Monthly Archives: July 2021

VAD Nellie Foster

Voluntary Aid Detachment page Nellie Foster Nellie was the only surviving child of Ellis Foster (a machine salesman) and Susannah Foster (nee Merrall) who were married in the Parish of Keighley in 1881.  Nellie was born in Keighley in 1884, however originally appeared in the 1891 census as residing in Bingley. By the 1911 census,…
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VAD Emily Bauer

Voluntary Aid Detachment page Emily Bauer 1882-1956 Emily was born in Shipley in 1882. Her parents were George Frederick Conrad Bauer (also known as Conrad) and Pauline (Paulina) nee Weegnamm. They married in 1868. They were both of German origin but were naturalised UK citizens according to the 1881 census. They had 7 children, one…
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VAD Phyllis Blakey

Voluntary Aid Detachment page Phyllis Blakey Nursing member, Assistant Nurse Phyllis was born on 7th November 1887 in Keighley, to John and Alice Maude Blakey, nee Summerscales. They had married in 1884 and had an older daughter, Sara, born in 1885. Phyllis was baptised on 23rd December 1887 at St. Andrew’s Church. They had no…
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VAD Annie Louisa Andrews

Voluntary Aid Detachment page Annie Louisa Andrews Nursing, St. John Ambulance Brigade Annie Louisa Andrews, nee Roe, was born on 24th February 1880 to Timothy and Elizabeth Roe and baptised at St. Andrew in Keighley. She was the third daughter, after Sarah M and Laura, and an older brother Albert who had died aged four,…
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VAD Lily Anderton

Voluntary Aid Detachment page Lily Anderton Nurse, Voluntary Aid Detachment, St. John Ambulance Brigade Lily Wildman was born on 17th June 1873 in Bingley, the sixth of eight children to Walter and Elizabeth Wildman. Walter was a wool comber. In 1881 seven year old Lily lived at 2 Crescent Place, Bingley with her parents and…
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