Alice Futcher: a nurse and a cook (Redlynch)


This article has been prepared by Carolyn Birch, Chair of Redlynch and District Local History Society:

The following information was provided by Lorraine Sainsbury, great grand-daughter of Alice Futcher. It describes the work of Alice during the First World War.

ALICE FUTCHER

Alice Futcher

Alice Stride was born on May 7th 1869 and married Mark Futcher in 1892. They had two daughters, Elsie and Gertrude. Alice and her family lived in Harthill Drove, Redlynch. She nursed in Redlynch and the surrounding area during the First World War. Her duties included delivering babies and laying out the dead.

Alice Futcher's nursing buckle
Alice’s nursing buckle

Alice, who had always liked cooking, also worked in the canteen at the Australian Camp in Sutton Veny near Salisbury, during WW1.

Two canteen ladies Alice worked with (unidentified)
Two canteen ladies Alice worked with (unidentified)
Miss Dickson with whom Alice Futcher worked
Miss Dickson with whom Alice worked
Post card of canteen at Sutton Veny
Post card of canteen at Sutton Veny

Article and photographs – copyright Redlynch Local History Society


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