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Kathryn, Very helpful, Thank you, Jim
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 04:29 pm
I found this website quite interesting :-
My interest is in WW1 female casualties and I have also found a number of female munition workers who were not listed on the York Minster panels.
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:21 pm
I may be able to help here thanks to Ian Chambers who provided me with the information. He found an old newspaper report of May's funeral but it stated that she died on the 7th March 1918 - presumably the same day as the explosion. The inscription on the kerbing on her grave plainly shows "from injuries received while working on munitions for her country, March 7, 1918, aged 22 years". Perhaps it was from the George Kent Limited memorial which does say 1st March 1918. The memorial states that it was a Friday. I guess that we need to research if George Kent Limited had more than one factory and see if there was an explosion around that date.
Had a few photos sent to me of a grave in Fenny Stratford Cemetery in Bucks. The young lady, May Emma Constable aged 22, died of burns following an explosion at a Munitions Works on 1st March 1918. She died on 7th March in Bute Hospital, Luton. Unfortunately the death cert does not give the location or name of the factory, nor does her name appear on the lists I've seen so the detective work continues.
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