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Joan Edith Davis

Land Army

from:Camden Town, NW1

(d.1943)

I have been doing a little study on my relatives and have discovered that my aunt Joan served in the land army in Dorset, she was at Muston Farm, she stayed at the W.L.A Hostel in Piddletrenthide, i have found out from a letter she sent to my grandmother that she had a friend called Rene who apparently was like a second mum to her and looked after her. Unfortunately i never met Joan she was killed on the farm in a tragic accident whereby a trailer being driven by the farmer skidded and crushed her to death when she fell from it. Another girl Irene Cordier jumped clear, now Irene could be ' Rene' as stated in her letter. Maybe someone may have known any of these names before,or heard about the accident via their grandparents or mothers, I would really love to know.










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