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Bedfordshire Women's Land Army

Roll Call of Bedfordshire Land Girls
Irene Florence May Cook

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Name Cook, Irene Florence May
Date of birth 10 May 1926
Born Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Joined WLA 7 April 1944
Left WLA 19 October 1946
WLA No. 142624
Trained Northamptonshire Institute of Agriculture, Moulton
Employed Employed by private farmers - Mrs Lucas, Manor Farm Shillington and Measure's Farm, Thurleigh but was billeted at Milton Ernest hostel.
Married Saunders
Further information Former plastic assembler, aged 17. Suffered from ringworm from working with cows, and had to be treated in a London hospital. Took part in the 14 February 1946 parade in Bedford before Princess Elizabeth. Left on medical grounds.
Irene Cook Milton Ernest get together August 2010

(left to right) Ann Haynes nee Brodrick, Kathleen Cox nee Hopkins, Dawn Filby nee Skeggs, Mary Smith nee Pakes (cutting cake) Trixie Schreiner nee Saunders, Irene Saunders nee Cook, Peggy Albertson nee Davis, Hilda Hicks nee Bright
See more about the Milton Ernest get together (August 2010) on the Recent News page


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