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Tragic death of Edie’s niece, Elizabeth, in 1928

Many thanks to Lorna Coots who sent me a photo of the memorial to Edie’s niece, Mary Elizabeth Appleton Ledger, who died tragically in June 1928, aged only 19. She drowned in the sea off Boulogne trying to save the life of a Frenchman. Here below is the memorial in Northbourne Church in Kent. Edie mentions Elizabeth (as she was known to the family) a couple of times in her diary: on 31 March 1916 – click here to access the page and then scroll down to 31 March; and on 11 July 1916 – click here and scroll down to 11 July.

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