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Place of birth: Ystradgynlais
Service: Nurse, Not known / anhysbys, 1915 - 1918
Death: 1918/10/26, London, Influenza / y ffliw
Notes: Kate Hopkins had been a promising teacher, having trained in Stafford with a scholarship from Glamorgan. She began nursing in at the Great Western Hospital in London in 1915, and died there of Spanish flu aged 34.
Emily May Thomas (née Matthews)
Place of birth: Carmarthen
Death: November /1918 / Tac, Carmarthen, Influenza / y ffliw
Notes: Emily was educated at the County Girls’ School Carmarthen, and matriculated at the early age of 16. She became a teacher at the Model (Church) School in Carmarthen. In February 1918 She married Lieutenant Richard Thomas of the Machine Gun Corps, also a teacher. He was wounded in October 1918. In November, just after he came home from hospital, Emily contracted influenza and died.
Report of Emily Matthews’s matriculation success. Carmarthen Weekly Reporter 9th September 1910.
Report of Emily Matthews marriage to Richard Thomas. Carmarthen Weekly Reporter 15th February 1918.
Place of birth: Llangammarch Wells
Death: August / 1918 / Awst, Llangammarch Wells, Influenza / y ffliw
Notes: Ida Williams was a graduate of University College, Aberystwyth. She taught at intermediate schools in Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Bargoed and finally London, where her health broke down about a year before her death. She seems to have been musical, and to have written for publications including Y Cymro.
Report of the death and funeral of Miss Ida Williams BA. Brecon County Times 8th August 1918.
Place of birth: Aberdare
Service: Singer, bank clerk
Death: 1919/03/25, Aberdare, Influenza / y ffliw
Notes: Megan Davies was a well-known contralto soloist in the Aberdare area, and performed in several War Heroes concerts. She worked in Barclay’s Bank, Merthyr.
Newspaper report of a War Heroes Concert, naming Megan Davies. Aberdare Leader 5th January 1918.
Report of the death from influenza of Megan Davies, aged 29. Aberdare Leader 29th March 1919
Frances Mary Dulcie Llewellyn-Jones
Place of birth: Llandow
Service: Driver, WRAF, 1918:11:13
Death: Mexborough Military Hospital, Yorkshire, Influenza / Y Ffliw?
Memorial: Christchurch graveyard, Newport, Monmouthshire
Notes: Aged 22. Daughter of the Rev. David Ernest Llewellyn-Jones and Frances Eliza Sophia of Maindee Vicarage, Newport.
Mary Ann Whaley
Place of birth: Cardiff ?
Service: Store hand, WFC [Womens Forage Corps]
Death: 1918, Influenza / Y Fliw
Notes: Mary Ann was a store hand in the Women’s Forage Corps, which sourced and processed feed for the Army’s horses. Over one million horses and mules were used by the British Army during the War, mostly for haulage and transport. Mary Ann was 39 when she died; her next of kin was her father Thomas Whaley of Cardiff.
Sources: Femina Patriae Defensor Paris 1934
Mary Ann’s name on Nominal Roll of Officials and Member[s] who have died while serving in the W.F.C
Dorothea Margaret Seagrave Pryse-Rice (Evans)
Place of birth: London, 1894
Service: Nurse, VAD, 1914 – 1919?
Death: 1921/12/5, Cricket St Thomas, Devon, Influenza / Yffliw
Memorial: St Dingats Church, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
Notes: Dorothea and her sister Nest were daughters of Margaret Pryse Rice, President of the Carmarthenshire Red Cross. Dorothea’s record card has not survived, but she probably served as a VAD most of the war. She married a war hero, Brigadier-General Lewis Pugh Evans VC, in October 1918, had a son in 1920, and died of influenza aged in 1921 aged 27.
Report of the wedding in London of Dorothea Pryse Rice and Lewis Pugh Evans, October 1918
Ethel Maud Lilian Richards
Place of birth: Cwmbran
Service: Waitress, WAAC then WRAF, 1918/03/10 – 1918/10/02
Death: 1918/10/02, Influenza ? / Ffliw ?
Memorial: Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Shorncliffe, Kent
Notes: Ethel enlisted in the WAAC in Cardiff, and was posted to Winchester. She was transferred to the WRAF when it was established in April 1918. She was 26 when she died.
Mary Ann Evans
Place of birth: Ebbw Vale
Service: Assistant cook, QMAAC
Death: 1919/03/23, Percy House Auxiliary Military Hospital, Isleworth, Middlesex, Influenza ? / Fliw ?
Notes: According to the 1911 census, Mary Ann probably came from a Welsh speaking family. Her father was a colliery foreman. She was working in Middlesex when she died, probably of influenza. Her name has recently been recorded on a commemorative headstone at Risca cemetery.
Place of birth: Meidrim
Service: Nurse, 1916 - 1918
Death: 1918-10-04, Edmonton Military Hospital, Influenza/Y Ffliw
Memorial: War Memorial, Abergwili, Carmarthen
Notes: aged 38, buried Abergwili Churchyard