Scarborough through the First World War remembered
12 March 2014 by Boro1418 1 Comment
fred fox says
15 March 2014 at 4:34 pm
Edith Elizabeth Taylor born circa 1869 died on 5th June 1917 and was buried with military honours on 8th June 1917.
She was the daughter of Dr John W Taylor, at one time medical officer in Scarborough, and Mrs Taylor of Rothsay House Scarborough.
She was an enthusiastic VAD worker and was taken ill on 31st May 1917 on her way to the Military Hospital for night duty. Pleuresy set in and septic pneumonia and she died at 1 am on 5th June.
Miss Taylor had been involved in many local works including Sunday School work at St Martins Church and in the Brabazan work at the Workhouse.
She served on the Ladies Hospital Committee and was devoted to nursing duties at the Military Hospital and contracted her illness whilst engaged in this voluntary service.
At her funeral the V.A.D. workers, members of the St John Ambulance Brigade, wounded soldiers and the military lined up and trumpeters sounded the Last Post. Six Sergeants of three regiments acted as bearers.
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