‘She was nearly always among those who meet together at noon to pray for our Sailors and Soldiers’

A patriotic Bracknell woman who devoted her time to supporting the armed forces, ended up losing her own life as a result.

It is with great sorrow that we have to record the death of Mrs. Marshall, of Church Road. On Monday, September 4th, she went to the War Work Depot, where she had been most diligent in her attendance, and unhappily in coming away fell down the stairs. Although able, after a time, to walk home with assistance, she was so ill that she never left her bed, and gradually passed to her rest on September 18th.

The funeral, which took place on Church, and at the Cemetery on St. Matthew’s Day [21 September], was attended by many friends, and among the flowers sent was a beautiful wreath from the workers at the War Work Depot. Her kindly presence among us will be greatly missed, especially at the Depot and in Church, where she was a regular attendant and communication, and where since the war, she was nearly always among those who meet together at noon to pray for our Sailors and Soldiers. We take this opportunity of expressing our deepest sympathy to her son and his family in their sorrow.

Bracknell section of Winkfield District Magazine, October 1916 (D/P151/28A/8/10)

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