Other names: Ada Elizabeth
Locations in this story: Weymouth, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetPlymouth, DevonBournemouth, Dorset
Story: Ada Elizabeth Wightman was born in Weymouth, Dorset, on 19th September 1879 and baptised there on 14th October 1879, the daughter of David Wightman (a Grocer) and Jane Dunford Wightman (née Mace). By 1891 the family had moved to 26 High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset. On 9th August 1915 Ada joined the British Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) and remained in service until 28th May 1919. She worked all this time in the Military Hospital, Plymouth, Devon. By the 1939 Register she was living at 80 Old Castle Road, Weymouth, Dorset, still single. She died in the Bournemouth, Hampshire, area on 1st February 1961.