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Sarah Avery gave her services to the “Red Cross Working Party” Regt. No. 1688 in Tettenhall Wood Nr. Wolverhampton. She served from February 1916 until February 1919, sewing garments at home in her spare time (so no hours are recorded on her Red Cross card). Her address was 64 Mount Road, Tettenhall Wood, and she was awarded Badge No 57415 and a certificate.

Without knowing her maiden name, tracking down further details of Sarah has been more tricky. In 1911, she appears with her husband, James Avery, and daughter, Helen Holt, at 61 Mount Road, Tettenhall Wood. Given the years they have been married, there is a likely marriage between James Avery and Sarah Ann Steenson in Wolverhampton in 1895. However, I have not been able to confirm details of her birth – she is apparently 46 in 1911 and born in Worcester, but there is no record of anyone with that name. Perhaps she had married before? I have not been able to confirm details of her death, either, as there are a number of possibilities.

 

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