Monday, 5 March 2018

Edith Honora Routledge (1889 - 1919) - British; Member of the QMAAC in WW1

Assistant Forewoman, Edith Honora ROUTLEDGE, No. 1585. Mentioned in Despatches. Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps.

Edith was the eldest daughter of George, a licensed victualler, and Elizabeth Routledge, nee Bloomfield, of Rock Ferry, Cheshire, Wirral.  Edith was born in Buxton, Derbyshire in 1889 and baptised on 1st May 1889. 
Edith had the following siblings: Lilian C. born 1891, George b. 1893, Ethel Mary b. 1894, William Henry, b. 1896, Catherine Maud, b. 1898 and James b. 1903.  In 1901, the family ran York Hotel in Victoria Road, New Brighton, Wirral.  In 1911, they lived at no. 379 New Chester Road, Birkenhead, Wirral and Edith was a telephone operator.

Edith joined the QMAAC in WW1 and served in France, where she died of pneumonia on 5th March 1919, at the age of 29.  She was buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, Grave Reference: LXXII. D. 37.
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Sources:  Commonwealth War Graves Commission List of Female Casualties of the First World War and Find my Past.