Our extraordinary ‘ordinary women’

Masonic Hall, Chesterfield

A group of ‘cemetery friends’ have made some remarkable discoveries
about some remarkable local women, as Rosie Gilligan reports.

THE remains of Anne Veronica Fletcher, a nurse in World War One, rest in a sunny spot in Spital Cemetery. Born in 1890 in Chesterfield, in around 1911 she went to train in Bradford, and joined the Territorial Nursing Force in March 1915. In June that year she was posted to East Leeds War
Hospital to tend to seriously wounded soldiers. There, it’s reported that the King complimented her on her bandaging…