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Warwickshire VAD/44

who died on
6 December 1918. Age 23

Additional Information:
Born in Carlisle in 1895, Mary moved to Barford House with her family. She enrolled as a Voluntary Aid Detachment (V.A.D.) 29th January 1914 as a nurse. No. Warwickshire VAD/44.

She was promoted to Senior Nursing Sister at The Warren Auxiliary Hospital, Leamington Spa and was decorated with Royal Red Cross 2nd Class 1917. She died on 6th December 1918 aged 23 as a result of meningitis and was buried in London.

Mary M Graham’s name is one of only 14 women recorded on Warwickshire War Memorials.

Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurse. Died of acute meningitis at 106 Park Street, London, in December 1918. Age 23. The second daughter of Hugh and Jessie Graham (nee Lowes), of Barford House, Barford. Hugh Graham (1860-1921) was the son of Sir Richard Graham, 4th Baronet of Netherby, near Carlisle. She was born in 1895 and enrolled into the Warwick 44 Red Cross Detachment in February 1913. She was a nurse at The Warren V.A. Hospital, Leamington Spa from January 1915 until her death in 1918. She was awarded the Royal Red Cross, 2nd Class, in October 1917. She is also commemorated on a Memorial Screen, St. Peter’s Church, Barford.


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