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Bedfordshire Women's Land Army

Roll Call of Bedfordshire Land Girls
Sylvia 'Flash' Mary Burns

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Name Burns, Sylvia 'Flash' Mary
Date of birth 27th September 1929
Place at enrolment Keighley, Yorkshire
Joined WLA 18 July 1947
Left WLA 18 June 1948
WLA No. 185105
Trained Ravensden
Employed Employed by War. Ag. at "Chimney Corner".
Married name [Not known]
Further information Former shop assistant window dresser, then textile spinner, aged 17. Transferred to Bedfordshire 19 September 1947. Involved in a collision between Land Army truck containing Land Girls with a truckload of Italian POWs travelling in the opposite direction. Suffered fractured ribs and concussion and was granted early release from the WLA.
Sylvia Burns

Sylvia burns working in the Cox's Orange Pippin Orchards at Cockayne Hatley in the 1940s

Sylvia Burns

Sylvia Burns in 2008


Stuart Antrobus Historian/Author

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