Elizabeth was born in 1884 in Whittington.
Elizabeth worked as a cook at Pentre Pant Hall before applying to the Shropshire 40 VAD. She worked there as a VAD from 1/6/1917 to 24/12/1918, which allowed her to have a bonus 5 shillings per week on top of the wage General and Mrs Montgomery paid her. Elizabeth worked as part of the servant staff at the hall along with housemaid Mary Ellen Davies (b. 1877), housemaid Catherine Davies (b. 1884), parlour maid Sarah Ellen Hughes (b. 1876), chauffeur Arthur Verney (b. 1880) and gardener Arthur Usher (b. 1856).
Mrs Montgomery wrote on the back of Elizabeth’s VAD card: ‘E Davies and M Davies did all the cooking for patients, sisters and nurses as well as for General Montgomery and myself and 2 servants. They took no holidays while the hospital was open’.
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