|Alice Hilda Lancaster's War Grave|
in Wimereux Communal Cemetery (thanks to Ron Teague)
Born: 1883 in Barnsley
Baptised: 20 June 1883 at St George's, Barnsley
Thomas Lancaster, born 24 September 1842 in Barnsley, died 1 March 1930 Monk Bretton, of The Cliffe, Monk Bretton in 1911, Auctioneer and Valuer
who married on 23 April 1874 in Holy Trinity Church in Wakefield to
Alice Halliley Lancaster (nee Milner) born 20 September 1844 in Leek, Staffordshire, died 17 August 1895 in Wakefield
Position in family: The youngest of 5 children
1. Rose Lancaster bap. 24 May 1876 St George's, Barnsley, died 1956
2. Thomas Edward Lancaster bap. 17 Feb 1878 St George's, Barnsley, died 4 February 1909 in Stretford, Manchester
3. George Bingley Lancaster b. 30 May 1879
bap. 10 Aug 1879 St John's, Barnsley WW1 SERVICE died 1956
4. Edith Marianne Lancaster bap. 5 Aug 1880 St George's, Barnsley, died 1952
5. Alice Hilda Lancaster WW1 ACCIDENTLY DROWNED
Home address, age and occupation:
1891: 111 Dodworth Road, Barnsley
1901: Cliffe House, Monk Bretton, Barnsley
1911: Cliffe House, Monk Bretton, Barnsley
Marriage: she was unmarried
Enlisted: *date* at the age of **years
Regiment and Battalion: Territorial Force Nursing Service Special Military Probationer attd.
Service number and rank: Nurse
Personal information: *unknown*
Death: 3 June 1918 aged 35 years
Buried at: Wimereux Communal Cemetery is approximately 5 kilometres north of Boulogne.
Grave Reference: IV A 2 (There is a picture of her gravestone above and more information on a website here)
Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Daughter of Thomas and A. H. Lancaster, of The Cliffe, Monk Bretton, Barnsley, Yorks.
Memorial tablet in St Paul's Church Monk Bretton
Memorial book in St Paul's Church, Monk Bretton
War Memorial, Cross Street, Monk Bretton
On her mother's gravestone in Monk Bretton Cemetery (see below)
None of Alice's siblings married. Her mother, father, brothers and sisters are all buried in Monk Bretton Cemetery. Plots A222 and A223.
More about Alice in this blog post.
|The gravestone of Alice Hilda's mother and brother|
where Alice is remembered in Monk Bretton Cemetery
|Close up of Alice's inscription on her mother's gravestone|