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Old 03-08-20, 03:56 PM
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I would have thought the ELB transport was East Lancs Branch Transport?
Would that be out of the question?
I had worked out with others ELB transport Head Office was located in the YMCA Buildings, Peter Street. This was in a Salford University document that the university has moved and it was hard enough to find last time.
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Gerry, I replied to your PM with some information.

I have also read through this thread and what comes to mind is that the watch was presented after the war ended, perhaps on her return home and was presented by the BRCS. I say this because of the years 1914-1918 on it.

If memory serves, at one time during the war, the FANY were associated with the BRCS, but remained a stand alone organization. They did this to enable them to get across the channel as they were struggling to get approval from the British army. At some point they separated from the BRCS.

The proper badge for WWI would be the one that said FIRST AID NURSING YEOMANRY only. The Women's Transport Service version was later and was worn by the "Free FANYs" in WW2. The FANY's that joined the British army, ATS would have worn the ATS badges, and if they joined by September 1941, they were allowed to wear the cloth WTS FANY title on the sleeve of their shoulder.

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Old 03-08-20, 06:21 PM
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As she lived in Altrincham that was then part of Cheshire.

She would therefore have been in 140/Cheshire V.A.D. the Female Detachment for the town and the Commandant was Miss E.A. James, 5 Westgate, Hale.

They could have had their own cap badge like the Norfolk example I have shown below but with 140 and Cheshire on it.

They would also have worn a metal shoulder title with 140 and Cheshire on it as per the examples I also show below,.

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On her VAD cards it say Cheshire 26 as the unit?
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This doesn't seem to apply here, but....

First Name:
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This doesn't seem to apply here, but....

First Name:
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Date of Death:
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No she definitely survived until 1956 and died in South Africa.
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On her VAD cards it say Cheshire 26 as the unit?
It would have been helpful if you had included ALL the information you already had and saved me some time.

26/Cheshire is Timperley.

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I feel the same -why not post all the information ???????
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It would have been helpful if you had included ALL the information you already had and saved me some time.

26/Cheshire is Timperley.

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Well I'm sorry I didn't intend to waste your time I was cross referencing and hadn't noticed.

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What does the abbreviation of s/t mean ?

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I found this today surprisingly on a site listing Australian VAD nurses in the Great War. This her extract but her younger sister is listed also?
Would the 229 be her service number or the unit?

FISHER, Marjorie.

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry Corps 229 Driver.

229 Driver.

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What does the abbreviation of s/t mean ?

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Well all my ancestry search has paid dividends last night I got and email from one of the original watch owners granddaughters so hopefully we will meet and have a discussion .
Thanks fo all the help from members of this group I have learnt a lot.
I'm sorry to those who thought I had wasted their time as said before it was not my intention.

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I have a photo now of all four sisters in either VAD or Fany uniform dated around 1918 August I would guess)
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