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Emily Alice Tollet

Womens Land Army

My mum has recently passed away aged 83. Her maiden name was Emily Alice Tollet. In later years she used her second name Alice, but not sure if she used Alice or Emily when she was younger. She was born and raised in Southampton. Her father was in the Navy in World War 1. We know mum was in the land army on the Isle of Wight based at Whitecroft farm. This is where she met my father and spent the rest of her life living on the Island. Her married name is Taylor. We believe she may have been based in Devon originally in the land army, then moved to the Isle of Wight but we donít know for sure.

In the picture of my Mum, she is the blonde haired woman on the right, we have no idea who is the lady on the left or where the photograph was taken. If you have any info on my mum, the other lady or the location I would be very grateful to hear from you. The Devon part of mumís story is what we as a family are interested in finding out about but any info would be appreciated.

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