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Edith Hilda Munro

Born:
1893
Died:
17 Kislev 5677 (12 December 1916)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
MUN5650
Gender:
Female

Birth

Date of birth:
1893
Date arrived in Britain:
1893

Death

Date of death:
17 Kislev 5677 (12 December 1916)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
London
Cause of death:
pneumonia
Burial place:
Plashet Jewish cemetery in East Ham
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Edith Hilda Munro was the daughter of John Munro, a Scots engineer, and Leah Nathan, and she grew up in Hackney. She enlisted in the VADs (Voluntary Aid Detachment) at the start of the war and worked in Seamen’s Hospitals in London. Towards the end of 1916 she contracted pneumonia and died. She was buried privately at Plashet Jewish cemetery in East Ham.
It was not until 2016 that she was nally recognised as a war casualty as she had been on active service when she died.
Her headstone has now been replaced with an official CWGC headstone and a service was held to recognise her sacrifice.

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It was not until 2016 that she was finally recognised as a war casualty as she had been on active service when she died.
She was accepted for commemoration on 27th March 2012; Commission Headstone erected February 2015.
Her headstone has now been replaced with an official CWGC headstone and a service was held to recognise her sacrifice

Family

Parents

Father: John Munro (male)
Mother: Leah Nathan (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Voluntary Aid Detachments
Date enlisted/conscripted:
28 July 1914
Date discharged/death:
12 December 1916
Rank at discharge/death:
Nurse
Invalided out of service:
01 January 1914
Returned to service:
01 January 1914

Roll of Honour

E. H. MUNRO, 12 December 1916

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Nurse
Date of Death:
12/12/1916
Age:
23
Regiment / service:
Cemetery:
Plashet Jewish Cemetery
Grave reference:
M. 24. 35.
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