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Emmeline Dorothea Woodhouse

Surname: Woodhouse
Other names: Emmeline Dorothea
Other people in this story:
George Girdlestone Woodhouse
Emmeline Woodhouse née Benson
Hugh Carl Forrester
Locations in this story:
Budleigh Salterton, Devon
St. John's Cottage, Alcester, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Hammersmith, London
Mere, Wiltshire
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Emmeline Dorothea Woodhouse was born in Budleigh Salterton, Devon in 1876, the daughter of Rev. George Girdlestone Woodhouse and Emmeline Woodhouse (née Benson).   She married Hugh Carl Forrester (a solicitor) at Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 4th June 1897 and they set up home at St. John's Cottage, Alcester, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  There are no records of any children.  Hugh Forrester died on 28 Feb 1917.  Emmeline served with the British Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) from 1918 until later in 1919.  She provided services at the VAD Hospital Dorset 16, Mere, Wiltshire.  The 1921 Census shows her still living at St. John's Cottage, a widow, living on her own means. She had moved at some time to 59 Rowan Road, Hammersmith, London, and died there on 15th June 1928.


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