Regiment Voluntary Aid Detachment
Dora Mary Harland was born in Leeds on the 20th August 1896, the daughter of Thomas Michael and Mary Helen Harland. Mary had been born in Linton, but in 1911, the family were living at 216 Harehills Avenue, Leeds where Thomas was a laundryman. At that time Dora was 16 but did not list any occupation or whether she was still at school.
In the Great War, Dora volunteered for service in the Voluntary Aid Detachment and from 6th November 1916 until the 1st February 1919 she worked at the Military Hospital in Grimsby as a dispenser. This is probably the Red Cross Auxiliary Hospital, Cleethorpes, Grimsby. Dora gave her address at that time as Fern Bank, Collingham.
Dora's brothers, Thomas Edmonds Harland and James Pullan Harland, both served in the Great War and survived.
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