Priscilla Helen Ansdell

Surname: Ansdell
Other names: Priscilla Helen
Other people in this story:
Frank Ansdell
Helen Ansdell née Ogilvie
Mary Ogilvie Ansdell
Locations in this story:
Reigate, Surrey
Broadoak, Semley, Wiltshire
Kingsbury Square, Wilton, Wiltshire
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Tisbury, Wiltshire

Priscilla Helen Ansdell was born in Reigate, Surrey, on 7th February 1896, the daughter of Frank Ansdell and Helen Ansdell (née Ogilvie).  She lived her early life in the Surrey area. The family had moved to Broad Oak, Semley, Wiltshire, prior to WW1 from where Priscilla Volunteered with the British Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) in March 1917 until after the end of the war. She served doing ward work (alongside her sister, Mary Ogilvie Ansdell) at the Tisbury (Auxiliary A) Hospital, Tisbury, Wiltshire.  The 1921 Census shows her living with her family still in Semley, Wiltshire. Following the death of her father in 1935, and by the 1939 Register, she had moved to 23 Kingsbury Square, Wilton, Wiltshire, with her sister Mary Ogilvie Ansdell and widowed mother.  She remained single all her life and died in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 28 Apr 1967 and buried at the Devizes Road Cemetery, Salisbury. Her sister was later buried alongside her after her death in 1982


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Mary Ogilvie Ansdell