Edith Hilda Hamilton Gordon

Surname: Gordon
Other names: Edith Hilda Hamilton
Other people in this story:
Douglas George Hamilton Gordon
Edith Annie Gordon (nee Bullock)
Sir Richard Fitzgerald Glyn
Locations in this story:
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Chelsea, Middlesex
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Hinton Parva, Wimborne, Dorset
Wimborne, Dorset

Edith Hilda Hamilton-Gordon was born on 22 Jul 1881 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, the daughter of Douglas George Hamilton-Gordon and Edith Annie Hamilton-Gordon (nee Bullock).  She lived most of her early life in Chelsea, Middlesex, where, on 12 Dec 1906, she married Sir Richard Fitzgerald Glyn, 4th Baronet.  The went on to have five children.   By 1911 they were living at Cross House, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, from where Lady Edith joined the British Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) in Jan 1916 until Mar 1919.  She was a member of the Blandford 40 Dorset Working Party organizing the provision of additional clothing to troops.  It is recorded that much of the personal items she made or sent were from her own material.   By the 1939 Register she was living with her husband at Gaunts House, Hinton Parva, Wimborne, Dorset.   She died in The Victoria Hospital, Wimborne, on 10 Jun 1957 and was buried at Hinton Parva on 14 Jun 1957.


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