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kinnethmont



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Commemorating WW1 civilians is outwith CWGC's Charter and therefor they cannot be included.

For WW2 they were asked to record the names supplied to them by the various civil authorities and they are recorded in the Debt of Honour Roll. The graves are not war graves and CWGC do not maintain them.

The Singapore lady seems interesting, provided she died of hostility related causes. These sort of cases are complicated to verify and the process could well take some time yet.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anne

No sign of her being a miltary nurse, so civilian, VAD, etc seems likely.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello All,

I know it is some time since the last post on this topic. However, I was looking at the Bangour Memorial and found this lady listed in Volume 4 of UK De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour - also has a photograph. It reads she "commenced her military nursing career in June 1995 at Tillyrie Red Cross Hospital, was appointed to EWH at Bangour in Nov 1916 and died there 16 May 1918 from pneumonia contracted whilst on military service."

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh! Well found Mags!!

Hopefully this information will make a difference.

Anne Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Anne,

Have emailed Jim with the info.

Hopefully, he'll have good news.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:20 pm    Post subject: Isabella Dingwall Cousins Reply with quote

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I'm afraid it does not help, since it cannot be relied upon as an official record.
It simply confirms she was working in a Red Cross military hospital. I am making checks but suspect she was was a local Red Cross or VAD member working in EWH, in which case she cannot be commemorated due to death by pneumonia. Tony has alrady suggested this is the case.

Am following up Maragaret's e-mail.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isabella needs another look. I can provide evidence that Edinburgh War Hospital was run by the military.

If anyone wanted to try and obtain any newspaper articles, this, together with the other 'evidence' we have, I would have high hopes she would go forward.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For neatness, I will add her details on the end of this thread. While looking for nurses named on Memorials I came across her name on Dollar Acadamey WM and found this thread about her non-inclusion on CWGC. At some time someone's efforts were successfu. Apologies if this has been resolved on another thread.

Name: COUSINS, ISABELLA DINGWALL
Initials: ID
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Nurse
Regiment/Service: Voluntary Aid Detachment, Edinburgh War Hospital, Bangour
Date of Death: 16/5/1918
Age: 25
Additional Information: Daughter of John and Christina Dingwall Cousins of Dollar, Clackmannanshire.
Grave Reference: Grave 225
Cemetery: Dollar Cemetery.
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