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Hilda MOORBY

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Surname: MOORBY

Forename(s): Hilda

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

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Rank: Nursing Member

Regiment / Corps / Service: Voluntary Aid Detachment

Battalion / Unit: West Riding of Yorkshire Reserve

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Age: 23

Date of Death: 1918-10-08

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CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: C. 1454.

CWGC Cemetery: SKIPTON (WALTONWRAYS) CEMETERY

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Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

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Hilda Moorby was the daughter of Welbury and Edith Elizabeth Moorby, née Duckworth and sister of Rifleman John William Moorby (R/32193) (q.v.). Both of their parents were born at Skipton, Yorkshire.

1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 27, George Street - Hilda Moorby, aged 5 years, born Skipton, daughter of Welbury and Edith E. Moorby.

1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 27, George Street - Hilda Moorby, aged 15 years, born Skipton, daughter of Welbury and Edith Elizabeth Moorby.

A wreath laid at the temporary shrine at the top of Skipton High Street read: In loving memory of Nurse Moorby - Mrs. Sutcliffe and her daughter Annie. ('Craven Herald' 8 August 1919).

Hilda served at the 2nd Western Military Hospital, Stockport, from 1 August 1918 to 8 October 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. Hilda is commemorated by name and service in St Nicholas' Chapel in the North Transept of the Minster.

Hilda was accepted by the CWGC as a casualty of the Great War on 8 September 2018.

Photograph of Voluntary Aid Detachment badge courtesy of Sally Bosley.

Data Source: Craven Herald Article

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Nursing Member Hilda MOORBY

Nursing Member Hilda MOORBY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Voluntary Aid Detachment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Voluntary Aid Detachment

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Surname: MOORBY

Forename(s): Hilda

Country of Service: United Kingdom

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Rank: Nurse

Regiment: Voluntary Aid Detachment

Unit: 2nd Western General Hospital

Age: 23

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Died Date: 08/10/1918

Additional Information: Daughter of Welbury and Edith Moorby, of Skipton, Yorks.

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1926

MOORBY Welbury of 27 George-street Skipton Yorkshire died 5 May 1926 Probate London 24 July to Edith Elizabeth Moorby widow and William Henry Duckworth engineer. Effects £220.

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North Transept, York Minster

North Transept, York Minster

Memorial for the Women of the Voluntary Aid Detachment

Skipton (Waltonwrays) Cemetery

Skipton (Waltonwrays) Cemetery

CWGC Headstone

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

© Nursing Memorial Appeal (WMR-76515)

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11 October 1918

MOORBY – October 8th at the Alexandra Park Nursing Home, Stockport, Cheshire, Nurse Hilda Moorby, of 27, George Street, Skipton, aged 23 years Funeral at Waltonwrays Cemetery on Saturday, October 12th, leaving the house at 1 p.m. Friends please accept this (the only) intimation.

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11 October 1918

MOORBY – October 9th at Alexandra Park Hospital, Stockport, Hilda Moorby, formerly of 27, George Street, Skipton, aged 26.

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