Isabel K Nicholson was born in 1894 to parents Edward D, a Limestone Quarry Owner (b. 1861) and Isabella (1865). The family lived at Whitehaven in Oswestry. Isabel had five other siblings: Mary (b. 1888) Muriel (b. 1890), Effie Mary (b. 1891), Donald (b. 1897) and May (b. 1899).
Isabel was a member of the Shropshire 40 VAD and worked at Pentre Pant Hall from January 1917 to December 1918. She worked five hours a day, five days a week doing ward and pantry work.
Isabel’s sister, Effie, also worked the same hours as her at Pentre Pant Hall and was part of the Shropshire 40 VAD.