Oenone Grove

Surname: Grove
Other names: Oenone
Other people in this story:
Walter John Grove
Agnes Geraldine Grove née Fox-Pitt-Rivers
Locations in this story:
Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Sedgehill Manor, Sedgehill, Wiltshire
St. Thomas Hospital, London
Mere, Wiltshire
Maida Vale, London

Oenone Grove was born at Berwick St. John, Wiltshire, on 1st March 1889, the daughter of Sir Walter John Grove, 2nd Baronet, and Agnes Geraldine Grove (née Fox-Pitt-Rivers).   She lived a good part of her civilian life at Sedgehill Manor, Sedgehill, Wiltshire.  She joined the British Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) on 1st November 1917 and worked as a Nurse at 5th London General, St. Thomas Hospital, London, until 30th May 1918.  She left the Detachment to join the Royal Air Force on 21st June 1918 (Service No. 11807) and is understood to have served in the UK only - occupation unknown. She is likely to have been discharged by 1921 when the general stand down came into effect as the 1921 Census shows her living in Flat 4B, 91 Warrington Crescent, Maida Vale, London.  She travelled extensively thereafter, frequently going between the UK, Canada and USA.  She died on 21st January 1956 (Mere, Wiltshire, Registration District) whilst living at Sedgehill and was buried on 21st January 1956 at Berwick St. John, Wiltshire. She remained single throughout her life.


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