Blackmore Area Local History

First World War Commemoration:
Joy Kathleen Woollard

Died in the Second World War.
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Joy Kathleen Woollard

War Memorial: Place and inscription


1st Class Women's Auxiliary Air Force.  Service No: 449799.  [CWGC]

Service Details:

Personal and family information:
Daughter of James Robert and Ethel Louisa Woollard, of Blackmore. [CWGC]

Joy Kathleen Woolard (one 'l' in burial register) was buried in Blackmore churchyard on
14 November 1943, age 21. Her abode was 'Blackmore'. She was buried in the grave of her sister Ethel Lillian Woollard, of Blackmore, who died 21st September 1923 (buried 27th September 1923), age 4.   Her father, James Robert Woollard (known also as Jim) - a survivor of the Great War - age 67, of Blackmore Cottage, was buried in the same grave on 26th July 1962 (having died on 19th July 1962).  Her mother, Ethel Louisa Woollard, died on 30th August 1972.  Although commemorated on the family grave there is no entry in the Burial Register [Burial Register held in church safe].

The Death Certificate – sent by Pauline Weaver - gives Joy Kathleen Woolard’s (one 'l' in burial register) occupation as “of The Traveller Blackmore Ingatestone U.D. Spinster A.C.W.1  W.A.A.F. 449799, Daughter of James Robert Woolard, a Newsagent”.  She died of leukaemia.

Date of Death:
8th November 1943


Where died:
General Hospital
, Essex

Place of Burial or Commemoration:
St Laurence Churchyard, Blackmore

List of Sources:
Church Safe with grateful acknowledgment to the Vicar and churchwardens, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Pauline Weaver, a descendant of the Woollard family.

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Last Updated: 10 October 2010