Emma Gertrude Green

Surname: Green
Other names: Emma Gertrude
Other people in this story:
Sidney Charles Green
Mary Green (nee Pitman)
Miss Dunn
Edith Jane Read
Lilian Marfield
Locations in this story:
Semley, Wiltshire
Mere, Wiltshire
Red Cross Hospital, Station Road, Gillingham, Dorset
Chelsea, London
Cranley Gardens, London
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Emma Gertrude Green was born on 8 Dec 1884 in Chelsea, London, and baptised at St. Peter's Church, Cranley Gardens, London on 18 Jan 1885 the daughter of Sidney Charles Green and Mary Green (nee Pitman) (born in Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset). Her early life was spent with her parents in the London area until by 1911 she had moved to Semley, Wiltshire, as an Elementary School Teacher residing in The School House, Semley, Wiltshire, with a teaching colleague, Edith Jane Read. She became a member of the British Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) from 13th October 1915 until 6th March 1919 (giving her address as Amberleaze Farm, Semley) (VAD No Dorset 98).  She was originally a Ward Orderly and later a Nurse at the Red Cross Hospital, Station Road, Gillingham, Dorset, and worked voluntarily for one day a week.  This Hospital was set up in Miss Dunn's High School for Girls from 1914 to 1919 and came under the control of the Shaftesbury Division (Dorset/98) of the British Red Cross.  It initially had 35 beds but this was eventually extended to 62.  Being near the railway station it was a convenient point of reference.  The 1921 Census shows her back living at the School House, Semley, teaching at the local school employing a local live in servant, Lilian Marfield. By the 1939 Register she had taken up residence at Larkinglass Farm, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where she was described as a former Certified Teacher now nursing her incapacitated mother, Mary. She died in the Mere, Wiltshire, Registry District area on 14 November 1968 her given address then being The Bungalow, The Street, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. She had remained single throughout her life.


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