IPSWICH: East Suffolk & Ipswich General Hospital

EAST SUFFOLK & IPSWICH GENERAL HOSPITAL

Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk

East Suffolk & Ipswich General Hospital. Courtesy of Heather A. Johnson.

East Suffolk & Ipswich General Hospital. Courtesy of Heather A. Johnson.

The first building on the East Suffolk & Ipswich General Hospital site was erected by one Benjamin Backhouse from a design of William Parkes Ribbans in 1836.   This is the original Victorian building that still stands today.

Many alterations and additions have been made since that initial build. Plaques on the site commemorate the generosity of subscriptions made by the public.  In 1892, the first nurses’ accommodation at the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital were built. (http://www.ipswich-lettering.co.uk/pathology.html)

At the outbreak of the First World War, temporary accommodation costing £10,000 was provided for wounded soldiers and sailors at this Hospital.  The auxiliary hospital was affiliated to the General Military Hospital in Colchester and, as such, received its patients from there.  It appears to have been for Other Ranks i.e. not Officers.   In a 1915 War Office List of V.A.D. Hospitals (under the Eastern Command), the “East Suffolk and Ipswich General Hospital” had 240 occupied beds – no person’s name was given, as in other cases.


Diss Express, 23 October 1914:

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.”


Diss Express, 19 March 1915:

EAST SUFFOLK WAR RELIEF FUND.

A meeting of the Committee of the above Fund was held at Ipswich, on Friday. The Finance Sub-Committee reported that the Fund promised and received amounted to £18,241/18/10. of which £17,838/15/10 had been actually received. There was left a balance in hand of £12,649/18/7. The Committee decided that if the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital found it necessary to put up additional accommodation for the use of wounded soldiers, they would grant £500 to the Red Cross Society, on condition that that Society handed similar sum to the Hospital.”


1915 War Office List

In a 1915 War Office List of V.A.D. Hospitals (under the Eastern Command), the “East Suffolk and Ipswich General Hospital” had 240 occupied beds – no person’s name was given, as in other cases.


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, but the maintenance grant for Brettenham (Lady Leucha Warner) and Plumpton (Mrs. Austen) has only lately been applied for. 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. … …”


 

Staff & ‘Hospital Blues’. ‘The Goodrich Wing’, East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital. Posted Jan. 1916. Courtesy/© of Heather A. Johnson.

Staff & ‘Hospital Blues’. ‘The Goodrich Wing’, East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital.
Posted Jan. 1916. Courtesy/© of Heather A. Johnson.

 


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. …”


Dundee Courier, Wednesday 28 April 1915 [sic]:

DUNDEE TERRITORIALS’ CASUALTIES. 4th BLACK WATCH.

… Sick. … Private W. Cochrane, 1 North George Street, who was previously reported wounded, was on 14th inst. admitted to the East Suffolk Ipswich Hospital, where his left leg was amputated.”


Diss Express, Friday 05 May 1916 [sic]: “FUNERAL OF MISS MILDRED LEEPER.— Deep sympathy is felt with the Rev. W. C. and Mrs. Leeper, in the great loss they have sustained by the death of their youngest daughter, Miss Mildred Leeper, which took place from blood poisoning at the Ipswich and East Suffolk Hospital, where she had been acting as a Red Cross nurse since the beginning of the year. The deceased was an enthusiastic Red Cross worker, and had been associated with the Suffolk/8 V.A.D since its formation; she was one of the earliest to volunteer for general service … … The East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital was represented by Mr. Arthur Griffiths (secretary), Miss M. Deane (matron), Miss Mabel Collett (deputy matron), Sister Cooke, and five nurses. Six wounded soldiers, ail patients in the Hospital, who had been nursed by the deceased, were in attendance, representative of comrades who were unable to attend. … …”


Diss Express, 4 August 1916:  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, 13 October 1916 [sic]: IPSWICH.  Record Convoy.

—The largest convoy of wounded men yet consigned to the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital arrived the Railway Station about one o’clock on Friday morning, per G.B.R. ambulance train No. 3. The contingent consisted of 160 cases, of which half were on stretchers. The wounded men were all from the recent fighting, and they had crossed from France the same day by the hospital ships to Dover. There were 12 Canadians, and an equal number of Australians, while the men of the British Expeditionary Force were representative of vast number of Regiments, whilst local units were represented by men of the Suffolk, Norfolk, and Essex Regiments.”


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.”


Major General Lovat presenting Private Green with the Military Medal at Ipswich Hospital. Courtesy of Heather A. Johnson.

Major General Lovat presenting Private Green with the Military Medal at Ipswich Hospital. Courtesy of Heather A. Johnson.

The image shown above is taken from page 302 of ‘The Great War’, 1917.   It depicts Major General Lovat at the East Suffolk & Ipswich General Hospital – he is there to present Private Green with the Military Medal for his bravery at Arras.


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.”


Diss Express, Friday 28 June 1918 [sic]: IPSWICH. ALEXANDRA ROSE DAY.

— Tuesday was observed Ipswich Alexandra Rose Day, the amount collected being £l30/14/6; of this sum £9O was in bronze and the rest in silver and notes. The effort was on behalf of the civil work of the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital. About 40 ladies took part in the selling of roses.”

An original ‘Alexandra Rose Day’ rose. Courtesy of Heather A. Johnson.

An original ‘Alexandra Rose Day’ rose. Courtesy of Heather A. Johnson.


Diss Express, Friday 28 June 1918 [sic]: IPSWICH. ARRIVAL OF WOUNDED.

–The 61st convoy consigned to the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital arrived at Ipswich station on Tuesday night from Dover, and consisted of 76 patients, all being cot cases with the exception of seven. All the patients were from the recent fighting on the Western Front and represented a great diversity of regiments, including one of the Suffolks, several Norfolks, also three Canadians and a solitary Australian.”


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.”


LIST OF PEOPLE KNOWN TO HAVE WORKED AT EAST SUFFOLK & IPSWICH GENERAL HOSPITAL:  There is no doubt that many people who assisted in the running of this establishment will never be discovered within records and, thus, they remain un-named.  If a British Red Cross card exists for a person, a link is displayed at an individual’s profile [dates in () refer to length of service at East Suffolk & Ipswich General Hospital]:-

ALEXANDER, Miss Bessie Ada (10.11.1916-10.1.1917. VA.D. member)

BASCOMBE, Miss Anita Marjorie (23.9.1915-23.3.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

BERNARD, Miss Theodora Margaret (1914-1915. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Maryland Convalescent Hospital)

BOYD, Miss Ethel Meyer (1.6.1915-1.12.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

BRUCE, Mrs. Annie Eliza (18.6.1915-19.8.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

BURNS, Alice M. (Trained Nurse? – but perhaps not caring for servicemen)

COLCHESTER, Miss Ida (3.11.1915-3.5.1917. V.A.D. Housework)

COLLETT, Miss Mabel (Deputy Matron [5 May 1916 Diss Express mention])

COOK, Sister (Trained Nurse/Sister [5 May 1916 Diss Express mention])

COOKE, Miss Dorothy Phyllis (14.6.1917-1.8.1917 & 13.8.1918-13.11.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

DARBY, Miss Charlotte (22.10.1916-22.12.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Broadwater, Ips.)

DARBY, Miss Millicent (23.10.1916-22.12.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Broadwater. Ips.)

DEAN, Miss Bertha Mabel (28.9.1915-12.12.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

DEANE, Miss Eileen Edith (20.9.1915-23.3.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

DEANE, Miss M. (Matron [5 May 1916 Diss Express mention])

ELIAS, Miss Aimee Frances (2.10.1916-27.12.1916 & 27.7.1917-7.11.1918.  V.A.D. Nurse)

GRAY, Miss Minnie (6.9.1916 to 6.11.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

GRIFFITHS, Mr. Arthur Hartland Devonshire (Hospital Secretary. [5 May 1916 Diss Express mention])

GURNEY, Miss Sylvia (21.5.16-10.11.16. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Maryland Hosp. Died 15.12.16)

HAYNES, Miss Clara (9.1918?-17 or 27.2.1919. Orderly: Pantry & Ward Work)

HENNIKER-GOTLEY, Miss Lillian (1.10.1916-1.12.1916 & 1.10.1917-31.12.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

HORSFIELD, Miss Sybil Florence (3.5.1916-3.7.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich)

HUDSON, Miss Dorothy (6.3.1916-21.9.1916 & 4.5.1917-7.8.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

HUNT, Miss Maude Evelyn (17.5.1915-17.7.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

KNAPTON, Miss Mabel (21.07.1916-23.10.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

LEEPER, Miss Mildred (6.1.1916-24.4.1916? V.A.D. Nurse. Died 28 April 1916. [Funeral article 5 May 1916 Diss Express])

LUNNISS, Miss Cissie (7.12.1915-7.3.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

MacKENZIE, Miss Geraldine (3.9.1915-3.12.1915. General Service Member)

MACKENZIE, Miss Sybil Constance A. (22.9.1916-22.11.1916 & 3.12.1916-3.3.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

MILLER, Miss Dulcie Katherine (now Mrs Bland) (18.10.1915-18.11.1915. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Maryland Hospital)

MILLER, Miss Marjorie Henrietta (2.10.1916-4.4.1917.  V.A.D. Nurse.  Also worked Maryland Hospital)

MILLS, Miss Edith (28.6.1915-28.8.1915. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Broadwater)

MOIR, Mrs. Mary Frances (9.9.1918-21.12.1918. “nursing the Russian”)

MORLEY, Miss Kathleen Arabella Edwards (30.10.1916-28.12.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

MUIRHEAD, Mrs. Laura (20.3.1916-21.5.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

MULLOCK, Miss Elizabeth Sikes (30.12.1915-29.3.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

MURRAY, Miss Elsie Nora Louise (12.1915-6.1917. V.A.D. Member. Ward Work)

NORTHCOTE, Miss Hester (28.12.1915-28.2.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

PARKER, Miss Maggie (10.1.1916-10.3.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

PYKE, Miss Cecilia (30.3.1915-29.2.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

REFFELL, Miss Mabel Bertha (22.7.1916-21.10.1916. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

ROUSE, Miss Margaret Josephine (2.1.1918-16.4.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

RUSH, Miss Martha (? Two months. V.A.D. Nurse)

RUSSELL, Sister M. (?Night Sister)

SCRIMGEOUR, Miss Dorothy (19.5.1917-15.5.1919+ V.A.D. Nurse)

SEELEY, Miss Ida Elizabeth (6.11.1916 to 6.1.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

STEARN, Miss Edith (29.2.1916-13.6.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

STEWARD, Miss Janet Richards [became Mrs. Maynard] (3.1915-3.1917. Tracing the missing. Also worked at Broadwater Hospital)

SWABEY, Miss Eleanora Lucy (21.1.1916-21.3.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

TAYLOR, Miss Clara Evelyn (3.9.1915-3.11.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

THOMAS, Miss Kate Ethel (3.7.1916-3.9.1916. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

TURNER, Miss Grace Ada (29.3.1916-29.5.1916. Cook.  Also worked at Broadwater Hospital)

WESTERN, Miss Dorothy (11.3.1916-31.7.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

WESTERN, Miss Elsie (29.8.1916 to 29.10.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Sudbury)

WILSON, Miss Grace (Before 5.7.1915-?9.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Broadwater)

WOODWARD, Miss Clara Elizabeth (10.5.1916-30.1.1917. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Colchester Military Hospital)

WRIGHT, Miss Mary (Also worked at Broadwater Hospital – during 31.7.1915-28.8.1915; 10.1917; 3.1918. V.A.D. Nurse and Tracing the missing)


‘Hospital Blues’, Christmas, East Suffolk & Ipswich General Hospital. WW1. Courtesy/© of Heather A. Johnson.

‘Hospital Blues’, Christmas, East Suffolk & Ipswich General Hospital. WW1.
Courtesy/© of Heather A. Johnson.


PROFILES

ALEXANDER, Miss Bessie Ada (10.11.1916-10.1.1917. Voluntary member)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=alexander&page=2&id=1998

ADDRESS: The Cottage, Dell Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 10/11/1916; SERVICE TO: 14/06/1917; HOSPITAL: Brettenham Park Hospital, Brettenham ; Red Cross Hospital, Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds; Red Cross Hospital, Aldeburgh; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/11/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/03/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: See over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 953 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 10.11.16 to 10.1.17 East Suffolk General Hosp:, Ipswich From 2.4.17 to 30.4.17 Brettenham Park Hosp: – From 31.5.17 to 6.6.17 Northgate St. Red Cross Hosp: Bury St. Edmunds From 24.2.17 to 14.3.17 Aldeburgh Hosp: – [Against Address:] Cert Retd Gone Away 30-7-20; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk / 48; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BASCOMBE, Miss Anita Marjorie (23.9.1915-23.3.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=bascombe&id=13134&first=true

ADDRESS: Alvington House, Bury St, Edmunds; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 22; SERVICE FROM: 29/18/1917; SERVICE TO: 11/10/1917; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O.; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 29/08/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: 11/10/1917; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Royal Free Hospital; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D.; COMMISSION: Suffolk 100.

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=bascombe&id=13135

ADDRESS: Alvington House, Bury St. Edmunds; SERVICE FROM: 23/09/1915; SERVICE TO: 14/06/1918; HOSPITAL: Brettenham Park Hospital, Brettenham ; Severals House Hospital, Newmarket; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 23/09/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/06/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 23.9.15 – 23.3.16 East Suff: Gen: Hos: Ipswich from 6.5.16 – 20.5.16 Beccle Red Cross Hospital from 22..5.16 – 4.8.17 Suffolk Hosp: Ampton Hale, Bury St. Edmunds from 27.8.17 – 28.8.17 Brettenham Park Hospital from 29.8.17 -27.10.17 Royal Free Hosp: London from 25.3.18 – 14.6.18 Severals House Hosp: Newmarket; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W S bars.


BERNARD, Miss Theodora Margaret (1914-1915. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked Maryland Conval. Hosp)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=bernard&page=2&id=17532

FORENAME: Theodora M.; SURNAME: Bernard; ADDRESS: Leadock, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 02/09/1915; SERVICE TO: 19/09/1916; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O.; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/09/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: 19/09/1916; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Mil. Hop. Malta; DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D.; COMMISSION: Suffolk 88.

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=bernard&page=2&id=17533

FORENAME: Theodora Margaret; SURNAME: Bernard; ADDRESS: The Lodge, Copdock, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 19/11/1914; SERVICE TO: 13/01/1919; HOSPITAL: Maryland, Sproughton, Ipswich ; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 19/11/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 13/01/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole Time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 1914 – 1915, Maryland Convalescent Hospital 660 hrs [East Suffolk Gen Hosp] 1915 Ipswich Hospital 708 hrs (No pay) [Total] 1368 hrs Sept 2 1915 – Sep 26 1916 St Georges Military Hosp Malta Pay £20 per annum & usual allowances Dec 13 1916 – Jan 13 1919 Suffolk Hospital, Ampton Bury St. Edmunds No pay Ordinary nursing member throughout [Pay:] Voluntary (except from 2.10 15 to 26.10.16); DEPARTMENT: Suffolk / 88; COMMISSION: Suffolk 88; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bars.

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=bernard&page=2&id=17534

FORENAME: Theodora Margaret; SURNAME: Bernard; ADDRESS: Copdock, Ipswich; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 33; SERVICE FROM: 02/10/1915; SERVICE TO: 12/10/1916; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O.; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/10/1915; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/10/1916; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Malta; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Suffolk 88.


BOYD, Miss Ethel Meyer (1.6.1915-1.12.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=boyd&page=4&id=24671

ADDRESS: Stronsay, Lowestoft; SERVICE FROM: 01/06/1915; SERVICE TO: 24/12/1915; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/06/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 07/12/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 1.6.15 to 1.12.15 East Suffolk Gen Hospital, Ipswich From 17.12.15-24.12.15 Finborough Red Cross Hospital, Stowmarket From 21.7.16- 7.12.16 Finborough Red Cross Hosp, Stowmarket; COMMISSION: Suffolk 48; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bars.


BRUCE, Mrs. Annie Eliza (18.6.1915-19.8.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=bruce&page=2&id=30302

ADDRESS: The Garden Woolverstone; SERVICE FROM: 18/06/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Henham Hall Hospital ; Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket ; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds ; Red Cross Hospital, Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 18/06/1915; 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 18.6.15 to 19.8.15 East Suff:Gen:Hosp: Ipswich From 20.8.15 to 15.4.16 Henham Hall Hospital. From 1.5.16 to 19.8.16 Finborough Red X Hosp: Stowmarket From 2.9.16 to 24.8.17 Melton Red Cross Hosp: Woodbridge From 13.9.17 to 22.1.19 Suffolk Hosp: Ampton Hall, Bury St Edms. From 22.1.19 Northgate St Red Cross Hospital, Bury St. Edmonds; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 3 W.S.Bars.


BURNS, Alice M. (Trained Nurse? – but perhaps not caring for servicemen?)

British Journal of Nursing Saturday, Aug. 17, 1918: “OUR PRIZE COMPETITION.  WHAT IS PERNICIOUS ANAEMIA? HOW HAVE YOU SEEN IT TREATED?  We have pleasure in awarding the prize this week to Miss Alice M. Burns, East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich.”


COLCHESTER, Miss Ida (3.11.1915-3.5.1917. V.A.D. Housework)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=colchester&id=44981

ADDRESS: Mendlesham Stourmarket; SERVICE FROM: 03/11/1915; SERVICE TO: 02/04/1918; HOSPITAL: Coonoor Hospital, Thorpe, Norwich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nursing Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/11/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nursing Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/04/18; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Housework. see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 03/11/15 to 03/05/17 East Suffolk Hospital Ipswich. 28/4//17 to 2/4/18 Coonoor Aux; Hospital. Norwich; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


COLLETT, Miss Mabel (Deputy Matron [5 May 1916 Diss Express mention])

Born 1876 Worthing, Sussex.  Daughter of Worthing-born G.P. & Surgeon Augustus H. Collett and his London-born wife Emma L. (nee ).

1911 Census:      1 Montague Place, Broadwater, Sussex. With parents; 4 sisters; 3 brothers; and three servants.

Diss Express, Friday 05 May 1916 [sic]: “FUNERAL OF MISS MILDRED LEEPER.— Deep sympathy is felt with the Rev. W. C. and Mrs. Leeper, in the great loss they have sustained by the death of their youngest daughter, Miss Mildred Leeper, which took place from blood poisoning at the Ipswich and East Suffolk Hospital, where she had been acting as a Red Cross nurse since the beginning of the year. The deceased was an enthusiastic Red Cross worker, and had been associated with the Suffolk/8 V.A.D since its formation; she was one of the earliest to volunteer for general service … … The East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital was represented by Mr. Arthur Griffiths (secretary), Miss M. Deane (matron), Miss Mabel Collett (deputy matron), Sister Cooke, and five nurses. Six wounded soldiers, ail patients in the Hospital, who had been nursed by the deceased, were in attendance, representative of comrades who were unable to attend. … …”


COOK, Sister  (Trained Nurse/Sister [5 May 1916 Diss Express mention])


COOKE, Miss Dorothy Phyllis (14.6.1917-1.8.1917 & 13.8.1918-13.11.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=cooke&page=6&id=47503

ADDRESS: Peasonhall Vicarage,Saxmundham; SERVICE FROM: 13/07/1915; SERVICE TO: 13/11/1918; HOSPITAL: VAD Hospital, Saxmundham; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 13/07/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 13/11/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1754 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 13.07.1915 to 31.03.1917 Saxmundham Hospital From 14.06.1197 to 01.08.1917 East Suff: General Hospital, Ipswich From 13.08.1918 to 13.11.1918 East Suff: General Hospital, Ipswich; COMMISSION: Suffolk / 28.

Diss Express, Friday 05 May 1916 [sic]: “FUNERAL OF MISS MILDRED LEEPER.— Deep sympathy is felt with the Rev. W. C. and Mrs. Leeper, in the great loss they have sustained by the death of their youngest daughter, Miss Mildred Leeper, which took place from blood poisoning at the Ipswich and East Suffolk Hospital, where she had been acting as a Red Cross nurse since the beginning of the year. The deceased was an enthusiastic Red Cross worker, and had been associated with the Suffolk/8 V.A.D since its formation; she was one of the earliest to volunteer for general service … … The East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital was represented by Mr. Arthur Griffiths (secretary), Miss M. Deane (matron), Miss Mabel Collett (deputy matron), Sister Cooke, and five nurses. Six wounded soldiers, ail patients in the Hospital, who had been nursed by the deceased, were in attendance, representative of comrades who were unable to attend. … …”


DARBY, Miss Charlotte (22.10.1916-22.12.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Broadwater, Ips.)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=darby&id=55684

ADDRESS: Gun 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 Dec: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 (23.10.1916-22.12.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Broadwater, Ips.)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=darby&page=3&id=55723

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.


DEAN, Miss Bertha Mabel (28.9.1915-12.12.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=dean&id=58893

ADDRESS: Hatfield Peverel; COUNTY: Essex; SERVICE FROM: 28/09/1915; SERVICE TO: 18/02/1918; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 28/09/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 18/02/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing. See over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 28.9.15 to 12.12.15 East Suffolk Gen: Hospital Ipswich From. 8.1.16 to 18.2.18 Suffolk Hosp: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmonds; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bars.


DEANE, Miss Eileen Edith (20.9.1915-23.3.1916. V.A.D. Nurse) Sisters Monica [see below] and Phyllis [Ampton  Hall, Bury St. Edmunds] were also Red Cross volunteers.

Born 1895 Carshalton, Surrey.  Birth registered during the 1st Quarter 1895, in the District of Epsom. Daughter of Frederic and his wife Bertha (nee Field).

1901 Census:      Dorchester House, Park Hill, Carshalton, Surrey.  With “Cashier to Private Compy” father; mother; 3 brother; 4 sisters; maternal grandmother Jane Elizabeth Field; and 3 servants.

1911 Census:      188 Selhurst Rd, South Norwood.  “Boarder”.  With 3 Teachers and 3 servants.

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=deane&page=2&id=59071

FORENAME: Eileen Edith; SURNAME: Deane; ADDRESS: Longwood, Nayland, near Colchester; COUNTY: Essex; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 22; SERVICE FROM: 20/02/1918; SERVICE TO: 19/03/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O.; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/02/1918; DATE OF TERMINATION: 19/03/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 5th London General, S. Thomas; DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D.; COMMISSION: Suffolk 38.

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=deane&page=2&id=59072

ADDRESS: Longwood, Nayland; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 20/09/1915; SERVICE TO: 19/03/1919; HOSPITAL: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/09/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 19/03/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 20.9.15 to 23.3.16 East Suffolk Gen: Hosp: Ipswich From 8.7.16 to 19.3.17 Suffolk Hosp: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds From 19.2.18 to 19.3.19 St Thomas’ Hospital, London; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/38; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W. S. Bars.

1919, 3Q:             Married Eric G. Reynolds in the District of Sudbury (Nayland?)

1948, 15 Dec:      Death.


‘Longwood House’, Brick Street, Nayland: the Deane family home. Courtesy/© of The Nayland with Wissington Conservation Society Archive Project.

‘Longwood House’, Brick Street, Nayland: the Deane family home.
Courtesy/© of The Nayland with Wissington Conservation Society Archive Project.


DEANE, Miss Monica Mary (Matron [5 May 1916 Diss Express mention]). Sisters Eileen [as above] and Phyllis Deane [Ampton  Hall, Bury St. Edmunds] were also Red Cross volunteers.

Born 1899.  Birth registered during 4Q, in the District of Epsom.  Daughter of Frederic and his wife Bertha (nee Field).

1901 Census:      Dorchester House, Park Hill, Carshalton, Surrey.  With “Cashier to Private Compy” father; mother; 3 brother; 4 sisters; maternal grandmother Jane Elizabeth Field; and 3 servants.

1911 Census:      Longwood, Brick Street, Nayland, Colchester.  With “Retired” parents; 1 older sister; 1 younger sister; and 1 servant.

1918, March:      3 March 1918-8 November 1918 – worked as a V.A.D. at Woodhouse, Gt. Horkesley.

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=deane&page=4&id=59113

FORENAME: Monica Mary; SURNAME: Deane; ADDRESS: Longwood Nayland Colchester; SERVICE FROM: 03/03/1918; SERVICE TO: 08/11/1918; HOSPITAL: Woodhouse, Great Horkesley; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: -; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Probationer; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/03/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: -none; RANK AT TERMINATION: Probationer; DATE OF TERMINATION: 08/11/1918;  PAY AT TERMINATION: -none; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: About 10 Hours per week from March 1917 for about 8 Months. Woodhouse Hospital Great Horkesley Colchester; COMMISSION: County Essex “46”.

Diss Express, Friday 05 May 1916 [sic]: “FUNERAL OF MISS MILDRED LEEPER.— Deep sympathy is felt with the Rev. W. C. and Mrs. Leeper, in the great loss they have sustained by the death of their youngest daughter, Miss Mildred Leeper, which took place from blood poisoning at the Ipswich and East Suffolk Hospital, where she had been acting as a Red Cross nurse since the beginning of the year. The deceased was an enthusiastic Red Cross worker, and had been associated with the Suffolk/8 V.A.D since its formation; she was one of the earliest to volunteer for general service … … The East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital was represented by Mr. Arthur Griffiths (secretary), Miss M. Deane (matron), Miss Mabel Collett (deputy matron), Sister Cooke, and five nurses. Six wounded soldiers, ail patients in the Hospital, who had been nursed by the deceased, were in attendance, representative of comrades who were unable to attend. … …”

1922-1925:         Nurse training. Graduated as a State Registered Nurse, Westminster Hospital, London. Graduated 20 November 1925.

1926, 3Q:             Monica married Robert Stephen Glennie, in the Uckfield District of Sussex. (Medical Practitioner. Surgeon)

1928:                     Nursing Register entry: 156 Lavender Hill, Clapham, London, S.W.11.

1931:                     Nursing Register entry: Deepdene, 15 Mayford Road, Wandsworth Common, London, S.W.12.

1937:                     Nursing Register entry: 6 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London, S.W.7.

1939 Register:    Watergate, Uckfield Road, Uckfield, Surrey. “Housewife. State Registered Nurse”. Living with “Surgeon” husband.

1940-1943:          Nursing Register entry: Watergate Farm, Wadhurst, Surrey.

Deane father, Frederic, held the positions of:- Churchwarden at St. James’, Nayland; Long Melford District Councillor; Nayland with Wissington Parish Councillor; Nayland School Manager; and Overseer of Poor.

During the First World War:- Frederic hosted the War Savings Committee at his house; and Bertha was prominent in local fund-raising events.

Deane sisters Eileen Edith, Monica and Phyliss were all V.A.D.s:- Eileen worked at the 5th London General, St. Thomas’, London and Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk; and Phyliss worked at the Ipswich and Suffolk Hospital, Ipswich, Suffolk and Ampton Hall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Brother 2nd Lt. Kenneth Oliver Deane died at Cape Verde and is commemorated on the Nayland War Memorial; Nayland St. James’ church; and the Colchester Royal Grammar School Roll of Honour; brother George Deane enlisted in the Essex Regiment, after he left the Colchester Royal Grammar School, but was killed in France and he is commemorated on Nayland St. James’ church; and the Colchester Royal Grammar School Roll of Honour; brother Ralph Pierson Deane joined the Navy, after he left the Colchester Royal Grammar School – he served in that Service during the two World Wars.


ELIAS, Miss Aimee Frances (2.10.1916-27.12.1916 & 27.7.1917-7.11.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?hosp=elias&id=68442

ADDRESS: Rendham Barnes, Saxmundham; SERVICE FROM: 18/09/1914; SERVICE TO: 07/11/1918; HOSPITAL: VAD Hospital, Saxmundham; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 18/09/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 07/11/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 18.9.14 to 29.9.16 Saxmundham Hospital. From 2.10.16 to 27.12.16 East Suff: Gen: Hosp:, Ipswich 27.7.17 to 7.11.18 East Suff: Gen: Hosp:, Ipswich; COMMISSION: Suffolk. HONOURS AWARDED:  1 W.S. Bar.


GRAY, Miss Minnie (6.9.1916 to 6.11.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=gray&page=14&id=88938

ADDRESS: The Manor, Preston, Lavenham; SERVICE FROM: 08/12/1915; SERVICE TO: 15/01/1919; HOSPITAL: Brettenham Park Hospital, Brettenham; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/12/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 15/01/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing, see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 5740 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 8.12.15 to 1.9.16 Brettenham Park Hospital From 6.9.16 to 6.11.16 East Suff: Gen: Hosp:, Ipswich From 10.11.16 to 1.9.16 Brettenham Park Hospital Side 1: ‘Suffolk/10’; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 1 W.S. Bar.


GRIFFITHS, Mr. Arthur Hartland Devonshire (Hospital Secretary. [5 May 1916 Diss Express mention])

Born 1875 Hartland North, North Devon.  Son of Milford-Wales-born Trinity Light Keeper John Griffiths and his Dover-born wife Sarah.

1881 Census:      Light House, Hartland, Devon. With Trinity Light Keeper father; Asst. Trinity Light Keeper mother; brother; and three sisters.

1891 Census:      Aboard ‘Light House Landguard’, Harbour, Suffolk.  With parents and two sisters.

1901 Census:      1 Riby Villas, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, Suffolk. Occupation: Accountant. Boarding with Widow Susanna Thomas. Also Susanna’s son George; niece Kathleen; and her servant.

1911 Census:      1 Riby Villas, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, Suffolk.  “East Suffolk Hospital Secretary“. With wife Susanna; stepson George; visitor; and one servant.

Diss Express, Friday 05 May 1916 [sic]: “FUNERAL OF MISS MILDRED LEEPER.

— Deep sympathy is felt with the Rev. W. C. and Mrs. Leeper, in the great loss they have sustained by the death of their youngest daughter, Miss Mildred Leeper, which took place from blood poisoning at the Ipswich and East Suffolk Hospital, where she had been acting as a Red Cross nurse since the beginning of the year. The deceased was an enthusiastic Red Cross worker, and had been associated with the Suffolk/8 V.A.D since its formation; she was one of the earliest to volunteer for general service … … The East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital was represented by Mr. Arthur Griffiths (secretary)Miss M. Deane (matron), Miss Mabel Collett (deputy matron), Sister Cooke, and five nurses. Six wounded soldiers, ail patients in the Hospital, who had been nursed by the deceased, were in attendance, representative of comrades who were unable to attend. … …”


GURNEY, Miss Sylvia (21.5.16-10.11.16. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Maryland Hosp. Died 15.12.16)

V.A.D. Nurse Syvlia Gurney. Maryland Hospital, Ipswich. (WWC H2-25) Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205380461

V.A.D. Nurse Syvlia Gurney. Maryland Hospital, Ipswich.
(WWC H2-25) Copyright: © IWM. Original Source:
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205380461

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=gurney&page=3&id=92326

ADDRESS: Stone Lodge, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 20/11/1914; SERVICE TO: 10/11/1916; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/11/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 10/11/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing (see over); WHOLE OR PART TIME: 2219 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 20.11.14 to 24.2.16 Maryland Hospital 21.5.16 to 10.11.16 East Suffolk Gen. Hospital Ipswich Died 15.12.16; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


HAYNES, Miss Clara (9.1918?-17 or 27.2.1919. Orderly: Pantry & Ward Work)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=haynes&id=100886

ADDRESS: 43 Wooler St, Walworth, S.E; SERVICE FROM: 09/09/1915; SERVICE TO: Still in Detachment; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Orderly; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/09/1915;  AT ENGAGEMENT: Without; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: Resigned fr Hospital 17/2/19 but still in Detachment; PAY AT TERMINATION: With; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Pantry & Ward work; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time latterly; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For six months cooked breakfasts on alternate days from 6.30 a.m to 8.30 a.m before going to her work for the day, at Lady Lytton’s Hospital East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital for 6 mths. but had to resign Feb. 27. 1919 on account of health. Holds proficiency badge F.A.N; COMMISSION: London (200).


HENNIKER-GOTLEY, Miss Lillian (1.10.1916-1.12.1916 & 1.10.1917-31.12.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=henniker&id=87424

ADDRESS: West Ashley Vicarage, Horncastle Lincoln; SERVICE FROM: 22/07/1916; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Auxiliary Hospital, Horncastle; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nursing Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 22/07/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still Nursing; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole Time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Suffolk 22/07/16 to 22/09/19 – East Suffolk Hospital Ipswich 01/10/16 to 01/12/16 – Horncastle Auxiliary Hospital, Lincoln 15/01/17 to 25/06/17 – Horncastle Auxiliary Hospital, Lincoln 14/07/17 to 14/09/17 – East Suffolk Hospital, Ipswich 01/10/17 to 31/12/17 – Horncastle Auxiliary Hospital, Lincoln 01/01/18 to 25/02/18 – Horncastle Auxiliary Hospital, Lincoln 05/09/18 to 06/08/18 – Horncastle Auxiliary Hospital, Lincoln 04/09/18 to 31/12/18 – Horncastle Auxiliary Hospital, Lincoln 01/01/19 to Still Serving; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk 8; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


HORSFIELD, Miss Sybil Florence (3.5.1916-3.7.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Great Eastern Railway Hotel, Harwich)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=horsfield&id=110420

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

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=horsfield&id=110421

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


HUDSON, Miss Dorothy (6.3.1916-21.9.1916 & 4.5.1917-7.8.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=hudson&page=4&id=112163

ADDRESS: Church Street Lavenham; SERVICE FROM: 11/08/1916; SERVICE TO: 13/07/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket ; Brettenham Park Hospital, Brettenham; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/08/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 13/07/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing. see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 5405 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 6.3.16 to 21.9.16 East Suffolk Gen. Hosp. Ipswich. 5.2.17 to 5.3.17 Finborough Red Cross Hosp. Stourmarket 4.5.17 to 7.8.17 East Suffolk Gen. Hosp. Ipswich 11.10.17 to 13.7.18 Brettenham Park Hospital, Suffolk Total 5405 hours; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk / 10; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bars.


HUNT, Miss Maude Evelyn (17.5.1915-17.7.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=hunt&page=19&id=113796

ADDRESS: Park Farm, Grundisburgh; SERVICE FROM: 22/01/1915; SERVICE TO: 29/04/1916; HOSPITAL: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 22/01/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 29/04/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing. See over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: from 22.1.15 to 31.3.15 Melton Red Cross Hospital, Woodbridge from 17.5.15 to 17.7.15 East Suffolk Gen. Hospital, Ipswich from 21.7.15 to 29.4.16 Suffolk Hosp, Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


KNAPTON, Miss Mabel (21.07.1916-23.10.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

Born 1890 Wythal, Worcestershire.  Daughter of Clergyman Westmorland-born William James Knapton and his Yorkshire-born wife Rosa Susannah (nee Havers).

1891 Census:    Wythal Vicarage, Wythal, Worcestershire.  With parents; two sisters; a Governess; and two servants.

1899:                 Mother Rosa died.

1901, 1Q:           Father William married Norfolk-born Mary Harriet Dods .

1901 Census:     The Rectory, Creeting St. Peter, Suffolk. With father; step-mother; a sister; a Governess; and two servants.

1911 Census:      Sutton Vicarage, Woodbridge, Suffolk.  With father; step-mother; a Governess; and one servant.

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=knapton&id=127489

ADDRESS: “Southcote” St. Mary’s Road, Cromer; COUNTY: Norfolk; SERVICE FROM: 12/1914; SERVICE TO: Still serving nurse; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Foxboro’ Hall, Melton ; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds ; VAD Hospital, Clavering Walk, Cooden, Bexhill; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Foxboro Hall, Woodbridge Ampton Hall, Suffolk. / Ipswich General./ Cooden V.A.D Hospital Bexhill on Sea; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Probationer; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 29/12/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £20; RANK AT TERMINATION: Probationer; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: From June 1918. £22-10; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: nursing duties (see back); WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From December 1914 till December 1917 I worked as a V.A.D nursing member in Auxilary hospitals. The total number of hours amount to 2 years. I have also nursed 14 months at the 4th Lon; General London. I am continuing my work. F. Knowles Matron T.F.L.S 4th London General Hospital Enrolled 15.12.19; COMMISSION: Reserve Surrey.  (Dated June 1919)

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ADDRESS: Sutton Vicarage, Woodbridge; SERVICE FROM: 20/01/1915; SERVICE TO: 23/11/1916; HOSPITAL: Campsea Ashe High Horse; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/01/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 23/11/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 20. 01. 15 to 26. 01. 15 Campsea Ashe Hospital From 02. 02. 15 to 09. 02. 15 Campsea Ashe Hospital From 29. 05. 15 to 08. 10. 15 Suffolk Hosp: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds From 21. 07. 16 to 23. 10. 16 East Suffolk Gen: Hospital From 05. 12. 16 to 19. 06. 17 Melton Red Cross Hospital, Woodbridge; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk 66; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 1 W. S. Bar.  (Dated May 1919)


LEEPER, Miss Mildred (6.1.1916-24.4.1916? V.A.D. Nurse. Died 28 April 1916, of blood poisoning)

Miss Mildred Leeper, World War One V.A.D. Photograph held at St. Mary The Virgin Episcopal church, Mellis, Suffolk. Image reproduced courtesy of Hilary Butler©

Miss Mildred Leeper, World War One V.A.D.
Photograph held at St. Mary The Virgin Episcopal church, Mellis, Suffolk.
Image reproduced courtesy of Hilary Butler©

Mildred was born 1888 (12 November?) at Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire.  Mildred was baptised on 2 December 1888, at All Saints, Winthorpe.  Daughter of Kings Lynn-born Clergyman William Clarke Leeper and his Bengal-India-born (British Subject) wife Gertrude Cecilia (nee Ferris).

Mother Gertrude, along with Mildred & her siblings, were related to the Plantagenet line from English King Edward III.  [Source: Hilary Butler]

1891 Census:      Winthorpe Road, Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire.   With parents (Clerk in Holy Orders father); four brothers; two sisters; and two servants.

1901 Census:      Belton Green, Suffolk. With parents (Clergyman father); two brothers; one visitor; and three servants.

1911 Census:      The Rectory, Mellis, Suffolk. With parents; one brother: one sister; & 1 servant.

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ADDRESS: Mellis Rectory Eye; SERVICE FROM: 19/03/1915; SERVICE TO: 25/04/1916; HOSPITAL: Henham Hall Hospital; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 19/03/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 24/06/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 2712 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 19.3.15 to 24.6.15 Henham Hall Hospital Wangford From 6.1.16 to 25.4.16 East Suffolk Gen: Hospital Ipswich Died 25.4.16; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/8; COMMISSION: Suffolk / 8.

1916, 28 April:    Mildred died of blood poisoning – see 5 May 1916 Diss Express extract below.

Diss Express, Friday 05 May 1916 [sic]: “FUNERAL OF MISS MILDRED LEEPER.— Deep sympathy is felt with the Rev. W. C. and Mrs. Leeper, in the great loss they have sustained by the death of their youngest daughter, Miss Mildred Leeper, which took place from blood poisoning at the Ipswich and East Suffolk Hospital, where she had been acting as a Red Cross nurse since the beginning of the year. The deceased was an enthusiastic Red Cross worker, and had been associated with the Suffolk/8 V.A.D since its formation; she was one of the earliest to volunteer for general service … … The East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital was represented by Mr. Arthur Griffiths (secretary), Miss M. Deane (matron), Miss Mabel Collett (deputy matron), Sister Cooke, and five nurses. Six wounded soldiers, ail patients in the Hospital, who had been nursed by the deceased, were in attendance, representative of comrades who were unable to attend. … …”

Mildred is buried adjacent to the front porch of St. Mary The Virgin church, at Mellis. Mildred’s father died in 1917 and was buried beside her.  [Source: Hilary Butler]

Mildred is commemorated within St. Mary’s Parish Church, Mellis, Suffolk:-  in a framed photograph; on the Roll of Honour, and a brass Commemorative Plaque.  The plaque reads:

In loving memory of / MILDRED LEEPER / Aged 27 years / Youngest child of the Rector of / This Parish, who died on Active Service / In Ipswich Hospital on April 28th 1916

This tablet is erected by members of Eye / V.A.D, Suffolk/8 and by the Nursing Staff / Of Ipswich Hospital / MAY SHE REST IN PEACE 

Commemorative Brass Plaque for Mildred Leeper. Installed at St. Mary The Virgin Episcopal church, Mellis, Suffolk. Image reproduced courtesy of Hilary Butler©

Commemorative Brass Plaque for Mildred Leeper.
Installed at St. Mary The Virgin Episcopal church, Mellis, Suffolk.
Image reproduced courtesy of Hilary Butler©

Mildred is commemorated at Mellis Memorial Hall, Mellis, Suffolk:

V.A.D. Nurse Mildred Leeper.Mellis Memorial Hall, Mellis Common, Mellis. Source: Imperial War Memorial. © Doug Rogers. https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/78723

V.A.D. Nurse Mildred Leeper.Mellis Memorial Hall, Mellis Common, Mellis.
Source: Imperial War Memorial.  Doug Rogers©
https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/78723

Mildred is commemorated on the Nursing Memorial: http://www.nursingmemorialappeal.org.uk/the-nurses.html


LUNNISS, Miss Cissie (7.12.1915-7.3.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Moat Farm, Stradishall, Newmarket; SERVICE FROM: 07/12/1915; SERVICE TO: 06/04/1916; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/12/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 06/04/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1269 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 7.12.15 to 7.3.16 East Suffolk Gen. Hospital, Ipswich ” 25.3.16 ” 6.4.16 Suffolk Hosp: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk 74; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


MacKENZIE, Miss Geraldine (3.9.1915-3.12.1915. General Service Member)

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ADDRESS: The Beeches, Westgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds; SERVICE FROM: 11/11/1914; SERVICE TO: still serving; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/11/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: G. S. see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1886 hours till 03.12.1915, then whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 11.11.1914 – 24.08.1915 Northgate St. Red Cross Hosp: Bury St. Edmunds From 03.09.1915 – 03.12.1915 East Suffolk Gen Hosp: Ipswich From 00.05.1916 Royaumont; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


MacKENZIE, Miss Sybil Constance A. (22.9.1916-22.11.1916 & 3.12.1916-3.3.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Great Barton Bury St. Edmunds; SERVICE FROM: 22/09/1916; SERVICE TO: 01/07/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 22/09/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/07/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1052 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 22.09.1916 to 22.11.1916 ) From 03.12.1916 to 03.03.1917) East Suffolk Gen. Hosp. Ipswich From 28.04.1917 to 01.07.1918 Northgate St. Red Cross Hosp. Bury St. Eds; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk 100; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


MILLER, Miss Dulcie Katherine (now Mrs Bland) (18.10.1915-18.11.1915. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Maryland Hospital)

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ADDRESS: Copdock Lodge, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 20/11/1914; SERVICE TO: 18/11/1915; HOSPITAL: Maryland, Sproughton, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/11/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 18/11/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing. See over for dates &c; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 576 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 20.11.14 to 31.12.14 Maryland Hospital, Ipswich From 18.10.15 – 18.11.15 East Suffolk Gen: Hosp: Ipswich {Christian Names} [now Mrs Bland] moved to the Surname; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/88; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


MILLER, Miss Marjorie Henrietta (2.10.1916-4.4.1917.  V.A.D. Nurse.  Also worked at Maryland Hospital)

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FORENAME: Marjorie Henrietta; SURNAME: Miller; ADDRESS: Sproughton Rectory, Ipswich; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 22; CHARACTER: An extremely nice girl. Very willing & hard worker, & very thorough. (sd) M.A.M. Howard. Cmdt.; SERVICE FROM: 08/1918; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: 3 mths cooking Conval.t Hospl. 6 mths E Suffolk Hospl. Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Asst Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/08/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £22-2/- per annum; RANK AT TERMINATION: Asst Cook; PAY AT TERMINATION: £22-2/- per annum; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Front:- `(nursing`) has been added, in pencil, at the end of `Previous Engagements`; DEPARTMENT: V.A.D. Dept.; COMMISSION: Italy (per Major Stockings.) 26th Motor Amb. Convoy CERTIFICATE NO: 17595.

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FORENAME: Marjorie Henrietta; SURNAME: MILLER; ADDRESS: Sproughton Rectory, Ipswich; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 21; SERVICE FROM: 15/08/1918; SERVICE TO: 21/07/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O. RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 15/08/1918; DATE OF TERMINATION: 21/07/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 15.8.18 Italy Mil: Hosp. Boodeghera. Trans: 7.5.19 to 21.7.19 Genoa Mil: Hosp.; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D.; COMMISSION: Suffolk /88.

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FORENAME: Marjorie; SURNAME: MILLER; ADDRESS: Sproughton Rectory Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 02/10/1916; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Maryland, Sproughton, Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/10/1916; 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: 3054 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 2.10.16 to 4.4.17 East Suffolk Gen: Hosp:. Ipswich From 20.9.17 to 31.12.17 Maryland Hospital, Sproughton From 15.8.18 Italy On the front: Suffolk/88; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 1 W.S. Bar.


MILLS, Miss Edith (28.6.1915-28.8.1915. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Broadwater)

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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.


MOIR, Mrs. Mary Frances (9.9.1918-21.12.1918. “nursing the Russian”)

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ADDRESS: Que House, Henley Road, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 09/09/1918; SERVICE TO: 21/12/1918; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: see over; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/09/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: 21/12/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: nursing the Russian; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 52; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


MORLEY, Miss Kathleen Arabella Edwards (30.10.1916-28.12.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 10 St Peter’s Road, Kirkley, Lowestoft; SERVICE FROM: 30/10/1916; SERVICE TO: 08/03/1919; HOSPITAL: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 30/10/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 08/03/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 30.10.16 to 28.12.16 East Suffolk Gen. Hospital, Ipswich From 10.2.17 to 31.1.19 Suffolk Hosp. Ampton Hall, Bury St Edmunds From 27.2.19 to 8.3.19 Redgrave (civilians); COMMISSION: Suffolk (Suffolk/48); HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bars.


MUIRHEAD, Mrs. Laura (20.3.1916-21.5.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Blaxhall Hall, Little, Glenham, Wickham Market; SERVICE FROM: 16/10/1914; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Campsea Ashe High Horse; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 16/10/1914; 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: From 16.10.14 to 21.5.16 = 1304 hours. Whole time since 10.4.18; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: from 16.10.14 to 2.11.15 Campsea Ashe Hospital. from 20.3.16 to 21.5.1916 East Suffolk Gen. Hosp., Ipswich. from 10.4.18 to 16.11.18 Lakenham Mil. Hosp., Norwich. from 7.12.18 – Lakenham Mil. Hosp., Norwich; COMMISSION: Suffolk /66; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bars.


MULLOCK, Miss Elizabeth Sikes (30.12.1915-29.3.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

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FORENAME: Elisabeth; SURNAME: Mullock; ADDRESS: c/o W. Carr, Esq, Goceau, Killyleagh; COUNTY: Co. Down; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 38; SERVICE FROM: 08/05/1916; SERVICE TO: 08/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: PTO; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/05/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 08/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 8.5.16 to 8.6.17 Cambridge Mil. Hosp. Aldershot Trans 3.8.17 – 8.19 Mil. Hosp. France; DEPARTMENT: JWVAD; COMMISSION: Suffolk./30; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 Scarlet Efficiency Stripes.

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FORENAME: Elisabeth Sikes; SURNAME: ADDRESS: The Common, Southwold; SERVICE FROM: 30/12/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 30/12/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 30.12.15 to 29.3.16 East Suffolk Gen. Hosp: Ipswich 15.4.16 to 6.5.16 Beccles Red Cross Hospital 8.5.16 to Camb: Hosp: Aldershot 3.8.17 France; COMMISSION: Suffolk/30.


MURRAY, Miss Elsie Nora Louise (12.1915-6.1917. V.A.D. Member. Ward Work)

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FORENAME: Elsie Nora Louise; SURNAME: MURRAY; ADDRESS: Red Towers. Melton-Woodbridge; COUNTY: Suffolk; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 22; SERVICE FROM: 26/10/1917; SERVICE TO: 08/04/1918; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O.; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 26/10/1917; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 08/04/1918; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 1st. London Gen: Hosp: Camberwell. Side 1: ’23-9-19.’; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D.; COMMISSION: Suffolk 2.

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=murray&page=6&id=157676

FORENAME: Elsie Nora Louise; SURNAME: MURRAY; ADDRESS: Red Towers, Melton; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 18/12/1915; SERVICE TO: 04/06/1917; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: War Probationers. East Suffolk Hospital, Ipswich. Dec: 1915 to June 1917; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 26/10/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £20 per anum; DATE OF TERMINATION: 08/04/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: £20 per anum; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Ward work. (day & night); WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Ips: & East Suffolk Hospital Oct. 26. 1917 to Ap. 8. 1918 1st Gen Hospital. Camberwell; COMMISSION: V.A.D. Suff. 2, Suffolk/2.


NORTHCOTE, Miss Hester (28.12.1915-28.2.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Monk’s Eleigh Rectory; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 07/04/1915; SERVICE TO: 14/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Brettenham Park Hospital, Brettenham ; Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket ; Red Cross Hospital, Beccles; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/04/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/02/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 4980 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 7.4.15. to 10.8.15. Brettenham Park Hospital. From 28.12.15 to 28.2.16 East Suffolk Gen: Hospital, Ipswich From 24.4.16. to 29.5.16 Brettenham Park Hospital. From 13.7.16 to 31.7.16 Melton Red Cross Hospital, Woodbridge. From 30.9.16 to 30.8.18 Brettenham Park Hospital From 10.10.18 to 7.12.18 Finborough Red Cross Hospital, Stowmarket From 9.1.19 to 14.2.19 Beccles Red Cross Hospital; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/20; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: I.W.S. Bar.


PARKER, Miss Maggie (10.1.1916-10.3.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Broadwater 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.


PYKE, Miss Cecilia (30.3.1915-29.2.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Blackthorpe Cottage, Rougham, Bury St. Edmunds; SERVICE FROM: 11/11/1914; SERVICE TO: 09/11/1916; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds ; Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket ; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/11/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 09/11/0906; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 11.11.1914 to 30.03.1915 Northgate St. Red Cross Hosp:, Bury St Edmunds 30.03.1915 to 29.02.1916 East Suff: Gen Hospital, Ipswich 01.10.1916 to 16.10.1916 Finborough Red Cross Hosp:, Stowmarket 13.03.1916 to 31.08.1916) Ampton Hall Hospital, Bury St Edmunds 16.10.1916 to 09.11.1916); COMMISSION: Suffolk.


REFFELL, Miss Mabel Bertha (22.7.1916-21.10.1916. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Novar, Earlswood Road, Redhill; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 32; SERVICE FROM: 02/11/1915; SERVICE TO: 19/03/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: PTO; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 19/03/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Mil Hosp. France. 02.11.1915 – 01.06.1916 East Suffolk Mil. Hosp. Ipswich 22.07.1916 – 21.10.1916 5th Southern General Portsmouth MH 01.02.1917 – 01.08.1918 Colliton Aux Hosp. Dorset 24.08.1918 – 19.03.1919; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Surrey/110.

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ADDRESS: Novar Earlswood Rd Redhill; COUNTY: Surrey; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: 3 months – No 12 General Rouen 3 months – No 13 General, Boulogne. 3 months – East Suffolk & Ipswich General. 12 mths – 5th Southern General Portsmouth; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: V.A.D. Nursing Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 24/08/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £20 per annum expenses allowed; DATE OF TERMINATION: 18/03/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From Nov: 1st 1915 to June 1st 1916 (France) From July 22 1916 to Oct: 22nd (East Suffolk and Ipswich General) From Feb: 1st 1917 to Sept 12th 1917 also from March 30th 1918 to Aug: 1st 1918 (5th Southern General, Portsmouth) From Aug: 24th 1918 to March 18th 1919 (Colliton House, Dorchester); COMMISSION: Surrey/110; HONOURS AWARDED: Two white Service Stripes. Two Home Nursing & one First Aid Certificates.


ROUSE, Miss Margaret Josephine (2.1.1918-16.4.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Wilford Lodge, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 16/04/1918; HOSPITAL: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 16/04/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 1.2.15 to 21.2.15 Melton Red Cross Hosp:, Woodbridge. From 8.5.15 to 8.11.17 Suffolk Hosp:, Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edms. From 2.1.18 to 16.4.18 East Suffolk Gen: Hosp; Ipswich; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/44; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 3 W.S. Bars.


RUSH, Miss Martha (? Two months. V.A.D. Nurse)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=rush&page=2&id=181267

ADDRESS: Thorpe Morieux, Bury S Edmunds; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 31; SERVICE FROM: 28/04/1917; SERVICE TO: 19/09/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O.; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 28/04/1917; DATE OF TERMINATION: 19/09/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 28.4.17 to 30.8.18 4th N. General, Lincoln 30.8.18 to 6.3.19 Military Hospital, Malta 6.3.19 to 19.9.1919 5th Northern General, Leicester; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D.; COMMISSION: Suffolk/10.

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=rush&page=2&id=181268

ADDRESS: Thorpe Morieux, Bury St. Edmunds; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 28/05/1917; SERVICE TO: 27/08/1918; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Two months at the East Suffolk Hosp. Ipswich, N.M; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nursing Mem; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 28/05/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £25; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 4th Northern General, Lincoln. from 27/8/18 Military Hospital Imtarga, Malta; COMMISSION: Suffolk 10; HONOURS AWARDED: one Red Bar.


RUSSELL, Sister M. (? Night Sister)


SCRIMGEOUR, Miss Dorothy (19.5.1917-15.5.1919+ V.A.D. Nurse)

Born 1885 Easthampstead, Berkshire.  Daughter of London-born Clergyman Ronald Cameron Scrimgeour and his Warwickshire-born wife Lucy May (nee Barrows).

1891 Census:      Old Bracknell, Easthampstead.  With parents; brother Geoffrey C.; and three servants.

1901 Census:      The Vicarage, Yoxford Road, Sibton, Suffolk. With parents; and four servants.

1911 Census:      Sibton Vicarage, Yoxford. With parents; widowed maternal grandmother; and four servants.

V.A.D. Nurse Dorothy Scrimgeour. 1918. Courtesy/© of Timothy Vanlaun.

V.A.D. Nurse Dorothy Scrimgeour. 1918. Courtesy/© of Timothy Vanlaun.

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=scrimgeour&id=185415&first=true

ADDRESS: Sibton Vicarage, Yoxford; SERVICE FROM: 28/08/1915; SERVICE TO: Still serving; HOSPITAL: VAD Hospital, Saxmundham; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 28/08/1915; 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 28.8.15 to 22.3.17 Saxmundham Hospital From 19.5.17 still serving East Suffolk Gen Hosp, Ipswich; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk / 28; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bars.

Dorothy Scrimgeour’s British Red Cross medal (front/back) and leather ID tag. Courtesy/© of Timothy Vanlaun.

Dorothy Scrimgeour’s British Red Cross medal (front/named back) and leather ID tag.
Courtesy/© of Timothy Vanlaun.


SEELEY, Miss Ida Elizabeth (6.11.1916 to 6.1.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=selley&id=185938

ADDRESS: Richmond House Constable Road, Felixstowe; SERVICE FROM: 06/11/1916; SERVICE TO: still serving; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/11/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; 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 6.11.16 to 6.1.17 East Suffolk Gen. Hosp; Ipswich 23.1.17 Co-sham [Cosham] Mil: Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk/54 [written on front of card] Suffolk.


STEARN, Miss Edith (29.2.1916-13.6.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=stearn&id=197850

ADDRESS: Old Newton, Stowmarket; SERVICE FROM: 13/12/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 13/12/1915; 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: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 13.12.15 to 15.1.16 Melton Red Cross Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds From 29.2.16 to 13.6.17 East Suff: Gen: Hospital, Ipswich From 18.11.18 Cliff Mil: Hospital, Felixstowe; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bars.


STEWARD, Miss Janet Richards [became Mrs. Maynard] (3.1915-3.1917. Tracing the missing. Also worked at Broadwater Hospital)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=steward&page=2&id=199023

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.


SWABEY, Miss Eleanora Lucy (21.1.1916-21.3.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=swabey&id=202380&first=true

FORENAME: Eleanora Lucy; SURNAME: Swabey; ADDRESS: Southend House, Bury St. Edmunds; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 34; SERVICE FROM: 02/11/1917; SERVICE TO: 09/04/1918; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O.; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: House Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/11/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Without; DATE OF TERMINATION: 09/04/1918; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: France J.C. Le Treport Motor Convoy; DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D.; COMMISSION: Suffolk /18

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=swabey&id=202381

FORENAME: Eleanora Lucy; SURNAME: Swabey; ADDRESS: Southend House, Bury St Edmunds; SERVICE FROM: 12/11/1914; SERVICE TO: 26/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/11/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 26/02/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing. see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 6,187 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Suffolk / 18 From 12.11.14 to 23.12.15 Northgate St. Red Cross Hospital, Bury St Edmunds 21.1.16 to 21.3.16 East Suffolk Gen: Hospital, Ipswich 1.6.16 to 2.11.17 Northgate St. Red Cross Hospital, Bury St Edmunds 2.11.17 to 22.5.18 Le Treport Convoy 6.12.18 to 26.2.19 Mill Road Auxil: Hospital, Bury St Edmunds; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk / 18; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 WS Bars.

Eleanora’s sister Elfrida was also a volunteer (also Motor Convoy & Bury St. Edmunds):

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=swabey&id=202382

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=swabey&id=202383


TAYLOR, Miss Clara Evelyn (3.9.1915-3.11.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=taylor&id=204415

ADDRESS: Forward Green Stowmarket; SERVICE FROM: 03/09/1915; SERVICE TO: 31/10/1917; HOSPITAL: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/09/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 31/10/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 406 hours till 3.11.15. Then whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Suffolk/90. From 3.9.15 to 3.11.15 East Suffolk Gen: Hospital, Ipswich. From 24.10.17 to 31.10.17 Suffolk Hosp: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 1. W.S.Bar.


THOMAS, Miss Kate Ethel (3.7.1916-3.9.1916. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=taylor&id=206639

ADDRESS: Heathfield, Bloxwich; COUNTY: Staffs; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 43; SERVICE FROM: 03/07/1916; SERVICE TO: 03/09/1916; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: PTO; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/07/1916; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/09/1916; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: East Suffolk. Aux: Hosp: Ipswich; DEPARTMENT: JWVAD; COMMISSION: Staffs 46.

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=taylor&id=206640

ADDRESS: Heathfield, Bloxwich, Nr Walsall; HOSPITAL: Witton House, Northwich; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Walsall Hospital 2 months, East Suffolk, Ipswich 2 months (voluntary); DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 04/06/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £25; RANK AT TERMINATION: Quartermaster; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/02/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: £40; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing & Quartermaster’s at Witton House, Northwich, Cheshire; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Stafford 46 VAD; HONOURS AWARDED: Mentioned in despatches.


TURNER, Miss Grace Ada (29.3.1916-29.5.1916. Cook.  Also worked at Broadwater Hospital)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=turner&id=212129

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.


WESTERN, Miss Dorothy (11.3.1916-31.7.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=western&id=222105

ADDRESS: The Hall Bildeston; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/02/1916; SERVICE TO: 05/07/1917; HOSPITAL: Brettenham Park Hospital, Brettenham ; Henham Hall Hospital; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/02/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/07/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 2506 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 11.2.16 to 4.3.16 Brettenham Park Hospital From 11.3.16 to 31.7.16 East Suffolk Gen Hospital, Ipswich From 10.1.17 to 5.7.17 Henham Hall Hospital, Wangford; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 1 W.S. Bars.


WESTERN, Miss Elsie (29.8.1916 to 29.10.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Sudbury)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=western&id=222108

ADDRESS: Bildeston Hall; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 24/09/1917; SERVICE TO: 04/05/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; Henham Hall Hospital ; Red Cross Hospital, Sussex Lodge, Newmarket; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 24/09/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 04/05/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 3200 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 3/ From 24.9.17 to 1.10.17 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital. 6 / From 21.1.18 to 4.5.18 West Suffolk Gen Hosp, Bury St. Edmunds 1/ From 29.8.16 to 29.10.16 East Suffolk Gen Hosp, Ipswich. 2/ From 10.1.17 to 10.4.17 Henham Hall Hospital. 4/ From 26.10.17 to 9.11.17 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital. 8/ From 12.11.17 to 29.12.17 Newmarket Red Cross Hospital. 7/ From 27.3.18 to 4.5.18 West Suffolk Gen Hosp, Bury St. Edmunds; COMMISSION: Suffolk/20; HONOURS AWARDED: 1.W.S. Bar.


WILSON, Miss Grace (Before 5.7.1915-?9.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Broadwater)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=wilson&id=229805

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.


WOODWARD, Miss Clara Elizabeth (10.5.1916-30.1.1917. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Colchester Military Hospital)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=woodward&id=232861

ADDRESS: 260 Spring Road Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 10/05/1916; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: See over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nursing Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/05/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nursing Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still working; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: V.A.D. Nurse; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 10.5.16 to 30.1.17 East Suffolk Hospital Ipswich 17.2.17 to 17.9.17 1st Southern General Hospital Birmingham 30.10.17 to 30.10.18 Colchester Military Hospital 4.12.18 to 4.1.19 4th Northern General Hospital Lincoln 12.1.19 to 11.2.19 Bagthorpe Military Hospital (West bridgeford) 12.2.19; COMMISSION: Suffolk /24; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 Red stripes.

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=woodward&id=232860

ADDRESS: 260 Spring Road, Ipswich; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 22; SERVICE FROM: 17/02/1917; SERVICE TO: 19/11/1919 still serving; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 17/02/1917; DATE OF TERMINATION: 19/11/1919 Still serving; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 17. 2.17 to 16. 9.17 1st Southern General Birmingham 30.10.17 to 30.10.18 Military Hospital Colchester 4.12.18 to 5.1.19 4th Northern General Lincoln. 6. 2.19 to trans Military Hospital Bagthorpe 25. 4.19 to present Kitchener Hospital, Brighton; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Suffolk/24.


WRIGHT, Miss Mary (Also worked at Broadwater Hospital – during 31.7.1915-28.8.1915; 10.1917; 3.1918. V.A.D. Nurse and Tracing the missing)

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?sname=wright&id=234409

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.


Christmas: Staff and ‘Hospital Blues’, East Suffolk & Ipswich General Hospital. WW1. Courtesy/© of Heather A. Johnson.

Christmas: Staff and ‘Hospital Blues’, East Suffolk & Ipswich General Hospital. WW1.
Courtesy/© of Heather A. Johnson.


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