GARLICK Hilda Mary – Territorial Force Nursing Service
Hilda Mary Garlick was born in Dublin, Ireland on 21st December 1873, the daughter of William Thomas Garlick and his wife Maria Sarah (nee Ruck). Three more children were born to William and Maria: George Alfred born in 1876, Edith May born in 1878 and Florence Maria born in 1880. Maria died in 1894 and by 1901 Hilda aged 27, had moved to England and was living at 1 Beau Cottage, Rotten Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham where she was employed as housekeeper to the Davis family.
At some point after 1901 Hilda undertook nurse training and by 1911 she was resident as a boarder at 1 Reservoir Retreat, Edgbaston, Birmingham and working as a Hospital Nurse at Queen’s Hospital, Birmingham.
After war broke out Hilda joined the Territorial Force Nursing Service (TFNS). It is not known which hospitals she worked in but she died on 12th August 1917 at the age of 43 and was buried in Birmingham Lodge Hill Cemetery, Warwickshire, grave B12. 90. The probate records for 1917 record:
Garlick Hilda Mary of Cornegarra Chaucer Road Canford Cliffs Bournemouth spinster died 12 August 1917 at 24 York Road Edgbaston Birmingham Probate London 28 September to Dora Silverston spinster. Effects £243 4s. 6d.
Hilda Garlick is remembered on a memorial in St Annes Cathedral, Belfast.