Dressmaker Mary Louisa Clitheroe joined Queen Mary’s Auxiliary Army Corps during the latter years of the First World War. The 26-year-old resident of Euxton, near Chorley, Lancashire was employed at No. 1 Dispersal Unit, Wimbledon Common. It was a demobilisation centre for troops returning from service overseas,
On February 19, 1919, she was killed in a road accident. She was struck by a bus on Oxford Street, London. According to the Euxton War Memorial Group, a fellow worker she was with at the time was injured. . The Wimbledon Common unit was closed just weeks after Mary died.
Mary was buried in St Mary’s RC cemetery, Euxton on February 24.
Mary’s name is the first mentioned on the Church’s war memorial:
A church roll of honour provides more information about Mary Clitheroe’s life. Click HERE for more info.