Rank: Nurse 83/M/274
Regiment: Voluntary Aid Detachment
Budleigh Salterton War Memorial, St Peter's Church War Memorial
Other Memorial: Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey [Google]
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Born in Madras, India, to Frank Grant Maltby and Lilian Elsie (Bridge) by 1901 Phylis was living with her mother in Worthing, Sussex, her father having died in 1896. He had been a Lieutenant Colonel in HM India Staff Corps.
By 1911, the family had moved to and Southsea, Hampshire. Her younger sister Eileen Mary Howard Maltby, who was born 5 February 1896 in Madras, was at The Princess Helena College, Ealing, Middlesex, in 1911 where Joyce Dennys (1893-1991) was also a pupil.
In The Western Times in January 1911 Phyllis and Joyce were listed as helping with refreshments at a concert to raise money for the school fund in Budleigh Salterton. By April when the census was taken they were back in Ealing and Southsea. Although a Mrs Maltby is listed in the directories as living in Lansdowne Cottage, Knowle in 1910, she is recorded as living in Southsea in the 1911 census. She appears again in Budleigh Directories in 1923 at ‘Woodbeer’ Victoria Place but she died in Barton on Sea, Hampshire in 1950.
However, Eileen seems to have made her life in Budleigh Salterton, dying there in 1963. Her home was Bushire, Station Road and she is buried in St Peter’s Cemetery, Moor Lane.
Phyllis is listed as serving at the Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital at Green Bushes, Budleigh Salterton with Harriet Barton in 1915 and then served in Torquay, Plymouth, Malta and Birmingham, and died on duty at the 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell, Surrey. She has a Red Cross Commonwealth War Graves Commission stone at the Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey and her name was put forward to appear on the Budleigh Salterton War Memorial.
Honours awarded 2 Scarlet Efficiency Stripes - 29 June 1917 & 12 March 1918.
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