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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Vivian Courtenay Consterdine at the Rock (Church) Cemetery,Nottingham. 
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
08 Dec 1881
Heaton Chapel Lancashire
Vivian was born in 1881 the daughter of William, a commercial traveller in drapery, and Alicia Consterdine. In 1911 she was living with her mother at 8 Park Avenue, Hornsey, London, where she was shown as being 29 years of age, single and was a certified and registered sick nurse living on private means. She had at least one sibling, a sister, Alicia Kathleen Courtenay Consterdine, who was her executor.
Vivan was educated privately in a ladies school in Manchester. She received her training as a nurse at Croydon Hospital where she was from 1904 till 1907. Between 1914 and 1915 she worked at the Brighton and Hove Hospital for Women.
06 Nov 1918
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2750262 - CWGC Website
Staff Nurse
Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service. On her application form dated 16th March 1915 Vivian gave her address as 202 Bedford Hill, Balham. She gave her personal details and stated that her parents were dead and her sister Alicia was her next of kin. In May 1915 she was accepted and joined the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing and served on the home front at Weymouth Military Hospital before being sent to Rouen France in October 1915 and saw service in the hospital at Rouen and also on ambulance trains and hospital ships. In May 1917 she resigned for a short period due to exhaustion but applied to rejoin on 11th July 1917. She then went to Bagthorpe Military Hospital in Nottingham and served there until her death from illness (probably influenza) on 6th November 1918.
Vivian's probate was administered in London on 13/12/1918 which states she was of 38 Windsor Street, Brighton, and died at the Temporary Military Hospital Bagthorpe, Nottingham, on 6th November 1918. She was unmarried. Her assets of £426 2 shillings and 7 pence were left to her younger sister, Alicia Kathleen Courtenay Consterdine who was also unmarried.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Vivian Courtenay Consterdine at the Rock (Church) Cemetery,Nottingham. 
Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Vivian Courtenay Consterdine - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Vivian Courtenay Consterdine at the Rock (Church) Cemetery,Nottingham. Photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
  • Bagthorpe Military Hospital, formerly Bagthorpe Hospital. Contemporary postcard courtesy of L Gadd.
    Vivian Courtenay Consterdine - Bagthorpe Military Hospital, formerly Bagthorpe Hospital. Contemporary postcard courtesy of L Gadd.