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Nurse E.E.Kissack

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Tomkinson

Could anyone identify the type of nurse shown in the attached photograph?

I am assuming a nurse as her cap badge is definitely a cross.

The picture post card is part of my great Grandfather's collection and shows E.M.Kissack. She would appear to be the sister of a Gunner is the RFA called Charles Kissack probably from the Isle of Man.

My great Grandfather probably served with Charlie and certainly knew him in 1917 probably at camp in Canterbury.

He was wounded and spent time at the VAD Hospital in Mold, North Wales where presumably he would have been tended by VAD nurses.

Cheers

Mike Tomkinson

Bradford

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royalredcross

Formal uniform of a British Red Cross Society VAD. Also worn by non-nursing VAD members such as drivers.

NGG

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Tomkinson

A little more research leads me to believe the lady in the photograph is Edith May Kissack born 1892 and the older sister of Gunner Charles Kissack of the RFA.

Edith May apparently married a William Thomas Quayle in 1923.

Cheers

Mike Tomkinson

Bradford

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Terry_Reeves

Mike

There was a VAD Hospital at Mold - Leeswood Hall Auxillary Hospital.

TR

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Tomkinson

TR

He was a resident at the same. I do not think Edith May was there but was known to my great Grandfather as the sister of a Gunner he was serving with called Charles Kissack.

Cheers

Mike Tomkinson

Bradford

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skypilot

I can confirm the Manx connection - both Quayle and Kissack are indiginous Isle of Man surnames. I'll have a look in my archives to see what I might be able to turn up on Charles Kissack.

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Juan Mooar

If you want to know any more about Edith May or Charles, let me know...

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