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Plea over Darlaston Great War nurse May Boliver

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: April 27, 2014

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I WISH to discover more about a relative who I believe to have served as a nurse in World War One, both near the front lines and possibly on a hospital ship.

Her name was May (Mary) Casey, although she was also referred to as May Boliver since her mother (Alice Allport) later married William Boliver. I think May was born in either Wednesbury or Darlaston, about 1897. She lived in Darlaston, near the Green, during her teenage years, until marrying Henry Franklin in 1920.

Members of the family believe that she won medals while serving in the war, and that one was presented to her at a ceremony at Darlaston Town Football Ground. If anyone knew May (Mary), who later lived in West Bromwich and died there in 1953, and can shed any light on her fascinating past, please get in touch.

Alan Burrows.

burral@hotmail.co.uk

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