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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: Swansea
Service: Booking clerk, NWR
Death: November 1918, Swansea, Influenza / y ffliw
Notes: Violet Pearce was a booking clerk at Swansea Victoria Station when she died of Spanish Influenza in early November 1918.
Place of birth: Cwmpark ?
Death: October / Hydref 191, Chichester, Pneumonia following influenza / Niwmonia yn dilyn y ffliw
Notes: Nothing is known of Maggie Williams at present, apart from the press cutting below.
Place of birth: Abertillery ?
Death: October/Hydref 1918, Cause not known
Notes: Nothing is currently known of Una McCarthy, whose photograph appears with others in a newspaper, possibly the Argus, headlined ‘Died on Service’.