WW1 V.A.D. Nurses in the Roll of Honour for Aysgarth parish
Dr. Will Pickles with his Voluntary Aid Detachment c.1915, Aysgarth (courtesy of Frank & Martha E. Snaith). Names known are: No. 2: Elizabeth Ewbank, No. 6: May/Mary Heseltine - later Mrs. Shepherd (USA), No. 7: Ethel Johnson - later Mrs. Scott, No. 11: Mrs. Margaret Ann Dinsdale, No.13: Mrs. Annie Graham, No. 14: Mrs. Constance Emma Archer, No. 15: Lily Wray, No.16: Alice Scott - later Mrs. Mason, No. 17: Gertrude Adelaide Tunstill - later Mrs. Pickles, No.18: Kathleen North - later Mrs. Sayer No. 19: Alice Ecroyd Tunstill ? and No. 20: Madge Blades. The names of the nurses with red numbers next to them are not known, but some of their names, were: Barbara Alice Bell - later Mrs. Peacock 1920, (1893-1971) Flattlands, Aysgarth Ruth Dougill (1889-1970) Yore View, Aysgarth Alice Ann Mason - later Mrs. Alderson (1892-1969) The Farm, Aysgarth Barbara Bell, - do not know if, or who she married (1902-????) Aysgarth When Dr Pickles had completed his recuperation and returned to his naval service, Mrs Constance Emma Archer, of Sorrelsykes, West Burton, took over command of the Aysgarth, V.A.D.s. If you can help matching names to faces, please reply via the UDFHG forum or contact Penny Ellis
William Smith 1887-1917
Paul Moore would like to know if anyone can recognise the lady in the photograph with his great uncle. The gentleman is William Smith, born Leyburn 1887, killed Passchendaele 1917. He was born out of wedlock and the rest of his family were named Burnett, mostly born in the village of Preston Under Scar. Records show he died a single man but in one picture he appears to have a ring on his wedding finger. In the other photograph the lady wears what appears to be an engagement ring. One of the photographs is signed on the back 'yours sincerely Flo'. Click here to contact Paul directly.