Tag Archives: Riddlesden

VAD Alice Cherry

Voluntary Aid Detachment page Alice Cherry Nursing, Member St. John's Ambulance Brigade [caption id="attachment_7900" align="aligncenter" width="189"] Taken some time in the 1950s. Photo kindly provided by Keighley Schools Heritage[/caption] Alice Cherry was the daughter of John and Isabella Cherry, nee Feather, who married in 1892 in Keighley. John initially worked as a labourer, and at…
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VAD Elizabeth Ellen Naylor

Voluntary Aid Detachment page Elizabeth Ellen Naylor Nursing, principally night duty; Member S.J.A.B. Born September 22nd 1881 the only child of Thomas and Priscilla Rycroft, Elizabeth Ellen was baptised August 12th 1883 in the Parish of St. John’s, Great Marsden in East Lancashire. Sadly Priscilla died aged 21 before her daughter was baptised, and was…
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VAD Esther Evelyn Graham

Voluntary Aid Detachment page Esther Evelyn Graham Nursing, General Service [caption id="attachment_7716" align="alignnone" width="300"] The entry showing Esther Evelyn Graham's baptism[/caption] Esther Evelyn Graham was born November 24th 1897 and baptised May 29th 1898 at St. Andrew’s Church in Keighley. Her parents were John James Graham, a farmer from Holy Rood in Scotland and Mary…
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