Monthly Archives: August 2020

Amyl Jennie Field

Voluntary Aid Detachment page Amyl Jennie Field was born on on April 20th, 1886 at Wakefield. Her parents were Henry Field and Kate Field née Turner and they had her baptised on May 7th of that year at All Saints Church in Wakefield. Amyl's father was a chemist. [caption id="attachment_4502" align="alignnone" width="212"] Amyl Jennie Hill…
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Margaret Burwin YMCA

Voluntary Aid Detachment page Margaret Ann Burwin YMCA volunteer [caption id="attachment_4478" align="alignnone" width="254"] Margaret Ann Burwin out riding her horse, probably on Slaymaker Lane in Oakworth. Photo courtesy of Keighley Library archives.[/caption] Margaret was born on March 11, 1869, her birth was registered in Keighley by her parents Joseph and Margaret Ann Scaife née Carr.…
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Dr John Nicholson Dobie

Major John Nicholson Dobie M.A. M.D. J.P., Royal Army Medical Corps. Surgeon at Keighley War Hospital. [caption id="attachment_4452" align="alignnone" width="251"] Major John Nicholson Dobie Dr., R.A.M.C.[/caption] 1866: Birth on May 18. Registered in East Ward, Westmorland, in the second quarter of the year. Parents William and Emily Williams Dobie. Baptised on 16th July at Temple…
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John Francis Housley

John Francis Housley Voluntary Aid Detachment - Hospital transport and duties John was born in Dukinfield, Cheshire on 5th May 1883, to parents Valentine Housley, a blacksmith and Emma Housley, a dressmaker. His birth was registered at Preston in Lancashire in the second quarter of the year. Valentine worked as a shuttle tip forger and…
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Nurse Susan Creek

Voluntary Aid Detachment page Susan Creek Nursing Sister, St John Ambulance Brigade. Voluntary Aid Detachment. Susan was born Susan Wells Morfett in Cambridgeshire in 1856. Little is known of her early life, but she married Tom Hare Creek of Oakworth in 1875. The banns were read out here at Oakworth's Christ Church on February 7,…
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