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Margaret Olive Mary (Olive) Rylance [Miss]

Rank:Civilian Nurse
Name of Rgt or Ship:Red Cross - Voluntary Aid Detachment
How Died:Died - T.B.
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Ashton upon Mersey (St. Martin's) Ch.Yard
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1892 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref:
8a/167, the only child of William Turner & Edith Rylance (nee Occleston).  
 Probably born at the family house on nHarboro Road, Ashton upon Mersey.

1901 Census - Moss Lane, Ashton upon Mersey (3rd house from Ashton Lane).  
Daughter (listed as Margaret O) aged: 8 - born: Ashton upon Mersey.   Head
of Household - William Turner Rylance - Married - aged: 40 - occ: Solicitor
- born: Manchester.  Also Edith Rylance - Wife - aged: 34 - born: Sale,
There are a number of newspaper references (1900 - 1909) to Olive winning
prizes in dog competitions at Belle Vue and other places, when she was
showing Bulldog breed dogs.

1911 Census - Ardnarce, Penrhyn View, Colwyn Bay, Carnarvonshire, North
Wales - daughter (listed as Olive) - aged: 18 - no occupation - born:
Ashton upon Mersey.  Head of Household - William Turner Rylance - Married -
aged: 50 - occ: Solicitor (Employer) - born: Manchester.    Also Edith
Rylance - Wife - aged: 44 - born: Sale, Cheshire.

Enlisted into the Voluntary Aid Detachment on the 24th November 1914 and
worked as a VAD nurse at the Linden Lea Red Cross Hospital on Brooklands
Road, Sale (now demolished).   On the 3rd June 1916, she proceeded to
France as a Red Cross Nurse to work in the No.10 General Hospital, Rouen.  
 She contracted Pulmonary  Tuberculosis and Laryngeal Tuberculosis and was
invalided home on the 23rd October 1916.   Olive was issued with a Silver
War Badge No. 28676 on the 6th May 1917 and was discharged from the VAD
service on the 17th May 1917.   She died at Dr. David Lawson's Sanatorium,
Banchory, Nordrach-on-Dee, Scotland at 05.00 hrs on the 4th August 1918
having suffered from Pulmonary Tuberculosis for 1 year 10 months and from
Laryngeal Tuberculosis for 7 months.

The 09/08/1918 edition of the local Altrincham Guardian newspaper states
that death occurred at Scotland on the 3rd August, but another source
stated that she died aboard a ship in the English Channel ???  Further
research by Jim Strawbridge has revealed that she died at Banchory,
Scotland.   There appears to be no civil record of her death in either
Scotland or England, only her burial at St.Martins.   She was buried at St.
Martin's P.C. in the afternoon of the 8th August 1918.    A line of wounded
soldiers and VAD Nurses lined the approach path from the Lytch Gate to the
Church entrance.     Employees of Messrs. Rylance & Son. Manchester also
attended the funeral.   Listed only as Olive Rylance on the Church

M.I. - "There is no death:  What so seems is transition.  This life of
mortal breath is but a suberb of the life Elysian, whose portals we call
death.  Thou hast made her exceeding clad with thy countenance."

Her father - William Turner Rylance died on the 26th December 1933, (buried
St. Martin's 2nd January 1934), aged 73 and her mother - Edith died at
Orangevill, Falkland Road, Torquay, Devon on the 11th March 1940 (cremated
remains buried at St. Martin's 18th March 1940), aged, 73.
Memorials found on:
St. Martin's (Ashton on Mersey)St. Martin's Window (Ashton on Mersey)St. Mary's (Ashton on Mersey)
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