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Bedfordshire Women's Land Army

Roll Call of Bedfordshire Land Girls
Grace Vera Frances Buckeridge

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Name Buckeridge, Grace Vera Frances
Date of birth 21 March 1926
Place of birth Edgware, London
Joined WLA 5 April 1943
Left WLA 28 February 1946
WLA No. 113954
Trained [Not known]
Employed Employed by Beds. War. Ag. at the Bolnhurst Hostel.
Married name Norman
Further information Former clerk, aged 17. Transferred to Bedfordshire 27 April 1943. Demobilised.
Grace Buckeridge in WLA uniform Grace Buckeridge Bolnhurst picnic

Wartime picnic (l to r) Grace Buckeridge, Ethel Sweenie, 'Buddy', Mary Warner and fiance (?) Scales

Bolnhurst Hostel group on vehicle bonnet

Top Row: Margaret 'Peggy' Shaw
Middle Row (l-r): Margaret 'Peggy' Deag, Ethel Sweenie
Bottom Row (l-r): Phyllis Swanwick, Gladys Higgins, Vera Jobling, Grace Buckeridge, Elsie Allen

Bolnhurst group on lorry bonnet outside their hostel c1944

Bolnhurst group on lorry bonnet outside their hostel c1944
(l to r) Top: Doris Harris;
Middle row: Dorothy Carlyle, Chris Shouler, Vera Jobling, Elsie Allen
Bottom row: Joyce Irving, Marion Ellison, Mabel Frost, Grace Buckeridge

The wedding of land girl Olive Turner in London c.1944

The wedding of land girl Olive Turner in London c.1944
(l-r) Peggy Shaw, Grace Buckeridge, Mary Warner, Eric Sharp, Olive Sharp nee Turner (bride), Zeita Trott (bridesmaid), Doreen Kempster, Mabel Bone, Doris Harris

Bolnhurst land girls on the bonnet of a lorry

Caption: Mobile gang with their lorry outside Bolnhurst hostel, 1945
(l to r) Top row: Mabel Bone, Marion Ellison, Doris Harris, Grace Buckeridge
Middle left: Sheila Wilson
Bottom row: Dorothy Carlyle, Chris Shouler, Vera Jobling, Elsie (Allen?)

Grace Buckeridge and friend with truck

Grace Buckeridge and her friend with a truck

 


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