TIPPER, Elsie Elizabeth

Possibly a nurse at Hathersage Red Cross VAD Hospital. b 1897 Bolsover, by 1911C living at the Police Station Hathersage. Father Arthur b 14/6/1864, was the local policeman.  He died 1911 (a full glowing obituary in D C 20/5/1911). Elsie and her mother Anne Elizabeth who died 28/4/1913 age 58(?), stayed in the village living at Main Road according to the probate records. Information quoted from a book “Tippers of Hollington” published privately by John L Wain, and supported by other records, she trained as a nurse at Sheffield General Infirmary. After qualifying she obtained a post at the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary and lodged with family friends, a Mr & Mrs Leverette of Derby. They became victims of the 1918 Influenza epidemic, Elsie nursed them back to health, but became a victim herself and died age 21 years. There is a photo of her in nurse’s uniform on www.clanjackson.co.uk/genealogy/p36htm The family are remembered in Hathersage Churchyard.