Approximately 600 British women died whilst serving overseas in the war, and hundreds more died in Britain whilst serving.

22635 Roberts, Elizabeth Hannah Jane

9th School of Aeronautics, Women’s Royal Air Force

Elizabeth Roberts was the daughter of John and Maria Roberts, of 1 Hanover Street, St Pauls. She died during the influenza epidemic, on 28th October 1918, aged 20. She is buried in Cheltenham cemetery, plot 0/2107.

Shaw, Anna Madeline

Red Cross Nurse, New Court Hospital, Lansdown

Known as ‘Lina’, Anna Shaw was the daughter of Reverend John and Mrs Shaw, of 17 Lypiatt Terrace. Lina died of influenza on 2nd March 1917, aged 33. She was given a full military funeral at Cheltenham cemetery, where she was buried in a family vault. The coffin was covered with a Union Jack and escorted to the grave by a guard of honour and four buglers from the Royal Army Medical Corps who sounded The Last Post.


Information taken from the book “Leaving All That Was Dear” by J Devereaux and G Sacker.




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