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Miss Nora B. Campbell, Woman's Royal Air Force

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mbriscoe

I was just searching newspapers.com for reports about US Navy Base Hospital No.2 and No.3 and saw this report.  It caught my eye because of "Welsh Boy" (I had not realised there is a place called "Welsh".

 

Joe Hebert met Miss Nora B. Campbell (described as an English girl attached to the WRAF).  After a short courtship they got engaged but he was transferred to a hospital at "Eastliege, England".  The marriage was postponed, he was embarked on the USS Patricia which was burnt and he lost all his personal effects including the address of Miss Campbell.

 

She managed to track him down through the US Navy Dept. and they married on 5th February 1920 and were planning to live in Winnipeg where he had got a job.

 

The Rice Belt Journal (Welsh, Louisiana) - 28 Feb 1920, Sat - Page 1

 

 

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mbriscoe

Norah B Campbell was, as I suspected, Scottish and from Edinburgh.

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alf mcm

Full name Norah Beulah Campbell, born Newington 1895. Birth certificate on Scotlandspeople.

 

Regards,

 

Alf McM

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mbriscoe

I found the tree and extracted the information to a temporary one - I tend to keep ones like private because it gets embarrassing when someone contacts years later and I cannot remember who they were!

 

I sent a message to a few people who appear to be related to ask if they have seen the newspaper story.

 

 

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Marilyne

And what's the end of the story??? 

Did they live "happily and ever after in Winnipeg"??? 

 

M. 

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mbriscoe
33 minutes ago, Marilyne said:

And what's the end of the story??? 

Did they live "happily and ever after in Winnipeg"??? 

 

M. 

 

He died in Welsh in 1948 and she died in 1968.  A tree shows her death at Las Vegas but not been able to confirm that.  They had a daughter who married in 1992.

 

Though she is not listed as his contact on his WWII draft card.

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Marilyne
7 minutes ago, mbriscoe said:

 

H.  They had a daughter who married in 1992.

 

 

That's late...

 

 

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mbriscoe
1 minute ago, Marilyne said:

 

That's late...

 

 

 

 

OOoops, died in 1992

 

Not sure of Jo / Joseph's dates, a couple of trees could be wrong.

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royalredcross

Norah Campbell did indeed serve in the QMAAC as Forewoman No. 53.  She was on the staff of the Controller in Chief in France. 

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alf mcm

With such a low number, she must have been one of the first women to join W.A.A.C/Q.M.A.A.C.

 

Regards,

 

Alf McM

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