Other names: Mary Ogilvie
Locations in this story: Kensington, MiddlesexSurreyBroad Oak, Semley, WiltshireTisbury War Hospital, Tisbury, WiltshireWilton, WiltshireSalisbury, WiltshireFairhope Auxiliary Hospital, Pendleton, LancashireWarminster, Wiltshire
Story: Mary Ogilvie Ansdell was born in Kensington, Middlesex, on 9th February 1893 and baptised at St. Bartholemew's Church, Horley. Surrey, on 29 Mar 1893 the daughter of Frank Ansdell and Helen Ansdell (née Ogilvie). She lived most of her early life in Surrey. The family had moved to Broad Oak, Semley, Wiltshire, prior to the outbreak of WW1 and she volunteered with the British Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) from January 1915 until March 1919. She served (alongside her sister, Priscilla Helen Ansdell) from Jan 1915 until Mar 1919 at the Tisbury (Auxiliary A) Hospital, Tisbury, Wiltshire, as well as Fairhope Auxiliary Hospital, Pendleton, Lancashire, as a Nurse. The 1921 Census shows she had returned to Semley to live with her family and, following the death of her father, had moved, per the 1939 Register, to 23 Kingsbury Square, Wilton, Wiltshire, living with her widowed mother and sister. She remained single all her life. Her death is recorded at Warminster on 16 May 1982 and she was later buried alongside her sister at Devizes Road Cemetery, Salisbury, Wiltshire.