This site commemorates the men and women of Collingham, Linton and Micklethwaite who served during World War 1.
Richardson, Elsie Mary

Rank and Unit at End of World War One

Rank Clerk



Regiment Voluntary Aid Detachment

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


Family background

Elsie Mary Richardson was born in Wetherby in 1895, the daughter of John H and Amy Richardson. In 1911, she was living with her parents and 1 brothers and 4 sisters at 2 Ashfield Place, Eccleshall. Elsie's father was a coachman, but her brother, Sylvester, was a wool spinner and she and her sister, Emily were doffers of worsted.

Worsted is a fabric made from a high-quality type of wool yarn and doffers removed bobbins, pirns or spindles holding spun fiber such as cotton or wool from a spinning frame and replaced them with empty ones.

Service record

Elsie must have moved to Collingham, because in 1917 she joined the Voluntary Aid Detachment giving her address as Thornfield, Collingham.

She worked in the VAD as a clerk in the Quartermaster's Office at the East Leeds War Hospital on Harehills Road in Leeds from the 19th July 1917 to the 29th December 1918.

After the war

We have not traced Elsie Mary Richardson after World War 1.

Biography last updated 24 December 2019 14:49:02.


1911 Census. The National Archives. Class RG14 Piece 26655
British Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachment Records.

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