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Beatrice Milner

Nurse Beatrice Milner, Civilian.

Beatrice Milner was born in 1891, the daughter of Abraham Greaves Milner and Annie Maria Greaves of Gawthorpe, Ossett, who had married in 1878. It is believed that she never married and may have worked as a nurse during WW1.

Nurse Beatrice Milner was killed in a German air raid on Kingsdown Road, Teignmouth, Devon, which took place on the 8th May 1941, damaging Teignmouth hospital where she was working and adjacent buildings. During the German air raid, eleven people were killed: seven patients and three nurses, plus one person living at the house next door. Miss Mules, a local doctor, owned 'Lareys', where Nurse Milner lived, which before the war was a convalescent home. The hospital wasn't rebuilt until 1954.

Bombed Teignmouth Hospital

Above: The bombed out remains of Teignmouth Hospital after the German air raid in May 1941, where Nurse Beatrice Milner lost her life.

Beatrice Milner, nurse of 'Lareys', Dawlish Road, Teignmouth, died at Teignmouth Hospital on the 8th May 1941 aged 49 years and is commemorated at St. George's Chapel in Westminster Abbey, London.1

References:

1. Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site