IPSWICH: Broadwater Auxiliary Hospital, Belstead Road

BROADWATER  HOSPITAL

Belstead Road, Ipswich, Suffolk

Soldiers taking a break from croquet. Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich. 1916. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

Soldiers taking a break from a game of croquet on the back lawn of Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich. 1916. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

One William Fraser Paul (1850-1928) owned the ‘Broadwater’ property in 1914.  William Paul was a self-made man and he preached the values of personal effort.   From an early age, Mr. Paul was active in civic life; a justice of the peace; member of the Ipswich Dock Commission; the Museum and Library Committee; and a Trustee of Ipswich Municipal Charities.    He was a staunch Liberal and served as town councillor (1890-1908), alderman (1909-28) and mayor (1900-1).  ‘Broadwater’ was knocked down c1952.

(Read about Mr. W. F. Paul under ‘Wm Paul Tenements Trust’ here: http://www.ipswich-lettering.co.uk/morealmshouses.html)

At the outbreak of the First World War, Mr. Paul offered ‘Broadwater’ as an Auxiliary Hospital for wounded servicemen.   Mr. Paul also administered ‘Broadwater’ during this period – for which, he received the OBE and the Order of St John – if truth be known, Mr. Paul probably financed the kitting out, prior to the hospital opening.   Mr. Paul and daughters Audrey and Marjorie appear in the list of people working at ‘Broadwater’.

Looking at Service Cards held by the British Red Cross, the Commandant; Housekeeper; Medical Officer; and a few others began their service at ‘Broadwater’ on 21 October 1914 – it is deduced that was when the hospital must have opened for patients.  No person’s service at ‘Broadwater’ goes beyond 12 February 1919.

Broadwater Hospital stood on Belstead Road – it had 40-43 beds.   It appears that it was for Other Ranks i.e. not Officers.   It was quite a small establishment – under the control of the Joint War Committee (British Red Cross Society and St. John).     An auxiliary hospital of that size it did not admit patients directly or perform anything other than minor surgery.

‘Broadwater’ was affiliated to the General Military Hospital in Colchester – from where it received its patients.     Patients were assessed in Colchester and treated until well enough to be transferred out to the auxiliary unit.    Colchester came under ‘Eastern Command’.

Men who had severe wounds and were in hospital over many months were sometimes transferred nearer home.


Diss Express, 23 October 1914 [sic]:

WOUNDED SOLDIERS AT IPSWICH.

The War Office having accepted the offer of the town to accommodate a number of wounded at the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital and at Broadwater, which has been handed over the town by Mr. W. F. Paul as a fully-equipped hospital for forty patients, wounded soldiers just returned from the front, where some had been fighting last week in the vicinity of Lille, arrived on Wednesday. There was big crowd of spectators both in and outside the station; Captain Francis Ward, M.D., R.A.M.C , was present with a detachment of his men, while St. John Ambulance men and nurses were in strong force, the former with stretchers and the latter with gifts for the wounded, for Miss Coulcher had met with a liberal response to her appeal the previous day for cigarettes and fruit for the wounded. The motor-ambulance recently presented to the Association Ipswich, has which has been requisitioned by the Admiralty authorities at Shotley, was in attendance together with two horse ambulances. These were kept very busily occupied in transporting the wounded to the hospitals. There was also a large fleet of motors lent by members of the Ipswich and East Suffolk Automobile Club and others. At a quarter past three a complete hospital train of the Great Western Railway, consisting of nine saloon carriages, including wards for the wounded, each with accommodation for eighteen patients, doctors and nurses, and the quarter master’s cars, and a kitchen came in and was shunted on to a line which brought it to the platform nearest to the station entrance; and immediately the task of removing wounded commenced. First came the “sitting up” cases, to the number of thirty-six. Some of the men who were wounded in the leg were bootless, and limped painfully along with each other’s assistance. But they were all extremely cheerful, and were obviously pleased to receive presents of cigarettes and matches from Miss Coulcher and her nurses, and they were soon puffing away gaily. As they neared the crowd on the platform and outside they were greeted with ringing cheers. Far more painful to watch was the removal from the train of the stretcher cases, to the number of forty, some of these being very obviously severe. Others did not look so desperately ill, and they, too, puffed away at the cigarettes given them contentedly enough, and waved their hands to the crowds who loudly cheered them. A few cases were wheeled away on the police stretcher. Of the total number of 76 cases, 47 were removed to the Ipswich and East Suffolk Hospital and 29 to Broadwater. One or two were severely wounded in the head, but the majority of wounds seemed be in the feet and legs, or arms. The percentage of cot cases was a great deal larger than is usual, but although there were forty of these, the whole were removed from the station and placed in hospital within two hours. The Hospital bad already treated 45 Service men who for various reasons have been sent into the institution from the various camps in the country, and most of whom have undergone major operations. The 47 wounded men from the front taken to the Hospital on Wednesday are from various regiments, and natives of all parts of the country. Most of them are suffering from wounds caused by the explosion of shrapnel shells. Some have lost a limb. Others are suffering from very severe rheumatism, the result of being on duty for long stretches in sodden trenches They all manifested considerable amount of cheerfulness, having regard to their physical condition, and were very quickly made as comfortable as possible by the Hospital staff. Most of them had been travelling for days, and some had been in the trenches many hours before their wounds had been dressed at all.”


Nursing staff and patients outside Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich. c1916. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

Nursing staff & patients at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich. c1916. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.


Saturday 13 March 1915, The Maitland Weekly Mercury (NSW : 1894 – 1931) p 8 [sic]:

WAR FOOD FUND.  APPRECIATION FROM LONDON.

The subscribers to the Sydney Chamber of Commerce War Food Fund will read with interest an extract taken from “The Standard of Empire,” January 1 4th, 1915. It offers the best possible reply to those who might entertain any doubt as to the food stuffs and monies finding their way into channels not intended. The distribution is entirely effective as will be seen. … … 

In the early days of the war, the Sydney Chamber of Commerce telegraphed asking if The London Chamber would undertake the distribution of frozen mutton. Later on It was intimated that a special fund was being raised mainly for the purpose of purchasing foodstuffs produced in New South Wales which it was desired should be distributed to the poor of the mother country, the troops, and the allied countries. In the, case of the troops, they are, of course, mainly provided for by Army contractors and except in special cases it would not be found convenient to vary this practice. After communicating with the Local Government Board, with a view to preventing overlapping, the Chamber has been able to arrange for the distribution from time to time of large quantities of meat and flour to several hospitals which received wounded soldiers.  Various agencies which are assisting refugees and philanthropic institutions engaged in looking after the poor, have also received supplies of the foodstuffs sent from New South Wales. 

ln regard to hospitals receiving wounded, grants have been made to St. George’s, St. Bartholomew’s, London, St. John and St. Elizabeth, Royal Orthopaedic, Royal Eye, St. Thomas’s, Middlesex, Seamen’s Charing Cross, West Ham, Poplar, The Mount Vernon, and Cedar Lawn hospitals, in London, the Royal Mineral Water Hospital, and the United Hospital at Bath; the Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; Swansea Hospital, and the Eeigate Hospital. … …”   [N.B. For “Eeigate” read “Reigate”].


Bury Free Press, Saturday 29 January 1916 [sic]:

“SUFFOLK RED CROSS SOCIETY. A MEETING OF THE GRAND COUNCIL.  REPORT OF AN EXCELLENT YEAR’S WORK.

Mr. J. Maitland Wilson (the County Director) presided at a meeting of the Grand Council of the Suffolk Branch of the British Red Cross Society held at the County Hall, Ipswich, on Friday afternoon. … The Red Cross Hospitals in the county have done splendid work during the past year, and have been conducted in a most efficient manner.  All the hospitals, with the exception of Lord Iveagh’s hospital at Elveden Hall and Lady Beatrice Pretyman’s convalescent home at Orwell Park, are now receiving Government grant, … The number of patients received in the different Red Cross hospitals and hospitals working in conjunction with the branch up to November 30th, 1915, is 7,229. … …” 


Bury Free Press, Saturday 29 January 1916 [sic]:

“SUFFOLK RED CROSS SOCIETY.

… The total number of beds in the Red Cross hospitals at the present time was 783, and in addition there were in the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital, Broadwater and Wherstead 290, totalling 1,073.  They would be interested to have their attention called to the splendid work being done in Ipswich on behalf of the sick and wounded. …”


Diss Express, 4 August 1916 [sic]:

Arrival of Wounded.

—The twenty-fourth convoy of wounded men consigned to the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital reached Ipswich Station at eight o’clock on Sunday night per G.E R. ambulance train No. 3. The patients were all stretcher cases, and the majority showed the results of very serious injuries. They had crossed from France the same day the hospital ship Cambria to Dover. The ambulance train was cleared in three-quarters of an hour. This was made possible by the presence of a large fleet of motor-ambulances, including, besides those attached to the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital, and the St. John Ambulance cars, ambulances from Wickham Market, Bury St. Edmund’s (2), Coney Weston, Colchester (2), Tendring (2), and Mr. Berners’ private ambulance from Woolverstone Park. All the patients had received their wounds in the great “push,” and in the great majority of instances the diagnoses were “shot wounds”; there were also 24 patients scheduled as “medical cases,” and this term covered a multiplicity of diseases and complaints. A very wide range of regiments was represented in this convoy. Included in it were two men of the 12th Suffolks, who were not so badly wounded that they could not recognise some member of the police or stretcher bearer and give a word of recognition. After so long and a hot journey the men were very grateful for drinks of milk-and-soda, which were given to them by Miss Hollick (manageress of the G.E R. Refreshment Room). Of the total of 100 cases, 16 were dispatched to Broadwater, filling up all available accommodation at the Hospital, and 84 to the East Suffolk Hospital, where there were still a small number of beds vacant in case of emergency.”


Diss Express, 25 August 1916 [sic]:

IPSWICH. ARRIVAL OF WOUNDED.

— About midnight on Monday a L. and N.W. train No. 7, with a freight of 120 wounded warriors arrived at the Railway Station. Of the total number, no fewer than one hundred were “cot” or stretcher cases, the majority of whom were suffering from injuries of a a very serious character. Most of them had been in very recent fighting, a large number having been wounded on Friday, and some on Saturday. Only one hour and a quarter elapsed from the detraining of the first to the last case. The transport to the Hospitals was accomplished by a fleet of motor ambulances. Twelve of the cases were admitted to Broadwater, completing the complement at that institution, and 108 to the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital, bringing the total number of patients there, civil and military, up to 400, and filling all available beds except some 24 reserved for accidents and emergencies. This is the twenty-fifth convoy of wounded consigned to the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital since the commencement of hostilities.”


Diss Express, 22 December 1916 [sic]:

“IPSWICH.  More Wounded.

— At a late hour on Monday night the 30th convoy of wounded men, consigned to the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital, arrived at Ipswich Station. It was only ten days previously that a large convoy of 120 was received, when 95 patients went to the Hospital and 25 to Broadwater.  It was therefore a great surprise for the Hospital authorities to receive about 6.50 on Monday evening news that a convoy of 79 was being dispatched to Ipswich. As the necessary accommodation was not available Mr. Griffiths (Hospital secretary) at once got into communication with Headquarters, with the result that eventually only 39 cases, all “cot,” were consigned to Ipswich, and all the sitting cases were left at Colchester. The train (G.E R. No. 3 Ambulance) came from Dover Pier, and the first patient was not taken from the train until just after 1 a.m. With the arrival of this convoy there is a record number of patients in the Institution, the total being 412, made up of 279 wounded soldiers and 133 civilians.”


Diss Express, 18 May 1917 [sic]:

IPSWICH.  MORE WOUNDED SOLDIERS.

—Another convoy of wounded soldiers arrived at Ipswich Station on Wednesday night in the L. and N.W. ambulance train No. 8. This convoy consisted of 120 patients, of whom 80 were cot cases and 40 sitting, but the majority of both sitting and stretcher oases were badly wounded, and all had come out of the recent fighting. Five of the patients were admitted to Broadwater. The station yard presented an animated scene with some 12 motor ambulances and nine or ten private cars for the transport of the cases. A number of St. John Ambulance men under the new Commandant, Dr. Fryer, were in attendance, and did their important part of the work carefully and with dispatch, while another squad did equally good work at the East Suffolk Hospital. The train was cleared in three quarters of hour. All beds at the disposal of the East Suffolk Hospital for convalescent cases are now filled, as well as all the military beds for serious cases at that institution; but a scheme is in progress whereby considerable further number of beds may be placed at the disposal of the management next week. All the cases admitted on Wednesday were men of the British Expeditionary Force with the exception of eight Canadians, and amongst the former were half-a-dozen men of the Suffolks.”


Diss Express, 8 March 1918 [sic]:

Convoy of Wounded

— After a lapse of between three and four weeks another large draft of sick and wounded men reached Ipswich on Monday night. This convoy, which consisted of 154 cases, of which 114 were cot or stretcher cases, is the largest of the 52 which have been consigned to the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital. Some 26 cases were admitted to Broadwater Hospital and 128 to the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital. There were sufficient ambulances in attendance to ensure the quick transport of all stretcher cases to the hospitals without delay, while the sitting oases were convoyed in cars. A large number of St. John Ambulance men were in attendance at the station and performed their arduous duties in carrying the sufferers the length of the platform —from very long train—to the oars in an energetic manner, which resulted in clearing of the train in five minutes over the hour. A multiplicity of regiments were represented in the convoy, including three from the Suffolk Regiment, and also 59 Australians and Canadians.” 


Bury Free Press, 27 July 1918 [sic]: “RED CROSS HOSPITALS.

EXPENDITURE OVER £3,400,000 A YEAR. SUFFOLK HOSPITALS.

The annual report on the examination of accounts of Auxiliary Hospitals in England, Wales, and Ireland for the year ended December 31st, 1917—prepared by Mr. Basil E. Mayhew, F.C.A., Secretary of the Joint Finance Committee of the Red Cross—has been presented to the Joint War Committee of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St. John, approved by the Army Council, and is published at the price of 3s. per copy (obtainable on application to Room 46, 83, Pall Mall, London, S.W.1). 

The hospitals are divided into three groups—Group 1, hospitals having on average not more than twenty-five established beds; Group 2, between twenty-five and fifty established beds; and Group 3, more than fifty established beds. 

In Suffolk most of the hospitals are in Group 2, and the average cost per patient in the ten hospitals in this group is 4s. 6½d. per day.  In the individual hospitals the highest cost per patient per day is at Broadwater, Ipswich, and is 6s. 6d. against 2s. 11d. at Shrubland Park, the lowest cost. In Group 3 the average cost of maintenance per patient per day is highest at Ampton Hall, where it is just under 6s. 1d., and the lowest is at Finborough Hall where it is just over 3s. 9d.  At the only other hospital in this group, Henham Hall, the cost is 4s. 0½d. There are two hospitals in Group 1, Hengrave Hall, where the average cost of maintenance is 4s. 10d., and Maryland, Sproughton, where it is a fraction under 4s.”


Broadwater Hospital patient, Australian Sergt. Fred Haase, wrote to his parents describing actions he had been in and how he came to be wounded.  He wrote of a shell bursting in front of him and being hit in the head by a metal fragment.  The whole of the very long letter was published – concluding with him being admitted to Broadwater Hospital:- 

Friday 30 August 1918, West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk Advertiser (Vic. : 1914 – 1918) p 4 [sic]:  

Soldiers’ Letters.  Sergt. Fred Haase writes as follows to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Haase, of Gymbowen (formerly of Koroit):- … …  At Ipswich the people went fairly mad over us, and as the St. John Ambulance took us off the platform we were faced by a crowd of civilians—mostly women — who were so anxious to treat us with cigarettes, etc. The walking cases were motored to their respective hospitals. I was amongst the most fortunate. Ten of us were brought to the Broadwater Hospital, which is a fine home given up for the use of wounded soldiers since 1914, and all the cost of its upkeep, including food, is borne by the owner.  The nursing staff are all voluntary workers, and we get a hundred and one things free of charge.”


Thursday 21 November 1918, Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 – 1954) p 7 

WAR NOTES. CENTRAL QUEENSLAND SOLDIERS LETTER FROM MRS. H. G. WHEELER.  Mrs. H. G. Wheeler, writing to Miss M. S. Trotman on the 20th of August, says:– … … George Tiegs is still ill in Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich. He was very pleased to get the mail I forwarded on to him. He was in a bath chair for a few days, but his leg swelled, and he had to go back to bed. He expected to have another operation to remove some bone.  Otherwise, he says, he is in the best of health and enjoying himself.  He, in common with all the other boys, is deeply grieved to hear about Mrs. Bromley’s death. They say she was always cheerful and had a good word for all who called at the Solders’ Rest Rooms.”


Diss Express, 10 January 1919 [sic]:

IPSWICH. WOUNDED AND REPATRIATED PRISONERS.-

The 73rd convoy sick and wounded men consigned to the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital arrived at Ipswich on Monday night, and consisted of 51 cot cases and 90 sitting cases, a total of 141. This number included 13 repatriated prisoners of war domiciled in East Anglia and transferred from other hospitals. 119 were admitted to the East Suffolk Hospital and 22 to Broadwater Hospital.”


‘Broadwater’ Hospital Card. ©/Permission to reproduce courtesy of The British Red Cross.

‘Broadwater’ Hospital Card. ©/Permission to reproduce courtesy of The British Red Cross.


LIST OF PEOPLE KNOWN TO HAVE WORKED AT BROADWATER HOSPITAL: if a British Red Cross card exists for a person, a link is displayed at the individual’s profile [dates in () refer to ‘Broadwater’ service].  Some of the women listed have the address “83 Pall Mall, London” – this was the headquarters of the Joint War Committee of the British Red Cross Society and The Order of St. John:-

ALEXANDER, Miss (8.1915-?  Trained Nurse)

ALLERTON, Mrs. Florence Edith (6.11.1915-16.3.1916. V.A.D.)

AMBROSE, Miss Daisie Elizabeth (8.6.1918-4.2.1919. V.A.D.)

BAGLEY, Miss Ida Mary (12.9.1915-26.2.1917. V.A.D.)

BALDOCK, Miss Maggie (5.1916-8.1916. V.A.D. Cook)

BANHAM, Miss Rose (07.1917-10.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

BANKS, Dr. Alexander Grey (21.10.1914-3.1916. Medical Officer)

BASHAM, Miss Ruby Helen (21.1.1917- 21.2.1917. General Service Nurse)

BECKETT, F.  M. (24.4.1917-11.8.1917. J.C. V.A.D.)

BERRY, Mrs. Kate Edith (19.11.1914-26.6.1916. V.A.D. Cook)

BISHOP, Mrs. Dorothy (21.8.1916-14.12.1916. V.A.D. Night Nurse)

BLOOMFIELD, Miss Beatrice (21.10.1914-21.10.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

BONE, Miss Winifred (28.7.1915-20.9.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

BORET, Miss Gladys Marjorie (1.2.1915-3.1.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

BOURN, Miss Annie (20.1.1917-4.1.1919. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital)

BRANDER, Mrs. Hartie S. (9.8.1915-12.2.1919. V.A.D. Housekeeper)

BRANDON, Mr. Thomas (14.8.1915-25.8.1916. V.A.D. Orderly)

BROOKE, Miss Eleanor (20.10.1914-7.6.1915. V.A.D. Lady Housekeeper)

BROOKE, Miss Joan (10.1914-10.1916. V.A.D. Helper, waiting on staff)

BROWN, Mrs. Daisy Ethel [the late] (21.10.1914-10.7.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

BROWN, Herbert Henry O.B.E. (16.10.1914-31.3.1919. Medical Officer)

BRYAN, Mrs. Noelle Rose (5.3.1915-28.3.1915. Trained Nurse/Sister)

BUCKAM, Miss Edith (4.10.1918-? V.A.D. Nurse)

BULLING, Miss M.B. [Mary] (2.1917-2.1919. V.A.D. Helper, waiting on staff)

BULLING, Miss W.H. [Winifred] (2.1917-2.1919. V.A.D. Helper, waiting on staff)

BURTON, Mary Kate (18.8.1915-8.11.1916. J.C. V.A.D.)

CARPENTER, Mrs. Emma (10.1914-5.1916. V.A.D. Cook)

CHEVALLIER, Miss Renira Clementina (31.12.1916-14.1.1917. V.A.D. Nursing & Pantry work)

CLARKE, Miss Alice Evelyn (1.4.1916-13.10.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

CLAYTON, Miss Beatrice (23.3.1915-12.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Gippeswyke Hosp., Ips.)

COMBE, Mrs. Grace Kathleen Basville (18.5.1917-8.1917. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Maryland)

COOPER, Miss Margaret Eleanor (20.10.1914-26.12.1914. V.A.D. Nursing & General Service)

COULCHER, Miss Mary Caroline O.B.E., C.B.E. (21.10.1914-12.02.1919. Commandant. Also of Gippeswyck Hospital, Ipswich.  Local Hon. Secretary of St. John Ambulance Association)    

COULSON, Mrs. Lily (8.1916-2.1919. Scubber of wards)

COX, Miss Iris (2.1917-2.1918. Helper)

CUBITT, Mrs. Dorothy (8.1916-2.1919. Helper)

CUBITT, Mrs. Mabel (1.1915-1.1919. Helper. Waiting on staff)

CULHAM, Miss Nellie (3.1918-12.2.1919. Scullery Maid)

DARBY, Miss Charlotte (June/July 1916 [6 weeks]. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at East Suffolk Hosp.)

DARBY, Miss Millicent (11.6.1916-24.7.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at East Suffolk Hosp.)

DAWSON, Miss Doris (13.8.1916-14.9.1916. Cook)

DAWSON, Miss Hilda Mary (18.2.1915-10.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

DAWSON, Miss Jascah Elizabeth (7.5.1915-2.7.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

DEAN, Miss Edith Mary (10.7.1916-20.7.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at East Suffolk Hospital)

DEWING, Miss Phoebe Dorothea (4.4.1918 to 18.4.1918. V.A.D. Nursing.  Commandant of Suffolk/78 Voluntary Aid Detachment)

DIBBLIN, Miss Ida (16.2.1915-9.6.1915. Trained Nurse/Sister)

DUNNICLIFF, Miss Marguerite (6.12.1914-21.8.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

EDWARDS, Miss Elsie Caroline (14.12.1914-30.6.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

FISKE, Miss Hilda (14.11.1914-31.3.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

FLACK, Mr. Walter (21.10.1914-13.2.1915. Private. Orderly)

FLETCHER, Miss Beatrice (20.6.1916-26.6.1916. Trained Nurse/Sister)

FLUDE, Mrs. Emma (10.1914-4.1918. Laundry Maid)

FOXE, Miss Susan H. (20.1.1915-16.2.1915. Trained Nurse/Sister)

FRASER, Miss Kate (2.1918-2.1919. Helper, waiting on staff)

GAFFNEY, Mrs. Charlotte (29.1.1918-18.2.1918 & 20.5.1918-10.7.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

GAGE, Miss Mary (22.9.1916-25.10.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

GARDINER, Miss Alice Amelia (15.11.1914-10.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse. Awarded the Royal Red Cross [2nd Class])

GARDINER, Miss Ellen (21.10.1914-22.12.1914. Cook)

GARNER-RICHARDS, Miss May (4.12.16-1918.12.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

GARROD, Miss Lottie Elizabeth (9.7.1915-12.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

GASKELL, Mrs. Olive (3.1915-2.1919. Helper, waiting on staff)

GEOGHEGAN, Catherine (15.5.1916-19.6.1916. Trained Nurse)

GIBSON, Mrs. Anne Elizabeth (8.1917-8.1918. Charwoman)

GLEED, Mrs. Ellen Joyce (21.10.1914-8.2.1915. Secretarial work)

GOODMAN,Miss Elsie Grace (2.8.1915-8.9.1916. Quartermaster)

GOSSELIN, Mrs. Gertrude (22.2.1916-30.10.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

GORSUCH, Grace (V.A.D. Nurse)

GOSTLING, Mrs. Lily (14.10.1914-14.11.1914. V.A.D. Nurse)

GREGORY, Miss Doris (6.1917-6.1918. Helper, waiting on staff)

GRIMWADE,Miss Olive Maud (16.10.1915-10.11.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

GYFORD, Mrs. Kate (21.10.1914-8.2.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

HADGRAFT, Miss Mabel (15.8.1915-29.8.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

HADGRAFT, Miss Mildred (18.11.1914-27.1.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

HAGGAR, Miss Lily (21.10.1914-3.2.1915 & 28.5.1915-12.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse.  Also worked at Gippeswyke Hall, Ipswich)

HALL, Miss Helena Mowbray (21.10.1914-20.1.1915. Australian Trained Sister, Q.A.I.M.N.S.)

HEMSWORTH, Miss Louise Augusta (28.4.1915-2.6.1915. General Helper – Chiefly sewing/mending)

HILL, Alice Marion (27.5.1915-17.6.1915. T.N. Department)

HORAN, N.J. – Nellie (8.2.1916-7.3.1916. J.C. V.A.D.)

HOSKEN, Miss Winifred (27.2.1915-17.7.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

HOWARD, Mrs. Elizabeth Amelia (2.1915-2.1916. Washerwoman)

HUNT, Miss Emily C. (1.8.1915-9.1.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

JAMES, Mrs. Emma Florence Morgan (21.10.1914-11.11.1914. V.A.D. Nurse)

JAMES, Mrs. Irene (29.7.1915-28.8.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

JENNINGS, Miss Lily (20.2.1915-3.5.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

JOHN, Mrs. Evelyn (27.5.1918-10.2.1919. Matron)

JONES, Mr. Oswald (28.12.1917-2.1918. Orderly)

KENNEY, Miss Hesse Priscilla (4.7.1918-22.10.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

KING, Miss S. Eveleen (21.10.1914-14.12.1914. Voluntary Pharmacist)

LAMBERT, Mrs. Florence Marion (15.12.1914-19.1.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

LEEDER, Miss Catalina London (21.10.1914-22.10.1917. Voluntary Nursing)

LEEK, Mrs. Muriel (2.1918-2.1919. Helper, waiting on staff)

LEGGAT, Miss Caroline Georgina (21.10.1914-5.1.1915 & 19.6.1915-13.8.1915. Trained Nurse/Sister)

LLOYD, Mrs. Bessie (1.9.1916-13.5.1917. Outside Nurse/Night Nursing)

LOADES, Miss Eva M. (21.12.1914-3.9.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

MacKENZIE, Georgie G. (19.6.1915-1.3.1916. J.C. V.A.D. Trained Nurse/Sister. “McKenzie”)

MAYHEW, Miss Alice Garrod (30.10.1914-01.1915. V.A.D.  Nurse. Lady Divisional Superintendent)

MENGEL, Miss Frieda Julia (21.10.1914-11.8.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

MICKLEBURGH, Mr. George (21.10.1914-12.1916. Conveying patients – 18 conveys to ‘Broadwater’)

MIDDLETON, Amy Charlotte (8.5.1915-8.2.1916. J.C. V.A.D. Trained Nurse/Sister)

MILLS, Miss Edith (22.7.17 to 18.8.17. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at East Suffolk Hospital)

MOORES, Mr. William (10.1914-2.1919. Gardener)

MOORSON, Miss Marjorie Constance Alice (1.6.1917-15.6.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

MOUSER, Miss Florence Elizabeth (20.1.1915-12.4.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

NICHOLSON, Elizabeth Helen (7.3.1916-7.7.1916 Hospital Card dates 7.3.1916-7.8.1916 Service Card dates. J.C. V.A.D. Trained Nurse/Sister)

OLIVER, Miss Mabel (15.9.1916-23.1.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

OLLEN, May (14.8.1915-1.2.1916. J.C. V.A.D. Trained Nurse/Sister)

ORD, Miss Ellen Louisa (1.3.1917-5.9.1917. General Service V.A.D)

PACKER, Mrs. Alice (4.1917-12.1917. Scullery Maid)

PANNELL, Miss Edith (1.1.1917-28.2.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

PARKER, Ellen Kate (27.8.1915-19.01.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

PARKER, Miss Maggie (1.6.1916-21.8.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital)

PAUL, Miss Audrey Frances (10.1917-2.1919. Assistant Housekeeper)

PAUL, Miss Marjorie Florence (21.10.1914-12.3.1919. Secretarial work)

PAUL, William Frances Paul Esq. J.P. (21.10.1914-12.2.1919. Donor and Organiser)

PEACOCK, Miss Laura Frances (2.9.1916-12.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

PEARCE, Miss Phyllis Margaret (13.1.1915-23.7.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

PERCY-SMITH, Miss Dora (7.1916-8.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

PEYTON, Miss Jeannette (3.4.1915-7.5.1915. Trained Nurse/Sister)

PHILLIPS, Miss Mabel Kathleen (13.8.1915-28.9.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

POWELL, Mr. Martin (1.9.1918-30.12.1918. Orderly)

PRICE, Miss Florence (2.1917-2.1919. Helper, waiting on staff)

PRIDDEN, Miss Sybil Constance Hibberd (1.1.1917-17.1.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

PRINGLE, Dr. Arthur Young (10.1914-1.1919. Medical Officer. Also worked at Woolverstone Park)

QUAIL, Revd. James Arnold (1.1916-2.1919. Chaplain. Free Church Minister)

RADDALL, Miss Beatrice Warne “Bessie” (11.8.1917-20.12.1918. [Hospital Card dates]. J.C. V.A.D. Trained Nurse/Sister)

RADDALL, Miss Elliz [Eliza?] (26.9.1917-7.12.1918. Trained Nurse/Sister)

RADDALL, Miss Sarah Sketchley (7.10.1916-20.12.1918. Trained Nurse/Sister)

RHODES, Miss Eva Maud (29.11.1915-17.05.1916. J.C. V.A.D. Trained Nurse/Sister. Also worked at Witham V.A.D. Aux. Hospital)

RICHARDSON, Mrs. Annie [formerly Cooke, Miss] 29.8.1916-11.10.1916. Trained Nurse/Sister)

RIES, Mrs Maude Mary (nee Web) (21.10.1914-25.10.1914. Trained Nurse/Sister)

RIGDEN, Miss Margaret McDonald (1.3.1916-4.10.1916. J.C. V.A.D. Trained Nurse. Massage Sister)

ROGERS, Mr. William (2.1918-4.10.1918. Orderly)

ROOTHAM, Miss Dorothy (1.3.1918-4.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

ROZIER, Mr. Percy Ernest (3.2.1915-25.8.1916. Orderly)

RUFFLE, Miss Rose (10.12.1914-28.1.1915 & 15.7.1916-4.8.1916. Lady Superintendent. Nursing)

RUSH, Miss Daisy Eleanor (22.4.1918-9.5.1918. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at the Ipswich Military Hospital, Ranelagh Road.  A sister of Hilda below)

RUSH, Miss Hilda E. (8.11.1917-30.11.1917 & 4.1-25.1.1918. V.A.D. Nurse.  A sister of Daisy above)

RUSH, Miss Nellie (18.9.1916-25.10.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

SAWER, Miss Mary Gwendolen (27.10.1914-19.5.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

SCOPES, Miss Mary (8.1917-12.3.1919. Cook)

SEAMAN, Miss Eleanor Margaret (21.11.1914-23.4.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

SEWELL, Mrs. Ellen (8.1918-2.1919. Washerwoman)

SMITH, Miss True (8.1916-9.1917. Kitchen Maid)

SOUTHGATE, Mrs. Catharine (11.1914-2.1916. Washerwoman)

SOUTHWELL, Miss Janet (2.5.1917-17.9.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

SQUIRRELL, Miss Ethel Kate (18.4.1918-4.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

STEAD, Miss Kate (4.1917-2.1918. Kitchen Maid)

STEPHENS, Miss Dorothy Lyne (18.6.1917-27.9.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

STEWARD, Miss Janet Richards [became Mrs. Maynard] (3.1915-3.1917. Tracing the missing. Also worked at East Suffolk Hospital. Sister of Mabel below)

STEWARD, Miss Mabel Lilias (21.10.1914-02.02.1915, 21.07.1916-27.11.1916, 20.01.1917-19.05.1917. V.A.D. Nurse. Sister of Janet above)

STOWE, Miss Wynne (2.1915-2.1919. Helper, waiting on staff)

STRUTT, Miss Madge (2.1917-2.1919. Helper, waiting on staff)

THOMPSON, Miss Lilian (27.12.1914-22.1.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

TOMLINSON, Miss Elsie (9.9.1916-2.7.1918. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Gippeswyke Hall, Ipswich)

TRICKER, Mrs. Annie 30.4.1918-8.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

TURNER, Miss Gertrude (21.10.1914-29.5.1915. Matron)

TURNER, Miss Grace Ada (7.6.1916-30.3.1918. Cook.  Also worked at East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital)

TUTTLE, Mrs. Ethel Annie (30.4.1918-1.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

UNWIN, Miss Gertrude (9.1.1916-23.5.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

VAIZEY, Revd. Reginald B. (1918-12.2.1919. Church of England Chaplain)

WAGSTAFF, Miss Daisy Ethel [the late] (21.10.1914-20.2.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

WAINWRIGHT, Miss Bessie (8.1915-11.1918. Maid)

WASPE, Miss Nellie (11.1917-2.1919. Helper, waiting on staff)

WEBB, Miss Edith (21.6.1915-1.7.1916 & 19.7.1915-24.7.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

WELHAM, Mrs. Gertrude (6.1918-2.1919. Washerwoman)

WHISTLECRAFT, Miss Ruby (10.8.1917-4.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

WHITTLE, Miss Maud (15.5.1915-24.5.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

WILLIAMS, Miss Jessie Beatrice (8.11.1916-4.6.1917. Trained Nurse)

WILSON, Miss Grace (7.1.1917-10.4.1917. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital)

WOLSEY, Miss Kate (10.9.1918-15.11.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

WOOD, Mrs. Eva A.R.R.C. (2.6.1915-4.5.1918. Sister until 9.8.1915, then Matron. Associate of the Royal Red Cross)

WOODARD, Rev’d Alfred Lambert (7.1915-2.1919. Church of England Chaplain)

WOOLNOUGH, Miss Clara (23.11.1914-31.5.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked in France and at Colchester Military Hospital)

WRIGHT, Miss Lily (1.2.1916-1.4.1916. J.C. V.A.D. Trained Nurse/Sister)

WRIGHT, Miss Mary (10.1917-3.1918. V.A.D. Nurse & Tracing the Missing. Also worked at East Suffolk Hospital)

Soldiers at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich. c1916. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

Soldiers at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich. c1916. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

Convalescing soldiers at the Broadwater Auxiliary Hospital, shown above, have stopped playing croquet to pose for a photograph c1916.   They are on the back lawn of the property – the River Orwell can be seen in the distance.


PROFILES

ALEXANDER, Miss (8.1915-?  Trained Nurse)

1915, 21 Aug:     The British Journal of Nursing [sic].  “JOINT WAR COMMITTEE.  The following Nurses have been deputed, for duty in Home Hospitals :–… Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich.- Miss Alexander, Miss May Ollin.. …”


ALLERTON, Mrs. Florence Edith (6.11.1915-16.3.1916. V.A.D.)

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ADDRESS: Westgate, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 06/11/1915; SERVICE TO: 16/03/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/11/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 16/03/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 725 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Front of card Handwriting reads – Suffolk/22; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


AMBROSE, Miss Daisie Elizabeth (8.6.1918-4.2.1919. V.A.D.)

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ADDRESS: 22 Water Street, Lavenham; SERVICE FROM: 29/04/1918; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 29/04/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: “; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: “; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 29.4.1918 to 3.6.1918 Finborough Red Cross Hosp, Stowmarket From 8.6.1918 to 4.2.1919 Broadwater Hosp, Ipswich From 3.3.1919 W.Suff. Gen. Hosp, Bury St Edmunds; COMMISSION: Suffolk 10.


BAGLEY, Miss Ida Mary (12.9.1915-26.2.1917. V.A.D.)

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ADDRESS: 96 Bramford Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 20/09/1915; SERVICE TO: 18/01/1919; HOSPITAL: Shrubland Park Hospital, Coddenham, Ipswich ; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/09/1915 in V.A.D.; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 2.15 to – 5.15 Shrubland Park Hospital 12.9.15 – 26.2.17 Broadwater Hosp: Ipswich 12.5.17 – 22.4.18 5th N.G. Hosp: Evington 19.6.18 – 18.1.19 Mil: Hosp: Lakenham, Norwich; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bars.


BALDOCK, Miss Maggie (5.1916-8.1916. V.A.D. Cook)

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ADDRESS: 21 Chantry Road,Haverhill; SERVICE FROM: 05/1916; SERVICE TO: 08/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; DATE OF TERMINATION: 08/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 210 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BANHAM, Miss Rose (07.1917-10.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: The Grange, Beccles; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1915; SERVICE TO: 29/10/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Beceles ; Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket ; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 29/10/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1556 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 21/10/1915 to -/05/1917 Beccles Red Cross Hospital, Suffolk -/06/1917 to -/06/1917 Finborough Red Cross Hospital, Stowmarket -/07/1917 to -/10/1917 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BANKS, Dr. Alexander Grey (21.10.1914-3.1916. Medical Officer)

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ADDRESS: 15 Henley Row, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 03/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: M.O; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: M.O; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: M.O. at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BASHAM, Miss Ruby Helen (21.1.1917- 21.2.1917. General Service Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 74 Withersfield Road, Haverhill; SERVICE FROM: 31/07/1916; SERVICE TO; Still Working; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: G.S. Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 31/07/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: “; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: “; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General Duties – Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 31.7.16 to 6.8.16 Melton Red Cross Hospital, Woodbridge 21.1.17 to 21.2.17 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich. 19.6.17 ” 19.6.18 Queen’s Hosp, Frognal, Sidcup, Kent. 25.7.18 ” No. 6. Royal Arsenal Hosp. Woolwich; COMMISSION: Suffolk Suffolk/ 82; HONOURS AWARDED: 1 W.S. Bar.


BECKETT, F.  M. (24.4.1917-11.8.1917. J.C. V.A.D.)


BERRY, Mrs. Kate Edith (19.11.1914-26.6.1916. V.A.D. Cook)

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ADDRESS: 26 All Saints Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 18/11/1914; SERVICE TO: 26/06/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 18/11/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Cook; DATE OF TERMINATION: 26/06/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Cooking at Broadwater Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 995 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BISHOP, Mrs. Dorothy (21.8.1916-14.12.1916. V.A.D. Night Nursing)


BLOOMFIELD, Miss Beatrice (21.10.1914-21.10.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 24 Silent Street Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 21/10/1918; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 21/04/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 4610 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S Bars.


BONE, Miss Winifred (28.7.1915-20.9.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Newton House 185 Foxhall Road. Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 28/07/1915; SERVICE TO: 20/09/1915;  HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: see over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nursing Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 28/07/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nursing Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still working; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: V.A.D. Nursing, later Q.M.; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 28.7.15 to 20.9.15 Broadwater Auxiliary Hospital Ipswich 16.10.15 to 2.6.17 Malta (S.Paul Hospital) 4.6.17 to 12.17 63rd General Hospital Salonika 2.1.18 Newark Military Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 8.10.18 Q.M. 2 Stripes.


BORET, Miss Gladys Marjorie (13.08.1917-15.12.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 4 Grove Road, Bury St.Edmunds; CHARACTER: I.W.S. Bar; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1915;

SERVICE TO: 03/01/1919; HOSPITAL: Ottermead Auxiliary Military Hospital, Ottershaw, Chertsey (Aldershot Command); Red Cross Hospital, Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds ; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Brettenham Park Hospital, Brettenham; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member;

DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/01/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing. See over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 3946 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 01.02.15 to 03.03.15 St. George’s Hosp. Weybridge 18.03.15 to 29.04.15 Ottermead Mil Hosp. Ottershaw, Chertsey 12.02.17 to 05.03.17 Northgate St Red Cross Hosp. Bury St. Edmunds 13.08.17 to 15.12.17 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich 15.12.17 to 01.02.18 Brettenham Park Hospital 25.10.18 to 0 7.12.18 Suffolk Hosp. Ampton Hall Bury St. Edmunds 07.12.18 to 0 8.01.19 Northgate St Red Cross Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BOURN, Miss Annie (20.1.1917-4.1.1919. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital)

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ADDRESS: Fair View, Clare; SERVICE FROM: 01/07/1916; SERVICE TO: Still serving;

HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds ; Red Cross Hospital, Beccles ; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/07/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 1.7.16 to 9.8.16 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital 7.9.16 to 19.10.16 Suffolk Hosp:, Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds 1.11.16 to 20.1.17 Beccles Red Cross Hospital 20.1.17 to 4.1.19 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich 17.2.19 still serving West Suffolk Gen: Hosp:, Bury St. Edmunds; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 3. W. S. Bars.


BRANDER, Mrs. Hartie S. (9.8.1915-12.2.1919. V.A.D. Housekeeper)

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ADDRESS: 37 Graham Rd, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 09/08/1915; SERVICE TO: 12/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich;RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Housekeeper; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/08/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Housekeeping, Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BRANDON, Mr. Thomas (14.8.1915-25.8.1916. V.A.D. Orderly)

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ADDRESS: Marchmoor, North Mimms, Hatfield; COUNTY: Herts; SERVICE FROM: 14/08/1915; SERVICE TO: 25/08/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Orderly; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 14/08/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Orderly; DATE OF TERMINATION: 25/08/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Orderly at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BROOKE, Miss Eleanor (20.10.1914-7.6.1915. V.A.D. Lady Housekeeper)

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ADDRESS: Nova Scotia House, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 20/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 07/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: See over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Lady Housekeeper; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Lady Housekeeper; DATE OF TERMINATION: 07/06/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Housekeeping; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Broadwater Auxiliary Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BROOKE, Miss Joan (10.1914-10.1916. V.A.D. Helper, waiting on staff)

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ADDRESS: 53 Anglesea Rd, Norwich; SERVICE FROM: 10/1914; SERVICE TO: 10/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Helper; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: 10/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Waiting on Staff, Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part 208 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BROWN, Mrs. Daisy Ethel [the late] (21.10.1914-10.7.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Staffa Lodge Norwich Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 10/07/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 10/07/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1410 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 21.10.14 to 18.12.14) From 21.1.15 to 29.1.15 ) From 2.2.15 to 2.4.15 ) Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich From 12.5.15 to 10.7.15 ); COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BROWN, Herbert Henry O.B.E. (16.10.1914-31.3.1919. Medical Officer)

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ADDRESS: 3 Museum Street, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 16/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 31/03/1919;

HOSPITAL: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds ; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Maryland, Sproughton, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: M.O.; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 16/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; RANK AT TERMINATION: M.O.; DATE OF TERMINATION: 31/03/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Consulting Surgeon at Suffolk Hosp: Ampton Hall, Bury St, Edmunds M.O. of Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich 10.14 – 2.19 M.O. of Maryland Hospital, Ipswich from 20.11.14 to 31.3.19; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part Time; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: O.B.E.


BRYAN, Mrs. Noelle Rose (5.3.1915-28.3.1915. Trained Nurse/Sister)

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ADDRESS: Beacon Hill, Stone Lodge Lane, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 05/03/1915; SERVICE TO: 28/03/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/03/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 28/03/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BUCKAM, Miss Edith (4.10.1918-? V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 89, Berners Street, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 04/10/1918;  SERVICE TO: Still Serving; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: See over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nursing Member DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 04/10/1918l PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nursing Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still in Detachment; PAY AT TERMINATION: No; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: V.A.D. Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time & part time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Russian Hospital South Audley St. London for 6 months. 8.12.15 – 12.3.1916 = 533 hours Broadwater Auxiliary Hospital Ipswich; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BULLING, Miss M.B. [Mary] (2.1917-2.1919. V.A.D. Helper, waiting on staff)

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ADDRESS: c/o Barclays Bank, Ipswich;  SERVICE FROM: 02/1917;  SERVICE TO: 02/1919;  HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Helper; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Wait on Staff Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part. 208 hrs; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BULLING, Miss W.H. [Winifred] (2.1917-2.1919. V.A.D. Helper, waiting on staff)

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ADDRESS: C/O Barclay’s Bank, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 02/1917; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Helper;  DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/1917;  PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Wait on staff. Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part 208 hrs; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BURTON, Mary Kate (18.8.1915-8.11.1916. J.C. V.A.D.)

Born 1872, Weston (on-the-Green), nr Oxford, Oxfordshire.

1881 Census:      ?

1891 Census:      ?

1901 Census:      33 Westbourne Road, Penarth, Glamorgan.  Hospital Nurse.

1911 Census:      Isolation Hospital, Bicester, Oxfordshire.   Matron.

1916, 18.08:        Started working at Broadland Hospital. 

1916, 26 Aug:     The British Journal of Nursing.  “JOINT WAR COMMITTEE.  HOME HOSPITALS.  Under the auspices of the British Red Cross Society and Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England, the following Nurses have been deputed to service in Home Hospitals :- … Broadwater Hosp., Ipswich.–Miss M. K. Burton. …”

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ADDRESS: (83 Pall Mall London) Bould, Chipping Norton; COUNTY: Oxon; SERVICE FROM: 21/08/1916; SERVICE TO: 07/11/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Trained Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/08/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: ?; RANK AT TERMINATION: Trained Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 07/11/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; COMMISSION: Suffolk.

1916,  08.11:       Ceased working at Broadland Hospital.

1927, 29.08:        A Mary Kate Burton “of Tackley, Oxfordshire. Spinster” died.


CARPENTER, Mrs. Emma (10.1914-5.1916. V.A.D. Cook)

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ADDRESS: Paul’s Harts Felaw St. Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 10/1914; SERVICE TO: 05/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Cook; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Cooking Broadwater Hosp Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


CHEVALLIER, Miss Renira Clementina (31.12.1916-14.1.1917. V.A.D. Nursing & Pantry work)

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ADDRESS: 44 Marlborough Road, Ipswich; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: See over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Pantry Work etc; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 31/12/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; RANK AT TERMINATION: Pantry Work etc; DATE OF TERMINATION: 26/06/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: No; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Some Pantry, some Nursing, some attendance; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 20.1.17 to 6.2.17 Haywood’s Heath Hospital 17.2.17 to 11.6.18 St Dunstans Annexe (12 Sussex Place) Previously 31.12.16 to 14.1.17 Broadwater Auxiliary Hospital. Ipswich (died 16.2.19); DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/22; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


CLARKE, Miss Alice Evelyn (1.4.1916-13.10.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Dovermoor, Southolt, Eye; SERVICE FROM: 01/04/1916; SERVICE TO: 13/10/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/04/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member;

DATE OF TERMINATION: 13/10/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 487 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: from 1.4.16 to 15.09.16 Melton Red Cross Hospital, Woodbridge 25.09.16 – 13.10.16 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; COMMISSION: Suffolk 16.


CLAYTON, Miss Beatrice (23.3.1915-12.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Gippeswyke Hospital, Ipswich)

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ADDRESS: Palmerston Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 23/03/1915; SERVICE TO: 12/02/1919;

HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; VAD Hospital, Gippeswyke Hall, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/02/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing, see over. Broadwater Hosp, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 2211 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 23.3.15 Gippeswyke Hosp., Ipswich, Suffolk 3.5.15; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/24; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


COMBE, Mrs. Grace Kathleen Basville (18.5.1917-8.1917. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Maryland)

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ADDRESS: Heathercote St. Olaves, Great Yarmouth; SERVICE FROM: 07/05/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Seafield, Great Yarmouth ; Maryland, Sproughton, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/05/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 3616 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 7.5.15 to 13.4.17 Yarmouth Red Cross Hospital. From 18.5.17 to 8.17 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich. From 15.10.17 to Maryland Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk/48; HONOURS AWARDED: I. W. S. Bar.


COOPER, Miss Margaret Eleanor (20.10.1914-26.12.1914. V.A.D. Nursing & General Service)

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ADDRESS: 21 Foxhall Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 20/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 26/12/1914; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member;

DATE OF TERMINATION: 26/12/1914; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES:

Nursing & G.S. at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 668 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W. S. Bars.


COULCHER, Miss Mary Caroline O.B.E., C.B.E. (21.10.1914-12.02.1919. Commandant. Also of Gippeswyck Hospital, Ipswich.  Local Hon. Secretary of St. John Ambulance Association).

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Mary Caroline Coulcher. © Crown Copyright: IWM MARY CAROLINE COULCHER. © IWM (WWC D217
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Born 1852 Rickinghall Superior, Suffolk.  Daughter of Lynn Regis, Norfolk-born Rector George Coulcher and his wife Gt. Yarmouth-born Jane Sarah (nee Hawlayne. Daughter of Admiral Charles S. J. Hawlayne).

1861 Census:      St. Margaret’s Church Rectory, Wattisfield, Suffolk. With parents; 1 brother; 1 visitor; and 3 servants.

1871 Census:      127 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich. At the home of maternal Aunt Eliz. Mary Hawlayne (“Daughter of Late Admiral”); with “Rector’s Widow” mother; and 2 servants.   Mary’s father had died on 19 December 1863.

1880:                   Began acting as Hon. Local Secretary S.J.A.A. Ipswich Centre.

1881 Census:      127 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.  With widow mother (“Head”); and two servants.

1891 Census:      127 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.  With widow mother (“Head”); and two servants.

1901 Census:      Beechholme, Ipswich.  With widow mother (“Head”); visitor Margaret G. Brown (Hospital Nurse); and five servants.

1902:                    Lady of Grace Order of St. John Jerusalem

1904:                    Lady Supervisor, St. John Ambulance Brigade.

1911 Census:       Beechholme, Ipswich.  Living alone; with four servants.

1911:                     Coronation Medal.  Vice President of the British Red Cross.

1914:                     Service Medal St John Ambulance Brigade 1909, with Bar.

1914, 21 Oct:       Started working at Broadwater Hospital as Commandant.

1915:                     Lady District Supervisor, St. John Ambulance Association.  

 

1918, Jany:          Order of the British Empire, 4th Class.

1919, 12 Feb:       Ceased working as Commandant at Broadwater Hospital, upon closure of Hospital.

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ADDRESS: Beechholme Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 07/02/1911; SERVICE TO: Still serving; HOSPITAL: VAD Hospital, Gippeswyke Hall, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: See over; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/02/1911; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: See over; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: See over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Lady District Superintendent S.J.A.B. No. 10 Eastern District Commandant Suffolk /22 ; Acting Commandant Suffolk/24 Hon Treasurer & Secretary Ipswich Centre St. J.A.A From 21/10/1914 to 12/02/1919 Commandant of Broadwater Hospital Ipswich From 20/03/1915 to 06/09/1915 Comdt Gippeswyck (Isolation) Hospital Ipswich; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: O.B.E. , C.B.E.

1925, 15 Jun:      Mary Caroline Coulcher “of Beecholmes Ipswich spinster died …”


COULSON, Mrs. Lily (8.1916-2.1919. Scubber of wards)

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ADDRESS: 19 Rapier St Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 08/1916; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Scrubber; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Scrub the wards Broadwater Hosp Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part 4570 hrs; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


COX, Miss Iris (2.1917-2.1918. Helper)

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ADDRESS: Barclays Bank, Stowmarket; SERVICE FROM: 02/1917; SERVICE TO: 02/1918; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: see over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Helper; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; RANK AT TERMINATION: Helper; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: No; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Helper; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 104; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Broadwater Auxiliary Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


CUBITT, Mrs. Dorothy (8.1916-2.1919. Helper)

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ADDRESS: 17 Belle Vue Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 08/1916; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: see over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Helper; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Helper; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 264; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Broadwater Auxiliary Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


CUBITT, Mrs. Mabel (1.1915-1.1919. Helper. Waiting on staff)

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ADDRESS: Kesteven Rd, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 01/1915; SERVICE TO: 01/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Helper; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Wait on Staff – Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part 312 hrs; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


CULHAM, Miss Nellie (3.1918-12.2.1919. Scullery Maid)

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ADDRESS: Crane Hill farm Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 03/1918; SERVICE TO: 12/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Scullery Maid; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Scullery work Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


DARBY, Miss Charlotte (June/July 1916 [6 weeks]. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at East Suffolk Hosp.)

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ADDRESS: Sun Hill Southwold SERVICE FROM: 24/02/1916; SERVICE TO: Still serving; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Brettenham Park Hospital, Brettenham; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/08/1918; DATE OF TERMINATION: 16/11/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nurse; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 4412 hrs estimated; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Broadwater Hosptl Ipswich. June – July 1916 (6 weeks) East Suffolk Hosptl Ipswich Oct: 22 to Oct:22 1916 Red X Hosptl Beccles Feb: 24 to March 8 1917 Red X Hosptl Brettenham May 4 to Aug: 16 1917 Red X Hosptl Beccles April 4 to July 4 1918 Red X Hosptl Brettenham Aug: 10 to Nov: 16 1918; DEPARTMENT: L/128; COMMISSION: London.


DARBY, Miss Millicent (11.6.1916-24.7.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at East Suffolk Hosp.)

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ADDRESS: Gun Hill Southwold; SERVICE FROM: 11/06/1916; SERVICE TO: 06/01/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Shrubland Park Hospital, Coddenham, Ipswich ; Brettenham Park Hospital, Brettenham; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/06/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 06/01/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1448 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 11.6.16 to 24.7.16 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich. From 7.10.16 to 21.10.16 Shrubland Hospital, Coddenham. From 23.10.16 to 22.12.16 East Suffolk Hospital, Ipswich. From 24.2.17 to 10.3.17 Red Cross Hospital, Beccles. From 4.5.17 to 16.8.17 Brettenham Park Hospital, Suffolk From 4.4.18 to 4.7.18 red Cross Hospital, Beccles. From 10.8.18 to 16.11.18 Brettenham Park Hospital, Suffolk From 20.12.18 to 6.1.19 Brettenham Park Hospital, Suffolk; DEPARTMENT: Paddington / 128; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


DAWSON, Miss Doris (13.8.1916-14.9.1916. Cook)

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ADDRESS: Foxhall Hall, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 12/08/1915; SERVICE TO: 14/09/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Red Cross Hospital, Foxboro’ Hall, Melton; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/08/1915; RANK AT TERMINATION: Cook; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/09/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Cooking. See over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 940 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: from 12.8.15 to 30.9.15 Melton Red Cross Hospital from 13.8.16 to 14.9.16 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/84; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


DAWSON, Miss Hilda Mary (18.2.1915-10.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Kesgrave Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 18/02/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Special Hospital for Officers, 10 and 11, Palace Green; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 18/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing. see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 2445 hrs- Part time till -10.17: then whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 18.2.15 to -10-17 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich – 2445 hr From 9.10.17 to 9.7.18 Palace Green, Kensington } Full From 30.10.18 to 4th Lon:Gen: Denmark Hill } time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


DAWSON, Miss Jascah Elizabeth (7.5.1915-2.7.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

Born 1896 U.S.A. (British Citizen).  Daughter of Canada-born Merchant James Henry Bishop (“Harry”. British Citizen) and his U.S.A.-born wife Jenny Lind (nee Tower).

1901 Census:      53 Hillcrest Road, Acton, London. With parents; 1 brother; paternal grandmother; and 2 paternal aunts.

1911 Census:      51 Philip Road, Ipswich, Suffolk. With mother; 1 sister; 1 brother; and 1 servant.

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ADDRESS: The Nook, Main Road, Dovercourt; COUNTY: Essex; SERVICE FROM: 07/05/1915; SERVICE TO: 20/08/1918; HOSPITAL: Rusthall Beacon, Tunbridge Wells ; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; Naunton Park Council Schools, Cheltenham; VAD Hospital, Haywards Heath; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: see over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nursing member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/05/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nursing member; DATE OF TERMINATION: still working; PAY AT TERMINATION: None; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: V.A.D. Nursing see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 7/5/15 To 2/7/16 at Broadwater Hospital Ipswich From 6/9/16 to 12/10/16 at the Acton Hospital From 3/3/17 to 17/3/17 at Haywards Heath Hospital From 17/4/17 to 25/7/17, from 24/8/17 to 15/12/17, from 21/1/18 to 29/4/18 at Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells From 10/5/18 to 5/6/18 at Naunton Park, Cheltenham From 6/6/18 to 30/8/18 at Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells 9.18 Imp College Hospital London; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/24; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bars.

1920/21/22:        Named within the Physiotherapy and Masseuse Registers.

1920-38/46          Named within the Physiotherapy and Masseuse Registers.

1947, 29 Nov:     Jascah Elizabeth Dawson “of 20 Queens-road Tunbridge Wells Spinster” died Heigham Hall, Norwich.


DEAN, Miss Edith Mary (10.7.1916-20.7.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at East Suffolk Hospital)

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ADDRESS: Clare Hall, Clare;  SERVICE FROM: 28/09/1915; SERVICE TO: 12/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Foxboro’ Hall, Melton ; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Brettenham Park Hospital, Brettenham ; Kempston House, Eastbourne ; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds ; De Walden Court, Eastbourne (transferred from Wish Rocks Hospital); RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 28/09/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 28.09.1915 to 20.12.1915East Suff. Gen.Hosp, Ipswich From 20.03.1916 to 14.06.1916 Melton Red Cross, Woodbridge From 10.07.1916 to 20.07.1916 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich From 30.09.1916 to 09.10.1916 Brettenham Park Hospital From 10.1916 to 03 1917 Kempston Hospital From 07.05.1917 to 10.10.1917 Suffolk Hosp, Ampton Hall, Bury St Edmund From 11.1917 to 02.1918 de Weelden Court, Eastbourn From 15.03.1918 to 12.1918 Central Prisoners of War Committee, Thurloe Place; COMMISSION: Suffolk / 52; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bars.


DEWING, Miss Phoebe Dorothea (4.4.1918 to 18.4.1918. V.A.D. Nursing.  Commandant of Suffolk/78 Voluntary Aid Detachment)

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ADDRESS: Badwell Ash Vicarage, Bury St, Edmunds; SERVICE FROM: 11/10/1915; SERVICE TO: 09/06/1918; HOSPITAL: Corton Hospital, Presteign; Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket ; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Commandant of VAD Suffolk/78 from 4.3.13; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Commandant VAD; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/10/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; DATE OF TERMINATION: 09/06/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at times at Presteigne Hospital, also at Fiboro’s Broadw{ater} Commandant of Suffolk/78 see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1450 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Between 11.10.15 and 9.6.18 Presteign Hospital, Radnorshire. From 1.8.16 to 28.2.17 Finborough Red Cross Hospital, Stowmarket From 4.4.18 to 18.4.18 Broadwater Hospital Ipswich; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/78; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


DIBBLIN, Miss Ida (16.2.1915-9.6.1915. Trained Nurse/Sister)

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ADDRESS: 83 Pall Mall, London; SERVICE FROM: 16/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 09/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 16/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: ?; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 09/06/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: ?; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Broadwater Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


DUNNICLIFF, Miss Marguerite (6.12.1914-21.8.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 155 Norwich Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 06/12/1914; SERVICE TO: 21/08/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/12/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 21/08/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 341 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


EDWARDS, Miss Elsie Caroline (14.12.1914-30.6.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 42 Westerfield Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 14/12/1914; SERVICE TO: 30/06/1917; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 14/12/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 30/06/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 4053 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 1 W.S. Bar.


FISKE, Miss Hilda (14.11.1914-31.3.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Thornbush, Bramford, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 14/11/1914; SERVICE TO: 31/03/1917; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 14/11/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 31/03/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1924 hours; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/24; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


FLACK, Mr. Walter (21.10.1914-13.2.1915. Private. Orderly)

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ADDRESS: 5 Norfolk Rd, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 13/02/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Private; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None for Convoys; DATE OF TERMINATION: 06/02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Convoy & Air Raid, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 400 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Orderly at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


FLETCHER, Miss Beatrice (20.6.1916-26.6.1916. Trained Nurse/Sister)

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ADDRESS: Dovedale, Queen’s Road, Felixstowe; SERVICE FROM: 20/06/1916; SERVICE TO: 26/06/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/06/1916; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 26/06/1916 ; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Broadwater Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


FLUDE, Mrs. Emma (10.1914-4.1918. Laundry Maid)

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ADDRESS: 57 Beaconsfield Rd, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 10/1914; SERVICE TO: 04/1918; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Laundry Maid; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: 04/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Laundry work. Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part: 11493 hrs; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


FOXE, Miss Susan H. (20.1.1915-16.2.1915. Trained Nurse/Sister)

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ADDRESS: (83 Pall Mall, London) 3 Adelaide St, Sligo, Ireland; SERVICE FROM: 20/01/1915; SERVICE TO: 16/02/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/01/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: ?; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 16/02/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: ?; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


FRASER, Miss Kate (2.1918-2.1919. Helper, waiting on staff)

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ADDRESS: Crane Hill House, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 02/1918; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Helper; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Waiting on staff – Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part-time: 104 hrs; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


GAFFNEY, Mrs. Charlotte (29.1.1918-18.2.1918 & 20.5.1918-10.7.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: The Beeches, Melton, Woodbridge; SERVICE FROM: 23/09/1914; SERVICE TO: 10/07/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds ; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 23/09/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 10/07/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing, see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 3848 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 23.09.1914 to 06.08.1916 Melton Red Cross Hosp. Woodbridge From 04.10.1916 to 13.11.1916 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich From 01.05.1917 to 30.11.1917 Northgate St.Red Cross Hosp: Bury St.Eds. From 29.01.1918 to 18.02.1918 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich From 20.05.1918 to 10.07.1918 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 1 W.S. Bar.


GAGE, Miss Mary (22.9.1916-25.10.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Ravens Hall, Lindsey, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 22/09/1916; SERVICE TO: 17/08/1917; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds ; Red Cross Hospital, Sussex Lodge, Newmarket; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 22/09/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 17/08/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 954 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 22.9.16 to 25.10.16 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich From 21.12.16 to 19.1.17 Suffolk Hosp:, Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds From 5.3.17 to 8.4.17 Melton Red Cross Hospital, Woodbridge From 3.8.17 to 17.8.17 Newmarket red Cross Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


GARDINER, Miss Alice Amelia (15.11.1914-10.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse.  Awarded the Royal Red Cross [2nd Class])

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ADDRESS: 107 Wherstead Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 15/11/1914; SERVICE TO: 10/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 15/11/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 10/02/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 4 W.S. Bars.

1920, 7 Feb:        The British Journal of Nursing.  “ROYAL RED CROSS AWARDS. ROYAL RED CROSS (SECOND CLASS). The King has awarded the Royal Red Cross (Second Class) to the following ladies :- … Miss A. A. Gardiner, V.A.D. Nurse, Broadwater Aux. Hosp., lpswich; …”


GARDINER, Miss Ellen (21.10.1914-22.12.1914. Cook)

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ADDRESS: 15, Seymour Road Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 22/12/1914; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Cook; DATE OF TERMINATION: 22/12/1914; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Cooking at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 693 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Suffolk/24; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


GARNER-RICHARDS, Miss May (4.12.16-1918.12.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=broadwater+ipswich&page=4&id=174707&forwards=true

ADDRESS: High Street Brandon; SERVICE FROM: 20/09/1916; SERVICE TO: 31/03/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket ; Red Cross Hospital, Aldeburgh ; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/09/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 31/03/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing. see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 981 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: from 20.9.16 to 4.10.16 Finborough Red Cross Hosp:, Stowmarket 28.10.16 to 11.11.16 Aldeburgh Hospital 4.12.16 to 18.12.16 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich 1.17 to 2.3.17 Aldeburgh 2.3.17 to 31.3.17 Finborough Red Cross Hosp:, Stowmarket; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/62; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


GARROD, Miss Lottie Elizabeth (9.7.1915-12.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=broadwater+ipswich&page=4&id=81958&forwards=true

ADDRESS: 68. Hervey Street Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 09/07/1915; SERVICE TO: 12/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/07/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/02/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 3. W.S. Bars. Blue Stripe.


GASKELL, Mrs. Olive (3.1915-2.1919. Helper, waiting on staff)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=broadwater+ipswich&page=4&id=82115&forwards=true

ADDRESS: St. Edmunds Rd. Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 03/1915; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Helper; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Wait on Staff. Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part 304 hrs; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


GEOGHEGAN, Catherine (15.5.1916-19.6.1916. Trained Nurse)

1916, 27 May:    The British Journal of Nursing.  “JOINT WAR COMMITTEE.  The following Sisters have been deputed, for duty in Home Hospitals :–… Broadwater Hosp., Ipswich.-Miss C. Geoghan. …”

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HOSPITAL: The St. John Hospital, Regent’s Park, Southampton ; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Shoreham Place, Shoreham; Red Cross Hospital, Rockshaw Road, Merstham ; Aberdare and Merthyr Red Cross Hospital ; Chelsea VAD, 13, Grosvenor Crescent ; VAD Hospital, Alcester; Uplyme V.A. Hopsital, Rhode Hill, Uplyme; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Westcliffe, Regents Park, Southampton. Sutton Coldfield (nr. B’ham), Broadwater, Ipswich, Shoreham Place, Sevenoaks, Merstham. Aberdare, Chelsea V.A. Hospital, Alcester Infirmary, Warwick, Park Lane; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Trained; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 18/07/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Trained; DATE OF TERMINATION: 10/08/1918; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Non V.A. Det. Member Service rendered at V.A. Hospital Uplyme 18th July 1918 – 10th August 1918; COMMISSION: Devon.


GIBSON, Mrs. Anne Elizabeth (8.1917-8.1918. Charwoman)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=broadwater+ipswich&page=4&id=83542&forwards=true

ADDRESS: 47 Faraday Rd, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 08/1917; SERVICE TO: 08/1918; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Charwoman; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: 08/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Charwoman’s Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part 1460 hrs; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


GLEED, Mrs. Ellen Joyce (21.10.1914-8.2.1915. Secretarial work)

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ADDRESS: The Lodge Great Bealings Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 08/02/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: see over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Secretary; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: 08/02/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Secretarial work; WHOLE OR PART TIME: about 100; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Broadwater Auxiliary Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


GOODMAN,Miss Elsie Grace (2.8.1915-8.9.1916. Quartermaster)

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ADDRESS: 39. High Street, Haverhill; SERVICE FROM: 02/08/1915; SERVICE TO: 08/09/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Quartermaster; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/08/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Quartermaster; DATE OF TERMINATION: 08/09/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1100 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk 82.


Soldiers & Nurse, ‘Broadwater’ WW1 Auxiliary Hospital, Ipswich. Courtesy of Heather A. Johnson.

Soldiers & Nurse, ‘Broadwater’ WW1 Auxiliary Hospital, Ipswich. Courtesy of Heather A. Johnson.


GORSUCH, Grace Mabel (1.6.1915-10.6.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

Born 27 August 1890 Portsmouth.  Daughter of Portsmouth-born parents Stephen Gorsuch (Prison Clerk & Governor of Ipswich Prison) and Louisa (nee Jenkins).

1891 Census:      3 St. Helens Road, Fordington St. George, Dorset.  With Clerk (H.M. Prisons Dept) father; mother; two brothers; and one sister.

1901 Census:      Ipswich Prison.  With Prison Governor father; mother; 1 sister; and four brothers.

1911 Census:      Ipswich Prison.  With Prison Governor father; mother; and three brothers.

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ADDRESS: Governor’s House, H.M. Prison, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 01/06/1915; SERVICE TO: 10/06/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/06/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 10/06/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1133 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.

1972:                     Grace Mabel Gorsuch died, death registered in the Sudbury District.

Grace Gorsuch collected autographs during her time as a V.A.D. Nurse at Broadwater – a few images of pages can be seen at the end of this chapter.


GOSSELIN, Mrs. Gertrude (22.2.1916-30.10.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 8 Henley Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 22/02/1916; SERVICE TO: 30/10/1917; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 22/02/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 30/10/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 521 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk /22.


GOSTLING, Mrs. Lily (14.10.1914-14.11.1914. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Walton Works, Felixstowe; SERVICE FROM: 14/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 14/11/1914; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 14/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/11/1914; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 341 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


GREGORY, Miss Doris (6.1917-6.1918. Helper, waiting on staff)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=broadwater+ipswich&page=5&id=90317

ADDRESS:c/o Barclay’s Bank,Bury St Edmunds SERVICE FROM: 06/1917; SERVICE TO: 06/1918 HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Helper; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: 06/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Wait on Staff Broadwater Hosp: Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part 104 hrs; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


GRIMWADE,Miss Olive Maud (16.10.1915-10.11.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Bacton House, 61 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 28/07/1915; SERVICE TO: 20/09/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: See over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nursing Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 28/07/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nursing Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still in Detachment 12.9.17; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: V.A.D. Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Broadwater Auxiliary Hospital Ipswich (16.10.15 to 10.11.16 (Malta St. Paul Hospital 9.3.17 to 12.9.17 Cliff Military Hospital Felixstowe; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


GYFORD, Mrs. Kate (21.10.1914-8.2.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=broadwater+ipswich&page=5&id=92526&forwards=true

ADDRESS: 76 Freehold Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 08/02/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 08/02/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1210 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk


HADGRAFT, Miss Mabel (15.8.1915-29.8.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Lochnagar, Ancaster road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 15/08/1915; SERVICE TO: 29/08/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 15/08/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 29/08/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 125 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


HADGRAFT, Miss Mildred (18.11.1914-27.1.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Lochnagar, Ancaster road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 18/11/1914; SERVICE TO: 27/01/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 18/11/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; DATE OF TERMINATION: 27/01/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 781 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk/24


HAGGAR, Miss Lily (21.10.1914-3.2.1915 & 28.5.1915-12.2.1919.  V.A.D. Nurse.  Also worked at Gippeswyke Hall)

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ADDRESS: 111, London Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 12/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; VAD Hospital, Gippeswyke Hall, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/02/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: from 21.10.1914 to 03.02.1915 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich from 20.03.1915 to 02.05.1915 Gippeswyck [Isolation] Hospital from 28.05.1915 to 12.02.1919 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 4 W.S. Bars. A.R.R.C. 1 Blue Stripe.


HALL, Miss Helena Mowbray (21.10.1914-20.1.1915. Australian Trained Sister, Q.A.I.M.N.S.)

Born 21 November 1870 Port Sorell, Tasmania.  Daughter of Tasmania-born parents Richard Hall and his wife Elizabeth Galliers Stephenson.

1906:                    Began training as a nurse at Melbourne Hospital.

1909, Sept:           Qualified as nurse Reg. No. 822 – Melbourne Hospital Certificate.

1909-10:               District Nursing.

1913:                     Living in Braidwood, Monaro, New South Wales, Australia. (Electoral Roll)

Sunday 21 February 1915, Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 – 1930) p 5 [sic]:

THE WORLD AND HIS WIFE. … … Miss Mowbray Hall is nursing wounded soldiers at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich, Suffolk. …” 

1944, 29 Aug:     Died in Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  Helena never married.

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ADDRESS: (83 , Pall Mall , London) C/O Mrs Turnball , 6 , Bedford Place , W.C; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 20/01/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: ?; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 20/01/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: ?; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Broadwater Hospital , Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


HEMSWORTH, Miss Louise Augusta (28.4.1915-2.6.1915. General Helper – Chiefly sewing/mending)

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ADDRESS: 51, Bolton Lane, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 25/12/1914; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: see over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: General helper; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; RANK AT TERMINATION: General helper; DATE OF TERMINATION: 15/01/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Chiefly sewing & mending; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Various; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Broadwater Auxiliary Hospital about 32 hours 28.4.15 – 2.6.15. about 32 hours 30.6.15 – 31.7.15 61 hours 30.8.15 – 31.12.15 60 hours In 1916 about 70 hours In 1917 about 60 hours In 1918 150 hours In 1919 20 hours __485 hours; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/24; COMMISSION: Suffolk


HILL, Alice Marion (27.5.1915-17.6.1915. Trained Nurse/Sister. T.N. Department)

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ADDRESS: 25 Loxwood Road, Tottenham, N; SERVICE FROM: 27/05/1915; SERVICE TO: 17/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Rd, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: T.N; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 27/05/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 17/06/1915; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: No more information Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; DEPARTMENT: T.N. Dept; COMMISSION: T.N. Dept.

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ADDRESS: 83 Pall Mall; COUNTY: London; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 16/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: ?; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 16/06/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: ?; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


HORAN, N.J. – Nellie (8.2.1916-7.3.1916. J.C. V.A.D. Trained Nurse/Sister)

1916, 19 Feb:      The British Journal of Nursing [sic].  “JOINT WAR COMMITTEE.  The following Sisters have been deputed, for duty in Home Hospitals :–… Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich.- Miss M. J. Horan

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ADDRESS: 83 Pall Mall London; SERVICE FROM: 08/02/1916; SERVICE TO: 07/03/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/02/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: ?; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 07/03/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: ?; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


HOSKEN, Miss Winifred (27.2.1915-17.7.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Manor House, Manor Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 27/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 17/07/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 27/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; DATE OF TERMINATION: 17/07/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 2431 hours; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/24; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


HOWARD, Mrs. Elizabeth Amelia (2.1915-2.1916. Washerwoman)

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ADDRESS: 17, Fairlight St:, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 02/1915; SERVICE TO: 02/1916;  HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Washerwoman; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Broadwater Hosp, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part. 3564 hrs; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


HUNT, Miss Emily C. (1.8.1915-9.1.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 1, Stevenson Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 01/08/1915; SERVICE TO: 09/01/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/08/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 09/01/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 319 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


JAMES, Mrs. Emma Florence Morgan (21.10.1914-11.11.1914. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 39 Bolton Lane, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 11/11/1914; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 11/11/1914; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 231 hours; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/24; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


JAMES, Mrs. Irene (29.7.1915-28.8.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 93 Tuddenham Road Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 29/07/1915; SERVICE TO: 28/08/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 29/07/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 28/08/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 341 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


JENNINGS, Miss Lily (20.2.1915-3.5.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 3 St. Botolph’s Place Haverhill; SERVICE FROM: 20/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 03/05/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/05/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 825 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


JOHN, Mrs. Evelyn (27.5.1918-10.2.1919. Matron)

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ADDRESS: 14 Sunderland Terrace Bayswater London W.2; SERVICE FROM: 27/05/1918; SERVICE TO: 10/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Matron; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 27/05/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Matron; DATE OF TERMINATION: 10/02/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Matron at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


JONES, Mr. Oswald (28.12.1917-2.1918. Orderly)

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ADDRESS: 30. Beck Street Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 28/12/1917; SERVICE TO: 02/1918; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Orderly; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 28/12/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Orderly; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Orderly at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


KENNEY, Miss Hesse Priscilla (4.7.1918-22.10.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Inglenook, Cutler Street, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 04/07/1918; SERVICE TO: 31/01/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 04/07/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: voluntary till 23.10.18; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 31/01/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing, see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Full time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 04.07.1918 to 22.10.1918 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich. From 23.10.1918 to 31.01.1919 Suffolk Hosp: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; COMMISSION: Suffolk, (Suffolk/84 on front).


KING, Miss S. Eveleen (21.10.1914-14.12.1914. Voluntary Pharmacist/Nursing)

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ADDRESS: 24 Russell Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 14/12/1914; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Pharmacist; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Pharmacist; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/12/1914; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 352 hours;  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Side 1: ‘Suffolk/24’ Date of Termination – ‘14.12.15’ changed to ‘14.12.14’ Side 2: Period of Service, etc. – [To] ‘14.12.15’ changed to ‘14.12.14’; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


LAMBERT, Mrs. Florence Marion (15.12.1914-19.1.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Halesworth COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 15/12/1914; SERVICE TO: still working; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 15/12/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: still working; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing . see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 2968 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 15.12.14 to 19.1.15 Boardwater Hospital , Ipswitch . 1.8.15 Patrick Stead Hosp : Halesworth; COMMISSION: Suffolk /32; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S Bars.


LEEDER, Miss Catalina London (21.10.1914-22.10.1917. Voluntary Nursing)

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ADDRESS: 19 Philip Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 31/01/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Dispenser; DATE OF TERMINATION: 31/01/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater; Dispenser at Suffolk Hosp, Ampton Hall; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 21.10.14 to 22.10.17 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich. From 14.10.18 to 31.1.19 Suffolk Hosp., Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: “Mentioned”. 3 W.S. Bars.


LEEK, Mrs. Muriel (2.1918-2.1919. Helper, waiting on staff)

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ADDRESS: Ancaster Rd, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 00/02/1918; SERVICE TO: 00/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Helper; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 00/02/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: 00/02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Waiting on staff Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part. 104 hrs; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


LEGGAT, Miss Caroline Georgina (21.10.1914-5.1.1915 & 19.6.1915-13.8.1915. Trained Nurse/Sister)

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ADDRESS: 14 Wasdale Rd Wallin Liverpool; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 13/08/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 13/08/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Park End, Broadwater, Ipswich, 20/10/14 to 5/1/15 and from 19/6/15 to 13/8/15; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


LLOYD, Mrs. Bessie (1.9.1916-13.5.1917. Outside Nurse/Night Nursing)

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ADDRESS: 86 New Cut West Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 01/09/1916; SERVICE TO: 13/05/1917; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: see over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Outside nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/09/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: 13/05/1917; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Night nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 810; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Broadwater Auxiliary Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


LOADES, Miss Eva M. (21.12.1914-3.9.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 18 Tavern Street, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 21/12/1914; SERVICE TO: 03/09/1916 HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/12/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/09/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 264 hours; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/22; COMMISSION: Suffolk (Suffolk/22 from card front).


MacKENZIE, Georgie G. (19.6.1915-1.3.1916. J.C. V.A.D. Trained Nurse/Sister. “McKenzie”)

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ADDRESS: 83 Pall Mall, London; SERVICE FROM: 19/06/1915; SERVICE TO: 01/03/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 19/06/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/03/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


MAYHEW, Miss Alice Garrod (30.10.1914-01.1915. V.A.D.  Nurse. Lady Divisional Superintendent)

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ADDRESS: 305 Ditchling Road, Brighton; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 25/10/1914; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: see over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nursing member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT TERMINATION: Lady Divl. Supt; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/04/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: None; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing Sister; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Broadwater Auxiliary Hospital, Ipswich 30.10.1914 – 00.01.1915 Neoha Hospital, S. Malo, France 00.01.1915 – 16.04.1915 Bristol Hospital, S. Malo, France Date of Termination: added afterwards: now in Hove Detachment; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/24; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: Mons ribbon, but no Star.


MENGEL, Miss Frieda Julia (21.10.1914-11.8.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 28. Princes Street Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 11/08/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 11/08/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 2123 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: to front, top, Suffolk/24; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


MICKLEBURGH, Mr. George (21.10.1914-12.1916. Conveying patients – 18 conveys to ‘Broadwater’)

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ADDRESS: 24 Avenue Approach, Bury St. Edmunds; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 12/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: 18 Convoys at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 90 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


MIDDLETON, Amy Charlotte (8.5.1915-8.2.1916. J.C. V.A.D. Trained Nurse/Sister)

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ADDRESS: 83 Pall Mall, London {Crossed through with pencil}; SERVICE FROM: 08/05 /1915; SERVICE TO: 08/02/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/05/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 08/02/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister of Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


MILLS, Miss Edith (22.7.17 to 18.8.17. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at East Suffolk Hospital)

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ADDRESS: Wickhambrook Newmarket; SERVICE FROM: 28/06/1915; SERVICE TO: 01/03/1919; HOSPITAL: Henham Hall Hospital ; Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket ; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Brettenham Park Hospital, Brettenham ; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 28/06/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/03/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary. PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing. See over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 4086 hours. Whole time while serving; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 28.6.15 to 28.8.15. East Suffolk Gen: Hosp:, Ipswich. From 6.9.15 to 4.16 Henham Hall Hospital. From 2.9.16 to 30.9.16. Finborough Hall Red Cross Hosp., Stowmarket. From 22.7.17 to 18.8.17 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich. From 9.17. to 10.17 Brettenham Park Hospital. From 8.12.17 to 23.12.17 Suffolk Hosp:, Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds From 10.3.18 to 9.4.18 Beccles Red Cross Hospital. From 29.4.18 to 13.5.18 Suffolk Hosp:, Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds. From 1.7.18 to 1.8.18 Finborough Red Cross Hosp:, Stowmarket. From 3.11.18 to 27.11.18 Suffolk Hosp:, Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds. 1.2.19 to 1.3.19 West Suffolk Gen: Hosp:, Bury St. Edmunds; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/74; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 1 W.S. Bar.


MOORES, Mr. William (10.1914-2.1919. Gardener)

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ADDRESS: Orwell Lodge, Belstead Rd, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 10/1914; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Gardener; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part 9498 hrs; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: to front, surname, “Strutt-Moores” Strutt crossed out; COMMISSION: Suffolk .


MOORSON, Miss Marjorie Constance Alice (1.6.1917-15.6.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Nacton House Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 04/10/1915; SERVICE TO: 14/12/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket ; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 04/10/15; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/12/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing. see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 4800 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: from 4.10.15 to 17.10.15 Melton Red Cross Hospital, Worthing from 25.1.16 to 1.2.16 Finborough Red Cross Hosp:, Stowmarket from 1.6.17 to 15.6.17 Broadwater Hosp:, Ipswich. from 1.10.17 to 14.12.18 Melton Red Cross Hosp:, Wood bridge Written top front of the card: Suffolk / 84; COMMISSION: Suffolk. HONOURS AWARDED: I.W.S. Bar.


MOUSER, Miss Florence Elizabeth (20.1.1915-12.4.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 110 Myrtle Row, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 20/01/1915; SERVICE TO: 12/04/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/01/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/04/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 440 hours; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk / 22; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


NICHOLSON, Elizabeth Helen (7.3.1916-7.7.1916 Hospital Card dates 7.3.1916-7.8.1916 Service Card dates. J.C. V.A.D. Trained Nurse/Sister)

1916, 18 Mar:     The British Journal of Nursing.  “JOINT WAR COMMITTEE.  The following Sisters have been deputed, for duty in Home Hospitals :–… Broadwater Hosp., Ipswich.-Miss E. H. Nicholson. …”

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ADDRESS: 50 Victoria Rd, Fulwood, Preston COUNTY: Lancs; SERVICE FROM: 07/03/16; SERVICE TO: 07/08/16; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/03/16; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 07/08/16; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole Time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 2nd address in brackets (83 Pall Mall, London) on front of card; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


OLIVER, Miss Mabel (15.9.1916-23.1.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

Born 1885 Sudbury, Suffolk. Daughter of Bury St. Edmunds-born Brewer Edward Oliver and his London-born Emily Martha.

1891 Census:      The Brewery House, Cornard Road, Sudbury. With parents; three brothers; sister Violet; and three servants.

1901 Census:      179 Camden Road, St. Pancras, London.  Secondary School Pupil.

1911 Census:      ?

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ADDRESS: The Brewery House, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 15/09/1916; SERVICE TO: 24/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Broadwater Hosp. then Mil. Hosp. Hampstead; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 15/09/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 24/02/1919; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 15.9.16 to 23.1.18 Broadwater Hosp: Ipswich From 23.1.18 to 24.2.19 Gen: Hosp: R.F.C. Side 1: ‘Suffolk/4’; COMMISSION: Suffolk.

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ADDRESS: The Limes, Gt: Cornard, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 32; SERVICE FROM: 23/01/1918; SERVICE TO: 21/02/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 23/01/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: R.F.C. HP.Hampstead Side 1: ’30/9/19′; DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D; COMMISSION: Suffolk /4.


OLLEN, May (14.8.1915-1.2.1916. J.C. V.A.D. Trained Nurse/Sister)

1915, 21 Aug:     The British Journal of Nursing [sic].  “JOINT WAR COMMITTEE.  The following Nurses have been deputed, for duty in Home Hospitals :–… Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich.- Miss Alexander, Miss May Ollin.. …”

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ADDRESS: 8 Railway View, Ebbw Valley; COUNTY: Mon; SERVICE FROM: 14/08/1915; SERVICE TO: 01/02/1916; HOSPITAL: 9, Eastern Terrace, Brighton (Officers); Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Boothroyde, Brighouse ; Richmond House, Ashton-under-Lyne ; Branksmere Hospital, Kent Road, Southsea; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 14/08/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/02/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: (Now Mrs. Seccombe) [under Surname] King Manuels Hosp. 9 Eastern Terrace Brighton 19/6/15 to 13/7/15 V.A.D Hosp. Strood, Kent 15/7/15 to 5/8/15 Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich 14/8/15 to 1/2/16 Boothroyd Aux. Mil. Hosp. 21/2/16 to 16/9/16 Brighhouse Yorks No 2 & 5 Red X Hosps. France 27/9/16 to 17/6/18 Richmond House, Ashton-under-Lyne 25/7/18 to 6/12/18 Brankmere Hosp. Southsea 13/1/19 to 17/1/19 Original Address: 83 Pall Mall, London; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


ORD, Miss Ellen Louisa (1.3.1917-5.9.1917. General Service V.A.D)

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ADDRESS: 119 Northgate, Bury St. Edmunds; SERVICE FROM: 01/03/1917; SERVICE TO: 05/09/1917; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/03/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/09/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: G.S. at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1238 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


PACKER, Mrs. Alice (4.1917-12.1917. Scullery Maid)

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ADDRESS: Bramford, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 04/1917; SERVICE TO: 12/1917; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Scullery Maid; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 04/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1917; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Scullery work. Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


PANNELL, Miss Edith (1.1.1917-28.2.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: at Suffolk House, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 01/01/1917; SERVICE TO: 28/02/1917; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/01/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 28/02/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 243 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Suffolk/24; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


PARKER, Ellen Kate (27.8.1915-19.01.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

Ellen Kate Parker is the V.A.D. Nurse arrowed below.  Ellen was born in Ipswich, in 1894.  She was the only child of Chelmsford-born Harry William Parker and his Orford-born wife Ellen (nee Fox).  Harry and Ellen ran a printing business from 52 Fore Street, Ipswich, Suffolk:  namely ‘H. W. Parker’.

Ellen Kate Parker, Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich. c1916. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

Ellen K. Parker, Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich. c1916. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

In the 1891 Census, father Harry was a Printer at 174 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich and grandfather Benjamin Barber Parker was also a Printer (& Stationer) – ‘B.B. Parker’ at 52 & 54 Fore St., Ipswich.  When Benjamin died on 01 July 1896, Harry may have been running the Parker business because Benjamin was living in Felixstowe and was described as a “gentleman” (in the Probate entry).

1901 Census:      52 Fore Street, Ipswich, Suffolk.   With “Stationer and General Printer” father and mother plus one Domestic Servant.

1911 Census:      14 Murray Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.   With parents, who are both “Letter Press Printers”.  Ellen Kate is a 17 year old “Student”.

Ellen Parker: 1914 St. John Ambulance Association certificate. Courtesy/© Gil James.

Ellen Parker: 1914 St. John Ambulance Association certificate. Courtesy/© Gil James.

1915, 27 Aug:     Ellen became a V.A.D. volunteer at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich.   Perhaps Ellen was a St.  John Ambulance Association first-aider initially because she attained her First Aid certificate in 1914 and her Home Nursing certificate in 1915 with that organisation.   However, Ellen became a British Red Cross Member eventually and (as an Isle of Wight BRC member) served with that organization “at home” during WW2.

Ellen Parker: 1915 St. John Ambulance Association certificate. Courtesy/© Gil James.

Ellen Parker: 1915 St. John Ambulance Association certificate. Courtesy/© Gil James.

c1916:   The address Ellen wrote in the front of her diary at the beginning of the First World War was “129  Fore Street, Ipswich”.

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ADDRESS: 129, Fore Street, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 27/08/1915; SERVICE TO: 19/01/1917; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 27/08/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 19/01/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 550 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Suffolk/24; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 1 W.S. Bar.

At some point, Ellen became engaged to a First Lieutenant but he was killed during the war.     Whilst working at Broadwater Hospital, Ellen met Royal Field Artillery Bombardier Robert William Lister.    It is believed he was recovering from being gassed.

1933:     In 1933, Ellen married Robert Lister – on the Isle of Wight in Hampshire.    Family-lore suggests that her parents did not approve of this match with Robert and she was disinherited.    It appears she may never have spoken to her parents again.

Ellen and Robert settled in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight.    Ellen emigrated to Australia with family members (her daughter Margaret & family) in 1965.  There she lived happily, until her death in 1972.

Ellen’s grand-son Gil James is custodian of many of her possessions – these include her British Red Cross medals and an autograph/memory book from her time at Broadwater Hospital in Ipswich.     This book contains sketches, poems, anecdotes and battle honours of many of the wounded whom she helped care for.     Many entries have annotations that indicate the writer’s reason for being hospitalised.   Such notes as “GSW”, “Debility” and “Trench Foot” are common.

N.B.  It is believed that a monument to Ellen’s Parker family stands in the grounds of St. Matthew’s church in Ipswich, several of whom gave service to that church in the role of Sexton.

Ellen Parker’s WW1 & WW2 British Red Cross Medals plus St. John Ambulance Home Nursing Medal. Courtesy/© Gil James.

Ellen Parker’s WW1 & WW2 British Red Cross Medals plus St. John Ambulance Home Nursing Medal. Courtesy/© Gil James.

SEE SOME PAGES FROM ELLEN’S AUTOGRAPH BOOK AT THE END OF THIS CHAPTER.


PARKER, Miss Maggie (1.6.1916-21.8.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital)

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ADDRESS: Broadland, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft; SERVICE FROM: 24/11/15; SERVICE TO: 21/08/16; HOSPITAL: Henham Hall Hospital ; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 24/11/15; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 21/08/16; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1524 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 24.11.15 to 8.12.15 Henham Hall Hospital. From 10.1.16 to 10.3.16 East Suffolk Gen:Hosp: Ipswich; From 1.6.16 to 21.8.16 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; COMMISSION: Suffolk/48.


PAUL, Miss Audrey Frances (10.1917-2.1919. Assistant Housekeeper)

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ADDRESS: Orwell Lodge, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 10/1917; SERVICE TO: 02/1917; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Assist Housekeeper; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/1917; RANK AT TERMINATION: Assist Housekeeper; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Housekeeping Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part. 1056 hrs; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Side 1: ‘Suffolk/22’; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


PAUL, Miss Marjorie Florence (21.10.1914-12.3.1919. Secretarial work)

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ADDRESS: Orwell Lodge, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 12/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sec; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Secretarial – Broadwater Hosp Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: (see over); ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: To April 19th. 1918 part time according to work April 1918 to Feb 1919. Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


PAUL, William Frances Paul Esq. J.P. (21.10.1914-12.2.1919. Donor and Organiser)

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ADDRESS: Orwell Lodge Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 12/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Donor & Organiser of Broadwater Hospital; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Previous Address: Broadwater, Ipswich; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


PEACOCK, Miss Laura Frances (2.9.1916-12.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: c/o Mrs Holland Lea House Malmesbury; COUNTY: Wilts; SERVICE FROM: 02/09/1916; SERVICE TO: 12/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/09/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Address crosssed out Front of card: Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bars.


PEARCE, Miss Phyllis Margaret (13.1.1915-23.7.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 34 High Street, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 13/01/1915; SERVICE TO: 23/07/1917; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 13/01/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 23/07/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1842 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk Suffolk/22 [on front].


PERCY-SMITH, Miss Dora (7.1916-8.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Rushbrooke Hall Bury St. Edmunds; SERVICE FROM: 15/12/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds ; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 15/12/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Northgate St. Red Cross Hosp: Bury St. Edmunds; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 7887 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 15.12.15 to 30 6.16 Northgate St Red Cross Hosp; Bury St. Edmunds. From 7.16 to 8.16 Broadwater Hosp:, Ipswich. From 7.16 to Northgate St Red Cross Hosp; Bury St. Edmunds; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk 18; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 3 W.S. Bars.


PEYTON, Miss Jeannette (3.4.1915-7.5.1915. Trained Nurse/Sister)

1915, 10 Apr:      The British Journal of Nursing [sic].  “JOINT WAR COMMITTEE.  The following Nurses have been deputed, for duty in Home Hospitals :–… Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich.- Miss J. Peyton. …”

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ADDRESS: 83 Pall Mall, London; SERVICE FROM: 03/04/1915; SERVICE TO: 07/05/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/04/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 07/05/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


PHILLIPS, Miss Mabel Kathleen (13.8.1915-28.9.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 17 Hatfield Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 13/08/1915; SERVICE TO: 28/09/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 13/08/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 28/09/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 561 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: “Suffolk / 24” recorded on front of card; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


POWELL, Mr. Martin (1.9.1918-30.12.1918. Orderly)

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ADDRESS: 8 Civin Road, Manullywd; COUNTY: Monmouthshire; SERVICE FROM: 01/09/1918; SERVICE TO: 30/12/1918; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Orderly; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/09/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Orderly; DATE OF TERMINATION: 30/12/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Orderly at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich;WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


PRICE, Miss Florence (2.1917-2.1919. Helper, waiting on staff)

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ADDRESS: Museum St. Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 02/1917; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Helper; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Waiting on staff. Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part 208 hrs; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


PRIDDEN, Miss Sybil Constance Hibberd (1.1.1917-17.1.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Cecil House, Felixstowe; SERVICE FROM: 01/01/1917; SERVICE TO: 17/01/1917; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/01/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 17/01/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 105 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


PRINGLE, Dr. Arthur Young (10.1914-1.1919. Medical Officer. Also worked at Woolverstone Park)

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ADDRESS: Glaslyn, Crescent Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 10/1914; SERVICE TO: 28/03/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Red Cross Hospital, Woolverstone, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: At Woolverstone Park Hospital, Ipswich from 24/09/1915 to30/06/1918 part time 1/6 of year; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: M.O; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT TERMINATION: M.O; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: M.O at Broadwater Hospital Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Side 1 ‘Previous engagements’ changed to ‘Other engagements’ and 28/03/1919 crossed out; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


QUAIL, Revd. James Arnold (1.1916-2.1919. Chaplain. Free Church Minister)

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ADDRESS: Bearendale, Tuddenham Road, Norwich; SERVICE FROM: 01/1916; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Appointed in the War Office; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Chaplain; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Free Church Minister; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Broadwater Auxiliary Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


RADDALL, Beatrice Warne “Bessie” (11.8.1917-20.12.1918. [Hospital Card dates]. J.C. V.A.D. Trained Nurse/Sister)

Sister of Elliz (Eliza) and Sarah (below).  Born 1890, Launceston, Cornwall.  Bap: 14 October 1890 Launceston.  Daughter of Launceston-born Saddle & Harness Maker/Ironmonger Jesse Sketchley Raddall and his wife Susan/nah Mary Peter (nee Garland).

1891 Census:      Southgate Place, Launceston, Cornwall.   With parents; 4 siblings incl. Sarah.

1901 Census:      Southgate Place, Launceston, Cornwall.   With widower father and 6 siblings.

1911 Census:      ‘Sebakwe’, Cary Park, St.  Marychurch, Torquay, Devon.   Nurse Housemaid in the Galsworthy family home.

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ADDRESS: Southway Arch, Launceston; SERVICE FROM: 20/07/1917; SERVICE TO: 07/12/1918; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/07/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 07/12/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.

1976:                     Beatrice/Bessie died.   Death registered in Bodmin, Cornwall.


RADDALL, Miss Elliz [Eliza?] (26.9.1917-7.12.1918. Trained Nurse/Sister)

Sister of Bessie (above) and Sarah (below).  Born 1893 Launceston, Cornwall. Daughter of Launceston-born Saddle & Harness Maker/Ironmonger Jesse Sketchley Raddall and his wife Susan/nah Mary Peter (nee Garland).

1901 Census:      Southgate Place, Launceston, Cornwall.   With widower father and 6 siblings.

1911 Census:      Southgate, Launceston, Cornwall.  With parents; brother Philip; and sister Mary.

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ADDRESS: Southgate Arch, Launceston; SERVICE FROM: 26/09/1917; SERVICE TO: 07/12/1918; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 26/09/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 07/12/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


RADDALL, Miss Sarah Sketchley (7.10.1916-20.12.1918. Trained Nurse/Sister)

Sister of Bessie and “Elliz” (Eliza?) above.  Born 1880, in Lifton, near Launceston, Cornwall.  Daughter of Launceston-born Saddle & Harness Maker/Ironmonger Jesse Sketchley Raddall and his wife Susan/nah Mary Peter (nee Garland).

1881 Census:      2 Beehive Cottages, Lifton, nr Launceston.  With parents, siblings + 1 Domestic Servant.

1891 Census:      Southgate Place, Launceston, Cornwall.   With parents; 4 siblings incl. Bessie.

1901 Census:      Southgate Place, Launceston, Cornwall.   With widower father and 6 siblings.

1911 Census:      Royal Albert Hospital & Eye Infirmary, Marlborough St., Devonport. Hospital Nurse.

1916, 07.10:        Whole/Full Time Nursing Sister at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich.

1916, 21 Oct:      The British Journal of Nursing.  “JOINT WAR COMMITTEE.  HOME.  The following Sisters have been deputed for duty in the Home Hospitals: … Broadwater Hosp., Ipswich.–Miss S. S. Raddall. …”

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ADDRESS: Southgate Arch Launceston; COUNTY: Cornwall; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 35 yrs; SERVICE FROM: 06/10/1916; SERVICE TO: 11/06/1919; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Trained Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/10/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £1.1.0 pw; RANK AT TERMINATION: Trained Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 11/06/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: £1.4.10 pw; DEPARTMENT: T N Dept; COMMISSION: T N Dept.

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ADDRESS: Southway Arch, Launceston; SERVICE FROM: 07/10/1916; SERVICE TO: 20/12/1918; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/10/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 20/12/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.

1918, 20.12:        Broadwater Hospital duties terminated.

1922, 08.07:        Arriving in the port of Plymouth from Madras, India – Hospital Nurse. (Home address given as Southgate Arch, Launceston, Cornwall).

1933, 03.01:        Sarah “of 1 Southgate Place, Launceston, Cornwall …. Spinster” died at South Devon & East Cornwall Hospital, Plymouth, Devon.


RHODES, Miss Eva Maud (29.11.1915-17.05.1916. J.C. V.A.D. Trained Nurse/Sister. Also worked at Witham V.A.D. Aux. Hospital)

Born 1884 Dovercourt, Harwich, Essex.  Daughter of Beddington(Surrey)-born Railway Clerk Alfred Rhodes and his Croydon-born wife

1891 Census:      9 Hordle Place, Dovercourt, Harwich, Essex.  With parents and siblings.

1901 Census:      21 Market Street, Harwich, Essex.  General Domestic Servant for the Durrant family.

1911 Census:      Southwark Infirmary, East Dulwich Grove, London S E.   Infirmary Nurse.

1916, 29.11:        Nursing Sister at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich.

1916, 11 Dec:      The British Journal of Nursing.  “JOINT WAR COMMITTEE.  The following Sisters have been deputed, for duty in Home Hospitals :–… Broadwater Hosp., Ipswich.-Miss E. M. Rhodes. …”

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ADDRESS: 83 Pall Mall London; SERVICE FROM: 29/11/1915; SERVICE TO: 17/05/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 29/11/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: ?; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 17/05/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: ?; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.

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ADDRESS: 7, Vine Terrace, Dovercourt; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 31; SERVICE FROM: 29/11/1915; SERVICE TO: 13/07/1916; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: T.N; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 29/11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 13/07/1916; DEPARTMENT: T.N.Dept; COMMISSION: T.N.Dept.

British Red Cross card for Eva Maud Rhodes. Permission given by British Red Cross©

British Red Cross card for Eva Maud Rhodes. Permission given by British Red Cross©

British Red Cross card for Eva Maud Rhodes. Permission given by British Red Cross©

British Red Cross card for Eva Maud Rhodes. Permission given by British Red Cross©

1916, 05.16:        Broadwater Hospital duties terminated.

1957:                  Possibly when Eva died … one Eva M. Rhodes’ death was registered in Ealing, Middx.


RICHARDSON, Mrs. Annie [formerly Cooke, Miss] 29.8.1916-11.10.1916. Trained Nurse/Sister)

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ADDRESS: Ipswich Nursing Home, 7 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 29/08/1916; SERVICE TO: 11/10/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 29/08/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 11/10/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Wholetime; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


RIES, Mrs. Maude Mary [nee Webb] (21.10.1914-1.1915. Trained Nurse/Sister)

Born 24 May 1880 Hackney, London.   Daughter of Surrey-born Engineer John Stephen Webb and his Islington-born wife Mary Ann (nee Cox).

1881 Census:      68 St. John’s Church Road, Hackney.  With parents; one brother; two sisters; and two servants.

1891 Census:      Waverdale ?, Brentford. With parents; one brother; and three sisters.

1901 Census:      Chewton, Milton, Hampshire. With mother and two sisters.  Father was at the home of his brother Frederick, in Lewisham.

1911 Census:      ?  Mother & two sisters living in Hampshire. Father was a “Boarder” at 4 Burton Road, Buxton, London.

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ADDRESS: Roudene, Wherstead Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 25/10/1914; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: see over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nursing Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/02/1911; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still in Detachment; PAY AT TERMINATION: None; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing Sister; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Broadwater Auxiliary Hospital Ipswich 30.10.14 – 1.15 Moka Hospital St. Malo France – 1.15 16.4.15 Bristol Hospital S.t Malo France Side 1: ‘Suffolk/24’ Surname – ‘nee (Webb)’ follows name ‘now [Mrs} then [Miss]’ Date of Engagement/Date of Termination – ‘7.2.11 20.10.14/Still in Detachment 16.4.15’; COMMISSION: Suffolk/24; HONOURS AWARDED: Mons ribbon but no Star.

1915, 22 Jul:        Married Adolph Hulett Ries at St John, Hampstead.


RIGDEN, Miss Margaret McDonald (1.3.1916-4.10.1916. J.C. V.A.D. Trained Nurse. Massage Sister)

1916, 11 Mar:     The British Journal of Nursing.  “JOINT WAR COMMITTEE.  The following Sisters have been deputed, for duty in Home Hospitals :–… Broadwater Hosp., Ipswich.-Miss M. M. Rigden. …”

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ADDRESS: 83 Pall Mall, London; SERVICE FROM: 02/03/1916; SERVICE TO: 03/10/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/03/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/10/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.

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ADDRESS: “Windholme”, London Road, Upper Deal; COUNTY: Kent; SERVICE FROM: 09/1916; SERVICE TO: Still working; HOSPITAL: Weston Favell Hospital, Northampton; Hazelwood, Ryde; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; V.A. Hospital for Officers, Bigadon, Buckfastleigh; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: as over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Massage Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/09/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £1.1. per wk; RANK AT TERMINATION: Massage Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still working; PAY AT TERMINATION: £64″12 per yr; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General Nursing and Massage; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Hazelwood, Ryde Oct 1915 – Mch 1916 Broadwater, Ipswich Mch 1916 – Oct 1916 St J.A.B. Hosp. Etaples Oct 1916 – Apr 1917 Bigadon, Devon Apr 1917 – Aug 1917 Aberford, Yorjk Oct 1917 – July 1918 Weston Favell, Northants Sep 1918 – Still there; COMMISSION: Primary Hosp. Weston Favell Northants.


ROGERS, Mr. William (2.1918-4.10.1918. Orderly)

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ADDRESS: 14 Ringham Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 02/1918; SERVICE TO: 04/10/1918; HOSPITAL:Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Orderly; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Orderly; DATE OF TERMINATION: 04/10/1918 PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Orderly at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; COMMISSION:Suffolk.


ROOTHAM, Miss Dorothy (1.3.1918-4.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Crossways House Bartlow; COUNTY: Cambs; SERVICE FROM: 18/08/1917; SERVICE TO: 04/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 18/08/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 04/02/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Beccles Red Cross Hospital till 8.2.18 Nursing at Broadwater Hosp., Ipswich from 1.3.18; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 4163 and a half hours; DEPARTMENT: Cambs /16; COMMISSION: Cambs /16 Suffolk.


ROZIER, Mr. Percy Ernest (3.2.1915-25.8.1916. Orderly)

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ADDRESS: 21 Beaconsfield Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 3/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 25/08/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 13/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 25/08/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Orderly at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Side 1 written top right Suffolk/11; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


RUFFLE, Miss Rose (10.12.1914-28.1.1915 & 15.7.1916-4.8.1916. Lady Superintendent. Nursing)

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ADDRESS: Silverdale, Haverhill; SERVICE FROM: 10/12/1914; SERVICE TO: 04/08/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Lady Superintendant; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/12/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; DATE OF TERMINATION: 04/08/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: None; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General Nursing at Broadwater Hosp: Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: {Two Periods of Service on Date of Engagement & Date of Termination} Dec 10th / 14 – Jan 28/15 & July/15 – Aug 4/16; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/82; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


RUSH, Miss Daisy Eleanor (22.4.1918-9.5.1918. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at the Ipswich Military Hospital, Ranelagh Road. A sister of Hilda below)

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ADDRESS: Bradfield St. George, Bury St. Edmunds; SERVICE FROM: 08/10/1917; SERVICE TO: 14/11/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket ; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds ; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Red Cross Hospital, Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/10/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/11/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1132 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 08.10.1917 to 22.10.1917 Finborough Red Cross Hosp; Stowmarket ” 08.12.1917 ” 29.12.1917) ” 27.02.1918 ” 05.03.1918) Suffolk Hosp; Ampton Hall, Bury St.Edmunds ” 22.04.1918 ” 09.05.1918 Broadwater Hosp: Ipswich “ 03.07.1918 ” 09.07.1918 Northgate St. Red Cross Hosp; Bury St. Edmunds ” 30.10.1918 ” 14.11.1918 Mil. Hosp: Ranelagh Road, Ipswich; COMMISSION:  Suffolk /100.


RUSH, Miss Hilda E. (8.11.1917-30.11.1917 & 4.1-25.1.1918. V.A.D. Nurse. A sister of Daisy above)

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ADDRESS: Bradfield St George, Bury St Edmunds; SERVICE FROM: 16/09/1917; SERVICE TO: 29/10/1918; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 16/09/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 29/10/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – See over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 2130 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 19.9.17 to 1.10.17 Melton Red Cross Hosp., Woodbridge From 8.11.17 to 30.11.17 Broadwater Hosp., Ipswich From 4.1,18 to 25.1.18 Broadwater Hosp., Ipswich From 28.5.18 to 7.6.18 Beeches Red Cross Hospital From 29.7.18 to 12.8.18 Fizborough Red Cross Hosp., Stpwmarket From 15.10.18 to 29.10.18 Melton Red Cross Hosp., Woodbridge; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/100; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


RUSH, Miss Nellie (18.9.1916-25.10.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: White Lodge, Eye; SERVICE FROM: 18/09/1916; SERVICE TO: 25/10/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 18/09/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 25/10/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 407 Hours; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/8; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


SAWER, Miss Mary Gwendolen (27.10.1914-19.5.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 64 London Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 27/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 19/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 19/06/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 924 Hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


SCOPES, Miss Mary (8.1917-12.3.1919. Cook)

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ADDRESS: 5 Luther Rd, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 08/1917; SERVICE TO: 12/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Cooking. Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


SEAMAN, Miss Eleanor Margaret (21.11.1914-23.4.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 38 Berners Street, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 21/11/1914; SERVICE TO: 23/04/1918; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/11/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 23/04/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk/22; HONOURS AWARDED: 3. W.S. Bars.


SEWELL, Mrs. Ellen (8.1918-2.1919. Washerwoman)

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ADDRESS: Waterwork St Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 08/1918; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Washerwoman; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part 1656 hrs; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


SMITH, Miss True (8.1916-9.1917. Kitchen Maid)

Born 1889 Westerfield, Suffolk. Daughter of Suffolk-born parents Farm Labourer Walter and Louisa (nee Wooby).

1891 Census:      The Street, Westerfield, Suffolk. With parents and two older brothers.

1901 Census:      64 New Cut West, Ipswich. With parents; older brother; and younger sister.

1909:                     An older brother (Walter) died.

1910:                     Father died.

1911 Census:      1 Adelphi Place, Lower Brook St, Ipswich. Domestic Help for spinster Emily S. Lovely; one visitor; and one other servant.

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ADDRESS: Junction Cottage, Wherstead Rd, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 08/1916; SERVICE TO: 09/1917; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Kitchen Maid; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: 09/1917; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; COMMISSION: Suffolk.

1930, 4Q:             Married Frederick W. Rands in Ipswich.

1969 1Q:               Mrs. True Rands died – her death was registered in Ipswich.


SOUTHGATE, Mrs. Catharine (11.1914-2.1916. Washerwoman)

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ADDRESS: 16 Long St, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 11/1914; SERVICE TO: 02/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Washerwoman; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Broadwater Hosp: Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part 4365 hrs; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


SOUTHWELL, Miss Janet (2.5.1917-17.9.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

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SERVICE FROM: 02/05/1917; SERVICE TO: 17/09/1918; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/05/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 17/09/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 3626 1/2 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Norfolk/126; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


SQUIRRELL, Miss Ethel Kate (18.4.1918-4.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Castle Farm Waltisham, Chelsworth; SERVICE FROM: 06/04/1917; SERVICE TO: 04/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket ; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/04/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 04/02/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing. see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 6.4.17 to 18.4.18 Finborough Red Cross Hosp:. Stowmarket. From 18.4.18 to 4.2.19 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/20; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


STEAD, Miss Kate (4.1917-2.1918. Kitchen Maid)

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ADDRESS: Golden Lion Hotel Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 04/1917; SERVICE TO: 02/1918; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Kitchen Maid; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT:  4/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


STEPHENS, Miss Dorothy Lyne (18.6.1917-27.9.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Church Street, Eye; SERVICE FROM: 11/06/1917; SERVICE TO: 31/01/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/06/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: 31/01/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 18. 6. 17 to 27. 9. 18 Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich. 20. 11. 18 to 31. 1. 19 Suffolk Hosp. Ampton Hall Bury St. Edmunds; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/8; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 1 W. S. Bar.


STEWARD, Miss Janet Richards [became Mrs. Maynard] (3.1915-3.1917. Tracing the missing. Also worked at East Suffolk Hospital. Sister of Mabel below)

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ADDRESS: Graham House, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 03/1915; SERVICE TO: 03/1917; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: See over; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: No; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Tracing the Missing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: about 1460; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: [written on front of card:] retd. Wrong name, another sent 8/2/21 Now Mrs Maynard East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital & Broadwater Auxiliary Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk/22 [written on front of card] Suffolk.


STEWARD, Miss Mabel Lilias (21.10.1914-02.02.1915, 21.07.1916-27.11.1916, 20.01.1917-19.05.1917. V.A.D. Nurse. Sister of Janet above)

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ADDRESS: Graham House, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 07/05/1915; SERVICE TO: 21/05/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: See over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nursing Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still in Detachment 19.5.17; PAY AT TERMINATION: None; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: V.A.D. Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Endell St. Whole Time Broadwater part; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: at Endell Street Hospital, left through illness 21/10/1914 to 02/02/1915, 21/07/1916 to 27/11/1916, 20/01/1917 to 19/05/1917 Broadwater Auxiliary Hospital Ipswich; COMMISSION: [written on front of card:] Suffolk/24 Suffolk [deleted:] Middlesex.


STOWE, Miss Wynne (2.1915-2.1919. Helper, waiting on staff)

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ADDRESS: Edge hill & Stone Lodge Lane Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 02/1915; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Helper; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Waiting on Staff Broadwater Hosp Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part 344 hrs; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


STRUTT, Miss Madge (2.1917-2.1919. Helper, waiting on staff)

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ADDRESS: Constantine Rd, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 02/1917; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Helper; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Wait on Staff, Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part. 208 hrs; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: [Deleted Address: Barclay’s Bank]; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


THOMPSON, Miss Lilian (27.12.1914-22.1.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 18 Christchurch Street, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 27/12/1914; SERVICE TO: 22/01/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 27/12/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 22/01/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 297 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk/22.


TOMLINSON, Miss Elsie (9.9.1916-2.7.1918. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Gippeswyke Hall, Ipswich)

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ADDRESS: Bawdsey, Woodbridge; SERVICE FROM: 16/05/1915; SERVICE TO: 14/12/1918; HOSPITAL: VAD Hospital, Gippeswyke Hall, Ipswich ; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 16/05/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/12/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 3580 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 16.5.15 to 29.5.15 Gippiswyk [Isolation] Hospital From 9.9.16 to 2.7.18 Broadwater Hosp:, Ipswich From 8.11.18 to 14.12.18 Finborough Red Cross Hosp: Stowmarket Side 1: ‘Suffolk/24.’; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 1 W.S. Bar.


TRICKER, Mrs. Annie 30.4.1918-8.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Lowgate Street, Eye; SERVICE FROM: 30/04/1918; SERVICE TO: 08/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 30/04/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 08/02/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk /8.


TURNER, Miss Gertrude (21.10.1914-29.5.1915. Matron)

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ADDRESS: 83 Pall Mall, London; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 29/05/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Matron; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Matron; DATE OF TERMINATION: 29/05/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Matron at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole Time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.

TURNER, Miss Grace Ada (7.6.1916-30.3.1918. Cook.  Also worked at East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital)

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ADDRESS: Elmsett Gate, Hadleigh; SERVICE FROM: 29/03/1916; SERVICE TO: 30/03/1918; HOSPITAL: Maryland, Sproughton, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 29/03/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Cook; DATE OF TERMINATION: 30/03/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: cooking – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 2138 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 29.3.16 to 29.5.16 East Suffolk Gen: Hosp:, Ipswich. 7.6.16 to 30.3.18 Maryland Hospital, Sproughton; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


TUTTLE, Mrs. Ethel Annie (30.4.1918-1.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 100 Cambridge Road, Lowestoft; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 09/07/1917; SERVICE TO: 01/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket ; Red Cross Hospital, Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds ; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT:

Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/07/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION:

Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/02/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: nursing (see over); WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From: 09.07.1917 to 31.09.1917 Finborough Red Cross Hospital, Stowmarket 22.10.1917 to 06.11.1917 Northgate Street Res. Cross Hospital, Bury St Edmunds 30.04.1918 to 01.02.1919 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/48; COMMISSION: Suffolk/48; HONOURS AWARDED: I.W.S. bar.


UNWIN, Miss Gertrude (9.1.1916-23.5.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

Born 4Q 1891 Haverhill, Suffolk.  Daughter of Essex-born Manufacturing Manager Frederic Daniel Unwin and his Haverhill-born wife Emma (nee Andrews)

1901 Census:      Crowland House, Withersfield Road, Haverhill.  With parents; a younger brother & sister; and 2 servants. (Older brother a boarder at Earls  Colne Grammar School)

1911 Census:      Hoveton House, 19 High Street, Haverhill, Suffolk.  With parents; an older brother; a younger sister; visitors Mr. & Mrs. Belier; and 2 servants.

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ADDRESS: The Grange, Withersfield, Nr Haverhill, COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 22/04/1916; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich From 9.1,16 to 23.5.16; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: V.A.D; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 22/04/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £20 per annum; RANK AT TERMINATION: V.A.D; DATE OF TERMINATION: not finished; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: No 10 & No 25 General Hospitals, France still serving (initials); DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/82; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 1 Service Stripe(s).

Gertrude became friends with Broadwater V.A.D. Clara Woolnough – they served in France together.


VAIZEY, Revd. Reginald B. (1918-12.2.1919. Church of England Chaplain)

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ADDRESS: Braintree; COUNTY: Essex; SERVICE FROM: 1918; SERVICE TO: 12/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Chaplain; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Church of England Chaplain at Ipswich; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Broadwater Auxiliary Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


WAGSTAFF, Miss Daisy Ethel [the late] (21.10.1914-20.2.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Staffa Lodge Norwich Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 20/02/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 20/02/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 2541 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk/ 24 Suffolk.


WAINWRIGHT, Miss Bessie (8.1915-11.1918. Maid)

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ADDRESS: 113 Queens Rd., Everton, Liverpool; SERVICE FROM: 08/1915; SERVICE TO: 11/1918; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Maid; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes DATE OF TERMINATION: 11/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


WASPE, Miss Nellie (11.1917-2.1919. Helper, waiting on staff)

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ADDRESS: Belstead, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 11/1917; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Helper; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Waiting on Staff. Broadwater Hosp. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part 488 hrs; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


WEBB, Miss Edith (21.6.1915-1.7.1916 & 19.7.1915-24.7.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 22 Primrose Hill, Haverhill; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 30/09/1916; SERVICE TO: 1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: 21.6.15 – 1.7.16 & 19.7.15 – 24.7.16 at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: V.A.D; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 30/09/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £20 per annum; RANK AT TERMINATION: V.A.D; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: £20 per annum; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 1st Birmingham War Hospital, Rubery Hill, Birmingham. Still serving; COMMISSION: Suffolk /82.


WELHAM, Mrs. Gertrude (6.1918-2.1919. Washerwoman)

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ADDRESS: Union St., Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 06/1918; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Washerwoman; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Broadwater Hosp., Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part. 2205 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


WHISTLECRAFT, Miss Ruby (10.8.1917-4.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Parsonage Lane, Chelsworth; SERVICE FROM: 10/08/1917; SERVICE TO: 04/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/08/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 04/02/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole Time; COMMISSION: Suffolk /20; HONOURS AWARDED: 1 W.S. Bar.


WHITTLE, Miss Maud (15.5.1915-24.5.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 6. Wratting Road Haverhill; SERVICE FROM: 15/05/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds ; Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket ; Red Cross Hospital, Beccles; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 15/05/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 15.5.15 to 24.5.16 Broadwater Hosp: Ipswich. From 8.8.16 to 14.2.18 Suffolk Hosp:, Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds From 12.2.18 to 28.4.18 Wandsworth. From 22.5.18 to 17.7.18 Finborough red Cross Hsop:- From 17.7.18 to 31.1.19 Suffolk Hosp: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds From 8.2.19 to 31.3.19 Becles Red Cross Hospital. From 31.3.19 to West Suffolk Gen: Hosp:, Bury St. Edmunds; COMMISSION: Suffolk /82; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bars.


WILLIAMS, Miss Jessie Beatrice (8.11.1916-4.6.1917. Trained Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 83. Pall Mall London; COUNTY: SERVICE FROM: 08/11/1916; SERVICE TO: 04/06/1917; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Trained Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/11/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Trained Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 04/06/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


WILSON, Miss Grace (7.1.1917-10.4.1917. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital)

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ADDRESS: Friar’s Hall Hadleigh; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: before 5.7.15; SERVICE TO: 02/11/1918; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: Before 5.7.15; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/11/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Suffolk/6 Before 5.7.15 East Suffolk Gen: Hospital, Ipswich. From 12.10.16 to 31.12.16) From 7.1.17 to 10.4.17 ) Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich. From 4.7.17 to 26.11.17 Palace Green Hosp:, Kensington From 2.4.18 to 2.11.18 Central R.A.F. Hosp:, Hampstead; COMMISSION: Suffolk 6; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bars.


WOLSEY, Miss Kate (10.9.1918-15.11.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: at 6 West Road, Bury St. Edmunds; SERVICE FROM: 10/09/1918; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds ; Brettenham Park Hospital, Brettenham ; Red Cross Hospital, Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/09/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Reverse of card: from 10.09.1918 to 15.11.1918 Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich. from 15.11.1918 to 16.12.1918 Suffolk Hosp: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmuds. from 20.02.1918 to 04.01.1919 Brettenham Park Hospital. from 07.01.1919 to 20.01.1919 Northgate St. Red Cross Hosp: Bury St. Edmunds. from 24.01.1919 to 2nd N. Gen: Hosp: Leeds; COMMISSION: Suffolk 100.


WOOD, Mrs. Eva A.R.R.C. (2.6.1915-4.5.1918. Sister until 9.8.1915, then Matron. Associate of the Royal Red Cross. Canadian)

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ADDRESS: 257 Carlton Street Toronto; SERVICE FROM: 02/06/1915; SERVICE TO: 04/05/1918; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/06/1915; RANK AT TERMINATION: Matron; DATE OF TERMINATION: 04/05/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister till 9.8.15 Then Matron at Broadwater Hospital Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: A.R.R.C.


WOODARD, Rev’d Alfred Lambert (7.1915-2.1919. Church of England Chaplain)

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ADDRESS: St Mary Stoke Rectory Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 07/1915; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Chaplain; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Church of England Chaplain ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Broadwater Auxiliary Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


WOOLNOUGH, Miss Clara (23.11.1914-31.5.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked in France and at Colchester Military Hospital)

Born 1890 (birth registered 3Q) Nacton, Suffolk.   Daughter of Marlsford-Suffolk-born Shepherd Frederick Woolnough and his Kings Lynn-Norfolk-born wife Clara (nee Bunting)

1891 Census:    13 Levington Road, Nacton, Suffolk.  With parents; paternal grandmother; 1 brother; and 1 cousin (Maggie Woolnough).

1901 Census:    Levington P.O., Nacton, Suffolk. With parents (father: shepherd) and brother.

1911 Census:    Post Office, Levington, nr. Ipswich.  With Shepherd father; Sub-Postmistress mother; 1 cousin (Maggie Woolnough); and a boarder.

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ADDRESS: Levington, nr. Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 23/11/1914; SERVICE TO: 25/03/1919; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: 3.5.12 East Suffolk Hospital; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: V.A.D; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 23/11/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 25; RANK AT TERMINATION: V.A.D; DATE OF TERMINATION: 25/03/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Nursing; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Broadwater Hospital Ipswich Nov 23rd 1914 25th General Hospital B.E. F. France 31.5.16 No 1 General Hospital B.E. F. France No 6 Stationery Hospital B.E.F. France No 74 General Hospital B.E.F. France Colchester ? returned 25.3.19 Total service 4 years 2 months; COMMISSION: Suffolk /84; HONOURS AWARDED: Mentioned in Dispatches.

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ADDRESS: Livington, Nr Ipswich; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 25; SERVICE FROM: 31/05/1916; SERVICE TO: 07/03/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 31/05/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: 07/03/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 31-5-16 to 9.10.18 Mil. Hos. France. Trans. 9.10.18 to 7.3.19 Mil. Hos. Colchester; DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D; COMMISSION: Suffolk/84; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 Scarlet Efficiency Stripes 22-10-17. Mentioned in Despatch 25-5-18.

Clara became friends with V.A.D. Nurse Gertrude Unwin at Broadwater – after their service there, they served in France together.  Clara’s health deteriorated during her service in France and she returned to England – to work at Colchester Military Hospital.   Her health never recovered.

1952, 25 Oct:      “Clara Emily Mary otherwise Clara Mary otherwise Clara of The Post Office Levington Suffolk spinster died 25 October 1952 at Borough General Hospital, Ipswich …”.

Much more interesting information about Clara Woolnough and Gertrude Unwin can be discovered in the book ‘Postcards from the Front 1914-1919’ by Kate J. Cole and here, on Kate Cole’s Blog: http://www.essexvoicespast.com/


WRIGHT, Miss Lily (1.2.1916-1.4.1916. J.C. V.A.D. Trained Nurse/Sister)

1916, 12 Feb:      The British Journal of Nursing.  “JOINT WAR COMMITTEE.  The following Sisters have been deputed, for duty in Home Hospitals :–… Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich.-Miss L. Wright. …”

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ADDRESS: 83 Pall Mall London; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1916; SERVICE TO: 31/03/1916; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/02/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 13/03/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


WRIGHT, Miss Mary (10.1917-3.1918. V.A.D. Nurse & Tracing the Missing. Also worked at East Suffolk Hospital)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=broadwater+ipswich&page=11&id=234409&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Stoke Hill Cottage Belstead Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 31/07/1915; SERVICE TO: 28/08/1915; HOSPITAL: Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: see over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: V.A.D. Nurse etc; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 31/07/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; RANK AT TERMINATION: V.A.D.worker; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: No; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: First Nursing then tracing the missing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 390; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Broadwater Auxiliary Hospital Oct 1917 March 1918 Tracing the Missing at East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital & at Broadwater Suffolk/22; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


Nurses & wounded at ‘Broadwater’ WW1 Auxiliary Hospital. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.

Nurses & Wounded, ‘Broadwater’ WW1 Auxiliary Hospital. Courtesy of Heather Anne Johnson.


FIRST WORLD WAR ‘BROADWATER’ HOSPITAL: AUTOGRAPH BOOKS

GRACE GORSUCH AUTOGRAPH PAGES

Corporal H. Slade autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

Corporal H. Slade autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

“9729 Corpl H. Slade, East Surrey Regt. 17-7-15; Got Frost Bitten Feet at Ypres on the 6th Feb.  Arrived at Broadwater Hospital on evening of the 13th Feb. and here I still Remain.  I am getting on no so bad.   Broadwater 17-7-15”


Drummer G. Paddison autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

Drummer G. Paddison autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

“Verses   July 17 1915

When the golden Sun is setting;  And you mind from care is free;  When of others you are thining;  Will you sometimes think of me;  Think of me when sad and lonely;  Save for me a tender spot;  In the heart of your affectionate;  Plant a sweet for-get-me-not;  In the Land of the Golden Sun.  Drummer G. Paddison, 1 Herts Regt, Broadwater”


Royal Highlander Pipe Sergt. J. Chisholm, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

Royal Highlander Pipe Sgt. J. Chisholm, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

“The Gas Cloud

I dreamt of a little cottage; in the land of the brave and free; and i saw a dear face smiling; and arms stretched out to me.

Then a cloud came up between us; and i gasped for the breath of life; I felt her sliping from me; and I thought I lost my wife

Then I woke up with a start boys; with the sun shining on my face; and I knew that God had spared me; for another day of grace.

Pipe Sergt. J Chisholm, 1/7 Black Watch, Royal Highlanders”


Nelson autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

Nelson autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

“I’M GETTING A FEW CLASPS TO MY MEDAL! ?? Nelson, 2 Batln C.E.F. Sept 30/15”


H. Baldwin autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

H. Baldwin autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.


Once seen never forgotten autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

Once seen never forgotten … page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

“once seen never forgotten   The Banbury Cake.  13/11/15 Broadwater Hospital.   Arrived here on the 26/10/15 and during my stay I must say that I have been treated with the best of attention by the Owner of this Book and the sisters and nurses And may the Best of Luck and Health be theirs through the days of their lives”


Pte. T. J. Broadhurst autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

Pte. T. J. Broadhurst autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

“Broadwater Hospital Nov. 19th

There is a House in Suffolk; That’s known both far & near; And Heaven bless the kindl y folk; Who cheer us Soldiers here.

This House is known as Broadwater; T’was given with a good kind heart; The wounded here, from o’er the water; Are sorry when they depart.

When time arrives for us to go; A kind thought lingers with us; Of Matrons, Sisters, Nurses too; And their devotion to us.

Our thanks in words we cannot give; No words will ever explain them; But will remember, how long we live; Broadwater! Its “DONARS.”  God Bless them.

Pte. T. J. Broadhurst, 2 Essex Regt. 56th Saucey Pompadours”  


Sherwood Forester autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

Sherwood Forester autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.


Pte. T. J. Broadhurst autograph Dog Roses, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

Pte. T. J. Broadhurst autograph Roses, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

“Pte. T. J. Broadhurst  2 Essex Regt.  Dec 27th 1915  Broadwater Hospital”

Pte. T. J. Broadhurst flowers, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

Pte. T. J. Broadhurst flowers, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

“With my sincerest wishes Pte. T. J. Broadhurst 16959 2 Essex Regt. Broadwater Hospital 2/1/16”


Corporal T. E. Pritchard autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

Cpl. T. E. Pritchard autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

7th Suffolk Regt. autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

7th Suffolk Regt. autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Katy Griffin.

“Nurse what is this on My Head?” Vinegar “clothes”.  She replied.

You have had Fever.  After a pause. And what is this on My Chest?”

  A mustard Plaster.  You have had Pneumonia.

And what is this @ My Feet?” Salt Bags.  You have had Frost Bite.

A soldier from the next bed looked up & said:-

Hang a Pepper Box to his Nose, Nurse.

Then He will be a Cruet

Sgt. __?__ 7th Suffolk Regt  Broadwater Hospt  3rd 1/16”



ELLEN KATE PARKER AUTOGRAPH PAGES

Bom. G. C. Priestley R.F.A. autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Gil James.

G. C. Priestley R.F.A. autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Gil James.

“Called up from the reserve on the 6th of August 1914, joined the 5th Bty R.F.A. proceed with them to Hursly Park to form the 8th Div (which was composed of the finest Infantry that ever set foot in France, all from India) Arrived in France on the 5th November 1914, fell sick with appendicitis on the 28 October 1915 left Calais on the 19th Nov 1915, two days after the Hospital ship Anglia.  Arrived in Broadwater Hospital Ipswich on the evening of the 19th where I received the best of treatment, specially from the owner of this book, who I wish the best of luck.  Bom G. C. Priestley  R.F.A. 2 – 1 – 16” 

George Charles Priestley was born in 1888 … in Portsmouth, Hampshire.     He was the son of Isle of Wight-born Beer Retailer George C. Priestley and his Portsmouth-born wife Beatrice (nee Watson).

1891 Census:      21 Melbourne Street, Portsea, Hampshire. With parents and a brother.

1901 Census:      50 Hyde Park Road, Portsmouth. With father & mother; 2 brothers; and one sister.

1911 Census:      ? With the Army …

George was a Milkman before he enlisted into the Royal Field Artillery on 11 January 1907, at Portsmouth – at the age of 18yrs 2months.  George married Miss Mary Teresa Newell on 06 July 1914, in Portsmouth.  George’s Pension Record records that his illness began on 26 October 1915 and he had his appendix removed on 28 October.   He suffered from a permanent weak scar and weak stomach afterwards.  His death was registered in the 4th Quarter of 1929.


2nd K.O.S.B. autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Gil James.

2nd K.O.S.B. autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Gil James.

“I SEE THEY’RE GOING TO RAISE THE INCOME TAX.  THIS WAR AIN’T ‘ALF GOING TO BE BROUGHT ‘OME TO SOME OF OUS NOW”


Pte. Uwins autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Gil James.

Pte. Uwins autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Gil James.

“Pte. Uwins, Norfolk Regt. 12346 – Pts. Uwins, while doing his bit; didn’t half shout; when he got hit; A London Lad invalided home from Loos; After seeing some terrible doos; But now I am strong again not half; Many thanks to the hospital Staff.  Broadwater. Pte. E. Uwins  7.1.16.”

Edwin Richard Uwins (“Edward”) was born 1888 in Bromley, Kent.  Son of Lambeth-born Painter and Decorator Henry Edmund Uwins and his Devon-born wife Ellen.

1891 Census:      43 London Road, Bromley, Kent. With parents and three brothers.

1901 Census:      24 Wanless Rd., Herne Hill, Lambeth. With parents; three brothers; and two sisters.

1911 Census:      58 D’Enysford Road, Camberwell. A Boarder, occupation “Plumber’s Mate”.  At the home of Joseph Mace, a Plumber, and his family plus another board, a Yard Labourer.  Parents still living at 24 Wanless Road, Herne Hill, Lambeth.

Edwin enlisted 24 August 1914, his trade was a “Plumber”. During February and March 1915, four offences are recorded on Edwin’s Service Record:-  “Late falling in for parade at 8 am”; “Overstaying his pass 9.30pm til 7.20 am”; “Not complying with an order”; and “Absent from CO’s parade at 7 am”.

Edwin went to France 30 May 1915.  After becoming ill (with Psoriasis), Edwin was sent back to England on 26 October 1915 – eventually arrived at ‘Broadwater’.  Accordingly, Edwin was awarded a Silver War Badge, No. 93565.  Discharged from the Army on 14 September 1916: “no longer fit for war service”; “Capacity for earning a full livelihood not lessened since enlistment”.  Cause for discharge was given as Psoriasis.   His address on discharge was to be: 24 Wanless Road, Herne Hill, Lambeth, London.  On 29 December 1920, Edwin took receipt of his ‘1914-15’ Star at 8 Railton Road, Herne Hill.


Lance Corpl. C. Jones autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Gil James.

Lance Corpl. C. Jones autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Gil James.

“Lance Corpl C Jones, Cardiff City Batt, 16th Welch Regt. Left England Oct 4th Landed at Le Havre on Oct 5th, got wounded at La Bassee on Jan 17th 1916, went to a French Hospital, and from there came to Broadwater Hospital on 26th Jan –  Which I am getting on fine thanks to the staff  I will always remember the kindness showed to me in this Hospital, I Remain  Lance Corpl C Jones.  Good luck to the owner of this book.”


Lce. Cpl. M. Looney autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Gil James.

Lce. Cpl. M. Looney autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Gil James.

“Lce. Cpl. M. Looney, 10 Batt R.E. 16.2.16.  Left England on the 31st August 1914 with a heavy siege Battery for France, was engaged at Dixmude, Sossions, Armentiers, La Basse, & Ypres invalided home on May 1915, Volunteered for active service again in Sept 1915, arrived at Le Have have been at Champagne,  Albert, Festubert, Arras and Armentier.s  Invalided home to Broadwater Hospital on January 26th 1916, where I have received the greatest care and attention from the Sisters nurses and General staff for which I feel extremely grateful.   Signed M. Looney R.E.”


Albert E. Tambling autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Gil James.

Albert E. Tambling autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Gil James.

“Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich.  Arrived from France on Easter Sunday 1916.  Albert E. Tambling. R.E’s.   Allias Adolphus Straffemall. (May 2nd 1916)”


Pte. H. Whitfield autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Gil James.

Pte. H. Whitfield autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Gil James.

“Sept 5/16.  It was down on the Somme on the 15th of July when the Kaiser sent me a message saying Nurse Parker wants to see you at Broadwater Hospital, so here I came & here I have received the best of Care. With Best wishes to all the staff & to the owner of this Book.  I hope she will have success where ever she goes. Pte. H. Whitfield, The King’s Own Royal Lancaster Rgt. 4th Foot.  G.S.W. Right Knee”


Pte. A. E. B. Hitchin autograph page. Courtesy of Gil James.

Pte. A. E. B. Hitchin autograph page. Courtesy of Gil James.

“PLOEGSTEERT  HILL 60  HILL 63  MESSINES  ) April to June 1915   BULLY GRENAY  July, 1815   COLINCAMPS  August, 1915   HEBUTERNE (Sept., 1915 to Feby., 1916  March to June 1916   HANNESCAMPS February, 1916   MAILLY-MAILLY,  OVILLERS,  THIEPVAL ) July to September 1916.  2453, Pte. A. E. B. Hitchin, “C” Company, No. 11 Platoon, 1/4th Batt. Glo’ster Regt., (The “Strafing Mob”)”

Pte. A. E. B. Hitchin ‘Patience’ poem, Broadwater. Courtesy of Gil James.

Pte. A. E. B. Hitchin ‘Patience’ poem, Broadwater. Courtesy of Gil James.

‘Patience’ poem by 2453, Pte. A. E. B. Hitchin, 1/4th Batt. Glo’ster Regt., 16th September, 1916.

Alfred Edmund Bard Hitchin: 2453, Pte. A. E. B. Hitchin, 1/4th Batt. Glo’ster Regt., 16th September, 1916.

Alfred was born in 1890, Walsall in Staffordshire.  He was son of Walsall-born Boot/Shoe Maker John Hitchin and his Walsall-born wife Sarah Ann.  Alfred was the first-born child of John and Sarah. In the family’s 1911 Census entry, there were five more children … all daughters.  In the 1911 U.K. Census, Alfred was a hospital patient in Weston Super Mare – his occupation was a Merchant’s Clerk.  There are no surviving Army records for Alfred, other than his Medal Index Card.


Cpl. C. G. Wood autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Gil James.

Cpl. C. G. Wood autograph page, Broadwater. Courtesy of Gil James.

“THE RIFLE BRIGADE. ELEVENTH BATTALION. FORMED SEPTEMBER 1914.  IN FRANCE JULY 1915.

LAVENTIE  FLEURBAIX  YPRES  PLOEGSTRAET  HEBUTERNE  GUILLEMONT   C. G. Wood, Corporal 22th R.B.  September 1916”


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