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Ethel Annie Llewelyn
Place of birth: Beaufort
Service: Nurse, 1914 - 1918
Death: 13/04/1921, Llangwyfan Welsh National Memorial Sanatorium, Tuberculosis/Twbercwlosis
Memorial: St David’s Church, Beaufort, Brecknockshire
Notes: Born 1895, Ethel was the daughter of the Vicar of Beaufort. She worked at the Welsh Hospital, Netley, Southampton. It may have been there that she contracted TB. She was buried in Llangwfan churchyard.
Place of birth: Atherstone
Service: Nurse, St John’s Ambulance, Scottish Women’s Hospital
Death: 1915/03/21, Kraguievatz, Typhus fever / Haint teiffws
Memorial: Chela Kula Military Cemetery, Nĭs, Nĭs, Serbia
Notes: Augusta Minshull was born in 1861 in Atherstone, near Manchester, but was brought up in Denbigh where her parents ran the Crown Hotel. She seems to have trained as a nurse after her mother’s death. She had extensive experience in hospitals in England and Dublin. In 1914 she seems to have travelled first to Belgium, and then to Kraguievatz, Serbia early in 1915. She died there in the epidemic of typhus, aged 53 or 54.
Augusta’s photograph was collected by the Women’s Subcommittee as part of its collection of women who died during the war.
Newspaper report of Augusta Minshull’s death in Serbia. Denbighshire Free Press 17th April 1915.
Place of birth: Llanbleblig, 1872
Service: Volunteer, Red Cross/Y Groes Goch
Death: 1915-07-11, Serbia, Typhus/Pneumonia Teiffws/ Niwmonia
Notes: Mabel Dearmer, born 1872, was a successful writer, dramatist and illustrator of adult and children’s books. She and her husband the Rev Percy Dearmer were both pacifists and supporters of the Church League for Women’s Suffrage. When her husband accepted a post as chaplain to the British Red Cross in Serbia, she volunteered to go too, and died in July 1915. Her letters home were published posthumously as ‘Letters from a Field Hospital’.
Mabel Dearmer's grave, left.
Grave, on the left, of Mabel Dearmer, Kragujevac Central Cemetery, Serbia
Mabel’s photograph was collected by the Women’s Subcommittee of the Imperial War Museum as part of its collection of women who died during the War
Stobart Hospital Staff List
List of the staff of the Stobart Hospital, Kragujevac, Serbia. ‘Dearmer, Mrs Percy’ is listed under ‘Women Orderlies’ and her husband The Rev Dr P Dearmer is the Hon Chaplain. Emily Hill [qv] is listed under ‘Nursing Sisters.
Margaret (Maggie) Mary Evans
Place of birth: Pwllheli ?
Service: Nurse, VAD, March 1914 – July 1918 / Maw
Death: 1918/07/20, RN Hospital, Plymouth, Ubknown / Anysbys
Memorial: War Memorial, Pwllheli, Caernarvonshire
Notes: Maggie Evans volunteered part-time for the VAD until 1917, when she was posted to the RC Hospital Porthmadoc, and then in 1918 to the Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth where she died. A letter about Maggie’s death from Mildred Lloyd Hughes [qv] the Sister in charge was published in Yr Udgorn 7th August 1918 (in English).
Welsh Book of Remembrance
Name of Miss Margaret M Evans with other nurses in the Welsh Book of Remembrance
Second letter to Women’s Work Sub Committee, Imperial War Museum, from Maggie’s mother, April 1919
A letter about Maggie’s death from the Sister in charge was published in Yr Udgorn 7th August 1918
Lilian Kate Jones
Place of birth: Newport
Service: Nurse, VAD
Death: 1916/06/06, Unknown/Anhysbys
Notes: Lilian joined the VAD in August 1915, aged 35. She worked at 2nd South General Military Hospital in Bristol, where she had family connections.