VAD Nurse Alice Eleanor Davies/Davis

Learn more about Alice Davies, Assistant Quartermaster at South Hill Wood VAD hospital

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Alice Davies/Davis

Alice was the Assistant Quartermaster in charge of South Hill Wood VAD Hospital under the Commandant Ethel Pond.

Early life

Alice was born on the 14th November 1863 in Woolwich, Kent. Her father Thomas was a Fitter and Musician. In the 1891 and 1901 census she is listed as a Governess, living in Paddington in the home of George King and his family.

First World War

Alice worked full time for the VAD during the First World War and served from October 1914 to December 1918. Her address was given as South Hill Park, the home of Sir Thomas Dewey.

After the First World War

Alice never married and died in Elmfield Nursing Home, Elmfield Road, Bromley on 2nd of December 1942 and left her effects to her sister Lilian who had married the composer Frank Peskett.

Her Obituary in the Kentish Times, December 11th 1942 spoke of her devoted service to Sir Thomas Dewey and his family as his Housekeeper. She is buried in Bromley Hill Cemetery.

This page was added by Ian Grant on 08/07/2016.

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