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Phoebe Epstein

Born:
25 Nisan 5661 (14 April 1901)
Died:
23 Tevet 5757 (02 January 1997)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
EPS9729
Other surname:
Cooklin
Gender:
Female

Birth

Date of birth:
25 Nisan 5661 (14 April 1901)
Place of birth:
Cardiff

Death

Date of death:
23 Tevet 5757 (02 January 1997)
Died in combat?:
No
Place of death:
London

Places

Addresses

Parent's Home:
Amberly Road Liverpool (1911)
Parent's Home:
7 Fitzhammon Cardiff

Other Organisations

Name:
Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD)
Date:
1914
Significance:
Auxiliary Nurse during the War
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Homefront

Phoebe served on the homefront both the the First and Second World War. During the First World War she served as an Auxiliary Nurse in the VAD in her local barracks after leaving school aged 14. During the Second World War, despite having three children at home, she volunteered in the Mechanised Transport Corp, driving soldiers up and down the country. She also kept her home open to any Canadian, Free French and American Soldiers in need of a place to stay.

Family

Spouse

Leonard Cooklin "Len" (male)

Children

Shirely Cooklin (female)
Barbara Cooklin (female)
Alan Cooklin (male)

Siblings

Hymie Epstein (male)
Jack Epstein "Lawrence" (male)
Sophie Epstein (female)
Lily Epstein (female)

Parents

Mother: Sarah Stone (female)
Father: Asher Epstein (male)

Homefront

Occupation:
Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD)
Member of family in armed forces:
Brothers
What was the impact of this:
Served as a nurse in the local baracks from 1914 straight from leaving school at age 14.

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