Manor Farm, Compton Abbas

Mildred Frances Goldie

Surname: Goldie
Other names: Mildred Frances
Other people in this story:
George Goldie
Fanny Goldie née Burt
Charles William Day
Locations in this story:
Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Prees Heath Military Hospital, Shropshire
Cairo, Egypt
Stalbridge, Dorset
Ramsbury, Berkshire
Froxfield, Berkshire
Portsmouth, Hampshire

Mildred Frances Goldie was born on 23rd April 1894 at Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, the daughter of George Goldie and Fanny Goldie (née Burt).  She lived all her early life at Manor Farm, Compton Abbas, until obtaining a position as Governess in Ramsbury, Berkshire.  From here she joined the British Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) on 23rd July 1917 and was posted as a Nurse to Prees Heath Military Hospital, Shropshire, until 17th January 1818 when she embarked for Egypt. Here she joined the Voluntary Aid Detachment at the 31st General Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, until her discharge on 28th June 1919.  She was awarded the Victory Medal. She married Charles William Day in Stalbridge, Dorset, on 8th April 1920 and they went on to have two children.  The 1921 Census shows her living at Rudge Manor Farm, Froxfield, Berkshire, where her husband was Farm Baliff and later, by the 1939 Register, at Whittonditch Farm, Ramsbury, Berkshire.  At the time of her death on 22 Mar 1974 she was living at 11 Porchester Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Mildred's brother John Clark Goldie (b.1888) served with the Dorset Yeomanry in the war, becoming a Prisoner of War in Turkey.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
John Clark Goldie