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Joint War - Voluntary Aid Detachment - JW-VAD

Mrs. Elizabeth Sarah Bagley (née Catterson) of 37 Northumberland Street, Cardiff, Wales, was a Nurse in the Voluntary Aid Detachment during the First World War. Elizabeth married Edward Hodkinson Bagley on 1st October 1910 at St. Margaret's Church, Roath. At the time of their marriage, Elizabeth did not have a profession recorded but her husband was noted as being a Manufacturing Chemist, with his birthplace being in the United States of America and classified as "British subject by parentage". Her date of engagement was recorded as being 22nd November 1915 and she was serving until at least 17th May 1919, even after the end of the War. 

She initially served at Fovant, Wiltshire. The Camp at Fovant was built to handle the training and treatment of soldiers and later on was used a demobilisation site. After being at Fovant between 22nd November 1915 to June 1916, Elizabeth transferred to Oxford, and served their between 13th July 1916 and February 1917 in a non-military capacity. Finally, Elizabeth served overseas in Egypt from 30th November 1917 onwards, with no final date mentioned in her records. 


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