Saturday, 10 March 2018

Remembering some of the women who died or were killed while serving in WW1 during the month of March 1918

12th March

BRAMSHOT St. Mary CHURCHYARD, Hampshire

Nursing Sister IDA LILIAN KEALY of the 1st Canadian General Hospital., Canadian Army Medical Corps. Ida died of pneumonia on 12th March 1918 at the age of 39. She was daughter of Clara Marion Kealy, of 1037, Johnson St., Victoria, British Columbia. Grave Reference: I. B. 16. (see photo – kindly found by Callan Chevin.)

 



13th March

ST SEVER CEMETERY, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France

Worker EDITH PEARTON of the Young Men's Christian Association. Edith died on 13th March 1918 and was buried in St. Sever Cemetery in Rouen, France.. Grave Reference: Officers, B. 4. 17.

14th March

BROOKWOOD CEMETERY, Surrey, United Kingdom

Staff Nurse IDA DURANT HANNAFORD, Res.H/280 of the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service.  
 
Ida died on 14th March 1918 at the age of 34. She was daughter of Ellen Hannaford, of 266, Greenwood Avenue, Toronto, Canada, and the late Joseph William Hannaford. Born in Birmingham. Grave Reference: H. 180705. (see photo kindly found by Callan Chevin.)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE UNITED KINGDOM BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Staff Nurse ANNE VERONICA FLETCHER, of the Territorial Force Nursing Service., who died on 14th March 1918 at the age of 27. 

16th March

READING CEMETERY, Berkshire, UK

Worker AGNES MARY FRANSHAM, 15323 of the Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps, attached to the School of Mil. Aeronautics (Reading).Agnes died on 16th March 1918 at the age of 37. She was the  daughter of Daniel Fransham, of Newcombe Road., Polygon, Southampton and was born at Hedge End, Southampton. Grave Reference: Screen Wall. 72. 16419.

 
TOWER HILL  MEMORIAL, London, UK

Stewardess W. BURTON of the S.S. "South Western" (Southampton), Mercantile Marine. Stewardess Burton was drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine on 16th  March 1918 at the age of 61. She was born in Southampton. 
 

Stewardess, E B. COCHRANE, of the S.S. "South Western" (Southampton), Mercantile Marine. Stewardess Cochrane was drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 16th March 1918 at the age of  46. She was born in Limerick, Ireland.

You can find out more about the sinking of the S.S. "South Western" here:  http://forgottenwrecks.maritimearchaeologytrust.org/south-western

If anyone has any more information about these inspirational women of WW1, please get in touch.


Source:  Commonwealth War Graves Commission List of Female Casualties of the First World War

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