NEWTOWN REMEMBERS Commemorating 100 years since the First World War
Y DRENEWYDD YN COFIO Coffáu 100 mlynedd ar ôl y Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf

Hilda Jessie Downing

Birth: 1889
Death: 8/10/1918
Regiment: Nurse

 

Hilda was born to Thomas Henry & Jessie Sarah, had 4 brothers in the service & 3 sisters. She had previously worked at the Birmingham Children's Hospital and then in the military hospital Broadstairs, Kent. She died of influenza after overstarining her heart in the course of duty on 8/10/1918 in Newtown.  She is commemorated in St David's Church.

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