Author Topic: Nurse Gladys Crane  (Read 2386 times)

Offline aghadowey

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Nurse Gladys Crane
« on: Tuesday 15 March 11 09:00 GMT (UK) »
Trying to help a friend trace the owner of a WWI autograph book but have scant details to start with and wonder if anyone can find any clues.

Gladys Crane was at Sandgate in 1916 and later Rouen, France.

Searched 1911 census for 'gladys crane' with 'nurse' as occupation but no result- suspect she didn't start nursing just before or after start of WWI.

Also searched for medal card but only found 2 nurses named Crane (Mora Annie and Evelyn S.).

Any clues or ideas where to search next greatly appreciated.
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Re: Nurse Gladys Crane
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 15 March 11 09:52 GMT (UK) »
hello agahadowey
just looked in tna docs online and found 2 records for a gladys crane
gladys c crane voluntary aid detachment 1914-1920  wo372/23
and this one for the air service
gladys crane service no 28219 14 mar 1919 air 80/53
also did a google search for army nurses and got this site www.womenhistory.co.uk/
this just has an email address on the home page but does world war one womens service records -nursing records
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Re: Nurse Gladys Crane
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 15 March 11 09:56 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for such a quick response. The VAD nurse Gladys C. Crane looks slightly more promising based on what I can remember of the book.
Will pass the information on to my friend.
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Re: Nurse Gladys Crane
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 15 March 11 15:53 GMT (UK) »
Gladys Constance Crane appears in the British Red Cross Society of Overseas Volunteer as a VAD, and consequently is likely to have some service details held at the BRCS archives.  Details of how to contact them are on this page:

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/Museum-and-archives/Resources-for-researchers/Volunteers-and-personnel-records

VADs were rarely nurses before the war, and often well-bred young women with no former occupation.


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Re: Nurse Gladys Crane
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 15 March 11 16:26 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for that information. Will pass it on to my friend. Will be having another look through the autograph book to see if we've missed any more clues.
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Re: Nurse Gladys Crane
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Re: Nurse Gladys Crane
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 11:50 GMT (UK) »
Yes, but thank you for posting that.
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