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Carmania

Thanks Jim. Message received, photos resent.

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Gardenerbill

Jim,

I live in Sale south Manchester (old Cheshire) what do need from there?

I am also close to Ashton-on Mersey, Altrincham and Chorlton-cum Hardy.

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Jim Strawbridge
20 hours ago, Gardenerbill said:

Jim,

I live in Sale south Manchester (old Cheshire) what do need from there?

I am also close to Ashton-on Mersey, Altrincham and Chorlton-cum Hardy.

 

SALE - I need a photograph of the name of Margaret Olive Mary Rylance which is on the Sale War Memorial. She was a V.A.D. and died 4th August 1918. Also a photograph of the grave of Edith Woollacott who was a V.A.D. and died 29th November 1916. She is buried in Sale cemetery.

 

ASHTON-UPON-MERSEY - The said Margaret Rylance is buried in St. Martin's churchyard and is commemorated in the church by way of the stained glass window. I have photographs of both of these but always happy to receive more. However, I have since found out that there is a cast, metal plaque in St. Martin's church listing the fallen from the parish and her name is the last one under the name of Olive Rylance. I need a photograph of that.

 

ALTRINCHAM - Lilian Sillivan, V.A.D. died in October 1918 and is buried in Hale Cemetery, Hale Road, Altrincham. I need a photograph of her grave.

 

CHORLTON-CUM-HARDY - Annie Adamson, V.A.D. died 16th April 1918 and is buried in grave 306, plot A, Southern Cemetery, Chorlton-cum-Hardy. I need a photograph of her grave.

 

If you can get any of these I would be most grateful.

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Jim Strawbridge

What with summer coming along and people venturing out and about it is time to repost my current requirements. I will keep editing as and when new ones are added or old ones taken off so worth a regular view.

 

United Kingdom

ABERDEENSHIRE, Kirton, Peterhead

ANGLESEY, Holyhead, Maeshyfryd
ARGYLLSHIRE, Appin

BERKSHIRE, Sulham St. Nicholas, Wokingham

BRECKNOCKSHIRE, Beaufort

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, Radclive, Wycombe

CAMBRIDGESHIRE, Caldecote

CARDIGANSHIRE, Cardigan, Lampeter, Llandre

CARNARVON, Portmadoc

CARMARTHENSHIRE, Abergwili, Ammanford, Carmarthen, Llandovery

CHESHIRE, Ashton-upon-Mersey, Handbridge, Sale, Macclesfield

CLWYD, Gwersyllt

DENBIGHSHIRE, Colwyn Bay, Gwersyllt, Gwyddelwern, Llangwyfan, Llanrwst

DERBYSHIRE, Shirebrook, Taxal,
DEVONSHIRE, Plymouth

DORSETSHIRE, Holt

DURHAM, Chester-le-Street, (for Hartlepool see below under Yorkshire), Pelton

ESSEX, East Ham

GLAMORGANSHIRE, Aberdare, Cardiff, Crynant, Ebbw Vale, Llandaff, Llandough, Llanharry, Neath, Pontypridd, Southerdown, Swansea, , Ton Petre, Ystalyfera, Ystrd Mynach

GLOUCESTERSHIRE, Badgeworth, Berkeley, Cheltenham, Charlton Kings, Oldbury on Severn

GRAMPIAN, Blairdaff

GWENT, Ebww Vale

GWYNEDD, Bangor, Boduan, Llanbedrog, New Quay, Pwllheli
HAMPSHIRE, Alverstoke, Curdridge, Portsmouth, Southampton (Hollybrook Memorial and Old Cemetery)

HUNTINGDONSHIRE, Kimbolton

IRELAND, NORTH, Co. Antrim (Belfast), Co. Fermanagh (Killadeas), Co. Leinster (Kenagh), Co. Londonderry (Coleraine, Dunboe, Londonderry), Co. Tyrone (Edenderry, Strabane)

ISLE OF LEWIS, Tolsta Chaolais

ISLE OF MAN, Marown

KENT, Ashford, Beckenham, Crayford, Eltham, Folkestone, Gillingham, Margate, Swanscombe, Tunbridge Wells

LANCASHIRE, Ainsdale, Ashton in Makerfield, Blackburn, Bolton, Chadderton, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Eccles, Healey, Liverpool (Kirkdale), Pendlebury, Sale, Tyldesley, Walkden, Wigan

LINCOLNSHIRE, Billinghay, Blyton, Kirton in Lindsay, Lincoln, Mumby, Sausthorpe, Whaplode Drove, Willoughby
LONDON/MIDDLESEX, Abney Park, Acton (unmarked plot), Brompton, Camberwell, Camden, Ealing, East Ham, East Sheen, Erith, Hampstead, Hampton, Harrow, Havering (Romford), Highgate (including unmarked plot), Islington (unmarked plot), Kensal Green, Kensington, King's Cross, Lambeth, Norwood x 2, Plaistow, St. Pancras, Wandsworth (Earlsfield), West Ham, Willesden

LOTHIAN Edinburgh x 2,

MONMOUTHSHIRE, Abersychan, Govilon, Tredegar

MONTYGOMERYSHIRE - Welshpool

NORTHUMBERLAND, Haydon Bridge

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, Cuckney, Nottingham
OXFORDSHIRE, Oxford

PERTHSHIRE, Dunblane

POWYS, Newtown
SHROPSHIRE, Edgmond
STAFFORDSHIRE, Bradley, Brindley Ford, Chasetown, Lichfield, Newchapel, Ocker Hill, Ogley Hay, Tettenhall, Tipton, Uttoxeter, Walsall, Walton-on-the-Hill, West Bromwich

SUFFOLK, Kessingland, Ipswich
SURREY, Betchworth, Bramley, Brookwood, Chessington, Chiddingfold, Kingswood, Shirley, Sunbury on Thames, Walton-on-the-Hill, Witley
SUSSEX, Arlington, Horsham
WARWICKSHIRE, Smethwick
WILTSHIRE, Barford St. Martin, Chippenham (2)

YORKSHIRE, Altofts, Barnsley, Harrogate, Hartlepool, Kippax, Kirkburton, Low Moor, Redcar, Scarborough, Sheffield, Skipton, South Anston, Staithes, Wakefield

WORLD
ARMENIA, Erivan
AUSTRALIA, Western Australia (Albany, Denmark x 2), New South Wales (Kogarah, Manley, Millthorpe, Milton x 2, Rockwood, Rookwood, Waverley x 2), South Australia (Terowie), Tasmania (Holbart), Victoria (Castlemaine, Langley, Swanwater)
BELGIUM, Brussels, Froyennes,
CANADA, Alberta (Edmonton), New Brunswick (Sackville), Newfoundland (B
rigus, St. Johns), Nova Scotia (Fox River, +12), Ontario (Brantford, London, Paris), Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown, Souris), Quebec (Gatineau, Hull)

EGYPT, Alexandria

FRANCE, Chaumont, Estaires (2), Ecrouves (Muerthe-et-Moselle), Gironde, Hemévez (Normandy), Lamalou, Le Havre, Mentone, Mouleydier (Dordogne), Pys, Saint Amand les Aux, Sallanches
GUAM

INDIA, Bombay (3), Chennai, Deolali, Peshewar, Quetta, Trimulgherry
IRAQ, Amara, Baghdad (2), Basra (3)
IRELAND, Co. Clare (Ennistymon), Co. Donegal (Letterkenny), Dublin (Deansgrange, Drumcondra, Glasnevin and Dublin),
Co. Leinster (Kenagh), Co. Limerick,
MACEDONIA, Skopje
MALAWI, Blantyre

NEW ZEALAND, Oamaru
PAKISTAN, Karachi, Rawlpindi

POLAND, Warsaw
SERBIA, Belgrade, Kragujevac
SIBERIA, Tomsk

SRI LANKA, Kanatte

U.S.A. California (Fairfield, Pacheco, Redlands, San Andreas), Colorado (Pueblo, Wheat Ridge), Columbia, District of (Washington x 2), Harvard, Connecticut (Windsor), Illinois (Beardstown, Cairo, Evanston, Marion, Shelby County), Indiana (Argos, Farmersburg, Lafayette, Lebanon, Livonia, Roanoke), Iowa (Ames, Anamosa, Davenport), Kansas (Peabody), Massachusetts (Boston x 2, Foxborough), Mississippi (Natchez), Missouri (Jefferson City), New Jersey (Cresskill, Swedesboro, Trenton), New York (Bellevue, Brooklyn, Oneonta, Poughkeepsie, Rockland, Suffern), Ohio (Kent,), Pennsylvania (Allentown, Bedford, Fallsington, Newtown, Philadelphia, Pottstown, Reading, Ridgway, Rockledge, Scranton, Tamaqua, Wilkes-Barr), Texas (El Campo, San Antonio), Virginia (Fredericksburg), Washington (Washington), West Virginia (Clarksburg), Wisconsin (Superior)

 

ON - Berkshire (Wokingham 7/17), Carnarvon (Portmadoc 8/17), Gloucestershire (Charlton Kings 7/17), Ireland (North) (Co. Fermanagh, Killadeas 7/17), Lancashire (Healey), Staffordshire (Walton-on-the-Hill), Surrey (Shirley 7/17)

OFF - Cheshire (Altrincham 8/17), Gloucestershire (Leckhampton 7/17), Lancashire (Whitefield 7/17), Midlothian (Loanhead 6/17), Northamptonshire (Duston 6/17)

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Kenny.bell

Jim 

 

Mystery Solved. 

 

Loanhead now done. Mary Williamson.

It helps if I go to the correct graveyard! 

 

See your emails.

 

Kenny

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Jim Strawbridge

Brilliant. Thank you, Kenny. I hope that it wasn't me sending you to the wrong place, Jim

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Radlad

Jim

Have completed Henrietta Mils in Pendlebury and Elizabeth Ann Tudge in Walkden. Just need to send them to you, can I have your Email address again please

Bolton. There is definitely no trace of Ellen Allison in Bolton in any municipal or Church records and she is not interred in the area. I can say that with 100% certainty.

Westhoughton, Lucy Greenhalgh. you already have photos of the grave but I couldn't let it drop. See my post in the Medical section.

 

Whitefield is only 2 miles from me. Who do you want from there?

Howard

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Kenny.bell
44 minutes ago, Jim Strawbridge said:

Brilliant. Thank you, Kenny. I hope that it wasn't me sending you to the wrong place, Jim

Oh no, Jim.

I mixed up Lasswade with Loanhead!

They are next door to one another, so to speak. I originally had gone to Lasswade then realised at the weekend I should have gone to Loanhead.

 

Kenny 

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5 hours ago, Radlad said:

Jim

Have completed Henrietta Mils in Pendlebury and Elizabeth Ann Tudge in Walkden. Just need to send them to you, can I have your Email address again please

Bolton. There is definitely no trace of Ellen Allison in Bolton in any municipal or Church records and she is not interred in the area. I can say that with 100% certainty.

Westhoughton, Lucy Greenhalgh. you already have photos of the grave but I couldn't let it drop. See my post in the Medical section.

 

Whitefield is only 2 miles from me. Who do you want from there?

Howard

 

Howard, My requirement for Whitefield is actually at Stand. I am hoping that this is more of a village and that there will be only a small cemetery. I need a photograph of the grave of Annie Farmer, munition worker who died in April 1916, aged 23.  Other than she lived at 10 Bank Stanley Street, Whitefield and that she was buried in Stand on the 14th April 1916 is all I have.

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18 hours ago, Jim Strawbridge said:

 

Howard, My requirement for Whitefield is actually at Stand. I am hoping that this is more of a village and that there will be only a small cemetery. I need a photograph of the grave of Annie Farmer, munition worker who died in April 1916, aged 23.  Other than she lived at 10 Bank Stanley Street, Whitefield and that she was buried in Stand on the 14th April 1916 is all I have.

 

2 cemeteries, one small and one large. No records available online or in archives from either but the sexton of the smaller one is searching for information for me and I will find out next Tuesday. although a rural area, this chapel was destroyed and the graveyard disrupted by a German stray bomb in WW2. a new, larger chapel was built on the site in the 1950's. I had a walk round this morning and found a couple of WW1 commemoration  stones and a WW2 CWGC stone. Nothing to 'Farmer' though  The larger one is Stand all Saints church and is crowded to say the least. leave it with me.

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dink999

Jim,

 

I'm wondering how much detail you need from Cheltenham, Glos, in particular information on Elizabeth Hannah Jane Roberts.

 

Since her name was added to the main memorial in the town in Sept. 2016 Chelt_War_Memorial I have done a little research on her that you may not have.

 

Attached is her entry on the memorial, her CWGC headstone has been photographed a few times it seems, including the one uploaded to LIves_of WW1

 

Elizabeth has a file at Kew, which gives a date of enlistment of 20 Oct. 1918, eight days before she died fro the flue epidemic

 

Her age on the headstone is given as 22, but this is incorrect as her birth was registered in the 1st qrt of 1898 in the Tewkesbury District (the family were living in a hamlet called Woolstone outside Cheltenham, where the family moved to sometime late in the war), that this is her is "backed up" by her baptism entry from 1912 which shows a date of birth of 22 Jan 1898(though her middle name is recorded as Annie, the parents are correct).

 

I do have a picture of Elizabeth for you, from my own collection of the Cheltenham Chronicle & Glos Graphic, dated 9 Nov 1918, you will see it included her father John, and her younger sister Margaret, who also died of the flue epidemic

 

Elizabeth was buried on the 1st Nov 1918, the same day as her father, whilst Margaret was buried 3 days later.

 

Hope that's all of help and interest,

 

Dave

 

 

 

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Jim Strawbridge

Thank you, Dave. I have replied direct by messaging service.

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Jim Strawbridge
22 hours ago, Kenny.bell said:

Hello Jim

 

On the off chance that you haven't seen these:

 

http://womenofscotland.org.uk/memorials/world-war-one-nursing-memorial

 

http://www.edinburghs-war.ed.ac.uk/Lanarkshire/People/Margaret-Hodge-Chalmers

 

And, can you tell me more about your Aberdeenshire and Grampian requirements?

 

Regards

Kenny

 

Thank you for the leads. I was aware of the Scottish Memorial to women casualties. The names are probably a direct lifting of names off the York Minster panels where they relate to Scottish women. But I am pleased that someone pressed ahead to undertake the project.

 

GRAMPIAN.

Blairdaff. Blairdaff War Memorial has the name of Margaret Isabella Kathleen DURNO, VAD, on it. Photograph of her name off it, required.

WILSON, Annie, QARNNS, is also on it and is required.

 

ABERDEENSHIRE

Bit of a long shot on this one. B.J. BRUCE, VAD, died whilst serving. Two possibles are both in Aberdeenshire. Barbara Jane Will BRUCE is buried in NIGG churchyard (died 2nd November 1918 - Nellie Bruce buried in the same grave) and Bella Jane BRUCE was interred in grave A/92, PETERHEAD Cemetery on the 4th November 1918 (five members of the Bruce family in the same grave). I am hoping that one or other of them will mention VAD service. 

Similarly an Agnes GORDON, died in January 1917 and is buried in St. Peters cemetery, ABERDEEN. Site of headstone may help identifying whether this one is the woman on the York Minster panels.

Mary JINKS, TFNS, is buried in plot 62, PETERCULTER parish churchyard. I have a very low resolution photograph of her CWGC headstone (of the grey type) but I could do with a higher resolution one as the current one may not publish well.

Another uncertain one is Mary JOHNSTON, VAD, who died 23rd February 1919 in Aberdeen. A Mary Johnston is buried in St. PETER'S cemetery, ABERDEEN which may be her but sight of the grave marker may confirm.

Margaret Bella MARNOCH, TFNS, died 13th November 1918 and is buried in plot 369, KINTORE parish churchyard. Photograph of her grave required. Whilst there, her name is on the KINTORE War Memorial. Whilst I have one the sun and shadows make it difficult to read so another would be useful.

Christian McCOMBIE, TFNS, died 15th January 1919 and is buried in plot 4, 14, B, NEW PITSLIGO parish churchyard. Photograph of grave required.

Agbes May Rettie MITCHELL died 1st December 1916 and is buried in KIRTON Cemetery, FRASERBURGH. Photo of grave required.

 

I appreciate that you will have some walking time to priortise for yourself but if you are near any of these then photos would be appreciated.

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On ‎05‎/‎11‎/‎2016 at 12:10, Jim Strawbridge said:

Peter, I have a photograph of the headstone and the photographer looked at the war memorial and told me that the name of Bessie Carley is NOT on there. Yet I have now checked following your comment above and she seems to be listed. So if you are passing nearby a photograph of her name on the war memorial would be appreciated. The war memorial seems to be at the divergence of two paths in the churchyard, Jim

 

Jim,

 

Deepest apologies - I took these pictures months ago and then got sidetracked into another project.

 

35469728712_2dfdb9b275.jpgBadingham War Memorial - Additional Names by Moominpappa06, on Flickr

 

35467569252_fa6f925334.jpgAssistant Matron Bessie Carley 1920 by Moominpappa06, on Flickr

 

34867935794_1e0aefff82.jpgBadingham St John the Baptist and Badingham War Memorial by Moominpappa06, on Flickr

 

Bessie Carley was born in 1881 to John and Jane Carley. The Carleys were a farming family – on the 1881 census John was recorded as farming 175 acres, employing 5 men and a boy. They were almost certainly living at the Red House, Badingham at the time of Bessies birth.

 

John would die in 1892, Jane in 1899, and their son Richard would take over running the farm. By the time of the 1901 census Bessie was recorded as a Hospital Nurse, who was working at The Wanneford Hospital, (described as a General Hospital), at Radford Road, Leamington, Warwickshire.

 

On the 1911 Census she was a “Fully trained Sick Nurse”, recorded living at the Nurses Home, Lower Brook Street, Ipswich. Back in Badingham her brother Richard continued to run the farm, assisted by an unmarried sister, Annie, as housekeeper. Annie appears on the British Red Cross site as a Volunteer at a hospital in Wickham Market, Suffolk, between December 1914 and August 1915.

Another brother had already emigrated to Australia and would see service in France with the 2nd Battalion AIF.

 

Bessie was apparently running Dovercourt Nursing Home when war broke out.

 

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission show her as serving with the Territorial Force Nusing Service, as does her Medal Index Card. Local press reports refer to her serving with the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service. Her early service seems to have been with the 1st Eastern General Hospital based at Cambridge. It was for her work there as a Sister that led to the award of the Royal Red Cross 2nd Class (LG 23 February 1917), Apparently she attended Buckingham Palace for an award ceremony with the King on March 3rd.

 

A source on this forum states the 1st Eastern moved to France in April 1917 and became the 55th General Hospital in the Boulogne area. A local (Badingham) blogger recounts that she was frequently in the danger zone and even under bombardment. The award of the Royal Red Cross First Class was Gazetted June 3 1919. For some reason the medal was never sent to her, eventually being dispatched to R. Carley Esq. of Badingham Red House.

 

After the war she went to work at the Norfolk and Norfolk Hospital before moving to Streatham Hill Nursing Home. It was while there that she suddenly fell very ill, and died shortly afterwards in Guys Hospital, have never recovered consciousness. Her funeral took place at Badingham Church on the 1st May 1920.

 

Will e-mail you copies over,

 

regards,

Peter

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On ‎20‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 11:56, Radlad said:

 

2 cemeteries, one small and one large. No records available online or in archives from either but the sexton of the smaller one is searching for information for me and I will find out next Tuesday. although a rural area, this chapel was destroyed and the graveyard disrupted by a German stray bomb in WW2. a new, larger chapel was built on the site in the 1950's. I had a walk round this morning and found a couple of WW1 commemoration  stones and a WW2 CWGC stone. Nothing to 'Farmer' though  The larger one is Stand all Saints church and is crowded to say the least. leave it with me.

 

Annie Farmer was a labourer at the East Lancs Paper mill and died in an industrial accident during the early hours of 11/4/16. She died of a fractured skull but suffered multiple fractures and other physical injuries through becoming entangled in a moving winch rope.Her burial seemingly took place at Stand all Saints and the grave site will prove difficult to find. Researching her lineage is proving a problem as she was not a local girl and I can find no evidence ( from company history and minute books for the period) that she was engaged in any munitions or war related work at the time of her death. Do you wish me to continue on the quest to find her grave

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9 hours ago, Radlad said:

 

Annie Farmer was a labourer at the East Lancs Paper mill and died in an industrial accident during the early hours of 11/4/16. She died of a fractured skull but suffered multiple fractures and other physical injuries through becoming entangled in a moving winch rope.Her burial seemingly took place at Stand all Saints and the grave site will prove difficult to find. Researching her lineage is proving a problem as she was not a local girl and I can find no evidence ( from company history and minute books for the period) that she was engaged in any munitions or war related work at the time of her death. Do you wish me to continue on the quest to find her grave

 

With this additional information I am even more interested. I have found that not all munition workers worked on munitions. It tended to be a blanket expression that covered a number of industries that supported the war effort. Paper was in short supply and that industry needed to keep up and increase production. Annie Farmer is listed under "munition workers" on the York Minster panels. There was another Farmer (Ethel Jane) who was also a casualty munition worker but I have found her in Kent and no family connection with an Annie. I have found a WW1 casualty in Alfred Farmer (16361, Private, Royal Warwickshire Regiment)  who was born in Whitefield although no census information to produce a sister, Annie. At the moment I am working on the possibility that she was the Annie Farmer who was born in 1892 in Birmingham and lived at 10 Bank Street, Whitefield but I am still rattling the bucket to see what falls out.

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Jim, 

 

There is another brief mention of the death of Annie in the The Manchester Evening news on 11th April 1916

 

"In the early hours of this morning Annie Farmer, a single woman (23), of Back Stanley Street, Whitefield, was accidentally killed at East Lancashire Paper Mill, Radcliffe, by being drawn round a pulley."

 

Dave

 

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21 hours ago, dink999 said:

Jim, 

 

There is another brief mention of the death of Annie in the The Manchester Evening news on 11th April 1916

 

"In the early hours of this morning Annie Farmer, a single woman (23), of Back Stanley Street, Whitefield, was accidentally killed at East Lancashire Paper Mill, Radcliffe, by being drawn round a pulley."

 

Dave

 

 

Thank you, Dave. That helps in that it gives her age, marital status and which confirms her address so reinforces her probably being the Annie Farmer born in Birmingham. It also confirms that she was not a post census 1911/pre death 1916 marriage to a Mr Farmer which was another option. If she has a headstone all might be revealed but I suspect that she hasn't.

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On ‎12‎/‎07‎/‎2017 at 10:19, Jim Strawbridge said:

 

Thank you, Dave. That helps in that it gives her age, marital status and which confirms her address so reinforces her probably being the Annie Farmer born in Birmingham. It also confirms that she was not a post census 1911/pre death 1916 marriage to a Mr Farmer which was another option. If she has a headstone all might be revealed but I suspect that she hasn't.

 

Jim

The Bury Times from 12/4/16 has a more comprehensive report confirming all details. Bury Registration office has no record of the death but GRO has.         

See final edit for

 

EDIT 2.45 pm

                          Success. I have located the grave and viewed it today with the help of the church incumbent. The grave is marked with a simple stone and a short inscription.  It is a private grave which I suspect was purchased by the paper mill. I will check with the church archivist and paper mill records in Bury archives to see if I can confirm that. I did not have a camera with me as it was a spur of the moment visit .

Incidentally, the inscription states she was 24 years old but all newspaper and official documentation states she was 23.

 

Edit 13/7/17

                    The inquest report states that identification was carried out by her landlady at 10 back Stanley Street with whom she had lodged for 12 months. Evidence was given that Annie came from Staffordshire and that both her parents were dead. I think she was born in Stone in 1892 to Richard and Elizabeth Anne (nee. Roe) Farmer.( married 1891). Her Brother, George, appears to have died in infancy, making her an only child and her mother died aged 30 in 1897.  Annie is on the 1911 census as living in Stoke on Trent as a general servant to a club steward and his wife.  I will do no further work on this line, possibly others can help?

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Phil Wood

Hello Jim - what do you need from Sulham, Berks?

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On 7/12/2017 at 10:50, Radlad said:

 

Jim

The Bury Times from 12/4/16 has a more comprehensive report confirming all details. Bury Registration office has no record of the death but GRO has.         

See final edit for

 

EDIT 2.45 pm

                          Success. I have located the grave and viewed it today with the help of the church incumbent. The grave is marked with a simple stone and a short inscription.  It is a private grave which I suspect was purchased by the paper mill. I will check with the church archivist and paper mill records in Bury archives to see if I can confirm that. I did not have a camera with me as it was a spur of the moment visit .

Incidentally, the inscription states she was 24 years old but all newspaper and official documentation states she was 23.

 

Edit 13/7/17

                    The inquest report states that identification was carried out by her landlady at 10 back Stanley Street with whom she had lodged for 12 months. Evidence was given that Annie came from Staffordshire and that both her parents were dead. I think she was born in Stone in 1892 to Richard and Elizabeth Anne (nee. Roe) Farmer.( married 1891). Her Brother, George, appears to have died in infancy, making her an only child and her mother died aged 30 in 1897.  Annie is on the 1911 census as living in Stoke on Trent as a general servant to a club steward and his wife.  I will do no further work on this line, possibly others can help?

 

Actually the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Anne Stone but thank you for the information.

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3 hours ago, Phil Wood said:

Hello Jim - what do you need from Sulham, Berks?

 

Phil, I need a photograph of the grave of Winifred Helen Burtenshaw who was a VAD and died 21st October 1919. She is buried in St. Nicholas cemetery, Sulham.

If you manage to make it with time on your hands a brief look for Augusta Mary Wilder would be good. She was a VAD who died 11th August 1918, aged 56. I think that she may have been the wife of the vicar of Sulham so most likely that she is buried there but I have no evidence to that effect. Jim

 

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Jim,

 

As it happens I have a transcript of the Sulham burial register and you may be in luck:

 

BURTENSHAW / Winifred Helen / 23 Oct 1919 / 34 / Sulham / V.A.D. B.R.C.S.- died 21 Oct - buried with military honours

 

WILDER / Augusta Mary / 15 Aug 1918 / 56 / Whitchurch, Hillside / died 11 Aug

 

I would expect there to be headstones for such luminaries, hopefully still legible.  I shall investigate!

 

Phil

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6 minutes ago, Phil Wood said:

Jim,

 

As it happens I have a transcript of the Sulham burial register and you may be in luck:

 

BURTENSHAW / Winifred Helen / 23 Oct 1919 / 34 / Sulham / V.A.D. B.R.C.S.- died 21 Oct - buried with military honours

 

WILDER / Augusta Mary / 15 Aug 1918 / 56 / Whitchurch, Hillside / died 11 Aug

 

I would expect there to be headstones for such luminaries, hopefully still legible.  I shall investigate!

 

Phil

 

Thank you. Just an amber light with Augusta Wilder. Her daughter was also a VAD and was named Augusta Helen Mary Wilder. She might appear in your meanderings although not a wartime one.

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