Selina Elizabeth Doggrell

Surname: Doggrell
Other names: Selina Elizabeth
Other people in this story:
Thomas Doggrell (senior)
Sarah Ann Doggrell née Burt
Thomas Doggrell
Locations in this story:
Henstridge, Somerset
Semley Wiltshire
Tisbury War Hospital, Tisbury, Wiltshire
Wallmead Farm, Wardour, Tisbury, Wiltshire
Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire

Selina Elizabeth Doggrell was born at Henstridge, Somerset, on 6th March 1894 and baptised there on 8th April 1894, the daughter of Thomas Doggrell and Sarah Ann Doggrell (née Burt).  In time the family moved to East End Farm, Semley, Wiltshire.   Selina joined the British Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) in February 1915 and worked as a V.A.D. Nurse at Tisbury (Auxiliary A) Hospital, Wiltshire, throughout the war.  She received an official mention in 1918 for her work. The 1921 Census shows her living with her parents at Chaldicott's Farm, Semley, and by the 1939 Register she had moved with her widowed father to Wallmead Farm, Wardour, Tisbury, Wiltshire, described as a Poultry Farmer and Housekeeper.  She remained single all her life and died at Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire, on 18th March 1982.

Selina's brother Thomas (b.1897) served in the war with the Dorset Yeomanry and sadly died in Palestine in 1918.


Links to related web content / sources:
Thomas Doggrell
The National Archives