Miss Beauchamp's War in Salonika, item 34

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War heroine

held Croix

de Guerre


photo of Agneta Frances Beauchamp in old age


MISS AGNETA FRANCES
BEAUCHAMP, OBE, holder of

the Croix de Guerre, MA,

former treasurer and fellow of

Somerville College, who has

died at Little Bullington,

Sutton Scotney, Winchester,

aged 89, led a most interesting

life. 
  Born in Worcester, her life

really began to move when 

she joined the administration 

department of the Scottish 

Women's Hospitals in 1914 in 

Scotland. Two years later she 

went to Salonika where she 

held a similar post under the 

British Red Cross.

IN CONSTANTINOPLE

  Later in 1919 she moved to 

general headquarters in Constantinople

and served under 

the military secretary.

  She was awarded the OBE,

the Croix de Guerre, and was

mentioned several times in 

despatches. 

  Later Miss Beauchamp was

assistant secretary at the 

London Royal Free Hospital 

School of Medicine for women 

and later was secretary, 

treasurer and fellow of Somerville 

College, Oxford. For nine

years she was curator at

Oxford Botanical Gardens. 

  In 1939 war service was 

not over for Miss Beauchamp, 

and she joined the Red Cross 

service and was awarded a 

certificate from the Red Cross 

Society and the Order of St. 

John of Jerusalem. 

  This remarkable woman 

with a distinguished life 

spent much of her spare time 

in later years in making tapestries, 

a hobby which she 

enjoyed for many years. 

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War heroine

held Croix

de Guerre


photo of Agneta Frances Beauchamp in old age


MISS AGNETA FRANCES
BEAUCHAMP, OBE, holder of

the Croix de Guerre, MA,

former treasurer and fellow of

Somerville College, who has

died at Little Bullington,

Sutton Scotney, Winchester,

aged 89, led a most interesting

life. 
  Born in Worcester, her life

really began to move when 

she joined the administration 

department of the Scottish 

Women's Hospitals in 1914 in 

Scotland. Two years later she 

went to Salonika where she 

held a similar post under the 

British Red Cross.

IN CONSTANTINOPLE

  Later in 1919 she moved to 

general headquarters in Constantinople

and served under 

the military secretary.

  She was awarded the OBE,

the Croix de Guerre, and was

mentioned several times in 

despatches. 

  Later Miss Beauchamp was

assistant secretary at the 

London Royal Free Hospital 

School of Medicine for women 

and later was secretary, 

treasurer and fellow of Somerville 

College, Oxford. For nine

years she was curator at

Oxford Botanical Gardens. 

  In 1939 war service was 

not over for Miss Beauchamp, 

and she joined the Red Cross 

service and was awarded a 

certificate from the Red Cross 

Society and the Order of St. 

John of Jerusalem. 

  This remarkable woman 

with a distinguished life 

spent much of her spare time 

in later years in making tapestries, 

a hobby which she 

enjoyed for many years. 

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  • August 2, 2019 13:03:12 Thomas A. Lingner

    War heroine

    held Croix

    de Guerre


    photo of Agneta Frances Beauchamp in old age


    MISS AGNETA FRANCES
    BEAUCHAMP, OBE, holder of

    the Croix de Guerre, MA,

    former treasurer and fellow of

    Somerville College, who has

    died at Little Bullington,

    Sutton Scotney, Winchester,

    aged 89, led a most interesting

    life. 
      Born in Worcester, her life

    really began to move when 

    she joined the administration 

    department of the Scottish 

    Women's Hospitals in 1914 in 

    Scotland. Two years later she 

    went to Salonika where she 

    held a similar post under the 

    British Red Cross.

    IN CONSTANTINOPLE

      Later in 1919 she moved to 

    general headquarters in Constantinople

    and served under 

    the military secretary.

      She was awarded the OBE,

    the Croix de Guerre, and was

    mentioned several times in 

    despatches. 

      Later Miss Beauchamp was

    assistant secretary at the 

    London Royal Free Hospital 

    School of Medicine for women 

    and later was secretary, 

    treasurer and fellow of Somerville 

    College, Oxford. For nine

    years she was curator at

    Oxford Botanical Gardens. 

      In 1939 war service was 

    not over for Miss Beauchamp, 

    and she joined the Red Cross 

    service and was awarded a 

    certificate from the Red Cross 

    Society and the Order of St. 

    John of Jerusalem. 

      This remarkable woman 

    with a distinguished life 

    spent much of her spare time 

    in later years in making tapestries, 

    a hobby which she 

    enjoyed for many years. 

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  • Story location Salonika


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19509 / 221738
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Sarah Wedderburn
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Mar, 1970
  • English

  • Balkans

  • Women



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