Unexamined Lives

The story of the 20th century as lived by residents in the Derbyshire village of Borrowash

Hasse, Margaret E

Full Name: Margaret Helen Hassé (note the accent on the “e”)

  • Born: Jul-Sep 1887 in Heckmonwyke, Yorkshre
  • Father was a Moravian Minister, Louie St. Aubin Hassé.
  • Father retired to Ockbrook Moravian Settlement with his Sarah Louise, his wife and daughter Margaret in November 1912.
  • Was employed as a music teacher.
  • Became a Red Cross  VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) nurse at the Red Cross Auxiliary Hospital, Ockbrook in 1914.

Commemorative Plaque

  • Her brother Edwin Ridgley Hassé was killed near Ypres, Belgium in July 1916.
  • Transferred to Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley (near Southampton) in October, 1917.
  • Died of influenza in October, 1918, aged 30 years
  • Buried at the Ockbrook Moravian Burial Ground with full military honours.

  • Her father died in December 1919.
  • The family presented with Next-of-Kin Memorial Plaque

  • Commemorated on the Women’s War Memorial, York Minster

Womens War Memorial - York Minster (1)

Womens War Memorial - York Minster (2)

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