Saturday, 7 April 2018

Remembering two women who died on 7th April 1918: Edith Dorothy Pepper from Lincoln and Hylda Fanny M. Maclean from Warwickshire

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission List of Female Casualties of the First World War lists the following two women who died on 7th April 1918:

Special Probationer Nurse, (Military), EDITH DOROTHY PEPPER, 83/P/481 of The Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service.    Edith was born in Lincolnshire in 1893.  Her parents were William Ernest and Edith Martha Pepper, nee Cant, who lived in Manor House, Nocton, Lincoln.  Edith had a brother called Ernest C. Pepper, who was born in 1900.  Edith died on 7th April 1918, at the age of 25. She was buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery in Egypt - Grave. Reference: O. 145.

MACLEAN, Driver, H F M. MACLEAN, of the Women's Legion, who died on 7th April 1918. Grave Reference: C1. 831.
Driver, Hylda Fanny M. Maclean, nee Green of the Women's Legion. Hylda was born was born in Foleshill, Warwickshire, UK in 1879 to Fanny T, nee Harrison, and Eli Green, a cycle manufacturer. Hylda had a sister, Elizabeth M., who was born in 1876 and a brother, William H., who was born in 1870.  Hylda married Norman Henry Maclean, a Civil Serevant, in Coventry in 1900.  They had a daughter called Isabella Una, born in 1908..  Hylda, who was a despatch rider with the Women’s Legion in WW1, died on 7th April 1918. Grave Reference: C1. 831.  With grateful thanks to researcher Debbie Cameron, who has a Facebook Page - Remembering Women on the Home Front WW1 - for additional information about Hylda, who is also featured on the IWM site Lives of the First World War.