Emily Beatrice Oborn

Surname: Oborn
Other names: Emily Beatrice
Other people in this story:
Arthur Oborn
Emily Jane Oborn
George Walter Gude
Locations in this story:
Hammersmith, London
Horseshoe Inn, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire
Ashdown Park Hospital, Forest Row, West Sussex
New Zealand Military Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
Wilton, Wiltshire
Southfield. London
Fovant, Wiltshire
Bower Chalke, Wiltshire

Emily Beatrice Oborn was born in Hammersmith, London, on 22nd November 1886, the daughter of Arthur Oborn (a Police Constable born in Fovant, Wiltshire) and Emily Jane Oborn.   Emily lived her early life in the London area but by 1911 her father had retired and become landlord of the Horseshoe Inn, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire. Emily joined the British Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) on 26th September 1917 and served in various hospitals including Ashdown Park Hospital, Forest Row, West Sussex and the New Zealand Military Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.  Her service finished on 9th December 1918.  She married George W. Gude at Wilton, Wiltshire, in 1919.  There appear to have been no children of the marriage. The 1921 Census shows her visitng her parents at West End, Bower Chalke, Wiltshire.  By the 1939 Register she was living with her husband, a Railway Friendly Society Clerk, at 171 Astonville Street, Southfield, London, where she later died on 8th June 1964.

Emily's brother Henry Arthur (b.1882) also served in the UK during the war, with the Devonshire Regiment and the Labour Corps.


Links to related web content / sources:
Henry Arthur Oborn
The National Archives