Other names: Elizabeth Bastalle
Locations in this story: Stour Row, Shaftesbury, DorsetCottage Hospital, Chard, Somerset
Story: Elizabeth Bastalle Wilkins was born on 24th Febrary 1883. There are no identifiable records as to her parents or previous residences. It is know that she was living at Pear Tree Cottage, Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset, at the outbreak of war and she joined the British Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) as a trained nurse on 22nd March 1916 at a local unnamed hospital. She was quickly promoted to Sister in Charge and remained in service until 22nd March 1919. She was at that time still living in Stour Row. The 1939 Register shows her address as The Cottage Hospital, Chard, Somerset, where she was the Matron and single. There is no identifiable record of the date of her death.