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Elsie Ethel Pritchard

Women's Land Army

from:Bexley Heath, Kent

This is a bit of sad tale. I'm trying to find out more about Elsie Ethel Pritchard (I think her christian name was Ethel, but she may have gone under the name Elsie). She joined the Land Army in July 1942, age 22, and resigned in March 1944 to have a baby. The baby was adopted. We believe that this baby is my uncle, and he has just found out (at the age of 65) that he was adopted. He is understandably completely shocked, and both his adoptive parents have died (it is thought that his adoptive father and his biological father are the same person).

Elsie's address on the Land Army index card (from microfiche at National Archives) was in Bexley Heath, Kent. I believe she may have been serving in Shropshire. If anyone remembers Elsie (or Ethel) or can help with any information, please do get in touch.










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