23 December 1915 : Nurse Ada Stanley

Ada Stanley was born in 1869 in Moss, Yorkshire

Location of Moss, Yorkshire (cc OpenStreetMap)

Her parents were William (agricultural labourer) and Harriet Stanley. Ada was the youngest of nine children. 

Age 31 at the 1901 Census, Ada, a spinster, was living at 2 Lavender Villas, Fairfield. She was working as a 'district nurse'. 

 4 Kershaw Road (formerly Street), Failsworth. Image capture August 2009 (c) Google Street View 2021

By the 1911 Census, she was living in '2 rooms' at 2 Kershaw Street, Failsworth and still single and  working as a 'sick nurse'. 

RMS Mauretania in 1915. Ocean liners of the past: the Cunard express liners Lusitania and Mauretania. Published by Patrick Stephens, 1970 (p. 205). IWM Public Domain

Ada served with the British Army Territorial Force Nursing Service and on the RMS Mauretania which came out of service as a transatlantic passenger ship in 1915 to takes troops to Gallipoli and then to serve as a hospital ship. 


The Royal Hospital, Netley. The Officers Quarter. Wellcome Collection. CC BY 2.0Ada died in Netley Hospital of dysentery, contracted on duty, and so considered a 'War Related Sickness'.

St Paul's Church, Armitage Bridge - near to Honley, Kirklees by 'Ian S'  CC BY-SA 2.0

She is buried in Armitage Bridge (St. Paul) Churchyard CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Yorkshire.