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Remembered Today:

LOUISA FRANCES LATHAM


Bob Coulson
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Today's remembered.

LATHAM, LOUISA FRANCES

Initials: L F

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Forewoman

Regiment/Service: Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

Unit Text: Depot, Tank Corps (Wareham)

Age: 39

Date of Death: 07/05/1918

Service No: 37124

Additional information: Daughter of George and Catherine Latham, of 12, Stapleton Rd., Upper Tooting Rd., London.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 277.

Cemetery: WANDSWORTH (STREATHAM) CEMETERY

May she rest in peace.

Bob.

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Amen

Thanks for the post Bob.

Jim

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David

The cause of death was "Heart failure due to severe indigestion", she died at Bovington Camp. According to a roll of the QMAAC her date of birth was 4th April 1881 which would have made her 37 years of age when she died, and not 39 as given by the CWGC.

Regards

Aled

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"Heart failure due to severe indigestion

Crikey thats a new one.

Neil

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Aled, Neil, Phil,

Many thanks for getting in touch. Does the cause of death indicate that she was suffering from malnutrition before she joined the QMAAC and that the army rations over only a short period of service could not alter this long-term condition or does it mean that army food was insufficient? Presumably not the latter?

With best wishes,

David

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Aled,

Thank you for finding that out. Looks like it was a long-term condition then. Which roll?

With best wishes,

David

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Davida

It's a nominal roll of members of QMAAC who died on service. The details provided are: Number, Grade, Name, Category, Date and Place of Birth, Date and Place of Death, Cause of Death.

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Aled

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David

Apologies for the typo of your name, fingers moving faster than my brain.

I forgot to mention that it is not a complete roll of casualties, I only received it last week and haven't had a chance to look at all the names and compare it with names posted on this forum in the past.

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Aled

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David

I'm not really sure, but I assume so. It was given to me by a friend who obtained it from the IWM some time ago.

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Aled

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