VAD Nurse Violet Walters

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Violet Walters

Violet Walters served in the VAD at South Hill Wood Hospital.

Before the war

Violet was born on the 17th August 1881 in Portsea, Dorset. She was the daughter of a GP, Arthur Norton-Taylor and Emily Lloyd Randall. Her grand-father was Admiral William Norton-Taylor. He served from 1810 until 1858 and was one of the oldest officers in the Navy. He died in 1888 and is buried in Margate cemetery. Her maternal grandfather, Alfred Mayor Randall, and Great-grandfather William Randall, an Apothecary were both received the Freedom of the City of London.

Violet married Herbert Alfred Walters on July 12th 1900. Herbert was a Silk Manufacturer born in Croydon and the 1911 census has them living at Leyland House, Bromley with their daughters Esme and Margaret and a cook and nurse/housemaid. Herbert was the Managing Director of a Silk manufacturing Company.

During the war

Violet served in the VAD between August 1914 and December 1918 completing 2986 hours. Her address is given as 122 London Road, Bromley.

After the war

Violet died on 10 December 1972 in Croydon.

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

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