Compton Abbas Rectory

Edith Morse

Surname: Morse
Other names: Edith
Other people in this story:
Alfred Herbert Morse
Diana Ann Morse née Gooch
Charles Edward Donne
Locations in this story:
Copdock, Suffolk
Samford, Suffolk
The Rectory, Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Red Cross Hospital, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Massandra Hospital, Weymouth, Dorset
Grata Quies Hospital, Bournemouth, Hampshire
Poole, Dorset
Norwich, Norfolk
Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Edith Morse was born at Copdock, Suffolk, on 13th June 1873, the daughter of Alfred Herbert Morse and Diana Ann Morse (née Gooch).  She lived most of her early life in the Copdock area.  She married Rev. Charles Edward Donne at Samford, Suffolk, in 1908.  There are no obvious records of children.  At the outbreak of war she was living at the Rectory, Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where her husband had been appointed.  She joined the British Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) in September 1918 and was still in service on 10th February 1919.  She served as a Nurse at the Red Cross Hospital, Shaftesbury, Dorset, the Massandra Hospital, Weymouth, Dorset, and the Grata Quies Hospital, Bournemouth, Hampshire.   By the 1921 Census she was now living at the Rectory, Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where her husband has been additionally appointed. At the time of the 1939 Register she and her husband were living at Redmere, Crescent Road, Poole, Dorset.   She died in Norwich, Norfolk, on 16th February 1956.


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