Elizabeth A FIDOE [????-1950]
Philip Cracknell writes:
I am trying to find out more about Mrs Elizabeth A Fidoe who was one of the nursing sisters who was abused at St Stephens Hospital on 25th Dec 1941. I know she returned to UK on the Hospital Ship Oxfordshire and I believe she died fairly soon after the war (in 1951). I can not see her listed under Stanley Camp Listings and was wondering where she was up to 1945 ? and who her husband was - whether he was in HK ? I believe she was also known as Emma.
On one of my Stanley lists I find "Fidoe, E A Mrs. British, F, Trained Sister (HKVDC, VAD) Neutral believed in HK". If she was British, why a neutral?
That's interesting that she is described as a neutral (possibly Irish by marriage ? ).
Mrs Fidoe's name would not be in the 1942 Colonial List, as when it was compiled the VAD nurses were still at Bowen Road Hospital and didn't reach Stanley until the summer of that year. For that reason my younger sister Mabel's name is not on that list.