Ada Hodgkinson of Sychdyn. One of the many hundreds of volunteer VAD nurses. She worked at Leeswood Hall Hospital
Mary Brookes who drove a horse and flat cart from Sychdyn to Dolgellau in order to bring her dead son Walter home for burial in Northop churchyard. He’d been invalided to Caerynwch Military Hospital.
Rosa Astbury and her little girl Betty. Betty was born after her father Neville Astbury (Northop and Canada) had been killed in action in France. Rosa and Betty went to live in Australia
The S.S. Lusitania which was torpedoed out of the water in 1915. Two of those drowned were Annie and Ellen Crosby. Both named on Bagillt memorial
Mrs Davies of Mold holding a letter from Princess Mary thanking her for 5 sons for the army. Two of them never returned.
We’ve chosen these stories to represent the hundreds of women who suffered dreadfully in the Great War not just in Flintshire but the world over. They were the mothers, the wives, the sisters and the daughters of the men who went to fight. We remember them all on this special day.
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