Regiment or Ship: VAD
Occupation: Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurse, (VAD)
Date of Birth: 1896
Place of Birth: High Wych, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire (registered Ware, Herts).
Date of Death: 1978
Place of Death: Bishops Stortford, Herts.Address: High Wych, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.
Photos and newspaper articles
Edward C. Nottage. Estate Forman and gamekeeper in Sawbridgeworth, Herts. Age on 1901 census 32 and Sarah Nottage, age on 1901 census 43.
Bessie born 1893.
Martha 1894-1978 (registered Bishops Stortford).
All three sisters were in High Wych with their parents on the 1901 census but only Frances was on the 1911 census.
Jeanette Fretton, Grand-daughter of Bessie Nottage.
First World War Experience
Trained in Princess Patricia’s Canadian Red Cross Hospital, Cooden, Bexhill-on-sea in 1918.
Frances, Martha and Bessie Nottage are said by the family to have trained as VAD nurses at Princess Patricia’s Canadian Red Cross Hospital, Cooden, Bexhill, in 1918 and then travelled to a hospital in Rouen, France. The exact location is not known. The family have a group photograph of all staff at Princess Patricia’s Hospital in July 1918.