Somerset County Herald 14 Dec 1963 St John Ambulance Worker Dies Mrs May DAY of 43 Greenway Bishops Lydeard

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Somerset County Herald and Taunton Courier. Saturday 14 Dec 1963

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St. John ambulance worker dies

Mrs. May DAY, of 43, Greenway, Bishops Lydeard, a prominent worker in the St. John Ambulance Brigade, died at the home of her son after a long illness.

She was born at Chillington, near Ilminster, and was married in 1917. Her husband died in July and there are two children and one grandchild.

Before coming to Greenway eight years ago. Mrs. DAY lived for 21 years at Combe Florey and regularly attended the Parish Church.

Early in the war she enrolled as a nursing member of the St. John Ambulance Brigade when a first-aid post was manned in the village. For some years she was Cadet Officer at Sandhill Park, and had taken a keen interest in the Bishops Lydeard division.

Only three weeks before her death she was presented with a long-service medal. Illness prevented her from attending the ceremony.

The funeral service at Bishops Lydeard Church on Saturday, was conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Basil St. C. A. MALTIN, Mr. H. J. SKINNER was the organist.

Mourners were: Mr. and Mrs. B. DAY (son and daughter-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. C. CORDINGLEY (son-in-law and daughter), Mr. and Mrs. N. BRAGG (brother-in-law and sister), Mr. and Mrs. B. HILL (brother and sister-in-law), Miss S. CORDINGLEY (granddaughter), Mr. and Mrs. A. DAY (brother-in-law and sister-in-law), Mrs. N. DAVAGE (sister-in-law), Mr. W. HILL (nephew).

Others present included: Miss R. LEE (representing St. John Ambulance Division), Mr. and Mrs. W. FORD, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. THOMAS, Mrs. G. WOOLLEN, Mrs. GRIMSTONE, Mrs. M. DENNISON: Mr. and Mrs. CATTLE: Mr. and Mrs. O. W. BALL, Mr. W. H. PARSONS and Sister GIBBINS.

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