Memorial Location:Miscellaneous
Salford Hospital Nurses
Company/Works War Memorial
Wars Commemorated
Constructed By
Constructors Address
Physical Description
Large stone plaque set into the brick wall.
Date Unveiled
16th February 1944
By Whom
HRH Duchess of Kent
Original Address
Salford Royal Hospital,
Chapel Street,
Current Address
Salford Royal Hospital,
Chapel Street,
Who Paid For Memorial
Who's responsible
Salford City Council
Their Address
Condition of Memorial
War Names Died Served
WW2 14 14 Yes
Post WW2
Rank Included
General Information
Five of the 14 nurses killed at Salford Hospital on the 2nd June 1941
were buried together at Wardley St. Mary's RC Cemetery, Salford.

Three others were buried together at the St Anne & Blessed Dominic
RC Church, St. Helens.   I am obliged to Stephen Wainwright who
kindly sent me the St. Helen's photographs to use.  Stephen owns the
Sutton website containing a mine of fascinating local history
articles.  See

The local St. Helen's Newspaper dated, 10th June 1941 reported the

"As the remains of Ellen Sheridan, Rose Moffatt and Margaret Lowery
were laid to rest in the cemetery at St.Annes Church, many of the
hundreds of mourners were unable to contain their grief.  Pathetic
scenes were witnessed at the graveside as the three 19-year-olds’
coffins were lowered into a single grave. The trio of best pals had
gone to school together before becoming nurses at the same Manchester
hospital where they lost their lives together. So it was felt
appropriate that they should be buried together."

Elsie Okell was buried in her family grave in St. Matthew's
Churchyard, Buckley, Hawarden, Flintshire.

The burial place(s) of the remaining five nurses is not yet known.

See a full report on Stephen Wainwright's website

My thanks to SWARM for the photograph of Matron Mary Ross' Window.
Also to Peter Kelsall for the photograph of Elsie Okell's grave.

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The Memorial

Bomb Site 1941

Wardley Grave 1

Wardley Grave 2

Wardley Grave 3

St. Helen's Grave 1

St. Helen's Grave 2

Matron Mary Ross Window

Angel Healthy Living

Elsie O'Kell's Grave, Buckley