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  • This photo of Kitty Jollands has been provided courtesy of the Misterton and West Stockwith History Group
Person Details
Haxey,Lincolnshire
Was born at Haxey in 1894 the daughter of Mark and Mary Jane Jollands (nee Swallow). She was from a large family having 8 siblings, Harry 1886, Ruth 1888, Thomas 1889, Agnes 1892, Rose 1896, John 1901, Violet 1903 and May 1906. Her sister, Agnes Annie, died on 24 September 1923 age 31, her father on 17 November 1930 age 73 and her mother on 4 December 1933 age 69.
Kitty was a nurse at the Firvale Hospital in Sheffield. She was a member of the congregation of Misterton Methodist Church
08 Jul 1915
21
Nurse
Kitty was a nurse and worked at the Firvale Hospital in Sheffield she died 8 July 1915 of double pneumonia whilst nursing at Firvale House Hospital in Sheffield. The funeral service was held in Firvale House Chapel and later at the Primitive Methodist Church in Misterton. She is buried in the cemetery just north of Misterton on the road to Haxey.
An obituary which appeared in the local paper at the time of her death reads : - MISTERTON OBITUARY. The death of a Misterton young lady nurse at Sheffield on Thursday at a comparatively early age in her nursing career is much to be regretted. We subjoin a paragraph from the ' Yorkshire Star' which testifies to the respect in which she was held by her Sheffield comrades and employers: - A TOUCHING TRIBUTE PAID IN SHEFFIELD. A touching tribute to the memory of Nurse Catherine Hannah Jollands, of the staff of Fir Vale House, Sheffield, who died on Thursday after a short illness from double pneumonia was paid by the staff and officials of the institution. A very impressive service was held in the chapel conducted by the Rev. L.E. Day (Vicar of St. Cuthbert's, Firvale, and a member of the Sheffield Board of Guardians). Among those present were: Nurse A. Jollands (sister of the deceased) and other relatives, Mrs Gallimore, and Mr W.H. Barge (representing the Sheffield Guardians), Captain J. Clark, R.A.M.C. (T) (medical superintendent). Lieut. B. McKean, R.A.M.C. (T) (deputy medical superintendent), Lieut. R.P. Anderson, R.A.M.C. (T) (assistant medical officer), Dr. J.M. Pringle (assistant medical officer), Mr. S.H.A. Healey (steward), Mrs. A.M. Rawson (matron), the nursing staff and many officers of the institution. Afterwards the cortege was conducted to the gates of Fir Vale House by the Rev. L.E. Day, the medical staff, the male officers and several wounded soldiers. The remains were conveyed by road to Misterton, near Gainsborough, where they were interred on Tuesday. Floral tributes were sent from the medical staff, the nursing staff, the male officers, the domestic staff and the wounded soldiers who are undergoing treatment at the institution. Nurse Jollands was only 21 years of age. The funeral service of Nurse Jollands on Tuesday afternoon was held in the Primitve Methodist Church, Misterton, and was conducted by the Rev. Baldwin, of Gainsborough, assisted by the Chaplain of the Fir Vale Hospital, Sheffield. Among the mourners, the hospital was represented by the medical officer, the matron, and a contingent of the nursing staff. The wreaths were so numerous as to require a separate conveyance. Noticeable was a splendid wreath in red, white and blue, subscribed for by the wounded soldier patients of the hospital, the matron and staff sending a beautiful harp wreath with broken string. Others included a white floral anchor from the domestic staff, a heart in green foliage, and chrysanthemums. Large crowds gathered at the Haxey Road Cemetery to witness the internment. Information on Kitty Jollands has been provided courtesy of the Misterton and West Stockwith History Group Kitty's grave is in plot J9, Haxey Road Cemetery, Misterton, her parents, Mark and Mary Jane Jollands plot J8, and her sister Agnes Annie Jollands plot J10.
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  • This photo of Kitty Jollands has been provided courtesy of the Misterton and West Stockwith History Group
    Catherine (Kitty) Hannah Jollands - This photo of Kitty Jollands has been provided courtesy of the Misterton and West Stockwith History Group
  • This photo of Kitty Jollands and her sisters has been provided courtesy of the Misterton and West Stockwith History Group
    Catherine (Kitty) Hannah Jollands - This photo of Kitty Jollands and her sisters has been provided courtesy of the Misterton and West Stockwith History Group
  • Photo shows the grave of the Jollands family which can be found in Misterton Cemetery, photo courtesy of the Misterton and West Stockwith  history group
    Catherine (Kitty) Jollands - Photo shows the grave of the Jollands family which can be found in Misterton Cemetery, photo courtesy of the Misterton and West Stockwith history group