This site commemorates the men and women of Collingham, Linton and Micklethwaite who served during World War 1. Today we especially commemorate Gunner 781815 Edward Ralph Smith of the C Battery, 246 Brigade Royal Field Artillery who was born on this day in 1895.Today we especially commemorate Corporal 37470 John Stanley Wilson of the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment who was born on this day in 1897.
Harland, Dora Mary
(1896-1985)

Rank and Unit at End of World War One

Rank Dispenser

Service

Unit

Regiment Voluntary Aid Detachment

Buried Broadstone, Dorset

Connection with Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite and reason for inclusion on this web site

  • Lived in Collingham, Linton or Micklethwaite immediately prewar or during the war

Biography

Family background

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.

Service record

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.

After the war

We have not traced Dora Mary Harland after the war.


Sources

1911 Census. The National Archives. Class RG14 Piece 26974
British Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachment Records.

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