SY7197 : Ann Winzer - Nursing Heroine of Waterloo

taken 10 years ago, near to Piddlehinton, Dorset, Great Britain

Ann Winzer - Nursing Heroine of Waterloo
Ann Winzer - Nursing Heroine of Waterloo
Close to the north boundary of the churchyard there is a gravestone to the memory of Ann Winzer, who died in 1873, aged 82, a resident of the parish. She was born Ann Keates in Fordington, Dorchester in 1791 and christened in St George's Church, Fordington. She married James Winzer at the same church.
Ann Winzer acted as a nurse to the wounded at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, many years before Florence Nightingale's famous days pioneering the nursing of the sick and wounded in the Crimean War. Ann came to live in Piddlehinton after her nursing days with the army were over. Her husband, James Winzer, must have seen military service, probably overseas, for he was one of the many Chelsea Pensioners who did not live at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. Colonel Astell of West Lodge, Piddlehinton took steps to ensure that Ann got a pension in recognition of the service to the army.
The Register of Burials of Piddlehinton, confirms she was buried on the 2 December 1873 aged 82 and her husband died two years later, aged 85, on 12 May 1875.
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Tuesday, 4 November, 2008   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 11 March, 2009
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