TAYLOR, Edith Elizabeth


Rank: VAD Nurse

Year of death: 1917

Date of birth: 1869

Date of death: 6/6/1917

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Regiment: Voluntary Aid Detachment


Cemetery location: Dean Road Section D

Where remembered?: Dean Road Cemetery

Biographical Information

Edith was born in Scarborough, daughter of the late Dr. John W and Elizabeth H Taylor of 32 Prince of Wales Terrace. She was described as an enthusiastic VAD worker. She was taken ill on 31/5/1917 on the way to the military hospital for night duty, pleurisy set in and septic pneumonia and she died at 1.00 am on Tuesday 5th June 1917, aged 47.

She took a great interest in many local works and was for many years connected with the Sunday School teachers at St Martin’s. She was keenly interested in the Brabazan work at the workhouse and served on the Ladies Hospital Committee, but was most closely devoted to nursing duties at the military hospital.

Her funeral service was held at St Martin’s with full military honours. The mourners and the names of those presenting wreaths were too numerous to mention but there was one from the soldiers, late of Weston House hospital, now in France.

At the interment in Dean Road Cemetery VAD workers, members of the St John’s Ambulance Brigade, wounded soldiers and military lined up and trumpeters sounded the Last Post. Six sergeants of three regiments acted as bearers.

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