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Doris Jane PROCTER

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Surname: PROCTER

Forename(s): Doris Jane

Place of Birth: Settle, Yorkshire

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Rank: Nursing Member

Regiment / Corps / Service: Voluntary Aid Detachment

Battalion / Unit: 98th West Riding of Yorkshire

Division: ---

Age: 26

Date of Death: 1918-12-17

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: A. 6.

CWGC Cemetery: SETTLE (HOLY ASCENSION) CHURCHYARD

CWGC Memorial: ---

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Local War Memorial: SETTLE, YORKSHIRE

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Doris Jane Procter was the daughter of James and Mary Ann Procter, née Close and sister of Able-Seaman Sydney James Procter (R/5864) (q.v.). Their father was born at Langcliffe and mother at Bentham, Yorkshire.

1901 Settle, Yorkshire Census: New Road - Doris J. Procter, aged 9 years, born Settle, daughter of James and Mary A. Procter.

1911 Settle, Yorkshire Census: New Street - Doris Jane Procter, aged 19 years, born Settle, daughter of James and Mary Ann Procter.

Doris served at the 5th Northern General Hospital, Leicester, from 1 November 1915 to 1 June 1918 and from 14 November 1918 to 17 December 1918.

The Five Sisters' Window in York Minster is dedicated as a war memorial to the women of the British Empire who lost their lives, 1914-1918. Doris is commemorated by name and service in St Nicholas' Chapel in the North Transept of the Minster.

Doris was accepted by the CWGC as a casualty of the Great War on 28 November 2017.

Photograph of Voluntary Aid Detachment badge courtesy of Sally Bosley.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Nursing Member Doris Jane PROCTER

Nursing Member Doris Jane PROCTER

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Voluntary Aid Detachment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Voluntary Aid Detachment

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Surname: PROCTER

Forename(s): Doris Jane

Country of Service: United Kingdom

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Rank: Nurse

Regiment: Voluntary Aid Detachment

Unit: 5th Northern General Hospital

Age: 26

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Died Date: 17/12/1918

Additional Information: Daughter of James and Mary Ann Procter of Settle, Yorks.

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Holy Ascension Churchyard, Settle

Holy Ascension Churchyard, Settle

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North Transept, York Minster

North Transept, York Minster

Memorial for the Women of the Voluntary Aid Detachment

The Nursing Memorial, National Memorials Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

The Nursing Memorial, National Memorials Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

Commemorating the Voluntary Aid Detachment and professional nurses who lost their lives in the 1st and 2nd World Wars

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16 February 1917

SETTLE – Death of Mrs. James Procter

The death took place, suddenly, on Thursday the 8th inst., of Mrs. Mary Ann Procter, wife of Mr. James Procter, of Commercial House, Settle, at the age of 60 years. She was the daughter of the late John Close, farmer, Willow Tree, Bentham. She spent her youth at Barnoldswick, and for many years was connected with the Church Sunday School there. The deceased took a great interest in ambulance work, being a member of the Settle Division of St. John Ambulance Brigade for 22 years’, having resigned just prior to her death. For several years she was the Lady Superintendent of the Nursing Division at Settle. She leaves, beside her husband, two sons and three daughters. The eldest son is in His majesty’s Forces in France and was unable to attend the funeral, which took place on Monday at the Settle Parish Church, the coffin being borne by members of the St. John Ambulance Brigade. Lady members of Settle and Longpreston Nursing Classes attended. There were many beautiful floral tributes.

[The above article refers to the mother of Able Seaman S.J. Procter and VAD Nursing Member D.J. Procter]

09 November 1917

FORMER SETTLE CONSTABLE DIES

News reached Settle during the week that Lance Corporal Ernest Woodhead of the Royal Engineers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Woodhead of Huddersfield, and formerly a clerk in the West Riding Constabulary at Settle, had died on October 27th at the 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, France.

In a letter to Miss Procter, of Settle, but who is at present engaged as a nurse at a military hospital in Leicester, a chaplain states that Lance Corporal Woodhead was admitted to hospital very badly wounded in the legs and than he only lived a few hours after his arrival. He was 26 years of age, and had only been in France a few months. Lance Corporal Woodhead came from Pontefract to Settle in 1911, and while at Settle he had a very successful career early winning his good conduct badge for stopping a runaway horse in the Market Place. From Settle he was transferred to Keighley, where he was also engaged as a clerk, and where he was highly esteemed and respected by the members of the force. It was while at Keighley that he joined the Army.

27 December 1918

SETTLE – Sad Death of a V.A.D. Worker

The funeral took place on Saturday at Settle Parish Church of Miss Doris Procter, youngest daughter of Mr. James Procter, tailor, Settle, amid many signs of deepest sympathy for the bereaved parents and relatives of deceased. Miss Procter, who was only 26 years of age, volunteered for V.A.D. service on the outbreak of war, being the first to do so from Settle, and was called up in the April following, and had been serving up to the time of her death, which occurred at the Base Military Hospital, Leicester, where she had been doing duty for some time, the cause of death being pneumonia following influenza. She had only a very short time previously returned to duty, after being on leave for several weeks. The funeral was largely attended, the St. John Ambulance, of which she was a member, following the cortege, and also the majority of the local soldiers who were on leave from France and the home camps. Many wreaths were sent, among which was one from the nurses and matron at the hospital, one from the officer patients, another from the staff. Much sympathy was extended to Mr. Procter and family in their sad bereavement, which is more distressing because it follows close upon the heels of a previous bereavement in the loss of a son killed in action, and which was announced in our issue of a few weeks ago.

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09 November 1917

FORMER SETTLE CONSTABLE DIES OF WOUNDS

News reached Settle during the week that Lance-Corpl. Ernest Woodhead, of the Royal Engineers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Woodhead, of Huddersfield, and formerly a clerk in the West Riding Constabulary at Settle, had died from wounds on October 27th, at the 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, France. In a letter to Miss Proctor, of Settle, but who is at present engaged as a nurse at a military hospital in Leicester, a chaplain states that Lance-Corpl. Woodhead was admitted to hospital very badly wounded in the legs and that he only lived a few hours after his arrival. He was 26 years of age, and had only been in France a few months. Lance-Corpl. Woodhead came from Pontefract to Settle in 1911, and while at Settle he had a very successful career, he early winning his good conduct medal for stopping a runaway horse in the Market Place. From Settle he was transferred to Keighley, where he was also engaged as a clerk, and where he was highly esteemed and respected by the members of the force. It was while at Keighley that he joined the army.

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