hosp. July 1917-Sep.1917 Fairfield V.A.D. Hosp. Broadstairs. Nov. 1917-Feb.1918. N.B. at Fairfield, Broadstairs Frequently on duty during air raids. Essex County Hosp. (military wards) April.1918-Jan.1919. Frequent change of hospital, owing to being with my husband’s regiment, & offering for service, wherever stationed; COMMISSION: Bristol / 4.


BUTLER, Miss Winifred Ella (15.8.1916-15.3.1917. J.W. V.A.D. Trained Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Bank House, Newport Pagnell; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 22; SERVICE FROM: 15/08/1916; SERVICE TO: 15/03/1917; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 15/08/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: 15/03/1917 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Mil. Hsp. Harwich; DEPARTMENT: J. W. V. A. D; COMMISSION: Bucks 48. 

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ADDRESS: The Bank, High St, Newport Pagnell; SERVICE FROM: 07/1916; SERVICE TO: 03/1919; HOSPITAL: Auxiliary Hospital, Newport Pagnell; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Military Hospital Harwich & now Auxiliary Hosp. Newport Pagnell; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Staff Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing & looking after Wards; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time when on duty about 4000 hrs; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: about 4000 Stamped on front of card: Auxiliary Hospital Newport Pagnell; COMMISSION: Bucks 48.


BUXTON, Miss Sadie Prince (17.5.1916-26.7.1917. J.W. V.A.D. Kitchen member)

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ADDRESS: Roselea, Buxton Road, Bakewell; COUNTY: Derbyshire; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 29; SERVICE FROM: 17/05/1916; SERVICE TO: 03/1919;  PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Kitchen member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 17/05/1916; RANK AT TERMINATION: Head Cook; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Harwich Garrison Hospital (Military) 17.5.1916 to 26.7.1917 Sunderland War Hospital (Military) 18.8.1917 to 10.9.1918 Italy General Military Hospital 30.9.1918 to 3.1919; DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D; COMMISSION: Derby 34.

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ADDRESS: Beeley, Rowsley; SERVICE FROM: 27/09/1915; SERVICE TO: 06/05/1916; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 27/09/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: Head Cook; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Cook & Head Cook; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 1050; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: [Information on card crossed out:] VAD 34 Derby Auxil Military Derbyshire May 1916 to July 1917 G.E. Military Hosp. Harwich Aug 1917 to Sep 1918 War Hospital, Chester Rd Sunderland Sep 1918 to Jan 1920 62 G.H. I.E.F. Jan 1920 to May 1920 Rhine Army of Occupation 38 Stationary Hosp; COMMISSION: Derbyshire; HONOURS AWARDED: Mentioned in Despatches Jan 18th 1919.


CANN, Mr. Arnold (10.8.1914-23.9.1914. Private. General Hospital Duties)

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ADDRESS: Kings Quay St, Harwich; SERVICE FROM: 10/08/1914; SERVICE TO: 23/09/1914; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Private; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/- day; DATE OF TERMINATION: 23/09/1914; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General HP. duties; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Transferred to Netly TP for twelve months Great Eastern Hotel. Military Hospital. Harwich; COMMISSION: 33/Essex.


CAZENOUGH, Mr. William (11.11.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

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ADDRESS: Gants Cottages Oakley Road, Harwich; SERVICE FROM: 11/11/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Private; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/11/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/- day; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General HP duties; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Hotel. Military Hospital. Harwich; COMMISSION: 33/Essex.


CHAPMAN, Miss Annie Dorothy (6.7.1917-2.1918. J.W. V.A.D. Housemember)

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ADDRESS: St Stephens Vicarage, Tonbridge; COUNTY: Kent; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 22; SERVICE FROM: 06/07/1917; SERVICE TO: 07/1918; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Housemember; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/07/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: 07/1918; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Harwich Military 6.7.17 2.18 Harefield Australian Hos. 4.6.18 to .7.18; DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D; COMMISSION: Kent 44.


COBBE, Miss Margaret A. (11.9.1917-14.6.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Rayban, London Road, Leigh on Sea; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 28; SERVICE FROM: 11/09/1917; SERVICE TO: Present 14.6.19; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/09/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving 14.6.19; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: M.H. Harwich; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Essex Res.; HONOURS AWARDED: 1 Scarlet Efficiency Stripe 12. 03. 1919.


COOPER, Mr. William (28.9.1914-5.6.1915. Pantry and General Hospital Duties)

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ADDRESS: The G.E.R. Station, Dovercourt; SERVICE FROM: 28/09/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Panntry; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 25/09/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/- day; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General HP duties; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Hotel. Military Hospital. Harwich; COMMISSION: 33/Essex.


CRANE, Mr. William (11.12.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

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ADDRESS: Church St Harwich; SERVICE FROM: 11/12/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Private; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/12/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/- day; RANK AT TERMINATION: Private; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General HP duties; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Hotel. Military Hospital. Harwich; COMMISSION: 33 / Essex.


CULLEY, Mr. William (21.10.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

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ADDRESS: 16 West St., Harwich; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Private; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/- day; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General HP. Duties; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Graet {sic} Eastern Hotel. Military Hospital. Harwich; COMMISSION: 33/Essex.


DAY, Mr. Albert (7.8.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

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ADDRESS: 3, Mill Lane, Dovercourt; SERVICE FROM: 07/08/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Private; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/-; RANK AT TERMINATION: Private; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: 4/-; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General H.P. Duties; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Hotel. Military Hospital. Harwich; COMMISSION: 33/Essex.


DE ROCHEFORT, Miss Barbara (1914?-17.5.1916. J. W. V.A.D. Dispenser)

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ADDRESS: The Acorn. Bovingdon; COUNTY: Herts; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 20; SERVICE FROM: 17/05/1916; SERVICE TO: 04/12/1918; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Dispenser; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 17/05/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: 04/12/1918; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Garrison HP Harwich (Military} Transferred to Felixstowe Military HP 17: 5:16 to 17: 5:17 Base HP Oxford (Military) 3rd Southern Gen: 3: 8:17 to 15: 1:18 France (Military HP) 15: 1:18 to 14: 6:18 Holborn Military HP Mitcham. 4:11:18 to 4:12:18 {Previous Address – 16 Bay View Terrace, New Quay, Cornwall}; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: London/160.


DUNNINGHAM, Mr. Herbert ((7.8.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

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ADDRESS: 18 Manor Road, Dovercourt; SERVICE FROM: 07/08/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1916; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Private; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/- day; RANK AT TERMINATION: Private; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: 4/- day; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General HP. Duties; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Hotel. Military Hospital. Harwich; COMMISSION: 33/Essex.


DURRANT, Miss Agnes Beatrice (06.08.1914-30.10.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

Born 1875 Harwich, Essex.  Daughter of Harwich-born Upholsterer John Blogg Durrant and his wife Cambridgeshire-born Agnes Ann (nee French).

1881 Census:      61 Church Street, Harwich. With parents; one brother; one sister; and a servant.

1891 Census:      61 Church Street, Harwich. With parents; one brother; one sister; and a servant.

1901 Census:      61 Church Street, Harwich. With widowed, upholsterer, shopkeeper father.

1911 Census:      61 Church Street, Harwich. With widowed, retired upholsterer father.

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ADDRESS: Maria Street Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 30/10/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nurse in wards at the Military Hospital Harwich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1764; COMMISSION: Essex.


ESTRIDGE, Miss Audrey R. (29.5.1916-8.4.1919. Head Storekeeper)

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ADDRESS: The Square House, Abingdon; COUNTY: Berks; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 35; SERVICE FROM: 29/05/1916; SERVICE TO: 08/04/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Hd. Storekeeper; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 29/05/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 08/04/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 29-5-16 to 30-6-17 Harwich Garrison Hosp. 17-5-18 to 8-4-19 74 Gen. Qrs. France; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Berks/36.


ETHERDEN, Thomas William  (7.9.1914-5.6.1915. Commandant)

Born 1856 Harwich, Essex   Registered 1st Quarter 1856 Tendring, Essex.  Son of Harwich-born Ship Owner Thomas Etherden and his wife Eliza.

1901 Census:  1 Beaconsfield Villa, 2nd Avenue, Dovercourt, Essex.  Occupation:  Barge Owner.  With Wife & son.

1911 Census:  66 Lee Road, Dovercourt, Essex.  Occupation: Army Clerk.

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ADDRESS: 66 Lea Road, Dovercourt, Harwich; SERVICE FROM: 07/09/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Comdt; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/- per day; RANK AT TERMINATION: Comdt; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: 4/- per day; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Comdt. Wst 33/Essex Harwich Mil HP; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; COMMISSION: Essex.

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ADDRESS: 66 Lee Bank, Dovercourt; SERVICE FROM: 19/06/1915; SERVICE TO: 18/09/1916; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Comdt S/C Det 33 /Essex Harwich Mil HP; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Comdt 33/ Essex o/c Q.W; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 19/06/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 50/ per week; RANK AT TERMINATION: Comdt 33/Essex o/c Q W; DATE OF TERMINATION: 18/08/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: 50/ per week; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: S/C Quay Stores Alexandria Egypt; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; COMMISSION: Near East.


FERGUSSON, Mrs. Brenda (14.8.1914-30.11.1914. Voluntary Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Lt. Oakley Hall, Harwich; COUNTY: Essex; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 14/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 30/11/1914; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nurse in Ward in Military Hospital Harwich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 832; COMMISSION: Essex.


FISHER, Miss Evelyn (9.6.1916-9.12.1917. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Studland Lansdowne Road. Bournemouth; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 35; SERVICE FROM: 16/08/1915; SERVICE TO: 30/01/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 16/08/1915;DATE OF TERMINATION: 30/01/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 16 – 8 – 15 to 25 – 3 -16 Mil: Hosp: Deveonport 9 – 6 -16 to 9 – 12 17 Mil:Hosp: Harwich 27 -3 – 18 to 30 – 1 – 19 Mil: Hosp: New Zealand Brockenhurst; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Somerset/58; HONOURS AWARDED: 5-2-18 1 Scarlet Eff: Stripe.


FISHER, Mr. H. W. (23.8.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

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ADDRESS: 2 Lee Road, Dovercourt; SERVICE FROM: 23/08/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Private; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 23/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/- day; RANK AT TERMINATION: Private; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: 4/- day; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General HP. Duties; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Hotel. Military Hospital. Harwich. Christian name query unanswered; COMMISSION: 33/ Essex.


FUTTER, Miss Christianna (26.11.1918-14.3.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Asst. Cook)

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ADDRESS: School Rd, Haverland, Norwich; SERVICE FROM: 26/11/1918; SERVICE TO: 31/05/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Asst Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 26/11/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: 31/05/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: M.H. Harwich; DEPARTMENT: JW. VAD; COMMISSION: Norfolk Res.

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ADDRESS: School Road. Haverland Norwich; SERVICE FROM: 26/11/1918; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 26/11/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Kitchen Work; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 26/11/1918 Gt. E. Hosp. Harwich 14/03/1919 1st. S.M.H. Wordsley Stowbridge; COMMISSION: Gen. Services Norfolk.


GOLDER, Miss Emily (4.11.1916-8.7.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 6 Chase’s Cottages, Minster, Thanet; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 20; SERVICE FROM: 04/11/1916; SERVICE TO: Present; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 04/11/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving 8.7.19; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Harwich Mil: Hosp; DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D; COMMISSION: L/40.

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ADDRESS: 6 Chase Cottages, Minster Thanet; SERVICE FROM: 04/11/1916; SERVICE TO: Still Serving; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 04/11/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: S.S. Pay; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still Serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: S.S. Pay; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Enrolled 17/3/17 Harwich Mil. Hp. 4/11/16; DEPARTMENT: V.A.D. L/40; COMMISSION: London.


GRAY, Miss Margaret Rose (17.5.1916-10.5.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Clerk)

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ADDRESS: High Street, Wyke Regis, Weymouth; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 21; SERVICE FROM: 17/05/1916; SERVICE TO: 10/05/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Clerk; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 17/05/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 10/05/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Harwich Mil: Hosp; DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D; COMMISSION: Dorset 80.


GREEN, Mr. Edward (7.9.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Duties)

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ADDRESS: 8, Fairvisco Cottages, Dovercourt; SERVICE FROM: 07/09/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Private; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/09/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/- day; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General. TP. Duties; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Hotel. Military Hospital. Harwich; COMMISSION: 33 / Essex.


GRICE, Mr. Claud (7.8.1914-5.6.1915. Quartermaster 33/Essex. Clerk in charge of office. ?General Military Hospital, Harwich?)

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ADDRESS: High St, Dovercourt; COUNTY: Essex; SERVICE FROM: 07/08/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Q.M.33/Essex (Clerk i/c of Office); DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/08/1914’; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/- per day; RANK AT TERMINATION: Q.M.33/Essex (Clerk i/c of Office); DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: 4/- per day; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Clerk i/c of Office; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Query for “Place or places” returned unanswered; COMMISSION: Essex.


GRIMSHAW, Miss Sarah Lord (13.10.1915-21.03.1916. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Brunlea St. Annes on. Sea; COUNTY: Lancs; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 34; CHARACTER: Trans K9 22-3-16; SERVICE FROM: 13/10/1915; SERVICE TO: 05/05/1916; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 31/10/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION:  05/05/1916; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: M.H. Harwich 13.10.15 Lancs King George Hosp S.E. 22.03.16 05.05.16; COMMISSION: W Lancs 4.


HADFIELD, Miss Zena.C. (15.3.1917-15.9.1917. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Devonshire Villa, 80 Carlton Road. Worksop; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 25; SERVICE FROM: 10/07/1916; SERVICE TO: 14/03/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/07/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/03/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 1st Southern Gen. Mil .Hosp 10-7-16 to 15.3.7 Harwich Mil Hosp 15.3.17 to 15.9.17 Plymouth 4th .S. G. Hosp. Military 18.1.18- transfer France 15.11.18 to 14.3.19; DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D; COMMISSION: Notts 78.


HADLEY, Miss Gwendoline Mary (12.1.1917- 6.1.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Harrington House, Boulton-on-Water; COUNTY: Glos; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 26; SERVICE FROM: 12/01/1917; SERVICE TO: still serving; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/01/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 12.1.17. Great-Eastern Hos : Harwich Trans. 6.1.19. Mil Hos: Tring George Trans. 6.6.19. Royal Victoria Netley; DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D; COMMISSION: Glos 52.


HEPBURN, Miss Phyllis (23.4.1918-22.7.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 1.a Heene Terrace, Worthing; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 23; SERVICE FROM: 10/07/1916; SERVICE TO: Present; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P. T. O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/07/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Without; DATE OF TERMINATION: 22.07.1919 still serving; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 10.7.1916 – Mil Hos. Brighton Trans 4.11.1916 – Mil Hos. Salonika Trans – 3.1918. Mil Hos Italy Trans 23.4.1918 – Present. Mil Hos. Harwich; DEPARTMENT: J. W. V. A. D; COMMISSION: Sussex 156; HONOURS AWARDED: 1. Scarlet Efficiency Stripe. 10.8.1916.


HORSFIELD, Miss Sybil Florence (9.7.1916-13.3.1917. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at East Suffolk & Ipswich General Hospital)

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ADDRESS: Whitton Lodge, Ipswich; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 21; SERVICE FROM: 09/07/1916; SERVICE TO: 09/03/1917; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/07/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: 09/03/1917; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Gt. Eastern Hos: Harwich; DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D; COMMISSION: Suffolk 44.

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ADDRESS: Whitton Lodge, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 03/05/1916; SERVICE TO: 13/03/1917; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/05/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 13/03/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 2950 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 3.5.16 to 3.7.16 East Suffolk Gen: Hosp:, Ipswich. From 9.7.16 to 13.3.17 Gen: E. Hospital, Harwich; COMMISSION: Suffolk / 44.


HYDE, Miss A. H. (Trained Staff Nurse/Sister.  Deputed Sister mention)

1916, 11 Mar:     The British Journal of Nursing:  “JOINT WAR COMMITTEE. The following Sisters have been deputed for duty in Home Hospitals:-  …   Great Eastern Hospital, Harwich      Miss A. H. Hyde.”


JARVIS, Miss Marion (25.09.1916-5.1918. J.W. V.A.D. Cook)

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ADDRESS: 10 Chatsworth Road, Rock Ferry; COUNTY: Cheshire; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 46; SERVICE FROM: 25/09/1916; SERVICE TO: 05/1918; HOSPITAL: VAD Hospital, Clavering Walk, Cooden, Bexhill; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 25/09/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/1918; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 25-9-16 – 25-4-17 Mil Hos. Birmingham (Rubery Hill) 4.7.17 – 8.17 Mil Hos. Harwich 17.10.17 – 15.1.18; Mil Hos. Kinmel Camp Rhyl 18.3.18 – 5.18 Aux Hos. Cooden Beach, Can. Coln. Bexhill; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Cheshire 126.


JORDAN, Mr. James (29.9.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

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ADDRESS: Church Lane, Dovercourt; SERVICE FROM: 29/09/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Private; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 29/09/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/-; RANK AT TERMINATION: Private; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General HP duties; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Hotel, Military Hospital. Harwich; COMMISSION: 33/Essex.


KENT, Miss Annie Louise (21.3.1919-4.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Cook)

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ADDRESS: 26 Bovingdon Road Wandsworth Bridge Rd. Fulham. S.W6; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 37; SERVICE FROM: 13/12/1917; SERVICE TO: 04/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 13/12/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: 04/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 13.12.17 – 21.3.19. Mil Hos. Harwich 21-3.19 – 4-19. R.N. Hos. Haslar; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: London 12. 

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ADDRESS: 26 Bravington Road. Wandsworth Bridge Road; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: No; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 13/12/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still working; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Head Cook; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Military Hospital Harwich Dec 1917 to now (Jan 1919); COMMISSION: London 12.


Volunteers: brother and sister Mabel & Orbell Kingsbury

KINGSBURY, Miss Mabel Louisa (29.8.1914-30.10.1915. Voluntary Nurse)

Born 21 May 1890 Harwich, Essex.  Son of Gt. Oakley-born Postman/Letter Carrier Samuel E. Kingsbury and his Harwich-born wife Louisa M.

1891 Census:      4 Pepys Street, Harwich. With parents and two sisters.

1901 Census:      Nr. Post Office, Bedfield, Suff.  Visitor to the Warne family.

1911 Census:      Oakdene, Peppy St., Harwich.  With parents (father retired); three sisters; and one brother, Orbell (noted above).

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ADDRESS: Oakdene, Pepys St, Harwich; COUNTY: Essex; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 29/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 30/10/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nurse in Wards in Military Hospital Harwich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1680; COMMISSION: Essex.

1919, 2Q:             Married George Headley Rossiter (Born 1891 Sittingbourne, Kent.  He served in the Royal Garrison Artillery during WW1. Service Record shows him sick from gas. Discharged 24.4.1919.)

Mrs. Mabel Louisa Rossiter (nee Kingsbury) 1932. Courtesy of Stephen Kingsbury.

Mrs. Mabel Louisa Rossiter (nee Kingsbury) 1932. Courtesy of Stephen Kingsbury.

1973:                     Mabel died.  Death registered in the Sittingbourne, Kent district.

Orbell and Mabel Kingsbury, with their sisters. c Summer 1915. Courtesy of Stephen Kingsbury.

Orbell and Mabel Kingsbury, with their sisters. c Summer 1915. Courtesy of Stephen Kingsbury.

KINGSBURY, Mr. Orbell Butcher (7.8.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

Born 1895 Harwich, Essex.  Son of Gt. Oakley-born Postman/Letter Carrier Samuel E. Kingsbury and his Harwich-born wife Louisa M.

1901 Census:      4 Pepys Street, Harwich. With parents and four sisters (sister Mabel absent, in Suffolk)

1911 Census:      Oakdene, Peppy St., Harwich.  With parents (father retired) and four sisters, including Mabel (noted above).  Occupation: Apprentice Carpenter.

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ADDRESS: 8 Peppy St. Harwich; SERVICE FROM: 07/08/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Private; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/ day; RANK AT TERMINATION: Private; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: 4/ day; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General HP. Duties; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Hotel. Military Hospital. Harwich; COMMISSION: Essex/ 33. 

1915, 05 Jun:      After this date, Orbell must have enlisted into the Essex Yeomanry – Reg. No. 80926.

1918, 3Q:             Married Ruby Edith Greenfield.

Mr. & Mrs. Orbell B. Kingsbury’s wedding photograph.1918. Courtesy of Stephen Kingsbury.

Mr. & Mrs. Orbell B. Kingsbury’s wedding photograph. 1918. Courtesy of Stephen Kingsbury.

Orbell & Ruby Kingsbury and their children Orbell R. (Ray) & Maureen. 1932. Courtesy of Stephen Kingsbury.

Orbell & Ruby Kingsbury and their children Orbell R. (Ray) & Maureen. 1932. Courtesy of Stephen Kingsbury.

1960, 22 Nov:     Orbell died at 1 Una Road, Parkeston, Essex.


LAMONT, Miss Charlotte Edgar (7.5.1916-20.8.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Clerk)

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ADDRESS: Ballynahinch, Co. Down; COUNTY: Down; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 20; SERVICE FROM: 17/05/1916; SERVICE TO: Present; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Clerk; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 17/05 /1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving 20.8.19; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Mil: Hosp: Harwich; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Down 8.


LEWIS, Miss Elizabeth (6.8.1914-30.10.1915.  Voluntary Nurse on ward)

Born 1886 Harwich, Essex.  Daughter of Harwich-born Builder William George Lewis and his Staffordshire-born wife Elizabeth Anne (nee Baker).

1891 Census:      33 Kings Quay St, Harwich.  With parents; two brothers: and sister Dorothy; a visitor; and one servant.

1901 Census:      33 Kings Quay St, Harwich.  With parents; two brothers:  sister Dorothy; and 1 servant.

1911 Census:      33 Kings Quay St, Harwich.  With parents; one brother; sister Dorothy (below); and one servant.

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ADDRESS: 33 Esplanade, Harwich; COUNTY: Essex; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 30/10/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nurse in ward in Military Hospital, Harwich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1764; COMMISSION: Essex.


LEWIS, Miss Dorothy ((6.8.1914-30.10.1915.  Voluntary Nurse on ward)

Born 1889 Harwich, Essex.  Daughter of Harwich-born Builder William George Lewis and his Staffordshire-born wife Elizabeth Anne (nee Baker).

1891 Census:      33 Kings Quay St, Harwich.  With parents; two brothers: and sister Elizabeth; a visitor; and one servant.

1901 Census:      33 Kings Quay St, Harwich.  With parents; two brothers: sister Elizabeth; and 1 servant.

1911 Census:      33 Kings Quay St, Harwich.  With parents; one brother; sister Elizabeth (above); and one servant.

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ADDRESS: 33 Esplanade, Harwich; COUNTY: Essex; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 30/10/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nurse in ward in Military Hospital, Harwich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1764; COMMISSION: Essex.


MAUNSELL, Mrs. Katherine Ross (10.02.1917-10.09.1917.  J.W. V.A.D.)

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ADDRESS: C/0 Union Bank of Canada Haymarket; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 26; SERVICE FROM: 10/02/1917; SERVICE TO: 10/04/1918; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/02/1917; DATE OF TERMINATION: 10/04/1918; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Mil. Hosp. Harwich 10.02.1917 – 10.09.1917 Lakenham Mil. Hosp. 11.10.1917 – 10.04.1918; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: London 30.


MAYNE, Miss Margaret (Trained Staff Nurse/Sister.  Associate of Royal Red Cross)

The Borough of Colchester Remembers Margaret Mayne. Courtesy/© of Janice Edwards.

The Borough of Colchester Remembers Margaret Mayne.
Courtesy/© of Janice Edwards.

Born c1881  “Ballinamallard, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland” [1911 Census].

1907:            Started working at North Staffordshire Infirmary, Hartshill, Stoke Upon Trent.

1911 Census: North Staffordshire Infirmary, Hartshill, Stoke Upon Trent. Single, aged 29. Occupation: Staff Nurse.

1914, 7 Aug:  Left North Staffordshire Infirmary, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent.  Started work at Harwich Garrison Military Hospital (Great Eastern Hotel).  Her entry in the Royal Red Cross Register shows her as:  “Miss Margaret Mayne, Sister, Great Eastern Hotel Hospital, Harwich”.   

The Royal Red Cross award is a military decoration awarded for exceptional services in military nursing.  The award is made to a fully trained nurse of an officially recognised military nursing service who has shown exceptional devotion and competency in the performance of actual nursing duties, over a continuous and long period, or who has performed some very exceptional act of bravery and devotion to duty.  The first person to receive this award was Florence Nightingale. 

1917, 23 Feb:  Awarded the Royal Red Cross, entry in The London Gazette [sic]:

Friday 02 March 1917, Chelmsford Chronicle [sic]:  “NURSES HONOURED. The King has been pleased to award the Royal Red Cross decoration to the undermentioned ladies in recognition of their valuable services in connection with the war:- … ROYAL RED CROSS, 2nd CLASS.  Miss M. Mayne, Sister, Great Eastern Hotel Military Hospital, Harwich.”

1917, 29 Apr:  Margaret Mayne died at the Isolation Hospital, Colchester (Myland Hospital).

Margaret died of Cerebral-spinal meningitis on 29 April 1917, three days after admission to the Infections Hospital, Mile End, Colchester.   (n.b. the Memorial Plaque gives the 20th).  The hospital’s Matron Kate Carron Braidwood was named as ‘Informant’ on Margaret’s death certificate.

The speed and severity of her illness are compatible with a bacterium as the cause.  She was a nursing sister in the Military Hospital at Harwich and it is highly likely that she picked up the infection from one of the patients she was nursing.

1917, 03 May:    Margaret’s burial took place at Colchester Cemetery – Margaret’s grave in plot S 2 15.

1917, 22 May:    Margaret’s Royal Red Cross was sent to “Mrs. Mayne, Ballinamallard, Co. Tyrone, Ireland” (mother?).

Margaret Mayne’s grave. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

Margaret Mayne’s grave. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

Beneath the rustic Celtic Cross headstone, the inscription reads:

“MARGARET MAYNE  A.R.R.C.  APRIL 29 1917  FAITH UNTO DEATH”

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THE MARGARET MAYNE MEMORIAL

There is a beautiful Memoral Plaque, honouring Miss Margaret Mayne.  The Plaque initially hung in the Chapel of the old North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary in Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent – the hospital Margaret had worked at for seven years, prior to the First World War.  When new hospital premises were built, it was felt that the plaque and a WW2 Memorial Board would not be appropriate in the new building.   Thanks to John Mason Sneddon (Chairman of the North Staffordshire and South Cheshire branch of the Western Front Association), that opinion was changed somewhat.

The Margaret Mayne Memorial. Courtesy/© of John Mason Sneddon.

The Margaret Mayne Memorial. Courtesy/© of John Mason Sneddon.

Stoke City Council had the plaque recorded as a heritage asset, after a historic building survey had been carried out, and Senior Planning Officer Jonathan Goodwin advised that the plaque should remain in situ.   Hopefully, because of that protection, the plaque would never have been damaged or lost during any demolition works.  However, John Mason Sneddon’s research revealed the significance of the triptych Memorial Plaque and its renowned Suffolk-born pioneering sculptor and artist Ellen Mary Rope.

John arranged for the plaque to be recorded on the ‘UK National Inventory of War Memorials’, which is maintained by the Imperial War Museum.   All this protection was imperative, given that the old hospital buildings would eventually be demolished because planning permission had been granted for two hundred houses on the site.

John promoted the fact that the Mayne Memorial was important and should be treasured.   As a result, the once-considered-inappropriate plaque has been relocated and re-dedicated – since 2015, it has been hanging in the Atrium of the new Royal Stoke University Hospital.  Today, the story of Margaret Mayne is known as one that is inspiring and her plaque is valued.

Mr. John Sneedon believes that Margaret was someone very special  – she was one of only 300-odd nurses that had put their names forward to the British Government to be at their disposal in case of an emergency.    Additionally, she must have been so highly thought of by her former colleagues at the Stoke-on-Trent Royal Infirmary – why else would they commission the Memorial Plaque from the Ellen Rope.   Today, Margaret would probably be the kind of woman who would volunteer to work for Medicines Sans Frontiers, in somewhere like Syria.

It is highly likely that Margaret Mayne’s name will be considered, when the time comes to choose names for streets or roads etc., within any new development that is built on the infirmary site.  At the moment, Stoke-on-Trent City Council has an initiative to name new streets after WWI gallantry award winners born in Stoke-on-Trent.    In any other circumstances, this would exclude Margaret Mayne because she was not born in Stoke.   However, an exception might be made for Margaret and it would be a deserving honour for her – given her seven years’ service to the North Staffordshire Infirmary in Stoke-on-Trent and the affection held for her there.

The old North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary Chapel, Stoke-on-Trent. Courtesy/© of Stoke City Council.

The old North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary Chapel, Stoke-on-Trent. Courtesy/© of Stoke City Council.

The old North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary Chapel, Stoke-on-Trent. Courtesy/© of Stoke City Council.

The old North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary Chapel, Stoke-on-Trent. Courtesy/© of Stoke City Council.

More can be discovered about sculptor Ellen Mary Rope and her family here:  https://margaretrope.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/ellen-mary-rope-new-woman/;  http://www.arthur.rope.clara.net/EMR.htm

The Margaret Mayne Memorial Plaque is listed on: https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/150927

Thanks go to: Arthur Rope; John Mason Sneddon; and Jonathan Goodwin of Stoke City Council ref Margaret Mayne research.


MIDDLETON, Mr. Rowland (7.9.1914-5.6.1915. Private. Clerk in office)

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ADDRESS: High St. Dovercourt; SERVICE FROM: 07/09/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Private; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/09/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/- day; RANK AT TERMINATION: Private; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: 4/- day; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Clerk in office; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Hotel. Military Hospital. Harwich; COMMISSION: 33 / Essex.


MUNN, Miss Laura (9.6.1916-16.7.1917. J.W. V.A.D. Clerk)

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ADDRESS: 9 Norwood Avenue, Shipley, W. Bradford; COUNTY: Yorks; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 34; SERVICE FROM: 09/06/1916; SERVICE TO: 16/07/1917; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Clerk; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/06/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: 16/07/1917; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Harwich Garrison HP (Great Eastern HP) 9.6.16 to 16.7.17; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: W.R.Yorks / 12.


MYERS, Miss Mary (9.6.1916-13.11.1916. J.W. V.A.D.)

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ADDRESS: Wetwang, Malton; COUNTY: E Yorks; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 34; SERVICE FROM: 30/08/1915; SERVICE TO: 04/1917; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 30/08/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 04/1917; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 30.08.1915 to 02.04.1916 at Malta Military. 09.06.1916 to 13.11.1916 at Harwich Military. 23.03.1917 to April 1917 at Southampton. Military; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: W.R. Yorks. 94.

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ADDRESS: Wetwang. Malton; COUNTY: E. Yorks; SERVICE FROM: 01/11/1914; SERVICE TO: 04/1917; HOSPITAL: Beaulieu, Harrogate; Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: V.A.D. Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 04/1917; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1 yr: 3 months ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Beaulieu Aux Mil: Hospital. Harrogate 1914 1 1/2 months. Imtarfa Hospital Malta – 1915-1916. 6 months. Great Eastern Mil: Hospital Harwich, 1916. 6 months. University War Hospital Southampton 1917 1/2 month. Signed Janet Lumb. Commandant Harrogate 2nd V.A.D. 94; DEPARTMENT: Harrogate 2nd.V.A.D.94; COMMISSION: W.R. Yorkshire 94.


OAKLEY, Miss Dorothy Kate (17.5.1916-3.9.1916. J.W. V.A.D. Storekeeper)

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ADDRESS: 4 Aubrey Walk, Campden Hill; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 44; SERVICE FROM: 17/05/1916; SERVICE TO: Present; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: PTO; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Storekeeper; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 17/05/1916; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving 26.9.19; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 17.5.16 – 3.9.16 Harwich Mil Hosp 23.9.16 4th London Gen Hosp, Denmark Hill transferred 27.3.17 – 16.3.19 France 15.4.19 Croydon R.A.F. Hosp; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Kent 172; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 scarlet efficiency stripe 14.6.19.


O’NEILL, Miss Elizabeth Mary (8.9.1917-8.3.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Ard-Owen, Londonderry; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 43; SERVICE FROM: 14/10/1916; SERVICE TO: 08/03/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 14/10/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 08/03/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 14.10.16 – 17.5.17 Mil Hos. Liverpool 8.9.17 – 8.3.19 Mil Hos. Harwich Side 1: ‘25.9.19 ‘; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Londonderry, N.D; HONOURS AWARDED: One Scarlet Efficiency Stripe, 23.12.18.


PATERSON, Miss Margaret Angela (17.5.1916-16.10.1916. J.W. V.A.D. Dispenser)

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ADDRESS: 5 Priory Gardens, Bedford Park, Chiswick; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 35; SERVICE FROM: 17/05/1916; SERVICE TO: Present date; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Dispenser; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 17/05/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 17-5-16 to 16-10-16 Harwich. 16-10-16 to 11-12-17. Devonport. 11-12-17 to 19-3-19. 14th. G.H. France. 19-3-19 to present date 2nd. G.H. France. Side 1: ’30-9-19′; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: London. 198.


PEARSON, Miss Mary Ann (9.6.1916-22.6.1916. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 43 Hyde Bank, New Mills; COUNTY: Derbyshire; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 38; SERVICE FROM: 09/06/1916; SERVICE TO: 12/07/1918; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/06/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/07/1918;ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Harwich Military 9:6:16. 22:6:16. 5th Northern General Military 26:10:16. 12:11:16. Shepherd’s Bush Military 12:6:18. 12:7:18; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Cheshire 66.


PICKERING, Miss Ivy Grace (12.1917-20.2.1919. ?)

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ADDRESS: 235 Humberstone Rd, Leicester; SERVICE FROM: 12/1917; SERVICE TO: Present date; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: none; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Army rate; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still working; PAY AT TERMINATION: Army rate; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: (See over); WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Dec 1917 to present date. Harwich Military Hospital; COMMISSION: Leicester Reserve.


PRATCHETT, Mr. William (3.8.1914-5.6.1915. ?Harwich Military Hospital – end date matches)

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ADDRESS: 12 Maria St, Harwich; COUNTY: Essex; SERVICE FROM: 03/08/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Private; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/-; RANK AT TERMINATION: Private; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: 4/-; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General HP. Duties; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Query for ”Place or places” returned unanswered;  COMMISSION: 33/Essex.


PRICE, Miss Annie (09.06.1916-15.06.1918. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 23 Saunders Street Southport; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 34; SERVICE FROM: 30/08/1915; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: PTO; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 30/08/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 30.08.1915 – 11.04.1916 Mil. Hos. Malta 09.06.1916 Mil. Hos. Harwich Trans 15.06.1918 – 02.1919 Mil. Hos. Italy; DEPARTMENT: J W V.A.D; COMMISSION: W.R. Yorks 94.


PROCTER, Mr. William (7.8.1914-5.6.1915. General Hospital Duties)

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ADDRESS: 3 Church Cottages, Dovercourt; SERVICE FROM: 07/08/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: o/c Sec Leader; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/-; RANK AT TERMINATION: o/c Sec Leader; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915, PAY AT TERMINATION: 4/-; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General Hp duties; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Hotel, Military Hospital, Harwich Query for “Full or part time” returned unanswered; COMMISSION: 33/Essex.


RANN, Mrs. Nell Eunice (28.1.1918-17.8.1918. J.W. V.A.D. Assistant Cook)

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ADDRESS: 270 Fulham Road, S. Kensington; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 45; SERVICE FROM: 28/01/1918; SERVICE TO: 02/05/1919; HOSPITAL: VAD Hospital, Clavering Walk, Cooden, Bexhill; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Ass Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 28/01/1918; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/05/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Harwich Military 28:1:18. 2:5:19 Cooden Beach Military 17:8:18. 17:10:18. Purfleet Military 4:11:18. 21:12:18. Marine Infirmary Deal 13:1:19. 2:5:19; DEPARTMENT: J W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Sussex Res.

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ADDRESS: Beach Court, Walmer (270 Fulham Road, Sth, Kensington, London crossed out); COUNTY: Kent; SERVICE FROM: 18/01/1918; SERVICE TO: still serving March 1919; HOSPITAL: VAD Hospital, Clavering Walk, Cooden, Bexhill; Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: nil Mary C. Barratt J.S.S. V.A.D. Hostel for Nurses at Royal Marine Infirmary, Deal; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Assistant Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 18/01/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £26 per annum; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving nr. Pendech; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Posted to Sisters Quarters Gt Eastern Mil Hos: Harwich 18.1.18 Posted to Canadian Mil. Hos: Cooden Bexhill 17.8.18 Posted to Purfleet Mil: Hos: 4.11.18 Posted to R.M. Infirmary, Deal 13.1.19; COMMISSION: Reserve Sussex.


RICHARDSON, Miss Bertha (17.5.1916-11.4.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Clerk)

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ADDRESS: 14 Felix Road, Felixtowe; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 37; SERVICE FROM: 17/05/1916; SERVICE TO: 14/10/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Clerk; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 17/05/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: ( Still serving ) 14.10.1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 17.5.16 to 11.4.19 Gt. Eastern Hospital, Harwich 10.8.19 to 14.10.19 Military Hospital France; DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D; COMMISSION: E. Lancs/98.

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ADDRESS: 245 Oldham Rd, Manchester; SERVICE FROM: 17/05/1916; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 17/05/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £1 per week; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: £1.16 per week; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Clerical work, store & linen keeper; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: at Great Eastern Hospital Harwich Essex; COMMISSION: E. Lancs 18.


RISLEY, Mr. Thomas (7.8.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

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ADDRESS: 17 Park Road, Dovercourt; SERVICE FROM: 07/08/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Private; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/- day; RANK AT TERMINATION: Private; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: 4/- day; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General HP. Duties; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Hotel. Military Hospital, Harwich; COMMISSION: 33/ Essex.


ROSS, Miss Evangeline Edith Mary (19.9.1917-28.1.1918. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 187 Woodstock Rd Oxford; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 35; SERVICE FROM: 19/09/1917; SERVICE TO: 02/05/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 19/09/1917; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/05/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Mil Hosp Harwich 19.9.17 28.1.18 Alexandria Mil Hosp Cosham 2.4.18 2.5.19; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: W.R.. Yorks 50.


SANSOM, Miss Greta Maud (27.02.1917-10.09.1917. J.W. V.A.D. House Member)

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ADDRESS: Wargrave; COUNTY: Berks; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 21; SERVICE FROM: 05/08/1916; SERVICE TO: still serving; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: House member;  DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/08/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 05/08/1916 to 13/10/1916 Kitchener Hosp. Brighton Trans. to:- 13/10/1916 to 06/02/1917 Napsbury. 27/02/1917 to 10/09/1917 Mil. Hosp. Harwich. 23/08/1918 to still serving R.N. Hosp. Portland; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Berks 58.

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ADDRESS: High Street, Wargrave; SERVICE FROM: 01/01/1916; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Woodclyffe Auxiliary Red Cross, Wargrave; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/01/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: nurse “Woodclyffe” Auxiliary Hospital, Wargrave V.A.D. Berkshire; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1000 hrs; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Her also served in Harwich Military Hospital, Napsbury Military Hosp. St. Albans, Naval Hosp. Portland; COMMISSION: BERKSHIRE V.A.D. 58.


SHORLAND, Miss Emily Rose (15.8.1918-15.3.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 1 The Terrace, Countess Weir, Nr. Exeter; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 22 ½; SERVICE FROM: 14/06/1918; SERVICE TO: 15/03/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: PTO; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 14/06/1918; DATE OF TERMINATION: 15/03/1919;ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 14.06.1918 to 01.08.1918 at No 2 New Zealand, Walton. 15.08.1918 to 15.03.1919 at Military Hospital, Harwich; DEPARTMENT: J.W. VAD; COMMISSION: London Reserve.


STEBBINGS, Miss Becky (5.4.1918-? General Service. Assistant Cook)

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ADDRESS: Hall Farm, Garboldisham Thetford SERVICE FROM: 05/04/1918 HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/04/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Asst Cook; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: GER. Hos: Harwich; DEPARTMENT: (stamped) Norfolk Reserve; COMMISSION: Gen: Service Norfolk.


TAYLOR, Miss Jane Harriet (9.2.1917-30.6.1917. J.W. V.A.D.)

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ADDRESS: Convent de la Retraite, Burnham; COUNTY: Somerset; SERVICE FROM: 09/02/1917; SERVICE TO: 30/06/1917; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: PTO; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/02/1917; DATE OF TERMINATION: 30/06/1917; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Harwich Military; DEPARTMENT: JWVAD; COMMISSION: London 154.

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ADDRESS: Convent La Retraite, Burnham; COUNTY: Somerset; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 41; SERVICE FROM: 09/02/1917; SERVICE TO: 30/06/1917; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/02/1917; DATE OF TERMINATION: 30/06/1917;ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Mil. Hosp., Harwich; DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D; COMMISSION: London 154.


TAYLOR, Miss Janet Everley (9.6.1916-12.1.1917. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Broomholm, Langholm, Dumfriesshire; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 23;SERVICE FROM: 01/05/1915; SERVICE TO: 20/10/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/05/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 20/10/1919;ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Still serving 1.5.15 to 16.12.15. Military Hospital, France 9.6.16 to 12.1.17. Gt. Eastern Hospital, Harwich 8.3.17 to 22.7.18. No 1 Red Cross Hospital, France 2.9.18 to trans. J.C. Rest Station, Genoa 17.2.19 to 5.7.19. P. V. Club, Boulogne 18.7.19 to 20.10.19. Q. M. A. A. C. Sick Bay, France; DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D; COMMISSION: Yorks./12.

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ADDRESS: Broomholm, Langholm, Dumfriesshire; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 26; CHARACTER: During the time this lady was working in this camp she performed her duties conscientiously & well. Her manner with her patients is always cheerful and her tact in dealing with them has been marked. (Sd) CH Furnivall ,Lt. Col. RAMC, o/c Conv. Depot. Genoa; SERVICE FROM: 09/1918; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: 1914. -Scarboro’ Hospl. 1915. -14 Staty. Hosp., France. 1916 – G.E.Hosp., Harwich. Mar. 1917 -Aug. 1918, No. 1 Red X Hosp., France; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nursing member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/09/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nursing member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 15/02/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Nil; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: N.B. On p.1. “Transferred to France” above termination date; DEPARTMENT: V.A.D.Dept; COMMISSION: Italy. (per Major Stockings); CERTIFICATE NO: 12134; HONOURS AWARDED: Mentioned in dispatches 1915. 1915 ribbon.


THOMSON, Miss Winifred Mary (31.10.1917-22.10.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Clerk)

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ADDRESS: 100, Albert Road, Southsea; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 22; SERVICE FROM: 31/10/1917; SERVICE TO: Present; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Clerk; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 31/10/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving 31.10.19; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 31.10.17 – 22.10.19 Mil. Hos. Harwich. Trans. 22.10.19 – Present V.A.D. Dispersal Hostel Folkestone; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Hants/84.


THURSTON, Mrs. Rebecca (5.4.1918-29.9.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Assistant Cook)

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ADDRESS: 35 Temple Street, St George’s Rd, Southwark S.E. AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 18; SERVICE FROM: 05/04/1918; SERVICE TO: 29/09/1918; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Asst. Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/04/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: 29/09/1918; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Mil Hos Harwich; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Norfolk Res.


TOLLEMACHE, Mrs. Ivy Grace (11.12.1917-11.6.1918. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 235 Humberstone Road, Leicester; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 28; SERVICE FROM: 11/12/1917; SERVICE TO: 11/06/1918; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/12/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: 11/06/1918; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Harwich Military Side 1: ‘1:11:19’; DEPARTMENT:  J.W. V.A.D; COMMISSION: Leicester Res.


TURTON, Mr. John (6.1.1915-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

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ADDRESS: 5 Beach Road, Dovercourt; SERVICE FROM: 06/01/1915; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Private; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/01/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/- day; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General HP. Duties; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Hotel. Military Hospital. Harwich; COMMISSION: 33/Essex.


VINCE, Mr. Henry (7.8.1914-5.6.1915. ?Harwich Military Hospital – end date matches)

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ADDRESS: Fernlea Road, Harwich; COUNTY: Essex; SERVICE FROM: 07/08/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Private; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/- a day; RANK AT TERMINATION: Private; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General HP duties; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Query for “Place or places” returned unanswered; COMMISSION: 33/Essex.


WATTS, Miss Abigail Annie (9.3.1918-18.4.1918. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Peartree House. Brookland. New Romney; COUNTY: Kent; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 26; SERVICE FROM: 09/03/1918; SERVICE TO: 18/04/1918;PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P. T. O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/03/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: 18/04/1918; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Military Hospital Harwich; DEPARTMENT: J. W. V. A. D; COMMISSION: Kent Reserve.


WELLINGTON, Miss Mary (18.8.1916-19.9.1917. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 55 Calbourne Road, Balham, SW 12; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 40; SERVICE FROM: 18/08/1916; SERVICE TO: 19/09/1917; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 18/08/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: 19/09/1917; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Mil: Hos: Harwich Side 1: ’13-11-19′; DEPARTMENT: JW VAD; COMMISSION: London 214.


WELLINGTON, Miss Mary (31.7.1916-1917. Orderly.  Nursing Service)

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ADDRESS: 4 Wheatlands Rd, Upper Tooting; SERVICE FROM: 31/07/1916; SERVICE TO: Present date (1919); PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Nil OVER; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Orderly; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 31/07/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £20; RANK AT TERMINATION: Orderly; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still engaged; PAY AT TERMINATION: £20; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing Service; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Harwich Hospital. 1916 – 1917; COMMISSION: London 214.


WHITTAKER, Miss Annee (13.8.1918-16.3.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Cook)

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ADDRESS: 7 Shorndean St., Catford; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 43; SERVICE FROM: 13/08/1918; SERVICE TO: Present 14.11.19; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 13/08/1918; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving 14.11.19; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Harwich Military 13.8.18 Transfer Hounslow Military 16.3.19 Trans Royal Victoria Netley Military; 25.10.19; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: London 250.

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ADDRESS: 7 Shorndean St. Catford; SERVICE FROM: 13/08/1918; SERVICE TO: Still working; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: G.S Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 13/08/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £26 p.a; RANK AT TERMINATION: G.S. Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still working; PAY AT TERMINATION: £26 p.a; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Ass Cook; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Hospital Harwich, Essex; COMMISSION: London.


WILKINSON, Mr. Raymond (28.8.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

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ADDRESS: Handford Rd, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 28/08/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Private; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 28/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/- day; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General HP duties; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Hotel. Military Hospital. Harwich; COMMISSION: 33 / Essex.


WRIGHT, Mr. William (7.8.1914-5.6.1915. Private. General Hospital Duties)

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ADDRESS: Church Road, Dovercourt; SERVICE FROM: 07/08/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Private; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 4/- a day; RANK AT TERMINATION: Private; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/06/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: 4/- a day; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General HP. Duties; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Eastern Hotel. Military Hospital. Harwich; COMMISSION: 33/Essex.


WYATT, Miss Estelle (5.1917-3.1919. Clerk)

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ADDRESS: The Elms, Congresbury; COUNTY: Somerset; SERVICE FROM: 05/1917; SERVICE TO: 03/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Clerk; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes 31/6; RANK AT TERMINATION: Clerk; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes 31/6; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Clerical; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: at the Military Hospital Harwich Essex. April 1919 at The County of Middlesex War Hospital Napsbury St Albans Herts; COMMISSION: Somerset.


HARWICH VOLUNTEERS WORKING ELSEWHERE

(including the local Working Party but not including other locations within 20 miles of Colchester):

BRAID, Miss Annie (4.9.1918-3.4.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse, 1st Eastern General Hospital)

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ADDRESS: 34 Mansfield Road Harwich; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 28; SERVICE FROM: 04/09/1918; SERVICE TO: 03/04/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 04/09/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/04/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 1st Eastern General Hospital; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Roxburgh 2.


COTTINGHAM, Miss Gertrude (1.1916-11.1916. Member of Great Oakley Hall Working Party)

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ADDRESS: Great Oakley, Harwich; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Member of working party; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Oakley Hall Work Party 11 months from January 1916 (168 hours); COMMISSION: Essex.


COTTINGHAM, Miss Rose (12.1916. Member of Great Oakley Hall Working Party)

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ADDRESS: Great Oakley, Harwich; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Member of working party; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: December 1916 (About 100 hours); COMMISSION: Essex.


FROST, Miss Louisa Sarah (12.1916-1.1919. General Servant, Norwich)

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ADDRESS: 24 Victoria St, Harwich; SERVICE FROM: 12/1916; SERVICE TO: 01/1919; HOSPITAL: VAD Auxiliary Hospital, Bracondale, Norwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Gen. Serv; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 27/12/1916; RANK AT TERMINATION: Gen. Serv; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Mending; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 492; COMMISSION: Det’66’ Bracondale Hosp, Norfolk Aux.


GILLARD, Mrs. A. (1915-1918. Working Party Member)

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ADDRESS: The Poplars, Ramsey, Harwich; COUNTY: Essex; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Working party member; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: No more information; COMMISSION: Essex.


HUME, Mr. John Brown (1.12.1914-1.4.1915. Driver. British Red X Society Motor Ambulance Dept.)

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ADDRESS: Springbank Cottage Commercial Road Harwich N. B; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 30; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Belgium; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Driver; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/12/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 35/; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/04/1915; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The British Red Cross Society Motor Ambulance Department; DEPARTMENT: The British Red Cross Society Motor Ambulance Department; CERTIFICATE NO: 2561?


INGRAM, Miss Kate (1915-1917. Great Oakley Hall Work Party)

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ADDRESS: The Rectory, Great Oakley, Harwich; SERVICE FROM: 1915; SERVICE TO: 1917; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: See over; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Member of Working Party. 216 hours; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Great Oakley Hall Work Party, connected with Essex/ 76. Service began autumn 1915. ended 1917; COMMISSION: Essex.


KEEBLE, Mrs Annie J. (1914-1916. Gt. Oakley Hall Work Party)

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ADDRESS: St Oakley Hall, Harwich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: See Over; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Head of Working Party; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Gt. Oakley Hall Work Party (connected with Essex/76. (Two years from Mar.1915 to March 1917) (About 928 hours); COMMISSION: Essex.


LAST, Miss Alice Mabel (J.W. V.A.D. Dartford & France)

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ADDRESS: 46 Church Street, Harwich; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 29; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1918; SERVICE TO: Still Serving; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: House; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1918; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still Serving; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: N.S Hosp. Dartford 21.10.18 trans 74 Gen. Hosp. France 31.12.18; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Norfolk Res.


MAYHEW, Miss Stella Rhoda (20.4.1917-3.1919. J.W. V.A.D.  Herne Bay)

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ADDRESS: High Street, Gt Oakley Harwich; COUNTY: Essex AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 21; SERVICE FROM: 20/04/1917; SERVICE TO: 03/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/04/1917; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Military HP. Herne Bay; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Essex/86; HONOURS AWARDED: 1 scarlet efficiency stripe 17:6:18.


MOLESWORTH, Annie Maria Caroline (2.1915-1919. Member of Working Party)

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ADDRESS: Great Orkley, Harwich; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Member of Working Party; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part Time – 400 hrs; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Gt Oakley Hall Red X Work Party; COMMISSION: Essex.


OFFORD, Miss Florence (1914-1916. Member of Working Party)

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ADDRESS: The Bakery, Great Oakley, Harwich; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Member of Working Party; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part Time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: to front, by address, “Gone away 4/8/21” No more particulars available;

COMMISSION: Essex; HONOURS AWARDED: SEE OVER.


RYCROFT, Mrs. Charles (1914-1916. Member of Working Party)

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ADDRESS: c/o Mrs. Keeble, Gt. Oakley Hall, Harwich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: SEE OVER; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Member of Working Party; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: No more particulars available; COMMISSION: Essex.


SHORING, Florence Miriam (1.4.1915-5.10.1915. Trained Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 2 Fenn Villas, Ferndale Road, Harwich; SERVICE FROM: 01/04/1915; SERVICE TO: 05/10/1915; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Trained Nur; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/04/1915; RANK AT TERMINATION: Trained Nur: DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/10/1915; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Hon. R. Coventry. Personnel; DEPARTMENT: Serb. Relief; COMMISSION: Serbia.


SHORTEN, Mrs. (1914-1916. Member of Working Party)

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ADDRESS: Great Oakley Harwich; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Member of Working Party; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: No further particulars available; COMMISSION: Essex.


SORRELL, Miss Ivy (1914-1916. Member of Working Party. Also worked at Lady Byng’s Thorpe Hall)

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ADDRESS: Great Oakley, Harwich (c/o Mrs. Kuble); DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Member of Working Party; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Lady Byng’s Hospital, Thorpe Hall Began 03.09.1914 and went on for 6 or 8 weeks. (10-12 hours duty day or night) (Alternate weeks); COMMISSION: Essex.


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