SUDBURY: Belle Vue Red Cross Hospital

BELLE VUE RED CROSS HOSPITAL

Belle Vue House, Newton Road, Sudbury, Suffolk

Belle Vue House, Sudbury. cPre-First World War. Courtesy of Angela Royer.

Belle Vue House, Sudbury. cPre-First World War. Courtesy of Angela Royer.


Today, in 2016, the future of the building that became ‘Belle Vue Red Cross Hospital’ during World War One is uncertain.  The ‘Belle Vue House’ property needs many costly repairs to renovate it. The organisation ‘Historic England’ has decided that it is not significant enough to be given “special protective status” – which is a decision which has left the building more vulnerable.

‘Belle Vue House’ sits at the heart of an award winning park in Sudbury.   This park, with its lovely gardens, would seem unconnected to any future development of the house.


‘Belle Vue Red Cross Hospital’ building. © Sudbury Town Council.

‘Belle Vue Red Cross Hospital’ building. © Sudbury Town Council.


At the outbreak of the First World War, Mr. Harper offered up his ‘Belle Vue House’ in Newton Road, Sudbury, as a Home Hospital: ‘Belle Vue Red Cross Hospital’.  It was an auxiliary hospital affiliated to the General Military Hospital in Colchester, Essex.  It was an establishment that held approximately 30-35 beds.

From the evidence within volunteer service cards, it appears that the Hospital began operating on 1 February 1915 and continued into 1919.  Caring for soldiers did not cease when the Armistice was declared on 11 November 1918.  The War did not officially end until the Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28 June 1919 and afflicted service men continued to suffer.  Thus, some volunteer cards show the person “still working” into 1919.

Nurses and patients at Belle Vue Red Cross Hospital. © Sudbury Museum Trust: Ref. pa616. http://www.sudburysuffolk.co.uk/photoarchive/gallery.asp?period=1914-1918

Nurses and patients at Belle Vue Red Cross Hospital. © Sudbury Museum Trust: Ref. pa616.
http://www.sudburysuffolk.co.uk/photoarchive/gallery.asp?period=1914-1918


War Office List 1915:

In a War Office List dated 1915, the Sudbury Hospital is listed:  “Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; lent by Mr. Harper *Suffolk Branch, B.R.C.S.”   The number of beds was given as “30-35” and the Hospital was “Occupied”, as opposed to “Closed” or “Withdrawn”.


After the First World War, Belle Vue became the ‘Ministry of Pensioners Hospital’.

Belle Vue Ministry of Pensioners Hospital c1921. © Sudbury Museum Trust: Ref. pa203. http://www.sudburysuffolk.co.uk/photoarchive/gallery.asp?period=1914-1918

Belle Vue Ministry of Pensioners Hospital c1921. © Sudbury Museum Trust: Ref. pa203.
http://www.sudburysuffolk.co.uk/photoarchive/gallery.asp?period=1914-1918


Saturday 24 October 1914, Bury Free Press [sic]:

WAR RELIEF COMMITTEES. MEETING AT SUDBURY. A joint meeting of the Melford Rural and the Sudbury Borough War Relief Committees took place at the Town Hall, Sudbury, on Saturday afternoon, when the question of providing accommodation for a number of Belgian refugees was considered. …

Mr. J. O. Steed, the Clerk to the Melford Rural Committee, said the question was first raised in the district as the result of a telegram sent by the Local Government Board to the County Council in the early part of the week. … Mr. Steed said there were four or five houses in Westgate Terrace, Long Melford.  The difficulties connected with the taking of refugees into private houses, he said, should not be lost sight of.  It was desirable that they should be accommodated in small colonies, where they were in touch with one another, and therefore where there was an absence of a feeling of loneliness and isolation. …

There ought to be no delay in accommodating a number of refugees, and perhaps until the houses were ready at Long Melford, the Red Cross Society would place Belle Vue, Sudbury, at their disposal.

The Mayor opposed this suggestion, and after some discussion, it was proposed by Mr. R. H. Mattingly, and seconded by Mr. H. Alston, that the Red Cross Society should be asked to allow them the use of Belle Vue but the motion was lost. …”


Saturday 02 January 1915, Bury Free Press [sic]:

WHAT FOLKS ARE SAYING IN SUDBURY.

… … That “Belle Vue” will soon be occupied as a Red Cross Hospital. … …”


Saturday 28 August 1915, Bury Free Press [sic]:

LONG MELFORD. RECITAL AT THE CHURCH.—A recital was given in Holy Trinity Church on Tuesday afternoon, and was attended by a large congregation, which included several wounded soldiers from the front who are recuperating at Bell Vue, Sudbury. …”


 Saturday 13 November 1915, Bury Free Press [sic]:

ARRIVAL OF WOUNDED IN WEST SUFFOLK. A convoy of wounded soldiers arrived in West Suffolk on Sunday night.  Some went to Belle Vue Hospital at Sudbury, but most of them were conveyed by train to Ingham, via Bury St. Edmunds, en route for Ampton Hospital.”


29 March 1916 – Suffolk and Essex Free Press [sic]:

SUDBURY.  BOXING TOURNAMENT AT THE DRILL HALL.

With “proceeds for completion instruments for the bugle band” as the object, members of the 2/6th Batt. City of London Rifles entertained a crowded gathering at the Drill Hall on Saturday night, and the result should be successful financially, it was from a sporting point of view. The military were present in great force, and the sportsmen of Sudbury also turned up in fair numbers. A place of honour was given to number of wounded Tommies from Belle Vue Hospital. … …”


17 April 1916 – A GALLANT SOMERSET [sic]:

This is the transcription of a newspaper article which was pasted in the scrapbook of ‘Belle Vue Hospital’ V.A.D. Lady Stephanie Hyde Parker – see the end of the chapter.  The cutting is hand-dated “April 17th 1916” but the publication is unknown [sic]:

A GALLANT SOMERSET. 

D.C.M. PRESENTED AT SUDBURY RED CROSS HOSPITAL. 

On Wednesday afternoon a very interesting ceremony took place at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital, in the presence of a large company, including members of the various Red Cross Committees, the wounded soldiers, nurses, and others.  The recipient was Prvt. J. Miller, of the 6th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry.  He has been at the front since the commencement of hostilities, and has been wounded several times.  He received the medal for conspicuous gallantry in going to the rescue of an officer and his servant who had been buried in a dug-out by a shell.  He carried out the work of rescue in full view of the enemy and was wounded in five places by snipers.  He is also to receive the Legion of Honour decoration from the French Government for gallant conduct in yet another area at the front. 

Amongst the company were Col. Graham, Brigadier-General Coxhead, Col. Corry, Lady Leucha Warner, Lady Hyde Parker, Mr. J, Maitland Wilson, Dr. Wisdom, Dr. Rix, Dr. Holden, Mrs. E. Oliver, Mr. A. Routh, the Rev. J. J. Jones, the Rev. J. W. Thomas and Mrs. Thomas, and others. 

Col. Graham, in handing the medal to Lady Leucha Warner to present to Prvt. Miller, said it was difficult to find circumstances more justifiable than those in that case for the presentation of the medal.  No one deserved it more than the recipient, and he hoped Prvt. Miller would live long to wear that signal mark of his Majesty for such gallant conduct.  Col. Graham heartily congratulated Prvt. Miller on receiving a reward he so richly deserved. 

Lady Leucha Warner then formally handed the medal to the recipient, who was received by the company and his comrades with lusty cheers. 

Mr. J. Maitland Wilson added words of praise, and said they were proud to have such a soldier in that hospital, where they were doing all they could to get him restored to health.   He hoped all the others would soon be fit and well also.”


Saturday 22 April 1916, Essex Newsman [sic]:

FIVE SNIPER’S WOUNDS.  D.C.M. PRESENTED AT A RED CROSS HOSPITAL.  On Wednesday, at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital, Pt. J. Miller, of the 6 Somerset Light Infantry, who had been wounded several times, received the D.C.M. for conspicuous gallantry in going to the rescue of an officer and his servant, who had been buried in a dug-out by a shell.  He carried out the work of rescue in full view of the enemy, and was wounded in five places by snipers.  He is also to receive the Legion of Honour for gallant conduct in another area at the Front.  Lady Leucha Warner presented the medal.”


Wednesday 31 May 1916 – Suffolk and Essex Free Press

Gallant Boys from Belle Vue Form a Guard of Honour with their Sticks.

Mr and Mrs B. W. Butcher were given a pleasant surprise when they emerged from Trinity Congregational Chapel on Friday morning, for they found that some of our heroes from Belle Vue Hospital were there to give them a greeting and offer them the best wishes.  The bridegroom, Sergt. B. W. Butcher, took advantage of a few days’ leave to wed the girl he loved Susannah J. Macro. He has been in the thick of the fight since the war began, and we all know how well the Yorkshire Regiment has distinguished itself. When the nuptial knot had been tied by the Pastor, Rev. J. W. Thomas, which was done in the presence of number of friends of the bride and bridegroom, and Sergeant Plummer, a Canadian, had duly signed the register, the party filed out of the chapel, to find that some thirty of the Tommies were lined up forming an “avenue of crossed sticks through which the happy pair passed.  It was a pleasing and touching sight—these limping heroes, in their hospital blue, with smiling faces, giving a picturesque touch to this little wedding scene on a bright Summer morning.”


Saturday 17 June 1916, Bury Free Press [sic]:

SUDBURY.  A memorial service was held at St. Peter’s Church Sudbury and was attended by the Mayor and Corporation as well as by ministers and members of every denomination : wounded soldiers from Bell Vue Hospital and men home on leave from the front.  The Mayor (Alderman H. Hitchcock) was accompanied by the mace-bearers, and followed by Alderman E. Oliver and members of the Town Council, also a detachment of special constables, under Mr. V. Hills.  Supt. Peck was in charge of the police, with Inspector H. Reeve and Sergt. A. H. Cole. …”


Wednesday 02 August 1916 – Suffolk and Essex Free Press

Dumb Soldier Regains his Speech by Fall in the River.

INTERESTING CASE AT BELLE VUE HOSPITAL.

There have been during the last few months several remarkable instances of soldiers suddenly regaining the power of speech after being struck, or gradually becoming, dumb in action in the terrible conditions of trench warfare. There was the case of the man who put the wrong end of the cigarette in his mouth, and another who broke silence in joyous laughter and an exclamation at a comic scene at a picture theatre. Equally remarkable, it not more so, is the case at Private W. Goldie, R.A.M.C., late 90th Field Ambulance, now convalescing at the Belle Vue Red Cross Hospital, especially as there is a lady in the case. It was on the 4th July in the Somme district that Private Goldie lost his speech. Here is his story in his own simple language:–

“On the night before our lads want over the top for the big advance, I came down from the trenches about 12 o’clock in the night with two wounded men, and I got near the dressing station I heard groans, and, looking around, I saw about sixty to eighty knocked out by a heavy shell. The two men who were with me ran away. I went for help, and as I was going I heard a shell come hissing through the air, and I just got away in time, as it pitched right on top of a sand-bag dug-out next to the dressing station, and caught about fitly tins of petrol alight. We got away all the wounded we could, but three or four were burnt in the fire, and we could not get near them, as the bombs in their pockets were going off, and the Germans were shelling us heavily. We worked for three days and nights, with a few hours sleep, bringing in the wounded. A pal of mine went off his head, and on the night of being relieved my nerves gave way, and my speech gradually left me. I had to come away—with regret, and at last I came to Belle Vue Red Cross hospital. After nearly four weeks without speaking, I went by myself in a boat up the river Stour. A young lady asked me to give her a ride, which I did, and as she went to get out she slipped and fell, and I went too, and with the fright shouted “Oh!”

Thank God I got my speech back, and I glad to say, with the careful nursing of the Sister and nurses of Belle Vue Hospital, I am getting on well, and only too glad to get my speech back.” Private Goldie, when our representative saw him, could only whisper, but was able to make himself thoroughly intelligible. Naturally a cheery fellow, he is in high spirits at the doctor’s hopeful report—that he will completely recover his voice. He will look back with good deal at pleasure on his gallantry, the little trip in the boat, and what proved a fortunate accident for him, though temporarily uncomfortable tor him and the lady.”


Saturday 12 August 1916, Bury Free Press [sic]:

SUDBURY.  A united intercession service was held in the Friars Street Congregational Church, Sudbury, on Friday evening, and was attended by a crowded congregation from all denominations.  The ministers taking part were the Rev. Hopkin Richards, the Rev. J. W. Thomas, the Rev. R. B. Hoyle, the Rev. F. S. Collison, and the Rev. W. R. Taylor.  The Mayor (Alderman Hitchcock), attended by the mace-bearers and Corporation was present, also members of the V.A.D., Dr. Mason, Mr. Marshall, Mr. F. Wheeler, J.P., Dr. H.D. King, J.P., Dr. J. S. Holden, Dr. Rix, Police-Inspector H. Reeve, and the wounded soldiers from Belle Vue Hospital. …”


The following extracts have been taken from one long article about the ‘Sudbury and Ballingdon Nursing Association’ and its work in Sudbury and district – full transcript available.

06 December 1916 – Suffolk and Essex Free Press [sic]:

Sudbury and Ballingdon Nursing Association.

IMPORTANCE OF THE CHILD WELFARE MOVEMENT.

In the absence of Lady Florence, Miss Gertrude E. F. Barnardiston, President of the Suffolk Nursing Association, at the Annual meeting of the Sudbury and Ballingdon District Nursing Association at the Town Hall an Tuesday afternoon. She was supported by the Mayor, Counc. P. H. Oliver, Miss K. E. Baker, Hon. Sec., the ex-Mayor, Ald. H.Hitchcock, Dr. J. S  Holden, Dr. Bygott (the County Medical Officer), Mrs. E. Oliver, Mrs. H. H. Baker, Miss Andrewes, Mrs Holden, Father Peacock, Rev. R. B. Hoyle, Miss Wright, Mrs H. D. King, Mrs Middleton. Mr. G. P. Weybrew, Mrs Emeny, Mrs Raymond, Mrs Handcock, Mrs P. H. Oliver, Mrs Whorlow, and others. 

Miss Baker read the annual report as follows :– …

The Committee have much pleasure in presenting the 21st annual report and statement of accounts to the subscribers and friends of the Society, and again most heartily thank those whose continued help, sympathy and subscriptions have supported the work so thoroughly.

Notwithstanding the troubled times in which we are living, the record of the year’s work is satisfactory; the income has been equal to the expenditure, and the staff of nurses remains the same. Nurse Bayne has attended 108 patients during the twelve months, and paid 3,460 visits. Last year the numbers were 128 patients and 3,717 visits. The fact that Nurse Bayne was unfortunately a month off duty in the summer on account of illness may account for this falling off of numbers, although Nurse Wood and Nurse Moyes attended her patients during her absence.  …

In addition to her ordinary work Nurse Bayne has, at the request of the Commandant of the Red Cross, paid 184 visits to Belle Vue Hospital for wounded soldiers, taking the place of the Sister in charge when the latter was off duty.

Dr. Bygott … emphasised again the fact that the health and strength of a man constitute his only capital, and the united health and strength of the men and women of the nation were its most important asset. He noted that in the obituary columns they saw numerous deaths of only sons.  The largest families were among the poor.  In short, he said, we are breeding from the worst stock. In this connection he dilated on the importance of the school for mothers, the school clinic, the medical inspection of children, and nursing associations, etc., and urged the members of the Association to get all the mothers they could to attend the school. …”


9 December 1916, Bury Free Press [sic]:

SUDBURY RED CROSS HOSPITAL LIGHTS.

—Miss Vera Chater of the Red Cross Hospital, was summoned for showing a bright light, contrary to the regulations, on November 20th, at 8.30 p.m.—P.c. Amos said he saw a bright light shining from an upstairs room in the Hospital, and found it was from an unshaded burner.  On going to see Miss Chater she accepted responsibility, and said it was her fault, as she went into the room before it was dark and lighted the gas, without drawing the blind.—The Bench fined her 10s.”


Belle Vue Red Cross Hospital - wounded soldiers convalescing soldiers and volunteer nurses. © Sudbury Museum Trust: Ref. pa202. http://www.sudburysuffolk.co.uk/photoarchive/gallery.asp?period=1914-1918

Belle Vue Red Cross Hospital – wounded soldiers convalescing soldiers and volunteer nurses.
© Sudbury Museum Trust: Ref. pa202.
http://www.sudburysuffolk.co.uk/photoarchive/gallery.asp?period=1914-1918


LIST OF PEOPLE KNOWN TO HAVE WORKED AT BELLE VUE RED CROSS HOSPITAL IN SUDBURY:  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-held Service Card exists for a person, a link is displayed at an individual’s profile [dates in () refer to length of service at Belle Vue Red Cross Hospital]:

ADAMS, Mr. Philip Holme (24.2.1915-11.7.1918. Bearer)

ALLAN, Miss (4.7.1917-29.8.1917. Pantrymaid)

ANDREWS,Mrs. Alice (23.6.1916-10.1917. Nursing)

AYRES, Miss Gladys (3.1.1918-14.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

AYRES, Miss Ruby (24.4.1915-15.5.1919+ V.A.D. Nurse)

BACKHOUSE, Miss Edith (14.8.1916-30.12.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

BAKER, Miss Freda Marion (25.8.1917-25.6.1918. J.W. V.A.D. Pantry maid)

BAKER, Miss Gladys Madeline (30.10.1918-19.5.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

BAKER, Miss Marjorie (12.3.1915-12.5.1919+ V.A.D. Nurse)

BARNARDISTON, Miss Gertrude Elisabeth Frances (11.1914-12.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Earls Colne V.A.D. Hospital and Essex County Hospital)

BARTON, Mrs. Florence E. (6.3.1915-25.3.1916. G.S. Member. General Duties)

BAYNE, Miss Jane or Jennie (3.1.1916-15.5.1919+ Nursing Sister. District Nurse)

BELL, Mr. Joseph (1.6.1915-30.7.1917.  Orderly)

BOURN, Miss Annie (1.7.1915-9.8.1916.  V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Broadwater)

BROOKE, Mr. Richard Owen (13.9.1915-12.4.1916. Bearer)

BROWNE, Miss Helen Mary (7.3.1916-25.5.1917. Nursing Sister)

BULL, Miss Ethel (1.2.1915-14.4.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

BUNYAN, Mrs. Agatha (3.1915-21.7.1919+ Charwoman. Cook)

BYFORD, Miss Florence (1.2.1915-24.4.1915. Kitchen maid)

CANT, Mr. Henry David (24.2.1915-14.12.1915. Bearer. Section Leader)

CHAPMAN, Mr. Luther Gordon (5.4.1915-20.10.1917. Bearer)

CHATER, Miss Vera Clifford (4.1.1916-14.7.1917 & 19.1.1918-7.7.1919+. Trained Nursing Sister. Royal Red Cross award)

CLARK, Mr. Frederick (12.9.1916-27.1.1919. Bearer)

CLARKE, Mrs. Frances Maud (5.3.1915-3.2.1916. V.A.D. General Duties)

COOKE, Miss Mitchell (15.7.1917-15.10.1917. Trained Nursing Sister)

COOPER, Miss Ethel (1.2.1915-19.3.1916. House Duties & Serving Staff)

CORRY, Miss Alice (1.2.1915-1919. Nursing. Commandant of V.A.D. Suffolk 36)

CROMARTY, Mrs. (27.5.1915-14.7.1915. Trained Nurse)

DASH, Colonel (Appears in the c1921 Belle Vue Ministry of Pensioners Hospital photograph)

DAWES, Mrs. Lucy Helen nee Maw (3.7.1916-30.3.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

DORMAN, Mrs. Frances (January 1919. Assistant Cook. Then Probationer V.A.D)

DRAKE, Mrs. Edith (10.2.1915-25.7.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. ?Step-mother to Margaret below)

DRAKE, Miss Margaret (1.2.1916-5.12.1917. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Melford Red Cross Working Party)

DURRANT, Mr. Ernest George (24.2.1915-27.1.1919. Bearer)

ELLIS, Miss Mercy Eden (16.10.1918-6.11.1918. Trained Nurse)

ENGLISH, Miss Emily (1.2.1915-1919+ V.A.D. Nurse)

ENGLISH, Miss Kate (10.2.1915-1919+ V.A.D. Nurse)

EVERITT, Mr. Albert Henry (24.2.1915-14.12.1915. Bearer)

EVERITT, Miss Lilian Jane (30.1.1915-28.6.1915. Trained Nurse)

FITCH, Mr. Walter (24.2.1915-26.5.1915. V.A.D. Member. Convoys)

GARRAD, Miss Edith H. (1916-1919+ Nursing Sister)

GARROD, Miss Jane (1.2.1915-1919+ Quartermaster)

GILLER, Mrs. Ethel (14.4.1915-28.5.1915. Trained Nurse)

GRANT, Miss Ethel (12.2.1915-15.4.1915. Trained Nurse)

HANMAR, Miss Alice (1.2.1915-21.9.1915. Nursing. Commandant V.A.D. Suffolk/86)

HART, Mrs. Margaret D. (2.1915-1919+ Masseuse)

HERBERT, Miss Gladys Hilda (13.8.1917-9.8.1918. V.A.D. Nurse. Also a Sudbury Needleworker)

HICKS, Canon Herbert (1.2.1915-1919+ Religious services; carpentry; other help)

HICKS, Miss Katharine Elizabeth (30.4.1915-24.12.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

HOLDEN, Dr. John Sinclair (Medical Officer with/after Dr. Rix enlisted?  Mentioned in the DCM article)

HOLDEN, Miss Marjorie Joan (1.1918-1919+ Volunteer. Looked after rabbits and other livestock at Belle Vue Red Cross Hospital)

HOOD, Mrs. Margaret (1.5.1918-22.11.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

HURST, Mrs. Rose Elizabeth (9.8.1916-1919+ Cook)

HYDE-PARKER, Stephanie (1.2.1915-30.6.1917. General Service V.A.D. Member).  See an article at the end of the chapter about a page from Stephanie’s war-time scrapbook.

JENNINGS, Mr. Frederick John (24.2.1915-22.10.1918. Bearer)

JOLIFFE, Miss Lilian A. (19.12.1917-14.7.1918. Nursing Sister)

JONES, Canon John James (1.2.1915-1919+ C. of E. Chaplain. Prayers each evening etc)

KEITH, Miss Margaret Ronaldson (29.4.1915-4.1.1916. Nursing Sister. Matron. Awarded the Royal Red Cross)

KEMBALL, Miss Agnes (7.4.1915-1919+ V.A.D. Nurse)

LAING, Miss Janetta Marian Anderson (19.12.1917-12.1.1918. Nursing Sister)

LAST, Mr. Ernest Walter (24.2.1915-12.12.1916. Assistant Commandant. Died 3.10.1918)

LEACH, Mrs. E. Hilda (17.9.1918-1919+ Charwoman)

LEEKS, Miss Alice (28.5.1915-1919+ V.A.D. Nurse)

LEEMING, Dr. Arnold (1.2.1915-11.1915 & 11.1916-5.1917.  Medical Officer)

LEWIS, Miss Sybil Irene (26.4.1918-1919+ V.A.D. Nurse)

LINGLEY, George (24.2.1915-22.10.1918. Bearer, Volunteer)

LUCAS, Mr. Albert Edward (5.4.1915-16.1.1917. Bearer)

LUPTON, Mrs. Mary Constance (26.2.1915-27.3.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

MacKENZIE, Mrs. Elfrida (1.1.1916-28.2.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

MANBY, Mrs. Ellen (1.2.1915-25.4.1917. Cook – for patients and staff)

MASON, Miss Mary (20.8.1916-1919+ V.A.D. Nurse)

MAYNARD, Mr. Frank Romer (24.2.1915-12.4.1916. Bearer)

McQUHAE, Mrs. Nancy (9.1916-1919+ Nursing Sister)

OLIVER, Mrs. E. = ?Emily M. (Mentioned in 17 April 1916 D.C.M. article – position unknown)

OLIVER, Miss Violet (10.12.1914-28.9.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

PERRY, Mr. Kerby (1.2.1915-1919+ Dentist, voluntary)

RAWLES, Ada Lucy (4.2.1916-13.4.1916. Trained Nurse. Sister-in-charge)

RIX, Mrs. Marjorie Edith nee Wagstaff  (1.2.1915-1919+Commandant of Hospital (+ Detachment. Also on Sudbury Working Party Committee)

RIX, Dr. & Captain Rowland Waters (5.8.1914-6.1917. Rejoined March 1919. Medical Officer)

ROUTH, Mr. A. (Mentioned in 17 April 1916 D.C.M. article – role unknown)

RUDD, Mr. Stanley Roper (2.2.1915-22.5.1915. Orderly)

SAYER, Mrs. Edith Mabel (26.7.1917-4.8.1917 & 11.6.1919-18.6.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

SCOTT, Miss Ada Mary (21.5.1915-30.6.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

SEWELL, Miss Maud (26.5.1915-1919+ V.A.D. Nurse)

SHIPMAN, Mrs. Muriel (1917?: 1-3.10 & 13.10-4.12. Charge of ward/Dressings/Operations. 16 beds)

SHUTTLEWORTH, Miss Margaret L. (12.1.1918-12.2.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

SIMKIN, Mr. James Scott (26.5.1915-27.1.1919+ Bearer)

SMITH, Miss Ellen (20.3.1915-1919+ Housemaid. Attendance on staff)

SMITH, Mr. Frederick (1.1.1915-1919+ Gardener)

SMITH, Miss Grace C. (1.3.1918-20.5.1918. General Service V.A.D.)

SMITH, Miss Janet Laura (8.4.1915-1919+ V.A.D. Nurse)

SMITH, Mr. Sidney Angelo (5.4.1915-12.10.1916. Bearer)

STEGGLES, Miss Florence Nellie (10.5.1918-1919+ General Service Member. Clerical Work. ?At Belle Vue Hospital?)

SYER, Mrs. Helen May (6.3.1916-15.9.1918/1919? Cook)

THOMPSON, Mrs. Anna Maria Rebecca (1.3.1915-27.3.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

THORNALLEY, Mrs. Beatrice May (21.11.1918-21.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

TIPPET, Miss Sybil (1.2.1915-17.8.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

TREMAINE, Mr. Alfred Henry (24.2.1915-27.1.1919+ Bearer. Acting Commandant)

TRIMBLE, Dr. Charles E. (11.1915-27.1.1919. Medical Officer)

TRIMBLE, Mrs. Gertrude E. (9.6.1916-20.1.1919. Secretary. Clerical Work)

TUKE, Mrs. Gladys (14.4.1915-19.4.1915. Nursing Sister)

VINCE, Miss Annie (25.11.1916-1919+ Kitchen maid)

WARREN, Mr. Frederick (13.9.1915-1919+ Bearer)

WATERS, Mr. Charles William (5.4.1915-3.10.1917. Bearer. Section Leader)

WAYMAN, Miss Madeline (10.7.1915-15.3.1917. Cook)

WESTERN, Miss Elsie (24.9.1917-1.10.1917 & 26.10.1917-9.11.1917. Also worked at the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital)

WHEELER, Miss Madeline (10.9.1917-29.9.1917. Pantry work; Washing up; Laying tables)

WILKINSON, Mrs. Fanny (2.1918-1919+ Nursing Sister. Superintends linen)

WILLIAMS, Miss Cecilia (15.4.1915-27.4.1915. Trained Nurse)

WISDOM, Mrs. Edith Mary (30.1.1915-1.5.1915. Lady Superintendent. Hon. Matron. Wife of Dr. Robert Horace Constable Burn Wisdom, below)

WISDOM, Dr. Robert Horace Constable Burn (1.2.1915-29.3.1919. Part-time M.D.)

WORTERS, Mrs. Theresa (25.2.1915-14.4.1915 & 15.7.1915-11.8.1915 & 6.10.1915-20.10.1915. V.A.D. Sister)

YOUNGMAN, Miss Dora (5.7.1915-5.1.1916. Trained Nurse/Sister)


Local soldier, Walter Gibbons, Belle Vue Red Cross Hospital. © Sudbury Museum Trust: Ref. pa129. http://www.sudburysuffolk.co.uk/photoarchive/gallery.asp?period=1914-1918

Local soldier, Walter Gibbons, Belle Vue Red Cross Hospital. © Sudbury Museum Trust: Ref. pa129.
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PROFILES

A list of ‘Sudbury Working Party’ volunteers will follow this ‘PROFILES’ List.

ADAMS, Mr. Philip Holme (24.2.1915-11.7.1918. Bearer)

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ADDRESS: 2 King Street, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 24/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 11/07/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Bearer; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 24/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: Bearer; DATE OF TERMINATION: 11/07/1918 PAY AT TERMINATION: Nil; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Red Cross Hospital Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part 155 hours; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk / 5; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


ALLAN, Miss (4.7.1917-29.8.1917. Pantrymaid)

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ADDRESS: Gainsborough Street, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 04/07/1917; SERVICE TO: 29/08/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Pantrymaid; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 04/07/1917; RANK AT TERMINATION: Pantrymaid; DATE OF TERMINATION: 29/08/1917; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: pantry work 7 mornings in a fortnight Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part 6 hrs a day [162 hours]; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: No more information; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


ANDREWS,Mrs. Alice (23.6.1916-10.1917. Nursing)

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ADDRESS: Edwardstone Boxford; SERVICE FROM: 23/06/1916; SERVICE TO: -/10/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 23/06/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; DATE OF TERMINATION: -/10/1917; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 228 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk/36.


AYRES, Miss Gladys (3.1.1918-14.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Malting Farm, Little Waldingfield; SERVICE FROM: 03/01/1918; SERVICE TO: 14/02/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/01/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/02/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 492 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


AYRES, Miss Ruby (24.4.1915-15.5.1919+ V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Malting Farm, Little Waldingfield; SERVICE FROM: 24/04/1915; SERVICE TO: Still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 24/04/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 4140 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk, Suffolk /86; HONOURS AWARDED: I W. S. Bar.


BACKHOUSE, Miss Edith (14.8.1916-30.12.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Queen’s Road, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 14/08/1916; SERVICE TO: 30/12/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 14/08/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 30/12/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 396 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BAKER, Miss Freda Marion (25.8.1917-25.6.1918. J.W. V.A.D. Pantry maid)

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ADDRESS: Ingrams Well, Sudbury, Suffolk; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 25/08/1917; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: at Sudbury Hosp. then went to Mil. Hosp. Hampstead; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Pantry maid; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 25/08/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 25.08.1917 to 25.06.1918 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital From 25.06.1918 – Central R F C Hospital, Hampstead; COMMISSION: Suffolk/4.

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ADDRESS: Ingrams Well, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 19; SERVICE FROM: 25/06/1918; SERVICE TO: Still serving 23.5.19; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Pantry Maid; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 25/06/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving 23.5.19; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: R.A.F. Hospital, Hampstead 25.6.18 at present; DEPARTMENT: J.W V.A.D; COMMISSION: Suffolk 4.


BAKER, Miss Gladys Madeline (30.10.1918-19.5.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Ingram’s Well Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 07/09/1916; SERVICE TO: Still Serving; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/09/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still Serving; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole Time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 7/9/16 to 6/10/17 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital 6/10/17 ” 8/10/18 Suffolk Hospital ; Ampton hall Bury St Eds 30/10/18 – 4th Lon: Gen: Hosp, Denmark Hill; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bar.

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ADDRESS: Ingrams Well Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 23; SERVICE FROM: 30/10/1918; SERVICE TO: Present; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 30/10/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Without; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still Serving; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 4th London Fem: Denmark Hill; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D.


BAKER, Miss Marjorie (12.3.1915-12.5.1919+  V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Clifton Court, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 12/3/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/3/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 3 W.S. Bars.


BARNARDISTON, Miss Gertrude Elisabeth Frances (11.1914-12.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Earls Colne V.A.D. Hospital and Essex County Hospital)

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ADDRESS: The Cottage Woodridge; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 00/11/1914; SERVICE TO: 00/12/1916; HOSPITAL: Auxiliary Hospital, Earls Colne; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: V.A.D; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 13/11/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: V.A.D; DATE OF TERMINATION: 22/12/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: nil; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time about 3000 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Earls Colne V.A.D. Hospital. Essex. Essex County Hospital, Colchester. Sudbury. VA.D. Hospital. Suffolk; COMMISSION: Essex – 20.


BARTON, Mrs. Florence E. (6.3.1915-25.3.1916. G.S. Member. General Duties)

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ADDRESS: Rayville, Cornard, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 06/03/1915; SERVICE TO: 25/03/1916; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: G.S. Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/03/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; DATE OF TERMINATION: 25/03/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General Duties at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 196 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk (Suffolk/4 from front of card).


BAYNE, Miss Jane or Jennie (3.1.1916-15.5.1919+ Nursing Sister. District Nurse)

Jane Bayne was born in 1869, in Stoke Damerel, Devonport, Devon.  Jane’s birth was registered in the 4th Quarter of that year.  Jane was a daughter of Glasgow-born Draper John Reid Bayne and his wife Devonport-born Mary Ann (nee Bazley).

1871 Census:      15 Prospect Row, Stoke Damerel, Devonport. Jane was with parents and 2 brothers.

In 1881 and 1891, Jane was with Bayne grand-parents and Bayne grand-mother respectively, in Scotland.

1908, April:          Jane began working in Sudbury, Suffolk, as a Nurse.

1908, Dec:           Jane was appointed to the post of Queen’s Nurse, replacing Nurse Roberts.

1911 Census:      Newland, Queen’s Road, Sudbury.  Jane’s occupation is “District Nurse” and she is a “Boarder” at the home of “District Nurse” Emma Moyes (“Head” of the household).  Also there was Emma Moyes widowed mother Eliza Moyes and another Boarder Mr. Francis J. S. Macartney – who was a “Traveller” in “Woollens”. Jane’s age was entered as “38”. The Red Cross has Jane as “Jennie”.

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ADDRESS: Newland, Queen’s Road, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 03/01/1916; SERVICE TO: Still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/01/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1425 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.

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ADDRESS: Newland, Queen’s Road, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 03/01/1916; SERVICE TO: Present time; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 31/01/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still working; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister [Voluntary] when required at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 801 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.

1920, 31 Mar:     Jane left her post in Sudbury – because “Family ties called her back to Scotland”.

Wednesday 24 March 1920 – Suffolk and Essex Free Press

Testimonial to Nurse Bayne.

The following notice has been sent out by the Sudbury Nursing Association. We feel sure that the many friends of Nurse Bayne, especially those who have benefited by her kind treatment, will be only too pleased to contribute towards a testimonial be presented to her before she leaves the town :–“As Nurse Bayne will be leaving Sudbury shortly it is thought that many who have known of her excellent work during the last twelve years—and especially those who have had personal experience of her kindness and sympathy in illness —may wish to contribute to a fund that has been started for a testimonial  to be given before Nurse Bayne returns to Scotland, as a token of esteem and gratitude. Any sum, however small, will be gladly received by Miss Baker, Wistaria Cottage, by March 28th. A list of the names of subscribers will accompany the gift.”

Wednesday 31 March 1920 – Suffolk and Essex Free Press [sic]:

PRESENTATION TO NURSE BAYNE.

On Tuesday afternoon Nurse Bayne was presented with a note-case containing the sum of £22 11s, as a small token of esteem and gratitude from those who appreciated the good work she has carried on in Sudbury for the last twelve years. A list of the names of donors accompanied the gift, and contained those of some subscribers who have left the town—the Rev. Canon Peacock, Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Clover, and Mrs. Oswald. At the last meeting of the infant welfare centre, Nurse Bayne received the gift of a silk umbrella, mounted with silver, from the mothers who are members of the centre, where Nurse Bayne has given valuable assistance for the last three years. Both presentations were accompanied with sincere expressions of regret at her departure from the town, and with best wishes for her happiness in the future.”

Wednesday 02 June 1920 – Suffolk and Essex Free Press

SUCCESSFUL YEAR’S WORK.

The annual meeting of the Sudbury and Ballingdon Nursing Association was held on Tuesday afternoon at the Town Hall, Sudbury, the Mayoress (Mrs. Alston) presiding. The Hon. Sec. (Miss Baker) read the 2Jth annual report of the Association, which stated that the record showed great advance in the midwifery and maternity cases and a slight falling oil in the general work. This was probably owing to the fact that Nurse Bayne was obliged to undertake the midwifery work for two months when Nurse Moves was ill and later, when maternity work was unusually heavy, her help in this branch was greatly needed and willingly given. Nurse Bayne visited 102 patients, exclusive maternity cases, during the year ended March 31st last. Of these became convalescent, died, two were removed to hospital, and six remained the books at the end of the year. The visits numbered 3,711. In cases nurse was called in the doctor in attendance, and in nine by friends of the patients. The school clinic had been held monthly except during the children’s holidays. It was with sincere regret that the Committee accepted Nurse Bayne’s resignation at the close of the financial year. Family ties called her back to Scotland, and she left on March 31st, after 12 years’ faithful work in the district. Her sympathy and kindness had gained her many friends. …”

By 1925, Jane Bayne was back working in Sudbury.   Jane died in Sudbury “Sep 1952” – she never marrying.


BELL, Mr. Joseph (1.6.1915-30.7.1917.  Orderly)

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ADDRESS: The Freehold, Framlingham; SERVICE FROM: 01/06/1915; SERVICE TO: 30/07/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/06/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: 30/07/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Orderly at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: front of card says Suffolk/43; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BOURN, Miss Annie (1.7.1915-9.8.1916.  V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Broadwater)

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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, Beceles ; 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 Beceles 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.


BROOKE, Mr. Richard Owen (13.9.1915-12.4.1916. Bearer)

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ADDRESS: 19 Market Hill Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 13/09/1915; SERVICE TO: 12/04/1916; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Bearer; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 13/09/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: Bearer; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/04/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Nil; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Red Cross Hospital Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part 55; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BROWNE, Miss Helen Mary (7.3.1916-25.5.1917. Nursing Sister)

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ADDRESS: c/o Mrs J.H.Jevons, 66 Church Road, Horfield, Bristol; SERVICE FROM: 07/03/1916; SERVICE TO: 25/05/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/03/16; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £55 per annum; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 20/05/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: £55 per annum; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister’s duties see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 7.3.16.to 25.5.17 at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital from 27.8.17 to 20.5.18 at Finborough Red Cross Hospital, Stowmarket; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BULL, Miss Ethel (1.2.1915-14.4.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Borley Rectory Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 14/06/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; 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: 14/06/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: from 1.2.15 to 14.4.15 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital. from 7.5.15 to 14.6.17 Suffolk Hosp:, Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 3 W.S. Bars.


BUNYAN, Mrs. Agatha (3.1915-21.7.1919+ Charwoman. Cook)

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ADDRESS: Newton Road, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 03/1915; SERVICE TO: Present time; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Charwoman; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 1/8 a day; RANK AT TERMINATION: Cook; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: 12/- a week; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Charwoman {Sudbury Red Cross Hospital}; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BYFORD, Miss Florence (1.2.1915-24.4.1915. Kitchen maid)

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ADDRESS: Girling Street, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 24/04/1915; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Kitchen maid; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 6/6 per week; RANK AT TERMINATION: Kitchen maid; DATE OF TERMINATION: 24/04/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: 6/6 per week; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Kitchen work (Sudbury Red Cross Hospital); WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


CANT, Mr. Henry David (24.2.1915-14.12.1915. Bearer. Section Leader)

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ADDRESS: Gt Cornard, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 24/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 14/12/1915; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Bearer; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 24/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sec. Leader; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/12/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Nil; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Red Cross Hospital Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: (part) 55; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/5; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


CHAPMAN, Mr. Luther Gordon (5.4.1915-20.10.1917. Bearer)

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ADDRESS: Meadow Lane Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 05/04/1915; SERVICE TO: 20/10/1917; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Bearer; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/04/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: Bearer; DATE OF TERMINATION: 20/10/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Nil; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Red Cross Hospital Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part 232; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


CHATER, Sister = Miss Vera Clifford Chater (4.1.1916-14.7.1917 & 19.1.1918-7.7.1919+. Trained Nursing Sister. Royal Red Cross award)

Born 1880 Hallaton, Leicestershire (birth registered 4Q 1880).   Daughter of Leicestershire-born Farmer Matthew Willis Chater and his Denver-Norfolk-born wife Jane Chester (nee Palmer).

Shown below, Sister Chater sits centre front in the ‘Belle Vue Ministry of Pensioners Hospital’ photograph c1921.

Sister Vera Clifford Chater, Sudbury Red Cross Hospital, Suffolk. c1921.

Sister Vera Clifford Chater, Sudbury Red Cross Hospital, Suffolk. c1921.

1881 Census:      East Gate, Hallaton, Leics. “10 months” old. With father (Farmer 313 acres, employing 2 men & 2 boys); Mother; five Fordham-Norfolk-born sisters; a Governess; a Nurse; and 2 House Maids.

1891 Census:      Fox Inn, Hallaton, Leics.   With parents and four sisters.

1901 Census:      16 Water Street, Rothwell, Northamptonshire. “20 years old” With retired father; mother; and two sisters.

1911 Census:      Eastern Hospital, Metropolitan Asylums Board, Homerton Grove, Homerton, London N E.  “Hospital Nurse”.

1919, 06.08:        Entry re award of the Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class.

SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 6 AUGUST, 1919; AWARDED THE ROYAL RED CROSS. 2nd Class.  …  …  Miss Vera Clifford Chater, Sister, Auxiliary Hospital, Sudbury, Suffolk; …”

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ADDRESS: South View, Narboro’ N.Leicester; SERVICE FROM: 07/09/1915; SERVICE TO: Still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds ; Red Cross Hospital, Sussex Lodge, Newmarket; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds ; Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/09/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £2.2/per wk; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: £2.2/per wk; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister in various Hospital – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 7.9.15 to 21.9.15 Northgate St. Red Cross Hosp:, Bury St. Edmunds 21.9.15 to 20.11.15 Newmarket Red Cross Hosp 20.11.15 to 26.11.15 Northgate St. Red Cross Hosp: Bury St. Edmunds 30.11.15 to 4.1.16 Suffolk Hospital, Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds 4.1.16 to 14.7.17 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital 19.1.18 still serving Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk.

1931-38:               Lived at 36 Aubert Park, Islington, London.

1945:                     In a 1945 Electoral Roll, Vera Chater is found amongst 25 ladies at Smallbridge Hall, Bures, Essex.  It appears the Hall was a retirement home for “invalid ladies” at the time – was Vera still working, aged 65?  See Bures-online:  http://www.bures-online.co.uk/smallbridge%20retire/retire.htm

1952, 23 Apr:      A Vera Chater (born “abt 1881”) “of St. Monica Home of Rest Westbury-on-Trym Bristol” died.


CLARK, Mr. Frederick (12.9.1916-27.1.1919. Bearer)

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ADDRESS: 19 King Street, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 12/10/1916; SERVICE TO: still serving 27.1.19; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Bearer; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/10/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: Bearer; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Nil; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part 345 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: War Service Certificate for one year.


CLARKE, Mrs. Frances Maud (5.3.1915-3.2.1916. V.A.D. General Duties)

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ADDRESS: Chilton Lodge, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 05/03/1915; SERVICE TO: 03/02/1916; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/03/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/02/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: General duties Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1956 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


COOKE, Miss Mitchell (15.7.1917-15.10.1917. Trained Nursing Sister)

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ADDRESS: Nurses Co-operation 22 Langham Street, Portland Square, London SW1; SERVICE FROM: 15/07/1917; SERVICE TO: 15/10/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 15/07/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 15/10/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


COOPER, Miss Ethel (1.2.1915-19.3.1916. House Duties & Serving Staff)

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ADDRESS: East Street, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 19/03/1916; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Housemaid; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 6/- per week; RANK AT TERMINATION: Housemaid; DATE OF TERMINATION: 19/03/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: house duties & attending to staff, Sudbury Red X Hop; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


CORRY, Miss Alice (1.2.1915-1919. Nursing. Commandant of V.A.D. Suffolk 36)

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ADDRESS: Edwardstone Hall Boxford; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1915; SERVICE TO: Still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Commandant of VAD Suffolk / 36 10.8.1911 still serving; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Commandant of V.A.D.; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Commandant of V.A.D. DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 7152 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bars A.N.


CROMARTY, Mrs. (27.5.1915-14.7.1915. Trained Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 5 Ping Liang Road, Yangtzepoo, Shanghai, China; SERVICE FROM: 27/05/1915; SERVICE TO: 14/07/1915; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Trained Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 27/05/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Trained Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/07/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


DASH, Colonel (Appears in the c1921 Belle Vue Ministry of Pensioners Hospital photograph)

Colonel Dash. c1921.

Colonel Dash. c1921.

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DAWES, Mrs. Lucy Helen nee Maw (3.7.1916-30.3.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Newton Green Nr Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 03/07/1916; SERVICE TO: 30/03/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/07/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 30/03/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1260 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: {Maw crossed through on Surname} {now Mrs on Christian Names}; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/4; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


DORMAN, Mrs. Frances (January 1919. Assistant Cook. Then Probationer V.A.D)

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ADDRESS: Eldo House, Bury St Edmunds; HOSPITAL: Weir Hospital, Grove Road, Balham, SW; Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: No; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/06/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: still working; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: First as Asst Cook – then probationer; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Weir Hospital Balham June – Dec 1917 Red Cross Hospital Sudbury Jan 1919; COMMISSION: London 12.


DRAKE, Mrs. Edith (10.2.1915-25.7.1916. V.A.D. Nurse. ?Step-mother to Margaret below)

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ADDRESS: Chestnuts Melford; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 10/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 15/07/1918; HOSPITAL: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds ; Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 15/07/1918 PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 10.2.15 to 25.7.16 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital From 12.8.16 to 15.7.18 Suffolk Hospital, Ampton Hall Bury St Edmunds; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/60; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bars.


DRAKE, Miss Margaret (1.2.1916-5.12.1917. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Melford Red Cross Working Party)

Born  1875/6 Great Wratting, Suffolk (birth registered 1Q 1876). Daughter of London-born parents Clergyman John Drake and his wife Ellen Louisa (nee Todd).

1881 Census:      The Rectory, Great Wratting, Suffolk. With parents; 2 older brothers; 2 younger brothers; a Governess; a Cook; 2 Nurses; and a Parlour Maid.

1891 Census:      The Rectory, Great Wratting, Suffolk. With parents; brother; a Cook; and a Parlour Maid.

1901 Census:      “Hartsfield”, Purley, Surrey. With parents; an older brother; a younger brother; a Cook; and 2 Parlour Maids.

1911 Census:      Hall Street, Long Melford, Suffolk. With widowed father; Solicitor brother and his wife; a Cook; and a Parlour Maid.

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ADDRESS: Chestnuts, Melford; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1916; SERVICE TO: 05/12/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/02/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/12/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 444 hours; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/60; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bars.

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ADDRESS: Chestnuts, Melford; SERVICE FROM: 05/01/1916; SERVICE TO: 29/10/1918; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: V.A.D. Sudbury; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/01/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 29/10/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Red X Working Party, Melford; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 96 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


DURRANT, Mr. Ernest George (24.2.1915-27.1.1919. Bearer)

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ADDRESS: “Rosemont” Gt Comaid St Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 24/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 27/01/1919; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Bearer; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 24/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: Bearer; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Nil; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Red Cross Hospital Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part 40 a wk; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: & still serving; COMMISSION: Suffolk 5; HONOURS AWARDED: one year’s war Service Certificate.


ELLIS, Miss Mercy Eden (16.10.1918-6.11.1918. Trained Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Nurses’ Co-operation, 22 Langham Street, Portland Place, London W.1; SERVICE FROM: 16/10/1918; SERVICE TO: 06/12/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; Red Cross Hospital, Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Trained Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 16/10/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £2-12/6 per wk; RANK AT TERMINATION: Trained Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 06/12/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: £2-12/6 per wk; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing. See over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 16.10.18 to 6.11.18 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital From 24.11.18 to 29.11.18 West Suffolk General Hospital From 29.11.18 to 6.12.18 Northgate St. Red Cross Hospital Bury St. Edmunds; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


ENGLISH, Miss Emily (1.2.1915-1919+ V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: The Island Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1998 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk/4.


ENGLISH, Miss Kate (10.2.1915-1919+ V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: The Island Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury;  RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 2208 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk/4.


EVERITT, Mr. Albert Henry (24.2.1915-14.12.1915. Bearer)

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ADDRESS: 77, North Street Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 24/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 14/12/1915; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Bearer; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 24/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: Bearer; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/12/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Nil; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part 100; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Suffolk/5; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


EVERITT, Miss Lilian Jane (30.1.1915-28.6.1915. Trained Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Ixworth, Bury St. Edmunds; SERVICE FROM: 25/08/1914; SERVICE TO: 28/06/1915; HOSPITAL: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds ; Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Trained Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 25/08/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £40. per annum;RANK AT TERMINATION: Trained Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/10/1914; PAY AT TERMINATION: £40. per annum; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing. see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 25.8.14 to 2.10.14 Melton Red Cross Hospital, Woodbridge From 2.11.14 to 30.1.15 Ampton Hall Hosp: Bury St. Edmunds From 30.1.15 to 28.6.15 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


FITCH, Mr. Walter (24.2.1915-26.5.1915. V.A.D. Member. Convoys)

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ADDRESS: 3 Queens’s Road Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 24/02/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: from 24.2.15 to 26.5.15 – 3 Convoys at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital – 15 hours; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 26/06/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Orderly at Suffolk Hospital, Ampton Hall, Bury St Edmund; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk 5. 

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ADDRESS: 3 Queens Road, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 26 years; SERVICE FROM: 06/03/1919; SERVICE TO: Still serving; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Orderly; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/03/1919; DATE OF TERMINATION: 19.6.19 (Still serving); ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Member Suffolk 5. V.A.D. Went on trial to Netley and worked from 6.3.19 to 12.3.19 Transferred to St Dunstans 19.6.19 Still serving 13/5/19; DEPARTMENT: Orderlies; COMMISSION: Miss New Home Hospitals.


GARRAD, Miss Edith H. (1916-1919+ Nursing Sister)

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ADDRESS: Brook House, Bures; SERVICE FROM: 1916; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Relieving 1 hr per wk at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 243 hours; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk 4; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


GARROD, Miss Jane (1.2.1915-1919+ Quartermaster)

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ADDRESS: Friar’s Street Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Quartermaster; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Quartermaster; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Quartermaster at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1136 hours (average); COMMISSION: Suffolk / 2.


GILLER, Mrs. Ethel (14.4.1915-28.5.1915. Trained Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Uplands Bures; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 07/02/1915; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Trained Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; DATE OF TERMINATION: 28/05/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time (528 hrs) Sudbury Whole time Finboro; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 14.4.15 to 28.5.15 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital From 30.4.16 to 28.5.16 Finborough Red Cross Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


GRANT, Miss Ethel (12.2.1915-15.4.1915. Trained Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 40, Mill Road Cleethorpes; COUNTY: Yorkshire; SERVICE FROM: 12/02/1915; SERVICE TO:

15/03/1916; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Trained Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £40 per annum; RANK AT TERMINATION: Trained Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 13/03/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: £40 per annum; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 12.2.15 to 15.4.15 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital From 15.4.15 to 15.3.16 Ampton Hall Hospital, Bury St Edmunds; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


HANMAR, Miss Alice (1.2.1915-21.9.1915. Nursing. Commandant V.A.D. Suffolk/86)

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ADDRESS: The Priory Little Waldingfield, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 21/09/1915; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Commandant of VAD Suffolk / 86 from 12.3.14 still serving; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Commandant; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Commandant; DATE OF TERMINATION: 21/09/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital Commandant of Suffolk /86; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 828 hours; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/86; COMMISSION: Suffolk.

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ADDRESS: The Priory, Little Waldingfield, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 1915; SERVICE TO: 1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Commandant of Suffolk /86 V.A.D; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 828 hrs in Hospital (crossed out: 4 hours 800 per week); ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red X Work Depot, Holbrook Hall, Sudbury, Suffolk; COMMISSION: W. Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: V.W. badge.


HART, Mrs. Margaret D. (2.1915-1919+ Masseuse)

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ADDRESS: 1 Constitution Hill, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 02/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Masseuse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 2/- per hr; RANK AT TERMINATION: Masseuse; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: 2/6 per hr; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: massage at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: approx 2630 hrs; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


HERBERT, Miss Gladys Hilda (13.8.1917-9.8.1918. V.A.D. Nurse. Also a Sudbury Needleworker)

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ADDRESS: 13 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 13/08/1917; SERVICE TO: 09/08/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 13/08/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 09/08/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 246 hours; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/4; COMMISSION: Suffolk. 

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ADDRESS: 13 Gainsborough St. Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 03/1918; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 248 appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


HICKS, Canon Herbert (1.2.1915-1919+ Religious services; carpentry; other help)

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ADDRESS: 86 Friars Street, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/02/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: services on Festivals any carpentering, & other help [Sudbury Red X Hosp:]; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


HICKS, Miss Katharine Elizabeth (30.4.1915-24.12.1917. V.A.D. Nurse. Also Sudbury Needleworker)

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ADDRESS: 86 Friars Street, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 30/04/1915; SERVICE TO: 24/12/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 30/04/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 24/12/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 10,448 hours; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/4; COMMISSION: Suffolk/4; HONOURS AWARDED: 3 W.S. Bars 1 Blue Stripe. 

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ADDRESS: 56 Friars St. Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 12/1916; HOSPITAL: Bellevue, Petworth; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Needle Worker. Sudbury then Nurse Belle Vue; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 120 appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


HOLDEN, Dr. John Sinclair  (Medical Officer) “Sudbury’s Grand Old Man of Medicine”

Born 14 February1836 Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Son of County Down-born John Holden and his Dublin-born wife Letitia (nee Maguire)

1836, 14 Feb:      Born in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

1865:                     Qualified as M.D. at Queen’s College, Belfast.

Dr. John Sinclair Holden. c1867, Belfast. Courtesy/© of Angela Royer.

Dr. John Sinclair Holden. c1867, Belfast. Courtesy/© of Angela Royer.

1867-1872:          Doctor to the Earl of Antrim.   General Practitioner at Glenarm in County Antrim.  Dr. Holden kept a boat at Glenarm – it was called ‘The Emetic’.  (N.B. “Emetic” = cause of vomiting!) – shown below:

Dr. John S. Holden in his boat at Glenarm Bay, County Antrim. Courtesy/© of Angela Royer.

Dr. John S. Holden in his boat at Glenarm Bay, County Antrim. Courtesy/© of Angela Royer.

1872:     Took up residence in Sudbury, Suffolk.  On leaving Ireland, John left his surgery to his nephew Dr. Magowan (son of his sister Letitia and her husband Samuel Magowan).

Dr. John Sinclair Holden, taken at Sudbury. Courtesy/© of Angela Royer.

Dr. John Sinclair Holden, Sudbury. Courtesy/© of Angela Royer.

1880:                     Married Mary Andrews in Sudbury, Suffolk.  They had three children.

1881:                     51 Friars Street, Sudbury.  Medical Officer of Health.  “Physician & Surgeon M.D. , Queen’s University, Ireland.  Lieut. Col. Surgeon” (2nd Volunteer Batl., Suffolk Reg.).  With wife; a Housemaid; and a Cook.

1889:                     Wrote ‘The History and Work of a Cottage Hospital During 20 Years, Etc’  Printed by B.R. Marten, Bookseller, Stationer, etc., 17, Market Hill.

1891:                     51 Friars Street, Sudbury.  “General Practitioner”.  With wife; a son; and two daughters.

1893:                     Wife Mary died in Sudbury.

1895:                     Married Mary Agnes Sikes (“Agnes”) in Sudbury, Suffolk.  They had two children including Agnes Joyce, whose profile follows.

1901 Census:      51 Friars Street, Sudbury. Surgeon and Physician.  With wife; children; a Housemaid; and a Nurse.

1911 Census:      East House, East St, Sudbury.   Doctor of Medicine.  With wife; two daughters; a Governess; a Cook; and two Housemaids.

1923, 13 July:      Died at Sudbury, Suffolk.

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Saturday 21 July 1923, Bury Free Press [sic]:

“The passing this week of “Sudbury’s grand old man of medicine.”  Dr. J. S. Holden, recalls the fact that it was due to his investigations many years ago that the terrible disease of anthrax in human beings was practically eliminated from this district.  In those days, as now, there were many workshops in the neighbourhood in which quantities of foreign and raw horse-hair had to be handled.  There were, in consequence, very frequent cases of anthrax amongst the work people; in fact, so serious did the matter become that the Home Office issued a special order relating to the disease.  The growth in the number of cases led Dr. Holden to an investigation, and he came to the conclusion that the cause of the out-breaks was the dust arising from the bales of horsehair on their being opened and sorted before disinfection.  Experiments showed this dust to be infected with the anthrax bacilli.  Dr. Holden therefore suggested that each bale of horsehair, just as received, should first be soaked in a hot dilution of cyllin and then opened and sorted whilst damp, so that no dust could possibly fly about.  The proposal was communicated to the Home Office, who gave permission for the substitution of this method for their order.  The process adopted was that each bale of horse hair was immersed in a tank containing one per cent or more of cyllin in hot solution.  In this position the bale was ripped open so that the hair could be well soaked.  After 1½ hours the hair was drained and sorted.  From the time of adopting this system the anthrax outbreaks ceased.”

N.B. Dr. Holden is mentioned in the ‘The Making of Modern Anthrax, 1875-1920: Uniting Local, National and Global Histories of Disease (Science & Culture in the Nineteenth Century)’ by James F. Stark.

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AN OBITUARY FOR DR. JOHN SINCLAIR HOLDEN

Obituary for Dr. John Sinclair Holden. Courtesy of Angela Royer.

Obituary for Dr. John Sinclair Holden. Courtesy of Angela Royer.

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The following obituary is transcribed from an unknown newspaper cutting, hand-dated “July 1923” – courtesy of Angela Royer [sic]:-

 “THE PASSING OF DR. J. S. HOLDEN

A Life of Service

                All sections of the community mourn this week the passing of Dr. John Sinclair Holden of East House, Sudbury.     Known locally as “the grand old man of medicine”, Dr. Holden had followed his profession in South Suffolk for upwards of half a century.    Although 86 years of age up to a few weeks ago he continued to take an active interest in affairs in Sudbury, and the news of his demise on Friday morning was received with sincerest regret. 

                The deceased gentleman was the son of the late Mr. John Holden, and was educated at Queen’s College, Belfast.   He obtained the degree M.D., R.U.I. in 1865, and in the same year the F.R.C.S., Edin.     As quite a young man he came to Sudbury, and was appointed Medical Officer for Health for Sudbury, which position he held for upwards of 30 years.   He also became Medical Officer of Health for the districts of Melford, Belchamp and Glemsford, and in his day earned a reputation for the clearness of his reports and the manner in which he investigated disease.    For his research work he was on one occasion (in 1917) specially thanked by the Councils concerned.    When the Volunteer movement became such a force in the country Dr. Holden took an active interest, and eventually became Surgeon-Lieut.-Col. of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment. 

                It is safe to say that during his lifetime the doctor was associated with most of the institutions in the borough, and whatever he undertook it was assured of his whole-hearted support.    He was a very staunch supporter of St. Leonard’s Hospital, and for many years was a member of the honorary medical staff, and after his retirement he occupied the position of chairman of the Committee of Management for some time.   He was also one of the original promoters of the Sudbury and Ballingdon Nursing Association, and only resigned the office of chairman of committee a few weeks ago.    Dr. Holden was one of the senior magistrates of the borough and was churchwarden at St. Peter’s Church in 1905, whilst he was also a sidesman for a considerable period.     In 1909 he was chairman of the Sudbury Debating Society, and as already indicated, was on numerous committees in the town. 

                For several years Dr. Holden was the representative for West Suffolk on the British Medical Association, being appointed to that position in 1905.   In 1911 he was a delegate at the memorable medical conference in London on the Insurance Bill, then before Parliament, when the Association unanimously decided that unless their demands were fully granted they would “strike”.      His multifarious duties did not preclude him from contributing papers on medical and other subjects to various learned societies and he was the author of several works connected with his profession, including “Health and Healthy Homes” and “How to Feed the Baby”, whilst he was also a contributor to the British Medical Journal.

                Dr. Holden had also specialised in geology and archaeology, and was regarded as the local authority on all such subjects, his opinions being constantly sought.    He possessed a very fine collection of flints, arrow heads, etc, discovered locally, and was never more pleased than when he could impart some of his knowledge to others.    

                The deceased gentleman was twice married, first in 1880 and secondly in 1895, his second wife, who survives him, being a daughter of the late Mr. John Sikes of Sudbury.   

                The funeral took place on Monday afternoon, the most part of the service being conducted in St. Peter’s Church by the Rev.  Dr. Mohan.   As the mourners were assembling, Mr. E. B. Vinnicombe, F.R.C.C., played suitable music.    The immediate relatives in attendance were Mrs. Holden (widow), Miss Sikes (sister-in-law), Mr. E. H. Sikes (brother-in-law), Mrs. H. E. Wood (daughter), Mrs. F. I. Hoyle (daughter), Miss Canham and Mr. A. H. Canham.    The Mayor (Mr. J. F. Loverseed) was present, attended by Macebearer H. King carrying the maces draped in crepe, and others in the church were the Deputy Mayor (Major A. Goat), Aldermen H. Hitchcock, Hammond, Alston, H. C. Charles, A. Howard, Councillors S. J. Whittaker, A. W. Barrell, G. H. Openshaw, T. Miles Braithwaite (Town Clerk), G. E. Mason (Borough Treasurer), R. H. Coles (Borough Engineer), Messrs. F. R. Francis, H. H. Baker, H. S. Oliver, F. Wheeler, G. V. Middleton, R. H. Mattingly, C. G. Grimwood, Sir George Whitehouse (representing the Borough Magistrates), Supt. Saunders, Inspector G. Smith, P.C. Emmerson, Carrington,  Woodward and Friend (representing the West Suffolk Constabulary), Dr. H. G. King, Dr. and Mrs. R. W. Rix, Sister Wilkinson, the Rev. P. F. Raymond (Hon. Chaplain to the King), Mr. O. J. Raymond, the Rev. H. F. Bull (Borley), Mr. A. V. C. Lambert (Leiston), Mrs. F. E. P. Bull (Pentlow), Canon and Miss Hicks, Miss Brown, Misses Ransom, Mrs. George, Mrs. Denny, Mrs. Ambrose, Miss Herbert, Mrs. Ruse, the Rev. Bernard Smith (Newton), the Rev. and Mrs. W. Hughes-Williams (Glemsford), Rev. A. T. Pannell (Bulmer), Miss Bull, Messrs. F. G. Steed, S. G. Wheeler, R. H. Marten, the Rev. and Mrs. W. G. Stote, Mrs. Whorlow, Mrs. Openshaw, Messrs. H. T. Baker, C. Cundy, G. F. Ramplin, J. C. Mills, A. J. Dove, E. Hills, and the Misses Andrewes.

                At the conclusion of the service in church, Mr. Vinnicombe feelingly played Chopin’s “Funeral March”.  The committal rites at the cemetery were performed by the Rev. Dr. Mohan, beautiful wreaths being subsequently laid on the grave from the following:  With fondest remembrance from his loving wife; In affectionate remembrance from an old friend, Eva M. Adkins; In loving remembrance, from Evelyn and Nora; With very tender remembrance from Chas. Cundy; With deepest sympathy, from Mr. and Mrs. Burke, the Auberies;  In remembrance, from Alice and Dorothy; In token of a long and esteemed friendship, Mrs. Braithwaite and Miss Braithwaite, Brick House, Long Melford; With sincere sympathy, from Sir Geo. and Lady Whitehouse; With deepest sympathy, from the Rev. and Mrs. Felix E. P. Bull, Pentlow Rectory; With love, from Joyce and Joan;  In ever-loving remembrance, from Frank and Rosalind; With deepest sympathy, from Mr. T. Miles Braithwaite; With sincere sympathy, from Miss Alice M. Brown, Stour House; With love and sympathy, from Nellie, Alfred and Mary Canham; In grateful remembrance of many years’ devoted service to St. Leonard’s Hospital, from the Chairman and committee of management; In kindest remembrance and very sincere sympathy, the Misses Ransom; From F. Sikes, in loving memory; With sincere sympathy, from Dr. and Mrs. R. W. Rix; In loving memory, from L. Maude Sikes; With most sincere and deep sympathy, from Mrs. A. St. Leger Glyn, Holbrook Hall; In kind remembrance and sympathy, from his old servant Newman; In affectionate remembrance, Mrs. C. E. Cramp; and With our love, the Misses Andrewes; In affectionate memory, the Rev. and Mrs. G. St. John Topham, Hurst Pierpoint.     

                The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. H. A.  Bayfield, King Street, Sudbury; and the flowers for the wreaths were supplied by Messrs. Adams and Son and Chas. Cundy and Son, Sudbury.


HOLDEN, Miss “Joyce” = Agnes Joyce (Appears in the c1921 Belle Vue Ministry of Pensioners Hospital photograph. Daughter of Dr. Holden above/sister of Majorie Holden below): SEE ‘SUDBURY WORKING PARTY’ SECTION AT THE END OF THE CHAPTER.

Miss Agnes “Joyce” Holden. c1921.

Agnes “Joyce” Holden. c1921.


HOLDEN, Miss Marjorie Joan (1.1918-1919+ Volunteer. Looked after rabbits and other livestock at Belle Vue Red Cross Hospital)

Born 30 May 1900 Sudbury, Suffolk. Daughter of Belfast-born Sudbury Physician and Surgeon John Sinclair Holden and his Sudbury-born wife Mary Agnes.

1901 Census:      51 Friar Street, Sudbury. 10 months old.  With parents; a half-brother; a half-sister; sister Agnes Joyce; a Housemaid; and a Nurse.

1911 Census:      East House, East St, Sudbury, Suffolk.  With “Doctor of Medicine” father; mother; sister Agnes Joyce; a Governess; and three servants.

1921, 28 May:    Married Suffolk-born Walter Elliston Allen in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. The couple had a son and a daughter, both born in Canada.

1928, 22 Dec:      Returned to live in England?

1976, 22 Sept:    Died at Bury St. Edmunds.

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ADDRESS: East House, Sudbury, Suffolk; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 01/1918; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary;  DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: looks after rabbits and other livestock, (Sudbury Red Cross Hospital); WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time (?) 416 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


HOOD, Mrs. Margaret (1.5.1918-22.11.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Lindsey House, Hadleigh; SERVICE FROM: 01/05/1918; SERVICE TO: 22/11/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/05/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 22/11/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1452 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk/6.


HURST, Mrs. Rose Elizabeth (9.8.1916-1919+ Cook)

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ADDRESS: Hale Street, Long Melford; SERVICE FROM: 17/12/1916; SERVICE TO: 14/06/1918; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 13/12/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Cook; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Cooking – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 4359 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 17.12.16 to 14.6.18 Melton Red Cross Hos: Woodbridge From 9.8.18 Auxiliary Hosp: Sudbury; COMMISSION: Suffolk (Suffolk/60 on front); HONOURS AWARDED: 1 W.S. Bar.


HYDE-PARKER, Stephanie (1.2.1915-30.6.1917. General Service V.A.D. Member).  See an article at the end of the chapter about a page from Stephanie’s war-time scrapbook.

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ADDRESS: Melford Hall Long Melford; SERVICE FROM: 01/01/1916; SERVICE TO: 30/06/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/01/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 30/06/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: G.S. at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 2916 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk 60.


JENNINGS, Mr. Frederick John (24.2.1915-22.10.1918. Bearer)

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ADDRESS: Freemason’s Hotel, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 24/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 22/10/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Bearer; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 24/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: Bearer; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Nil; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part 250 over; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: & still serving No. of hours served has “130” crossed through; COMMISSION: Suffolk /5; HONOURS AWARDED: Red Cross Badge & War Service Certificate.


JOLIFFE, Miss Lilian A. (19.12.1917-14.7.1918. Nursing Sister)

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ADDRESS: Nurses Co-operation, 22 Langham Street, Portland Place, London W.1; SERVICE FROM: 19/12/1917; SERVICE TO: 12/01/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 19/12/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £2.2/- per week; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 31/07/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: £2.2/- per week; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital then from 15.7.18 to 31.7.18 at Shrubland Park Hospital, Coddenham; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


JONES, Canon John James (1.2.1915-1919+ C. of E. Chaplain. Prayers each evening etc)

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ADDRESS: The Rectory Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1915; SERVICE TO: Still serving; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Chaplain (C.of E.); DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/02/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Prayers every evening at the hospital (Sudbury) & services on Festivals; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


KEITH, Miss Margaret Ronaldson (29.4.1915-4.1.1916. Nursing Sister. Matron. Awarded the Royal Red Cross)

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ADDRESS: Oxford Preparatory School Bardwell, Road, Oxford; SERVICE FROM: 01/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 10/10/1917; HOSPITAL: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds ; Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Matron; DATE OF TERMINATION: 10/10/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 01.10.1914 to 29.04.1915. Ampton Hall Hospital. {Sister] From 29.04.1915 to 04.01.1916. Sudbury Red Cross Hospital. {Matron} From 04.01.1916 to 10.10.1917. Finborough Red Cross Hospital. {Matron}; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: A.R.R.C.


KEMBALL, Miss Agnes (7.4.1915-1919+ V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Boxford; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 07/04/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/04/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 6121 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk/36; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bars.


LAING, Miss Janetta Marian Anderson (19.12.1917-12.1.1918. Nursing Sister)

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ADDRESS: Nurses Co-operation, 22 Langham Street, Portland Square, London W.1; SERVICE FROM: 21/09/1917; SERVICE TO: 07/10/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; Red Cross Hospital, Foxboro’ Hall, Melton; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/09/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 07/10/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 21.9.17 to 12.10.17 Melton Red Cross Hospital 19.12.17 to 12.1.18 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital 15.7.18 to 7.10.18 Melton Red Cross Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


LAST, Mr. Ernest Walter (24.2.1915-12.12.1916. Assistant Commandant. Died 3.10.1918)

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ADDRESS: “Hillside”, York Road, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 24/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 12/12/1916; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Asst. Commandant; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 24/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: Asst. Commandant; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/12/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Nil; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part 150 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Died 03/10/ 1918; COMMISSION: Suffolk Suffolk/5 [from front]; HONOURS AWARDED: Red Cross Badge & Bar & War Service Certificate for one year.


LEACH, Mrs. E. Hilda (17.9.1918-1919+ Charwoman)

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ADDRESS: Boundary Cottage, Newton Road, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 17/09/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Charwoman; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 17/09/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 7/6 a week; RANK AT TERMINATION: Charwoman; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: 7/6 a week; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Charwoman at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 376 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


LEEKS, Miss Alice (28.5.1915-1919+ V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Queen’s Road, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 28/05/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 28/05/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 10800 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk/86; HONOURS AWARDED: 3 W.S. Bars.


LEEMING, Dr. Arnold (1.2.1915-11.1915 & 11.1916-5.1917.  Medical Officer)

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ADDRESS: Friars Street, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 05/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: M.O; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; RANK AT TERMINATION: M.O; DATE OF TERMINATION: 05/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: No; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: {Sudbury Red Cross Hospital]; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: {Two periods of service} 1-2-15 to Nov. 1915 then Nov 1916 to May 1917; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


LINGLEY, Mr. George (24.2.1915-22.10.1918. Bearer, Volunteer)

Born 1867 in Newton, nr Sudbury, Suffolk.  Son of Newton-born Agricultural Labourer John Lingley and his Great Cornard-born wife Susan.

The bearded figure of Mr. Lingley can be seen in the c1921 Belle Vue Red Cross Hospital photograph:  Back row, 4th from right.

Nr. George Lingley of Sudbury. c1921.

Mr. George Lingley. c1921.

1871 Census:      Sudbury Road, Newton. “3” years old. With parents and siblings.

1881 Census:      Sudbury Road, Newton. “13” years old. With parents and siblings.

1891 Census:      Sudbury Road, Newton. “23” years old. “Railway Porter”.  With parents and siblings.

1893:                     Married Mary Anna Tyler

1901 Census:      96 Newmans Road, Sudbury. “33” years old. “Railway Grain Porter”.  With wife and children plus a Boarder.

1911 Census:      38 Waldingfield Road, Sudbury. “41” years old. “Goods Foreman (Great Eastern Railway Company)”.  With wife and 4 children.

1954:                     Died in Sudbury, Suffolk.

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ADDRESS: 38 Waldingfield Road Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 24/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 22/10/1918; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Bearer; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 24/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: Bearer; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Nil; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Red Cross Hospital Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part 205 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 22.10.1918 and still serving; COMMISSION: Suffolk/5; HONOURS AWARDED: Red Cross Badge & War Service Certificate for one day.


LUCAS, Mr. Albert Edward (5.4.1915-16.1.1917. Bearer)

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ADDRESS: 2, Gainsboro’ Road Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 05/04/1915; SERVICE TO: 16/01/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Bearer; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/04/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: Bearer; DATE OF TERMINATION: 16/01/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Nil; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Red Cross Hospital Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part 180 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


LUPTON, Mrs. Mary Constance (26.2.1915-27.3.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Lamarsh Hill, Bures; SERVICE FROM: 26/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 27/03/1915; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 26/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 27/03/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 240 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Suffolk /4 from card front; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


MacKENZIE, Mrs. Elfrida (1.1.1916-28.2.1916. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Salter’s Hall, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 01/01/1916; SERVICE TO: 28/02/1916; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/01/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 28/02/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 108 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk/4.


MANBY, Mrs. Ellen (1.2.1915-25.4.1917. Cook – for patients and staff)

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ADDRESS: Upper East Street Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 25/04/1917; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Cook; DATE OF TERMINATION: 25/04/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: cooking for patients & staff [Sudbury Red X Hosp]; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


MASON, Miss Mary (20.8.1916-1919+ V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Semer Mills, Semer; SERVICE FROM: 20/08/1916; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/08/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 4860 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Side 1: ‘Suffolk/6’; DEPARTMENT: I.W.S. Bar; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


MAYNARD, Mr. Frank Romer (24.2.1915-12.4.1916. Bearer)

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ADDRESS: Queens Road, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 24/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 12/04/1916; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Bearer; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 24/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: Bearer; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/04/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Nil; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part, 140 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk, (Suffolk/5 on front); HONOURS AWARDED: Red Cross Badge & War Service Certificate for one year.


McQUHAE, Mrs. Nancy (9.1916-1919+ Nursing Sister)

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ADDRESS: Priory Road Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 09/1916; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Twice a week for 3 hours at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time say 744 hrs; COMMISSION: Suffolk 4.


OLIVER, Mrs. E. = Emily Martha (Mentioned in 17 April 1916 D.C.M. article – position unknown).  Born 1856 Hoxton, London. Daughters: Mabel worked at Broadwater, Ipswich; Violet worked at the ‘Belle Vue’ Hospital and in France.

1881:                     Married Brewer Edward Oliver.

1891 Census:      The Brewery House, Cornard Road, Sudbury. With “Brewer” husband; three sons; daughters Mabel and Violet; and three servants.

1901 Census:      Cornard Road [?Brewery House], Sudbury. With “Brewer” husband; three sons; daughter Violet; and two servants.

1911 Census:      The Brewery House, Cornard Road, Sudbury. With “Brewer” husband; two sons; daughter Violet; and two servants.


OLIVER, Miss Violet (10.12.1914-28.9.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

Born 1890 Sudbury, Suffolk.  Daughter of Bury St. Edmunds-born Brewer Edward Oliver and his London-born wife Emily Martha (Emily above).

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

1901 Census:      Cornard Road [?Brewery House], Sudbury. With parents; three brothers; and three servants.

1911 Census:      The Brewery House, Cornard Road, Sudbury. With parents; two brothers; and three servants.

1966:                     Violet died, she never married.

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ADDRESS: The Brewery House, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 10/12/1914; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Sudbury Hosp then to hospitals in France; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/12/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 10.12.14 to 28.9.1915 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital From 28.9.15 France; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/4; COMMISSION: Suffolk.

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ADDRESS: The Brewery House. Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 25; SERVICE FROM: 28/09/1915; SERVICE TO: 25/03/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 28/09/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 25/03/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Mil Hos. France; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Suffolk / 4; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 Scarlet Stripes 6.2-18.


PERRY, Mr. Kerby (1.2.1915-1919+ Dentist, voluntary)

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ADDRESS: Gainsborough Street, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1915; SERVICE TO: Still serving HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Dentist; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Dentist; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Dentist at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


RAWLES, Ada Lucy (4.2.1916-13.4.1916. Trained Nurse. Sister-in-charge)

Ada Lucy Rawles (from Stephanie Hyde Parker’s scrapbook). Courtesy/© of The National Trust of England.

Ada Lucy Rawles (from Stephanie Hyde Parker’s scrapbook).
Courtesy/© of The National Trust of England.

Born 1876 Lewisham, Kent – possibly on 15 July.  Daughter of Bank & Mercantile Clerk Walter F. Rawles and his wife Ada (nee Squire).  Her photo appears in Stephanie Hyde Parker’s scrapbook.

1881 Census:      44 Tressillian Road, Deptford, London.   With parents; a sister; a cousin; 3 boarders; and 1 servant.

1891 Census:      97 Wickham Road, Deptford.  With parents; 3 siblings; 2 visitors; and 1 servant.

1901 Census:      21 Beaumont Street, Oxford.  Hospital Nurse.  Boarding with another nurse in the home of organist John Farmer, with his wife & daughter plus 2 servants.

1911 Census:      Crowcombe Rectory, Crowcombe, Nr. Taunton, Somerset.   “Hospital Nurse (Sick)” at home of retired Army Service Corps Captain J. A. C. Hamilton & his family.  Plus one “Lady Nurse” and 3 servants.

1970:                   An “Ada Lucy Rawles” death was registered in Surrey North Western in September 1970.

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ADDRESS: The Nurses’ Co-operation, 22 Laugham St, Portland Place W; SERVICE FROM: 04/02/1916; SERVICE TO: 13/04/1916; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 04/02/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 13/04/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sister-in-Charge – on day duty – nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole – 12 hrs; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


Those who follow are in alphabetical order but more will added among them.


RIX, Mrs. Marjorie Edith nee Wagstaff  (1.2.1915-1919+ Commandant of Hospital (+ Detachment. Also on Sudbury Working Party Committee)

Born 1883 Calcutta, West Bengal, India. Parents:  Leighton-Bedfordshire-born Railway Company Secretary (India) Philip Wagstaff and his London-born wife Ada Mosley.

Sudbury Belle Vue Commandant Mrs. Marjorie E. Rix. c1921.

Sudbury Belle Vue Commandant Mrs. Marjorie E. Rix. c1921.

1891 Census:      Kitsbury Road, Berkhampstead.  With mother Ada, siblings & 1 visitor.  Plus 2 servants.  N.B.  A “Mr. Wagstaff” departed 26 Feb 1890 from the Port of London for Bombay, India.

1901 Census:      ‘Blendworth’, Kitsbury Road, Berkhampstead.  With retired father, mother, sister plus 2 servants.

1911 Census:      ‘Blendworth’, Kitsbury Terrace, Berkhampstead.  Medical Student.  With retired/widowed father, sister & 1 visitor (Medical Student: probably a friend of Marjorie).    Plus two servants.

1914:                    She married Rowland Waters Rix, registered in Berkhampstead.

1948, 12.11:          Died at Sudbury, Suffolk.

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ADDRESS: 51 Friars Street Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Commandant of VAD Suffolk/4 since 23.3.14 5th serving; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Commandant; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/02/1915 PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Commandant; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Commandant of Sudbury Red Cross Hospital, Commandant of Suffolk/4; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part (whole time crossed out); DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/4; COMMISSION: Suffolk.

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ADDRESS: 51, Friars Steet, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 12/1918; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Committee. Needlework Sudbury W.P; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time 120 appro. Commandant Belle Vue; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


RIX, Dr./Captain Rowland Waters (5.8.1914-6.1917. Rejoined March 1919. Medical Officer)

Born 12 November 1883, 53 High Street, Gillingham, Kent. Son of Norfolk-born Ironmonger & Shopkeeper John Alfred Rix and his Sheerness-Kent-born wife Maria Rix (nee Miliner).

Rowland Waters Rix was a surgeon and served with the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Sudbury Belle Vue Medical Officer Dr. Rowland Waters Rix. c1921.

Sudbury Belle Vue Medical Officer Dr. R. W. Rix. c1921.

1891 Census:      53 High Street, Gillingham, Kent.  7 years old.  With parents & siblings.

1901 Census:      53 High Street, Gillingham, Kent.  17 years old.  With parents; siblings; niece & nephew; plus 2 visitors & 2 servants.

1908, 17.02:        MB and Bachelor of Science at the University of London.

March:                Appointed House-Physicians to Out-patients at St. Thomas Hospital.

September:         Appointed Casualty Officer at St. Thomas Hospital MRCS, LRCP (St Thomas). He was a surgeon at St. Leonards Hospital in Sudbury. He was a Hon. Surgeon at West London and Hon Physician at the Royal Free Hospital.

1911 Census:       53 High Street, Gillingham, Kent.   With his parents.

1912:                    F.R.C.S. (Fellow of the Royal College of surgeons) England.  February: Became a member of the South-Eastern Branch.   Address 263 Napier Road, Gillingham, Kent.

1913:                     Medical Register shows an address of 53 High Street Gillingham, Kent.

1914:                     Married Medical Student Marjorie E. Wagstaff, registered in Berkhampstead.

1914-1917+1919:   Medical Officer for the Belle Vue Red Cross Hospital, Newton Road, Sudbury.

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ADDRESS: Friars Street, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 04/08/1914; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: MO i/c Hospital; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 4.8.14 / March 1919; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: MO I/c Hospital; DATE OF TERMINATION: June 1917 / still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: M.O. at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital. M.O & Comet of Suffolk / 5 from 5.8.14 to June 1917. Rejoined March 1919; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Still serving; COMMISSION: Suffolk.

1917, 09.03:        Enlisted in the R.A.M.C. and appointed Lieutenant. He served in East Africa during WW1 but his service file is not available.

1918, Sept:          Son Rowland Basil Rix appointed Captain.

1920 to 1952:      Shown as living at 51 Friars, Sudbury, Suffolk in the telephone directory.

1925 – 1926:       Chairman of the West Suffolk Division of the British Medical Association.

1925, 26.12:        Applied for his medals.  Sent to 51 Friars street, Sudbury, Suffolk.

1926 – 1927:       President of the Suffolk Branch of the British Medical Association.

1938:                     Living at 51 Friars, Sudbury.   Listed as a surgeon.

1942, 27.10:        Son Jack Stephen Rix was promoted Lieutenant, R.A.M.C.

1943, 19.08:        Suffolk Free Press:    Dr. and Mrs. Rix of Friars Street in Sudbury have received news that their son Sgt. Basil Rix of the Reconnisance Corps (Royal Engineers) had become a P.O.W.

1945 – 1946:       President of the Suffolk Branch of the British Medical Association.

1947 – 1948:       Chairman of the West Suffolk Division of the British Medical Association.

1953-56:               Living at 73 Bennels Avenue, Whitstable

1956, 03.01:        Died at the age of 73 Bennells Ave, Tankerton Kent (“late of Sudbury Suffolk”) – peacefully after a long illness” per The Times online.

[https://camc.wordpress.com/category/royal-army-medical-corps-2/page/3/ – biographies relating to the Army Medical Corps: Acknowledged: Nelson Mercier]


ROUTH, Mr. A. (Mentioned in 17 April 1916 D.C.M. article – role unknown)


RUDD, Mr. Stanley Roper (2.2.1915-22.5.1915. Orderly)

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ADDRESS: Brundish, Eye; SERVICE FROM: 02/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 14/10/1915; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; Shrubland Park Hospital, Coddenham, Ipswich; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/02/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/10/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Orderly at Sudbury Red Cross Hosp:, and at Shrubland Park Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Date of engagement: 02.02.1915/28.05.1915 Date of termination: 22.05.1915/14.10.1915; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


SAYER, Mrs. Edith Mabel (26.7.1917-4.8.1917 & 11.6.1919-18.6.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Troston Bury St. Edmunds; SERVICE FROM: 26/07/1917; SERVICE TO: 18/06/1919; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; Red Cross Hospital, Sussex Lodge, Newmarket; Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 26/07/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 18/06/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1140 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 26.07.1917 to 04.08.1917 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital 04.02.1918 to 25.02.1918 Newmarket Red Cross Hospital 24.09.1918 to 10.10.1918 Finborough Red Cross Hospital 28.10.1918 to 14.11.1918 Finborough Red Cross Hospital 11.06.1919 to 18.06.1919 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; DEPARTMENT: Essex/206; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


SCOTT, Miss Ada Mary (21.5.1915-30.6.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Ely House, Long Melford; SERVICE FROM: 21/05/1915; SERVICE TO: 31/01/1919; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/05/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 31/01/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing, see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 21.05.1915 to 30.06.1917 at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital. 01.07.1918 to 31.1.19 at Ampton Hall Hospital, Bury St Edmunds; COMMISSION: Suffolk / 60; HONOURS AWARDED: 3 W.S. Bars.


SEWELL, Miss Maud (26.5.1915-1919+ V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Cocoanut House, Long Melford; SERVICE FROM: 26/05/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 26/05/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing as Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 3708 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Suffolk/60; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 1 W.S Bar.


SHIPMAN, Mrs. Muriel (1917?: 1-3.10 & 13.10-4.12. Charge of ward/Dressings/Operations. 16 beds)

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ADDRESS: St. Aubyns. Woodbridge; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 08/1914; SERVICE TO: Present time July 1918; HOSPITAL: Maxillo Facial Hospital, Princes Road, Kennington; Red Cross Hospital, Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds ; Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: One week with Ambulance Column of London District;  RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/05/1918; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/07/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Charge of ward. 16 beds. Dressings. Operations; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 06.05.1918 to 01.07.1918 at Maxillo Facial Hospital. Kennington, London. 14.08.1914 to 20.10.1916 at Woodbridge & Mellin Hospitals Part time. 06.07.1917 to 19.07.1917 at Northgate St. Bury St Edmunds. Whole time. 1st to 3rd & 13th October to 4th December at Sudbury. Whole time. }; COMMISSION: Suffolk 2. V.A.D; HONOURS AWARDED: 1st War Service Bar.


SHUTTLEWORTH, Miss Margaret L. (12.1.1918-12.2.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Wickham Rectory Halstead; COUNTY: Essex; SERVICE FROM: 12/01/1918; SERVICE TO: 12/02/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/01/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/02/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 384 hours; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/4; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


SIMKIN, Mr. James Scott (26.5.1915-27.1.1919+ Bearer)

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ADDRESS: North Villa, Milford Road, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 26/05/1915; SERVICE TO: 27/01/1919 still serving; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Bearer; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 26/05/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: Bearer; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Nil; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part, 357 hrs; COMMISSION: Suffolk 5; HONOURS AWARDED: War Service Certificate for one year.


SMITH, Miss Ellen (20.3.1915-1919+ Housemaid. Attendance on staff)

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ADDRESS: Lamarsh Road, Bures; SERVICE FROM: 20/03/1915; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Housemaid; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/03/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £16 per annum; RANK AT TERMINATION: Housemaid; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: £16 per annum; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: house duties & attendance on staff (Sudbury Red X Hosp); WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


SMITH, Mr. Frederick (1.1.1915-1919+ Gardener)

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ADDRESS: Newton Road, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 01/01/1915; SERVICE TO: Still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Over; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Gardener; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/01/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 12/- a week; RANK AT TERMINATION: Gardener; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Looking after garden 3 days a week; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1560 hrs [?]; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Hospital Sudbury; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


SMITH, Miss Grace C. (1.3.1918-20.5.1918. General Service V.A.D.)

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ADDRESS: North West View, York Road, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 01/03/1918; SERVICE TO: 20/05/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/03/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; DATE OF TERMINATION: 20/05/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: G.S. at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 216 hours; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/4; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


SMITH, Miss Janet Laura (8.4.1915-1919+ V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 1 York Road, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 08/04/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/04/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 4240 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Side 1: ‘Suffolk/4’; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bars.


SMITH, Mr. Sidney Angelo (5.4.1915-12.10.1916. Bearer)

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ADDRESS: 1 York Road, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 05/04/1915; SERVICE TO: 12/10/1916; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Bearer; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/04/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: Bearer; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/10/1916; PAY AT TERMINATION: Nil; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Red Cross Hospital Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part,125 ***?; COMMISSION: Sudbury.


STEGGLES, Miss Florence Nellie (10.5.1918-1919+ General Service Member. Clerical Work. ?At Belle Vue Hospital?)

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ADDRESS: East Street, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: G.S. Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/05/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 27/6; RANK AT TERMINATION: G.S. Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still working; PAY AT TERMINATION: 32/6; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Clerical Work; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Herts.


SYER, Mrs. Helen May (6.3.1916-15.9.1918/1919? Cook)

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ADDRESS: 56 Friar Street, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 06/03/1916; SERVICE TO: 15/09/1918; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 16/03/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Cook; DATE OF TERMINATION: 15/09/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Cooking at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time + 84 hours in Feb. 1919; COMMISSION: Suffolk/4; HONOURS AWARDED: 2 W.S. Bars.


THOMPSON, Mrs. Anna Maria Rebecca (1.3.1915-27.3.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Boxford; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 01/03/1915; SERVICE TO: 27/03/1915; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/03/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 27/03/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 228 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Side 1: ‘Suffolk/36.’; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


THORNALLEY, Mrs. Beatrice May (21.11.1918-21.2.1919. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: 41 Queens Rd. Bury St. Edmunds; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 21/11/1918; SERVICE TO: 21/02/1919; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/11/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 21/02/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 21.11.18 to 31.12.18 Mil: Hosp: Barracks, Bury St. Edmunds From 17.2.1919 to 21.2.19 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital Permanent Address has “at: 6g Mil Road” crossed through; COMMISSION: Suffolk Suffolk /100.


TIPPET, Miss Sybil (1.2.1915-17.8.1915. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Stour Street, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 17/08/1915; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 17/08/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1320 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Suffolk/4; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


TREMAINE, Mr. Alfred Henry (24.2.1915-27.1.1919+ Bearer. Acting Commandant)

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ADDRESS: The Cedars, Acton Lane, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 24/02/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving 27.1.19; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Bearer; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 24/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: Acting Commandant; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Nil; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part 309 hours; DEPARTMENT: Red Cross Badge & War Service Certificate for one year; COMMISSION: Suffolk Suffolk/5 [on front].


TRIMBLE, Dr. Charles E. (11.1915-27.1.1919. Medical Officer)

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ADDRESS: Friars Street, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 27/01/1919; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: M.O.; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; RANK AT TERMINATION: M.O.; DATE OF TERMINATION: 26/01/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: At Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


TRIMBLE, Mrs. Gertrude E. (9.6.1916-20.1.1919. Secretary. Clerical Work)

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ADDRESS: Friars Street, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 09/06/1916; SERVICE TO: 20/01/1919; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Secretary; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/06/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 20/01/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: all clerical work at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 953 hours {2 hrs per day – crossed through}; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


TUKE, Mrs. Gladys (14.4.1915-19.4.1915. Nursing Sister)

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ADDRESS: St Kevin;s Buncrana, Donegal; SERVICE FROM: 14/04/1915; SERVICE TO: 19/04/1915; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 14/04/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: 19/04/1915; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: See over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital From 5.5.15 to 1.7.16 at Suffolk Hospital, Ampton Hall Bury St Edmunds; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


VINCE, Miss Annie (25.11.1916-1919+ Kitchen maid)

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ADDRESS: Newton Green, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 25/11/1916; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: kitchen maid; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 25/11/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £16 per annum; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: kitchen work at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


WARREN, Mr. Frederick (13.9.1915-1919+ Bearer)

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ADDRESS: Suffolk Road, Sudbury, Suffolk; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 13/09/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Bearer; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 13/09/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: Bearer; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Nil; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part 65 hrs; COMMISSION: Suffolk /5.


WATERS, Mr. Charles William (5.4.1915-3.10.1917. Bearer. Section Leader)

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ADDRESS: 2. North Street, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 05/04/1915; SERVICE TO: 03/10/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Bearer; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/04/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sec. Leader; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/10/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Nil; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: (part) 140; COMMISSION: Suffolk/5.


WAYMAN, Miss Madeline (10.7.1915-15.3.1917. Cook)

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ADDRESS: Groton Rectory, Boxford; SERVICE FROM: 10/07/1915; SERVICE TO: 15/03/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/07/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Cook; DATE OF TERMINATION: 15/03/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Cooking at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 2448 hours; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/36; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: 1 W.S. Bars.


WESTERN, Miss Elsie (24.9.1917-1.10.1917 & 26.10.1917-9.11.1917. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital)

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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: I.W.S. Bar.


WHEELER, Miss Madeline (10.9.1917-29.9.1917. Pantry work; Washing up; Laying tables)

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ADDRESS: Friars Street Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 10/09/1917; SERVICE TO: 29/09/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Pantry; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/09/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; DATE OF TERMINATION: 29/09/1917; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Washing up & preparing laying tables for meals Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 6 hrs per day 114 hours; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


WILKINSON, Mrs. Fanny (2.1918-1919+ Nursing Sister. Superintends linen)

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ADDRESS: Friar’s Street, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 02/1918; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: None; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: relieves Sister in Charge 3 hrs during afternoons. Superintends linen 6 hrs per week and more sometimes at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1404 hours (?); COMMISSION: Suffolk.


WILLIAMS, Miss Cecilia (15.4.1915-27.4.1915. Trained Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Meyhill House, Newmarket; SERVICE FROM: 10/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 23/05/1915; HOSPITAL: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Trained Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Trained Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 23/05/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 10.10.14. to 15.4.15. Suffolk Hosp: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds From 15.4.15 to 27.4.15 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital. From 27.4.15 to 23.5.15. Patrick Stead Hosp, Halesworth; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


WILSON, Joseph Maitland J.P. (Awarded C.B.E. in 1918) 

Born 22 December 1868, Bury St. Edwards, Suffolk.  Son of London-born parents Fuller Maitland Wilson and his wife Agnes Caroline (nee Kindersley). (Fuller Maitland Wilson:- Lieutenant-Colonel W Suffolk Militia; Member of Parliament (M.P.) W Suffolk; and High Sheriff 1873 in 1875).

Mr. Joseph Maitland Wilson, J.P., appears in the 1921 Sudbury Belle Vue Ministry of Pensioners Hospital photograph.   Perhaps he was a Board member?

Joseph Maitland Wilson. c1921.

Joseph Maitland Wilson. c1921.

1871 Census:      Stowlangtoft Hall, Stowlangtoft, Suffolk. With parents; seven sisters; two brothers; Bishop of Ely, plus the Bishop’s wife & son visiting + the Bishop’s Footman; a School Teacher, with a “scholar”; a Governess; plus 15 (fifteen) servants.

1881 Census:      The Hall, Langham, Suffolk. With widowed mother; six sisters; two visitors; plus eleven house servants, including a Governess.

1891 Census:      The Hall, Langham, Suffolk. With widowed mother; six sisters; four visitors; thirteen house servants.

1901 Census:       The Hall, Langham, Suffolk. With widowed mother; two sisters; and seven house servants.

1911 Census:        ?

1916:                     1 Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk (Kelly’s Directory).

1927:                     18 Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds.

1937, 15 June:      Married Constance Eagle at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

He was Captain and Honour Major PWO Norfolk Artillery, Honour Lieutenant-Colonel Med Vol Corps, Boer –1901, Honour Freeman Bury St Edmunds, Knight of Grace, Order of St. John of Jerusalem (K.G.St.J.) War 1899.1 He was Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) Suffolk. He was Justice of the Peace (J.P.) He was educated Eton and Ch Ch Oxford. He was Commander, Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) 1918. (Source: http://www.thepeerage.com/p61193.htm#i611925)

1940, 14 Sept:    Joseph Maitland Wilson died at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


WISDOM, Mrs. Edith Mary nee Shotter (30.1.1915-1.5.1915. Lady Superintendent. Wife of Dr. Robert Horace Constable Burn Wisdom, below)

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ADDRESS: Crofton, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 31/01/1915; SERVICE TO: still serving; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Lady Superintendent; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 31/01/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Lady Superintendent; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Hon: Matron – see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 31.1.15 to 1.5.15 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital from 1.5.15 Suffolk Hosp: Ampton Hall, Bury St Edmund; COMMISSION: Suffolk /4.


WISDOM, Dr. Robert Horace Constable Burn (1.2.1915-29.3.1919. Part-time M.D.)

Born 26 July 1875 Surbiton, Surrey.  Baptised 09 September 1875 Surbiton Hill, Christ Church. Son of Irish Merchant Henry Constable Wisdom and his wife Oxfordshire-born Jane Elizabeth (nee Owen).

Dr. Robert H. C. B. Wisdom. c1921.

Dr. Robert H. C. B. Wisdom. c1921.

1881 Census:      Vale House School, 15 West Cliff Road, Ramsgate, Kent. “Scholar/Visitor”.  “5” years old.  Along with a 10 year old brother.

1891 Census:      ‘Wellside’, Minster, Kent.  “15” yrs old.  Student at a Private School.

1893, 16.02:        Qualified as a Medical Practitioner, from Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

1901 Census:      Grafton Street, Mile End Old Town, London.  “25” yrs old.  Boarder

1907, 05.06:        Married Edith Mary Shotter at St Peter, Cranley Gardens, Kensington.

1910:                    Went to work in Sudbury, Suffolk.

1911 Census:      ‘Crofton’, The Croft, Sudbury.  Medical Practitioner.   With wife; daughter; mother; a Cook; a Nurse; and a Housemaid.

1916, 08.03:        Suffolk & Essex Free Press article:

“Mrs. Murrels of East Street in Sudbury was knocked down by a runaway horse on The Market Hill on Thursday.   There was a large crowd on the hill when they heard the rattle along Friars Street, the crowd scattered but the horse hit Mrs Murrels with full force, causing blood to run freely from her head, a soldier and a civilian took her into the Q.M. stores near the Black Boy and Dr Wisdom was soon on the scene, bandaging her head and conveyed her to St Leonards.   It was an army horse which had been purchased at the sale yard and was being taken to Mr. Turkentine at Ballingdon when it got loose.”

WW1:                  Enlisted in Royal Army Medical Corps.  Achieved the rank of Lieutenant.

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ADDRESS: Kings Street, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 01/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 29/03/1919; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: M.D; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; RANK AT TERMINATION: M.D; DATE OF TERMINATION: 29/03/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: at Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Dr. Robert Horace Constable Owen Wisdom Service period: except for one year; COMMISSION: Suffolk.

1943, 15.05:        Died in St. Leonards Hospital, Sudbury, Suffolk.  “of Borehampton House, King Street, Sudbury”.

Death Notice: Medical Directories; The Times, May 18, 1943: Adm. pens. at EMMANUEL, Feb. 16, 1893. S. of Mrs J. E. Wisdom, of Edgar Road, Margate. Matric. Michs. 1893; B.A. 1896. At the London Hospital. House Surgeon, St Peter’s Hospital; Clinical Assistant, Chelsea Hospital for Women; House Surgeon, Cancer Hospital. M.R.C.S.; L.R.C.P., 1903. Practised at Hampton Hill, Middlesex, and after 1910 at Sudbury, Suffolk. Died at Sudbury, May 15, 1943, aged 67.

On the internet, it has been discovered that ROBERT WISDOM’s medals found their way into the hands of one Dr. A. L. Lloyd.    On 27 March 2013, an auction (Part 1 of 2) took place at Bonhams auctioneers and Robert Wisdom’s medals were formed one of the lots.    Find below, extracts from the pdf online catalogue:-

The Dr. A. L. Lloyd O.B.E. K.St.J. Medal Collection, Part 1 Wednesday 27 March 2013 at 11am Bonhams, Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, London: https://images1.bonhams.com/original?src=Images/live/2013-03/04/S-20807-0-1.pdf

“Doctor A.L.Lloyd O.B.E, K.St.J.,J.P., MB,ChB, M.R.C.P., L.R.C.P, (“Llew”) was born in 1928. He was of Welsh heritage, but was born and grew up in Birmingham, where he made his mark.” 

“He served as a Captain with the Royal Army Medical Corps between 1952-1954 when National Service was still mandatory. He was given three weeks notice to depart to Kuala Lumpur, Malaya with the 16th Field Ambulance, so he quickly married his fiancée Dr Barbara Eades, whom he had met at Yardley Old Church and Tennis Club.” 

“His interest in military medals began in the 1970’s with his first purchase in 1975 and became an avid collector up until 2003. His expertise was doctors and nurses in the field. He was always interested in the “man behind the medal” and his research was fastidious. He even travelled as far as Lucknow to photograph the gravestone of one of the doctors who fell there.” 

“The “Doc” still enjoys life and remains in comfortable retirement with his wife.”

LOT 290 – “Three to Lieutenant R.H.C.O.Wisdom, Royal Army Medical Corps, British War and Victory Medal (Lieut.R.H.C.O.Wisdom.); Belgium, King Albert Medal; British Red Cross Society Medal for War Service; A.C.C. medal, with bar for Five Years, engraved on reverse (Dr R.H.C.O.Wisdom 1929). Very fine or better. (5) £100 – 150, €110 – 170 

Dr Robert Horace Constable Owen Wisdom: B.A. Camb 1897; M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. Lond. 1903; Surgeon St. Leonards Hospital; Member of the B.M.A. late Senior House Surgeon, Cancer Hospital; Senior Resident Medical Officer N.W.London Hospital; Senior House Surgeon St.Peter’s Hospital.”


WORTERS, Mrs. Theresa (25.2.1915-14.4.1915 & 15.7.1915-11.8.1915 & 6.10.1915-20.10.1915. V.A.D. Sister)

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ADDRESS: Boxford; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 25/02/1915; SERVICE TO: 20/10/1915; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 25/02/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 20/10/1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 25.2.15 to 14.4.15 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital From 15.7.15 to 11.8.15 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital From 31.8.15 to 16.9.15 Ampton Hall Hosp: Bury St Edmunds From 6.10.15 to 20.10.15 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk. VAD 86.


YOUNGMAN, Miss Dora (5.7.1915-5.1.1916. Trained Nurse/Sister)

Born 1883 Walsham-le-Willows, Wattisfield, Suffolk. Daughter of Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk-born Farmer & Yeoman William Morley Youngman and his Shimpling, Suffolk-born wife Catherine (nee Leggott).

1891 Census:      Squirrel Hall, Walsham Road, Wattisfield. With parents; one brother; two sisters; and one servant.

1901 Census:      Squirrel Hall, Walsham Road, Wattisfield. With parents (Farmer father); one sister; and a servant.

1911 Census:      Hospital for Incurable Children, Hampstead, London. Hospital Sister.

1966, 28 Sept:    Dora Young “of The Cottage Market Weston Diss Norfolk” died.

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ADDRESS: Wattisfield, Diss; COUNTY: Norfolk; SERVICE FROM: 05/07/1915; SERVICE TO: 05/01/1917; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Sister; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/07/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sister; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/01/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 5.7.15 To 5.1.16 Sudbury Red Cross Hospital From 6.1.16 To 2.1.17 Finborough Red Cross Hospital, Stowmarket; COMMISSION: Suffolk.



VOLUNTEERS at the “SUDBURY WORKING PARTY” and the “HOLBROOK HALL RED CROSS DEPOT, LITTLE WALDINGFIELD, SUDBURY

These two establishments could be one and the same (?)

Hospital Supply Depots http://www.scarletfinders.co.uk/187.html [sic]: 1348 SUDBURY MRS. H. M. MacKenzie, Salters Hall; 4111 SUDBURY MRS. MAJENDIE, HOLBROOKE HALL [Little Waldingfield]; and 5542 SUDBURY MISS F. SILLITOE, 1 NORTH STREET.

http://www.scarletfinders.co.uk/158.html gives more on Working Parties & Supply Depots.

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ANDREWS, Miss Blanche (1.1916-2.1919. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: Foxearth, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 01/1916; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part Time 328 Approx; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


ANDREWES, Miss Alice [Beeton] Brereton (11.1915-2.1919. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

Born 1847 Sudbury, Suffolk.  Baptised 23 June 1847 St. Peter, Sudbury.  Daughter of Sudbury-born Solicitor & Alderman George William Andrewes and his wife Mary.

1851 Census:      Friars Street, Sudbury. With parents; four sisters; a Groom; a Cook; Housemaid; and two Nursemaids.

1861 Census:      Friars Street, Sudbury. With widowed father; six sisters; one brother; a Governess; a Cook; Housemaid; and two Nursemaids.

1871 Census:      67 Friars Street, Sudbury. With parents; five sisters; two brothers; a Governess; a cook; and two Housemaids.

1881 Census:      67 Friars Street, Sudbury. With widowed Solicitor, Magistrate, Alderman father; three sisters; one brother; a visitor; a Housekeeper; a Cook; and a Housemaid.

1891 Census:      67 Friars Street, Sudbury. With widowed Solicitor & J.P; two sisters; a brother; a Visitor; a Parlour maid; a Cook; and a Housemaid.

1901 Census:      67 Friars Street, Sudbury. “Head”; with sisters Emily & Madeline; a Boarder (Julie Marchand, who has been “Visitor” before); two servants; and a Sick Nurse.

1911 Census:      67 Friars Street, Sudbury. “Head”; with sister Emily Katherine; and three servants.

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ADDRESS: 67 Friars St Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Worker Needlework Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time, 344 approx; COMMISSION: Suffolk.

1927, 15 Aug:     Alice Brereton Andrewes of 67 Friars-street Sudbury Suffolk spinster” died.


ANDRON, Mrs. Edith (5.1918-2.1919. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: The Laurels, Melford Road, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 05/1918; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/1918; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury worker needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time 80 approx; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BACKHOUSE, Miss (11.1915-7.1918. Needleworker.  Sudbury Work Party?)

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ADDRESS: Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 07/1918; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 07/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker, Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 280 appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BAKER, Miss Kate Elizabeth (11.1915-2.1919. Needleworker.  Sudbury Work Party?)

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ADDRESS: Wisteria Cottages, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time, 344 appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: V.W, badge.


BAKER, Miss Sarah Jane (11.1915-2.1919. Needleworker.  Sudbury Work Party?)

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ADDRESS: Wisteria Cottage, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 344 appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BANKES-WILLIAMS, Mrs. Ethel Maredydd (1915-1917. Holbrook Hall Red Cross Work Depot)

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ADDRESS: Little Cornard Rectory, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 1915; SERVICE TO: 1917; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 15/09/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 15/06/1917; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 350; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Holbrook Hall, Red X Work Depot; COMMISSION: W. Suffolk.


BARNARDISTON, Miss Florence (11.1915-1916. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party)

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ADDRESS: Woodbridge; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 1916; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Worker needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part 104 approx; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Sudbury Working Party; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BEDDALL, Miss Grace (3.1918-12.1918. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: Achille Serre, Market Hall, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 03/1918; SERVICE TO: 12/1918; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/1918; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time Appro. 80; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BERRY, Mrs. Florence (10.1916-2.1919. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: 71 Friars St, Sudbury, Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 10/1916; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time 248 approx; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BOGGIS, Mrs. Margaret (5.1916-2.1919. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: 1 King St Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 05/1916; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time 312 appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BROWN, Mrs. Eliza Alice Katharine (10.1917-12.1917. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: Priory Rd, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 10/1917; SERVICE TO: 12/1917; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/1917; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Needlework Worker, Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time 128 approx; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BROWN, Mrs. Florence Mary (10.1916-2.1919. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: Crantock, Friars St, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 10/1916; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time 248 approx; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BRYAN, Miss Beatrice (1916-1919. Red Cross Work Depot, Holbrook Hall)

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ADDRESS: Holbrook Hall Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 00/00/1916; SERVICE TO: 00/00/1919; HOSPITAL: Holbrook, Chislehurst; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1919; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 300; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red X Work Depot Holbrook Hall Sudbury Suffolk; COMMISSION: W Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: I.W. Badge.


BULL, Miss Constance (11.1915-1.1917. Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: Borley Rectory, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 01/1917; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury worker Suffolk; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time, 128 approx; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


CADY, Miss Mary Peddar (9.1916-2.1919. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: Melford Rd., Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 09/1916; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker. Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time. 256 approx; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


COLEMAN, Mrs. Florence (10.1916-2.1919. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: Friars St. Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 10/1916; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Needlework Worker Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time 248 approx; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


CRAWFORD, Miss Clara Maltby (10.1916-2.1919. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: Cornard Rd. Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 10/1916; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time 248 appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


CROSFIELD, Mrs. W. (1916-1917. Making hospital supplies)

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ADDRESS: The Old House, Sudbury; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1917; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Making hospital supplies; COMMISSION: Middlesex.


CROSS, Miss Aleathea (11.1915-2.1919. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: 1, Stone St. Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 344 appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: V.W. Badge.


CROSSLEY, Miss Emily (11.1915-8.1918. Needleworker.   Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: 44 Waldenfield Rd. Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 08/1918; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 08/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time 296 appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk. [Address: 44 Waldringfield Rd].


DEANE, Mrs. Georgina Elizabeth (12.1916-3.1917. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: St. Clare’s, Melford Road, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 12/1916; SERVICE TO: 03/1917; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/1917; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Needlework Work, Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time: 136 approx; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


DENNINGTON, Mrs. Elizabeth (2.1917-2.1919. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: Melford Rd. Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 00/02/1917; SERVICE TO: 00/02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/1917; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 224 appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


DENNY, Miss Kate (11.1915-2.1919. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: c/o Mrs George, “The Firs”, Newton Rd, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Worker Needlework Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time 344 approx; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


EARL, Miss Alica (11.1915-2.1919. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party)

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ADDRESS: Red Cottage, Melford Rd, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Work Party Worker – needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time 344 approx; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: V.W. Badge.


EARLE, Miss Maud (2.1917-2.1919. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: Red Cottage, Melford Rd, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 02/1917; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/1917; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time – 224 hrs appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


GEORGE, Mrs. Emma (11.1915-2.1919. Needleworker. Sudbury Working Party? Committee Memb.)

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ADDRESS: The Firs , Newton Rd , Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Committee and Worker. Sudbury Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part 344 appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


GREEN, Miss Edith Mabel (3.1918-12.1918. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: 28 Friars St Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 03/1918; SERVICE TO: 12/1918; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/1918; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time appro: 80; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


GREEN, Mrs. Louisa (3.1918-12.1918. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: Tranton Melford Rd Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 03/1918; SERVICE TO: 12/1918; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/1918; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time Appro 80; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


GREENWOOD, Mrs. Annie (10.1915-1919+ Red X Work Depot Holbrook Hall)

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ADDRESS: Great Waldingfield Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 1915; SERVICE TO: 1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: end of war 1919; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 416; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red X Work Depot Holbrook Hall Sudbury Suffolk; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: VW Badge.


GRIDLEY, Mrs. Louisa (9.1915-1919+ Red X Work Depot Holbrook Hall)

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ADDRESS: The Malting Farm, Little Waldingfield, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 00/00/1915; SERVICE TO: 00/00/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 00/09/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 00/00/1919 end of war; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 200 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red X Work Depot, Holbrook Hall, Sudbury, Suffolk; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: V W Badge.


GRIFFS, Miss S. M. (11.1915-9.1918. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS:  Waldenfield Rd., Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 09/1918; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Over; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 09/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time 304 approx; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Initials only obtainable; COMMISSION: Suffolk.  [Address: Waldringfield Rd]


GRIMWADE, Miss Lizzie (3.1916-2.1919. Sudbury Needlework.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: Newton Rd, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 03/1916; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Needlework; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


GRIMWOOD, Mrs. Clara (11.1915-2.1918. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: North House, North St, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 02/1918; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 240 appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


HERBERT, Miss Gladys Hilda (13.8.1917-9.8.1918. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party? Also a V.A.D. Nurse at Sudbury Hospital.  See the Hospital list above)


HICKS, Miss Fanny Maud (11.1915-2.1919. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: 56 Friars St Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time, 344 hours appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: V.W.Badge.


HICKS, Miss Katharine Elizabeth (30.4.1915-24.12.1917. Needleworker. Also a V.A.D. Nurse at Sudbury Hospital.  See Hospital List)


HICKS, Miss Lilian E. (11.1915-2.1919. Hon Sec. & Treasurer. Needleworker.  “Red Cross Depot”)

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ADDRESS: 56 Friars St Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Hon Sec. & Treas: and Needle Worker Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time 344 appro; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Depot, Sudbury {Surname} Lilian E crossed through; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: V.W. Badge.


HITCHCOCK, Miss Edith (5.1918.12.1918. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: 25 Station Road Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 00/05/1918; SERVICE TO: 00/12/1918; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 00/05/1918; DATE OF TERMINATION: 00/12/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time 64 Appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


HOLDEN, Mrs. Agnes (3.1916-2.1919. Committee Member. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party? Wife of Dr. John Holden and mother of Agnes Joyce below)

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ADDRESS: East House, East St, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 03/1916; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: needlework Worker & Committee Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: [part time] 312 appro; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Side 1: Permanent Address – ‘Sudbury’ crossed through Whether whole or part time, etc. – ‘208’ crossed through and replaced with ‘312’; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


HOLDEN, Miss Joyce = Agnes Joyce = “Joyce” (11.1915-1.1917.  Needleworker – Sudbury Working Party? Pictured in the c1921 photograph. Daughter of Agnes above)

Daughter of Belfast-born Sudbury Physician and Surgeon John Sinclair Holden and his Sudbury-born wife Mary Agnes.

Miss Agnes “Joyce” Holden. c1921.

Agnes “Joyce” Holden. c1921.

1896, 16.08:        Born in Sudbury, Suffolk.

1901 Census:      51 Friar Street, Sudbury.  With parents; a half-brother; a half-sister; sister Marjorie Joan; a Housemaid; and a Nurse.

1911 Census:      East House, East St, Sudbury, Suffolk.  With “Doctor of Medicine” father; mother; sister Marjorie Joan; a Governess; and three servants.

1979:     Died at Bury St. Edmunds.   Joyce never married.

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ADDRESS: East House East St Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 01/1917; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/1917; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 128 Appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: I.W. Badge.


HOOK, Miss Adelaide (11.1915-9.1918. Needleworker – Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: The Hollis Clarence Rd Sudbury Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 09/1918; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/15; DATE OF TERMINATION: 09/18; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 204 appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


JOHNSON, Mrs. Emily (1918-1919+ Red X Work Depot Holbrook Hall)

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ADDRESS: Little Waldingfield, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 1918; SERVICE TO: 1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: End of War 1919; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 208; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red X Work Depot, Holbrook Hall, Sudbury, Suffolk. Whole or part time has ‘4 hours per week for 1 year crossed out’; COMMISSION: County of Suffolk.


JOHNSTON, Mrs. Jessie nee Brown (9.1915-1919. Red Cross Work Depot. Intermittent volunteering).  Born c1858 Dundee, Scotland.

1902, 1Q:             Married Widower/Farmer Walter Johnston (born Cornhill, Northumberland)

1911 Census:      Nether Hall, Little Waldingfield, Sudbury. With husband; step-son George; a visiting Johnston niece; and one servant.  In 1901, widowed Walter was living in “part of” Nether Hall.

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ADDRESS: Nether Hall, Little Waldingfield, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 1915; SERVICE TO: 1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1917; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 150; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Intermittently Red X Work Depot Holbrook Hall, Sudbury, Suffolk Side 1: Date of Termination – ‘1915’ crossed through and replaced with ‘1917’ ‘ret 4/10/21 gone away’ Whether whole or part time, etc. ‘4 hours per week for 1 year’ crossed through and replaced with ‘150’; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: V.W. badge.


LAW, Mrs. Emily (1.1916-2.1919. Needleworker – Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: The Orchard, Great Cornard, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 01/1916; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part Time 328 approx; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


MASON, Mrs. Julia Ann (5.1918-12.1918. Needleworker. Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: London & Westminster Bank, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 05/1918; SERVICE TO: 12/1918; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/1918; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury. Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time. appro: 64; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


McQUAE, Mrs. Nancy Sarah (11.1915-6.1917. Needleworker. Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: The Brewery, Acton Square, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 06/1917; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 06 /1917; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 166 approx; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


MIDDLETON, Mrs. Mary (11.1915-2.1919. Committee Member. Needleworker.  Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: The Bank, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Committee & Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 344 approx; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


OSWALD, Mrs. Mabel (1.1917-2.1919. Needleworker. Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 02/1917; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/1917; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time 224 appro; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Under permanent address is written: Cheltenham (address not known). See list; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


PAGE, Mrs. Lilian Ethel (10.1916-2.1919. Needleworker. Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: 14 Market Hill, Sudbury;  COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 10/1916; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time, 248 appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


PAYNE, Mrs. Agnes Jane (10.1916-2.1919. Needleworker. Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: Market Hill Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 10/1916; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 00/10/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Workers Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part Time 248 appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


PEACOCK, Miss Charlotte G. (9.1915-1919. Work Depot, Holbrook Hall, Sudbury)

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ADDRESS: Woodhall Little Waldingfield Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 1915; SERVICE TO: 1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1919; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 416 Hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Work Depot Holbrook Hall Sudbury Suffolk; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: V W Badge.


PEACOCK, Miss Daisy (9.1915-1918. Work Depot, Holbrook Hall, Sudbury. Died in 1919.)

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ADDRESS: Woodhall Little Waldingfield Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 1915; SERVICE TO: 1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: End of War. Died 1919; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 416; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red + Work Party Holbrook Hall Sudbury Suffolk; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: V W Badge.


PEACOCK, Miss Dora (1915-1919. Work Depot, Holbrook Hall, Sudbury)

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ADDRESS: Woodhall Little Waldingfield Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 1915; SERVICE TO: 1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Work Depot Holbrook Hall Sudbury Suffolk; COMMISSION: West Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: V W Badge.


PEACOCK, Miss Fanny (9.1915-1919. Work Depot, Holbrook Hall, Sudbury)

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ADDRESS: Woodhall Little Waldingfield Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 1915; SERVICE TO: 1919; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 11/1918; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 208; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red X Work Depot Holbrook Hall Sudbury Suffolk; COMMISSION: W Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: V.W badge.


PEACOCK, Miss Honor (1915-1919. Work Depot, Holbrook Hall, Sudbury. Died)

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ADDRESS: Wood Hall Little Waldingfield Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 1915; SERVICE TO: 1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1919; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 4/6; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Deceased. N of K sisters Charlotte, Dora, Fanny Red X Work Depot Holbrook House Sudbury Suffolk; COMMISSION: W Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: V W Badge


PETTITT, Mrs. Emily (11.1915-2.1919. Needleworker. Sudbury Working Party)

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ADDRESS: Priory Road, Sudbury, Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part Time. 344 approx; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Needlework. Sudbury W.P; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


POOLE, Mrs. Thomasina (10.1915-1919+ Work Depot, Holbrook Hall, Sudbury)

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ADDRESS: Babergh Hall, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 1915; SERVICE TO: 1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Over; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: end of War 1919; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 416; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red X Work Depot, not registered Holbrook Hall Sudbury Suffolk Side 1: Whether whole or part time, etc. – ‘4 hours per week’ crossed through; COMMISSION: W Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: V.W. badge.


RAMPLING, Mrs. Louisa (9.1915-1919+ Work Depot, Holbrook Hall, Sudbury)

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ADDRESS: Little Waldingfield, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 1915; SERVICE TO: 1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: end of war 1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: 416; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Work Depot (not registered) Holbrook Hall, Sudbury, Suffolk; COMMISSION: West Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: V.W. Badge.


RAYMOND, Mrs. Christine L. (11.1915-2.1919. Needleworker. Sudbury Working Party)

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ADDRESS: Middleton Rectory Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Worker Needlework Sudbury Works Party; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 344 Approx; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


RAYNER, Miss Edith Harriet (11.1915-12.1917. Needleworker. Sudbury Working Party)

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ADDRESS: 25 Waldingfield Rd, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 12/1917; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1917; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker. Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 224 Approx; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Sudbury W.P. Side 1: Permanent Address – ‘(Query unanswered)’; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


READY, Miss Clara (4.1917-4.1918. Needleworker. Sudbury Working Party)

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ADDRESS: Stowe Villa, Melford Road, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 04/1917; SERVICE TO: 04/1918; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 04/1917; DATE OF TERMINATION: 04/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time 102 appro; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Sudbury W.P; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


STOKES, Miss Nora (9.1915-“end of war”.  Red Cross Work Depot, Holbrook Hall, Sudbury)

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ADDRESS: The Rectory, Gt Waldingfield, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: during 1916; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 09/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: end of War; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 275; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red X Work Depot Holbrook Hall Sudbury Suffolk {Date of Termination} “1916” crossed out. {Whole or Part Time} “8 hours per week. 1 year” crossed out; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: VW Badge.


TOWLER, Mrs. Lucy (12.1916-9.1917. Needleworker. Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: Gordon Terrace, Waldenfield Rd, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 12/1916; SERVICE TO: 09/1917; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 09/1917; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: [part time] 80 appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


TRIPP, Miss Louise Mary (11.1915-3.1918. Needleworker. Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: Beaconsfield Lodge Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 03/1918; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 03/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 248 Appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


WADE, Mrs. Ellen Selina (1915-2.1919. Work Depot, Holbrook Hall, Sudbury)

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ADDRESS: Park Farm, Little Waldingfield, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 1915; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1919; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 416; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Intermittently Holbrook Hall Red X Work Depot Sudbury. Side 1: Whether whole or part time, etc. -‘4 hours per week for two years’ crossed through; COMMISSION: W. Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: V. W. badge.


WARD, Mrs. Mary (1.1916-2.1919. Needleworker. Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: Lower Hall, Foxearth, Sudbury, Suffolk; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 01/1916; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 328 appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


WARNER, Mrs. Margaret (11.1915-7.1917. Needleworker. Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: Newton Green, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 07/1917; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 07/1917; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker. Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 176 appro; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Query for “Place or places” returned unanswered; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


WARREN, Miss Jane (6.1917-12.1918. Needleworker. Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: 64 Friars St. Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 06/1917; SERVICE TO: 12/1918; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/1917; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 160 appro; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Not known at No 64 4/8/21; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


WHEELER, Miss Eleanor (3.1916-2.1919. Needleworker. Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: 64, Friars St., Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 03/1916; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time 312 appro; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


WHITEHOUSE, Lady Florence Cecilia (11.1915-9.1917. Needleworker. Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: Arthur Hall, Melford Rd, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 09/1917; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 09/1917; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker. Needlework 192; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time, 194 approx; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


WHITEOAK, Miss Edith (11.1915-8.1918. Needleworker. Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: “Eastgate House,” Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1915; SERVICE TO: 08/1918; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1915; DATE OF TERMINATION: 08/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Sudbury Worker Needlework; WHOLE OR PART TIME: part time 296 approx; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


WRIGHT, Miss Mary (10.1917-2.1919. Needleworker. Sudbury Working Party?)

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ADDRESS: Melford Rd, Sudbury SERVICE FROM: 10/1917; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/1917; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Needlework Worker Sudbury; WHOLE OR PART TIME: [part time] 142 approx; COMMISSION: Suffolk.



SUDBURY VOLUNTEERS – WORKING ELSEWHERE 

BRYANT, Miss Grace E. Bryant (7.8.1918-13.2.1919. Cook. Ward Orderly) http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=sudbury+suffolk&page=2&id=30729&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Slough Hall. Little Cornard Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 07/08/1918; SERVICE TO: 13/02/1919; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Ward Orderly; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/08/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £1.12.6. week; RANK AT TERMINATION: Ass: cook; DATE OF TERMINATION: 13/02/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: £26.0.0 p.a; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: As above at 1) 4 Flinsloe Place. 2) Pinker Conval: Home; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Resigned for home duties. E.H. Sutherland Richards. (signature stamp); COMMISSION: COUNTY OF LONDON (in oval stamp) RESERVE DETACHMENT.


CUFFLEY, Mr. Clarence Christopher (15.3.1915-12.6.1919. Orderly. Netley Red Cross Hospital)

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ADDRESS: Ivy Lodge Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 30; SERVICE FROM: 15/03/1915; SERVICE TO: 12/06/1919; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Orderly; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 15/03/1915; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 28/-; RANK AT TERMINATION: Sergeant; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: 32/6; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: British Red Cross Hospital Netley; COMMISSION: Essex 3.


FITCH, Miss Kathleen Mary (1.4.1915-20.10.1915. Trained Nurse. Serbian Relief)

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ADDRESS: Chilton Hill Farm, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 01/04/1915; SERVICE TO: 20/10/1915; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Trained N; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/04/1915; RANK AT TERMINATION: Trained N; DATE OF TERMINATION: 20/10/1915; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: No more information. Hon. R. Coventry, Personnel; DEPARTMENT: Serbian Relief: COMMISSION: Serbia.


FULTON, Miss Eileen Hope (11.1914-Spring?1916. Nursing at Earls Colne)

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ADDRESS: Henry Grove, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: Autumn /14; SERVICE TO: Spring 15; HOSPITAL: Auxiliary Hospital, Earls Colne; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: none; DATE OF TERMINATION: Spring 1915; PAY AT TERMINATION: none; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: In shifts. Worked continuously for 18 Months; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Worked in Earls Colne Red Cross Hospital as nurse; COMMISSION: Essex.


FULTON, Miss Maud Elizabeth Amy (8.1914-20.3.1919. Nurse – Earls Colne; Wiltshire; & France)

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ADDRESS: Henny Grove, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 1914; SERVICE TO: Still serving; HOSPITAL: Auxiliary Hospital, Earls Colne; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Part time work Earls Colne Essex V.A.D Hospital 1914-1916; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 17/03/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £25 per an; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing V.A.D at Salisbury Plain & 14 General B.E.F. France; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time No. Record kept of Total No. of Hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From Aug: 1914 – 1916 worked off & on at Earls Colne V.A.D Hospital – no pay. Then went to Salisbury Plain for whole time & was paid. Previous engagement Aug 1914 – 1916 Part time; COMMISSION: Essex; HONOURS AWARDED: Mentioned in Despatches 1917.

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ADDRESS: Henry Grove, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 30; SERVICE FROM: 17/03/1916; SERVICE TO: 20/03/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O.; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 14/03/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: 20/03/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 17.03.1916 – 08.1917 Mil. Hos. Fargo Trans. 23.08.1917 20.03.1919 Mil. Hos. France; DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D.; COMMISSION: Essex 20.


GIBSON, Mrs. Louisa Fanny Edgar (11.1916-1.3.1918. Making slippers for the wounded in Bedford)

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ADDRESS: Bridge House, Ballingdon, Sudbury late of 8 St. Michaels Rd, Bedford; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 11/1916; SERVICE TO: 03/1918; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 11/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/03/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Making slippers for Wounded Mrs Paines Depot 48 Harper St Bedford Reg 1655; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Part time 8 hours a week at home about 400; COMMISSION: Bedfordshire.


GILLBARD, Miss Irene Coad (20.2.1917-1919+ V.A.D. Nurse. Bury St. Edmunds & Beccles)

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ADDRESS: Ingleside, Newton Green, Sudbury; CHARACTER: 2 W.S. Bars; SERVICE FROM: 20/02/1917; SERVICE TO: Still serving; HOSPITAL: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/02/1917; 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 20/2/17 to 31/1/19 – Suffolk Hosp:, Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmonds From 14/2/19 – Beccles Red Cross Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk 86.


HAWKER, Miss Marjorie Rose (12.7.1917-1919+ Dispenser in Newcastle; France; and France)

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ADDRESS: The Retreat, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 12/07/1917; SERVICE TO: Still serving; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Dispenser; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/07/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Dispenser; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Dispenser; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 12.07.1917 at 1st N. Gen. Hosp: Newcastle -on- Tyne. 24.05.1918 in France. 14.02.1919 at Brighton Canadian Hospital; COMMISSION: Suffolk / 52.


KNIGHTS, Mr. Arthur (8.5.1916-10.1.1918. Transport of the wounded and air raid duties at Bury St. Edmunds/Ingham)

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ADDRESS: Cyril Dene Villas, Queens Road, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 08/05/1916; SERVICE TO: 10/01/1918; HOSPITAL: Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/05/1916; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 10/01/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Transport of wounded and air raid duties see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 527; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Transport of wounded at Bury & Ingham Stations to Bury and Ampton Hospitals. Air Raid Duties; COMMISSION: Suffolk/15.


MANLEY, Mrs. Ada Nellie (6.6.1918-11.11.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Head Lane, Great Cornard, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 06/06/1918; SERVICE TO: 11/11/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 06/06/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes till 9.9.18; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 11/11/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: then Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing. see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time till 9.9.18 after which 140 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 6.6.18 to 9.9.18 West Suffolk Gen: Hosp:, Bury St. Edmunds From 28.10.18 to 11.11.18 Finborough Red Cross Hosp:, Stowmarket Side 1: ‘Suffolk/4’; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


McHARDIE, Miss Mildred (V.A.D. Nurse – Essex County Hospital, Colchester & Earls Colne)

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ADDRESS: Borley Place Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 09/1918; SERVICE TO: 01/1919; HOSPITAL: Auxiliary Hospital, Earls Colne; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Essex County Hp Colchester; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nursing member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/09/1918; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nursing member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 24/01/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Red X Hp Earls Colne; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Resident whole time; COMMISSION: Essex.


MINETT, Mr. Sidney (15.6.1917-31.1.1919. Orderly at Ampton Hall, Bury St Edmunds)

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ADDRESS: 41 Market Hill Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 15/06/1917; SERVICE TO: 31/01/1919; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 15/06/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 31/01/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Orderly at Suffolk Hospital, Ampton Hall, Bury St Edmunds; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk/5.


OLIVER, Miss Mabel (15.9.1916-24.3.1919. V.A.D. Nurse at Broadwater, Ipswich and R.F.C. General  Hospital, Hampstead)  See Mrs. Emily Martha Oliver in the Hospital List above and Broadwater, Ips.)

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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.


PETTITT, Miss Mary Victoria Mabel (30.11.1917-1.10.1919. Motor Driver/Chauffeuse in France)

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ADDRESS: “Le Châlet”, Priory Rd, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 20; SERVICE FROM: 30/11/1917; SERVICE TO: Present; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Chauffeuse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 30/11/1917; RANK AT TERMINATION: Chauffeuse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 1-10-19 still serving; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: France. Side 1: ‘1-10-19’; DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D; COMMISSION: Suffolk Res.

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ADDRESS: Priory Road, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 04/12/1917; SERVICE TO: still serving; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: motor driving in France; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: motor driver; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 04/12/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Side 1: ‘Suffolk/4’; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


PODD, Miss Frances Louise (17.7.1917-? Chauffeur. Scottish Women’s Hospital. Salonika)

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ADDRESS: Inward House, Melford Road, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 17/07/1917; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Chauffeur; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 17/07/1917; RANK AT TERMINATION: Chauffeur; DEPARTMENT: Scot:Wom:Hos; COMMISSION: Salonika Hon R Coventry Personnel; CERTIFICATE NO: 13491.


RUSSELL, Mrs. Esther (3.6.1918-14.12.1918. General Service V.A.D. at Stowmarket)

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ADDRESS: Cribdis, Great Cornard, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 03/06/1918; SERVICE TO: 14/12/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/06/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/12/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: G.S. at Finborough Red Cross Hospital, Stowmarket; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk / 4; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


SANT, Mr. Arthur (10.1917-1919+ Stenographer in Aleppo, Syria)

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ADDRESS: Littlecote, Gt Cornard, Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; CHARACTER: Very Good; SERVICE FROM: 10/1917; SERVICE TO: Still Acting; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Nil; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Stenographer; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 10/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 30/- p.w; RANK AT TERMINATION: O. i/c Advanced Store, Aleppo, Syria; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still Acting; PAY AT TERMINATION: 55/- p.w. & W.J. 8/9 p.w; COMMISSION: Egypt; CERTIFICATE NO: 14494.


TICKNER, Miss Alice (1.4.1916-1.5.1917. Needlework at Bury St Edmunds Depot)

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ADDRESS: Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 01/04/1916; SERVICE TO: 01/05/1917; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Over; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/04/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/05/1917; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Needlework at Depot Bury St Edmunds; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 461; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Red Cross Depot. Bury St Edmunds. Registered with D.G.V.O. Query for “Full permanent address” returned unanswered; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


TICKNER, Miss Edith (1.4.1916-1.5.1917. Needlework at Bury St Edmunds Depot)

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ADDRESS: Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; SERVICE FROM: 01/04/1916; SERVICE TO: 01/05/1917; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/04/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/05/1917; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Needlework at Depot Bury St Edmunds; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 363 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Registered with D.G.V.O. Red Cross Depot Bury St Edmunds Full “permanent address” not given in answer to query sent; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


WEAVERS, Miss Ida Isabel (20.4.1918-12.11.1919. J.W. V.A.D. at Matlock and Abbeville, France)

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ADDRESS: Hackbush Gt.Henny Nr Sudbury; COUNTY: Suffolk; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 18; SERVICE FROM: 20/04/1918; SERVICE TO: 12.11.1919 PRESENT; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: PTO; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Housemember; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/04/1918; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12.11.1919 still serving; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Canadian Convalescent Matlock Military 28.04.1918 – 11.06.1919 2nd. Stationary Abbeville Military 09.07.1919; DEPARTMENT: JW V.A.D; COMMISSION: Kent152.


WEBB, Miss Dorothy (1.5.1918-14,12,1918. Nursing at Finborough Hall Red Cross Hospital, Suffolk)

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ADDRESS: Bassett’s Farm, Acton, Sudbury; SERVICE FROM: 01/05/1918; SERVICE TO: 14/12/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/05/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/12/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing at Finborough Hall Red Cross Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 360 hours; DEPARTMENT: Suffolk/10; COMMISSION: Suffolk.



LADY STEPHANIE HYDE-PARKER’S SCRAPBOOK

The following text and images are reproduced with the permission of The National Trust for England ©

Acknowledgement given to the estate of Lady Stephanie Hyde-Parker.

WARTIME SCRAPBOOK OF A RED CROSS VOLUNTEER

In November 1913, Stephanie Hyde Parker, aged 18 years, was given a red leather bound scrapbook embossed with her initials as a gift from her parents. Stephanie decided that this would help her record the events and people she met as she went through the social whirl of the London season. However, the clouds of war were gathering over Europe and on the 4 August 1914, the tone of her scrapbook changed, as she recorded the declaration of war and the effect it had on her family and friends.

The ‘Belle Vue’ Red Cross Hospital page from Stephanie Hyde Parker’s scrapbook. © The National Trust

The ‘Belle Vue’ Red Cross Hospital page from Stephanie Hyde Parker’s scrapbook.
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Making her debut into polite society, Stephanie Hyde Parker was the only daughter of Sir William and Ethel, Lady Hyde Parker of Melford Hall.  One can imagine, not only her excitement at the numerous dances and house parties that would require a wardrobe of new clothes; but also her trepidation – would she be popular and fit in with the other debutantes, would her dance card be filled, but most importantly, would she receive many invitations?

Within just a few months, Stephanie had spent time away at various house parties and balls, including a stay with her mother at Lordington House in Hampshire, where her sketching leads us to believe she had great fun playing roulette as well as other gambling games. It was then home for Christmas and New Year with the anticipation of many more exciting plans for 1914, starting with the Suffolk County Ball in January. However, Stephanie could never have imagined just what 1914 would have in store!

Nurses and patients at ‘Belle Vue’ Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury, Suffolk. Courtesy/© of The National Trust.

Nurses and patients at ‘Belle Vue’ Red Cross Hospital, Sudbury, Suffolk.
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Although she continues to record the social events she experienced, they become more somber and with war always in the background. It was during this time her family and friends attend and support fundraising events for the British Red Cross. In fact, Stephanie herself joined the Red Cross’s Voluntary Aid Detachment, looking after wounded soldiers at Sudbury Belle Vue. This too is captured in the pages of her scrapbook.

In 1914, 40,018 women were members of Red Cross detachments – including some famous names, such as Agatha Christie. As men were fighting on the Western Front, women performed many jobs that had been previously considered “unladylike” and unsuitable. The most prevalent occupation was working as a VAD and in many cases, women in the local neighbourhood volunteered on a part time basis.

At the outbreak of the First World War, the Red Cross had secured buildings, equipment and staff, and the organisation was able to set up temporary hospitals as soon as wounded men began to arrive home from abroad. The buildings varied widely, ranging from town halls and schools, to large and small private houses, both in the country and in cities. The most suitable ones were established as auxiliary hospitals.

Nurses and patients at ‘Belle Vue’ Red Cross Hospital. Courtesy /© of The National Trust.

Nurses and patients at ‘Belle Vue’ Red Cross Hospital.
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Belle Vue House became one of 33 Red Cross hospitals in Suffolk during that time and was used for convalescence between 1914 and 1918. Servicemen often preferred auxiliary hospitals to military hospitals because they were not so strict, they were less crowded and the surroundings were more homely. At Belle Vue, patients returned from war were recovering from frostbite, gunshot wounds and shellshock.

Nurses and patients at ‘Belle Vue’ Red Cross Hospital. Courtesy/© of The National Trust.

Nurses and patients at ‘Belle Vue’ Red Cross Hospital.
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She also writes in her scrapbook, the news that 4000 troops were billeted at Melford Hall and neighbouring Kentwell for a duration of 12 nights. Both gunners and infantry were part of the East Anglian Division of Royal Artillery (territorials) who were heading to Bury St Edmunds from Braintree. Soldiers on the march were still a novelty at this early stage of the war and villagers would have greeted their passage with tea and fruit. It’s said that plums seemed very refreshing at the time, although some of the men were later to regret their enthusiasm!

‘Belle Vue’ RED CROSS HOSPITAL, SUDBURY, SUFFOLK. Courtesy/© of The National Trust.

‘Belle Vue’ RED CROSS HOSPITAL, SUDBURY, SUFFOLK.
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Signature: M. E. RIX, COMMANDANT ‘Belle Vue’, Sudbury, Suffolk. Courtesy/© of The National Trust.

Signature: M. E. RIX, COMMANDANT ‘Belle Vue’, Sudbury, Suffolk.
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D.C.M. presented at ‘Belle Vue’, Sudbury, Suffolk. April 1916. Courtesy/© of The National Trust.

D.C.M. presented at ‘Belle Vue’, Sudbury. Article 17 April 1916.
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