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Winifred Carrick


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The WW1 War Memorial at Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, lists "Winifred Carrick - Nurse V.A.B." Can anyone enlighten me as to her contribution to the war effort and how she met her end?

Patrick

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The WW1 War Memorial at Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, lists "Winifred Carrick - Nurse V.A.B." Can anyone enlighten me as to her contribution to the war effort and how she met her end?

Patrick

Winifred Eliza Carrick came from a well-to-do family in Haydon. Her father was a director of a dairy company. In 1891 they had 5 servants living in. Born 1890 she must have died quite young - most likely of Spanish 'flu.

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Should it not read V.A.D?

Jon

Probably, as the memorial names would have been drawn up locally, a misunderstanding for Voluntary Aid Battalion (error).

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Patrick

You didn't say what your interest was in Winifred Carrick.

My husband Ken and I live in Haydon Bridge

Some time ago Ken and I researched all the men (and woman) on the Haydon Bridge War Memorial who died during the Great War

If you send me your email address I will send you the newspaper account of the death of Winifred Carrick.

Regards

Pam

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Patrick

You didn't say what your interest was in Winifred Carrick.

My husband Ken and I live in Haydon Bridge

Some time ago Ken and I researched all the men (and woman) on the Haydon Bridge War Memorial who died during the Great War

If you send me your email address I will send you the newspaper account of the death of Winifred Carrick.

Regards

Pam

Hi Pam,

I came across her when I was researching her father, Thomas Carrick, who was the founder of the Carricks catering company in Newcastle. I would be very grateful for a copy of her obituary, and have sent you a pm with my email address.

Patrick

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Here is a photo of the entry on the War Memorial. It is evident that the transcript I quoted from earlier was inaccurate as the inscription quite clearly states V.A.D.

Thanks to all for replies.

Patrick

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