A Hospital Romance

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22nd February 1919

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On 22nd February 1919 Nurse Harriett Sprowson married Staff Sergeant Edwin Alexius Lyons.

Harriet was born in Wilmslow, Cheshire in 1879. In 1911 she was boarding at the Royal Hotel in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire & working in the hospital. In 1917 she came to work at the Rosemary Military Hospital, 28 Milton Rd,  Harpenden where she had the important role of Sister-in-Charge. It is here that she met & nursed her future husband, Edwin Lyons.

Edwin Alexis Lyons was born in 1887 in Ledbury, Herefordshire. His father was a schoolmaster at the roman catholic school, Belmont in Hereford. Edwin joined the Prince's Own Civil Service Rifles (London Regiment) in 1915 & on 18th March that year was sent to Le Havre. He received shrapnel wounds to the left forearm & left thigh & was sent home to be treated.

The happy event was reported in the Luton News.

They started their married life together in Albert Road, Houghton Regis, Dunstable.

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Author: KarenC

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