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Susanna Gocher

Surname: Gocher née Gray
Other names: Susanna
Other people in this story:
Henry Percy Gocher
Locations in this story:
Queensland, Australia
Saxthorpe, Norfolk
East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Ipswich, Suffolk
Sturminster, Dorset
Chelsea, London

Susanna Gocher (born Susanna Gray on 16th Dec 1865 in Chelsea, London) had married Rev. Henry Percy Gocher in Queensland, Australia, on 19th September 1902.   They went on to have two children.  On returning to the UK they lived at The Vicarage, Saxthorpe, Norfolk, where Henry was Rector.  They later moved to other parishes but by the First World War Susanna was recorded as living at the Vicarage, East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where, in 1914, Henry was shown on the Electoral Roll for the first time having been appointed to the parish. Susanna served with the British Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) from 1st January 1918 to 1st March 1919 with a registered working party.  At the end of that period she was awarded the Red Cross and Order of St John Certificates of thanks.  Her main point of work was at the Sturminster War Depot.  Her husband died in 1937 and by the 1939 Register she had moved to 7 Crofton Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.  Her death was recorded at Worcester in 1959.


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