Sarah & Edna

Edna LongworthAge: 9119092000

Edna Longworth
Birth 10 July 1909 44 30
Census 2 April 1911 (Age 20 months)
Address: 6 Avondale Road
Death of a maternal grandfatherGeorge Walsh
between October 1923 and December 1923 (Age 14) Age: 76
Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah Leach
17 April 1933 (Age 23)
Death of a fatherGeorge Longworth
June 1964 (Age 54)
Death of a motherMargaret Ann Walsh
17 July 1966 (Age 57)
Death of a sisterSarah Longworth
14 October 1972 (Age 63)
Address: Scholes,
Cause: Cancer of the uterus
Cremation of a sisterSarah Longworth
17 October 1972 (Age 63)
Death 22 November 2000 (Age 91)
Cremation 28 November 2000 (6 days after death)
Address: Pleasington,
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Marriage: 13 June 1905Darwen, Lancashire, England
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Sarah & EdnaEdna Longworth
Birth: 10 July 1909 44 30Darwen, Lancashire, England
Death: 22 November 2000Darwen, Lancashire, England

Census1911 UK Census transcript - George Longworth - Household

George LongworthHeadM46M5---Insurance AgenttLancashire, Lower Darwen
Margaret Ann LongworthwifeM32F522-MidwifeLancashire, Darwen
Sarah LongworthdaughterS4F----Lancashire, Darwen
Edna LongworthdaughterS1F----Lancashire, Darwen


An army major whose work took her to Egypt, North Africa and Italy, she died on 22nd November 2000 aged 91 who, except for her military service, lived with her parents at 6 Avondale Rd, Darwen, Lancashire, England In her final few months she lived at the Thorncliffe Nursing Home in Darwen. After leaving Darwen Grammar School she began work as a student nurse, which included scrubbing walls and floors at Blackburn Royal Infirmary. Shortly before the outbreak of World War Two she did a short spell of private nursing which she did not enjoy. At the outbreak of war she enlisted with the doctors and nurses who were formed into the 18th British General Hospital. Her military career was long and fulfilling and her work took her all over the world. She served in France with the BEF but was forced to leave through Dunkirk in the early 1940s. After a spell in Poona, India, with the 18th British General Hospital, she saw active service with the Queen Alexandra Royal Army Nursing Corps on many fronts including Egypt, North Africa and Italy. After the war she served in England for a while, then did a spell of duty in Gibraltar where she was deputy matron of the British Military Hospital. It was while she was in Gibraltar that she heard that she had been awarded the Associate Royal Red Cross, which was presented at an investiture presided over by the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace. On retirement from active service she served for some years as the Matron at the Army Apprentice School in Troon. After she retired, Major Longworth travelled widely, keeping in touch with her many friends at home and overseas. She never married after her close friend, a naval surgeon, was lost at sea while serving on HMS Daring.

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