Thursday, 24 July 2014

Women who died in the service of their country during WW1

On page 35 of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission List of Female Casualties of the First World War are the names of nine of the women who died:

In Doodoma Cemetery, Tanzania you will find the grave of Sister D.A. Fitzhenry of the South African Military Nursing Service who died on 1st December 1918.

In Abergele Cemetery, Denbighshire, UK is the grave of Helena May Rowlands, aged 26, a nurse with the Territorial Force Nursing Service who died on 10th May 1919.

In Abney Park Cemetery, London, UK you will find the grave of Daisy M. Hudson, aged 29, of the Women's Royal Air Force who died on 28th February 1919

In Acton Cemetery, Middlesex, UK is the grave of Florence Mary Ellis, aged 26 and from Chiswick, serving with the Women's Royal Air Force, who was attached to the Army Service Corps.  Florence died on 23rd November 1918.

In Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire, UK are the graves of

M.F. Brown from Dublin, who is described as a "Worker" - I believe this was equivalent to the rank of Private - with Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps, who died on 17th November 1918.

Mary Mitchell Macgill, aged 32 and from Stirling, a Matron with Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service who died on 11th March 1915

Nurse M. O'Brien of the QAIMNS who died on 21st February 1917

Probationer Nurse Constance Emily Mary Seymour, aged 29 and from Kenilworth.  She was with the QAIMNS and died on 12th February 1917


W. Smith-Sligo, a Mechanic Driver aged 18 from Oakley, Fife and with the Women's Legion and (V.A.D.) attached to the Army Service Corps who died on 6th November 1918.


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