Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Two women who served during WW1 who died on 26th September 1918

TWIST, Remembering Nurse, DOROTHY PEARSON TWIST, No. 82/T/118 of The Canadian Military Voluntary Aid Detachment. Nurse Twist died on 26th September 1918 at the age of 29. Her parents were Pearson Gill Twist and his wife, Julia Twist, of Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada. Nurse Twist was buried in Aldershot Military Cemetery in Hampshire, UK - Grave Reference: AG. 374.   As she is so far from home, I wonder if her grave receives any visitors?

WALKER, Remembering Worker (equal to the rank of Private) WINIFRED LUCY WALKER, No. 13980 who served with The Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) and was attached to the Royal Engineers in Portsmouth. Winifred died on 26th September 1918 and was buried in Milton Cemetery in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK - Grave Reference: M. 6. 24.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Sister E. Salvator of the Nyasaland Nursing Service - 8th September 1918

Sister E. Salvator of The Nyasaland Nursing Service, died on 8th September 1918. Sister Salvator was buried in Mangochi Town Cemetery, Malawi, Africa - Grave Reference: 23.   According to Anne Samson of the Great War in Africa Association, Sister Salvator was a religious Sister of the Society of Mary (Marist Mission ) (Gazette 1917 -
The Montfort Marist Fathers had apparently arrived in Nyasaland in 1901.

With thanks to Anne Samson and photographer Derek Walker for their kind help.  If anyone knows anything about Sister E. Salvator, please get in touch.

I found a family called Salvator from Italy who lived in Glasgow.  The father, Engliano was a stone mason.  They had a daughter, Ernestin, born in France in 1886

Thursday, 6 September 2018

An exhibition commemorating the women of WW1, Rathbone Studio, Birkenhead, Wirral, UK - Heritage Week

A stunning collection of paintings by talented artist Rebecca Grinlay will be on display during Heritage Week 2018 at The Rathbone Studio in Argyle Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, UK. The exhibition is to commemorate the women of WW1.

The Rathbone Studio, 
28 Argyle Street • 
Birkenhead • Wirral • 
CH41 6AE   UK

07903 337 995 •

Open Tuesday to Saturday: 2.00pm to 5.00pm