• First Name(s):
  • Surname:
  • Service Number:
  • Rank:

    Nursing Sister

  • Conflict:
  • Nursing Service:
    Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service Reserve
  • Nationality:
  • Date of Death:
    29th October 1918
  • Age At Death:
  • Cause of Death:
    Pneumonia following influenza
  • Place of Burial:
    Peebles Cemetery, Scotland

Further Information About AINSWORTH Grace Glen

Grace Glen Ainsworth was born in Stockton, Durham on 8th January 1889.  She entered Stockton Bowesfield Lane Girls Senior School on 4th July 1898 when her home address was given as 2 Lightfoot Grove and her parent as Grace Ainsworth.  The school admission book records Grace as last attending the school on 20th July 1898, leaving on 21st November 1898, being re-admitted on 18th October 1898, last attending on 21st July 1899 and leaving the school on 7th October 1899.

On the 1901 census, the family consisting of Grace aged 12, her widowed mother aged 36, sisters Mary aged 9, Ethel aged 7 and brother William aged 4 are resident at 135 High Street, Redcar, Cleveland.  Also resident was Eliza Murray aged 41, sister of Grace and the children’s aunt.  Grace’s mother was a Boarding House Keeper.  On the 1911 census, Grace aged 22 has two listings, one with her family at 25 Shaftesbury Street, Stockton on Tees where her occupation is given as Hospital Nurse, and one at Pembroke Place and Ashton Street, Liverpool, part of the Royal Liverpool Infirmary  where she trained and was employed as a hospital nurse.

It is currently not known when Grace Ainsworth joined Queen’s Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service Reserve.  She was serving at the Royal Naval Hospital, Peebles, Scotland when she succumbed to influenza and broncho-pneumonia on 29th October 1918 at the age of 29.  She was buried in Peebles Cemetery, Peebleshire, Scotland, Grave 1209.

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