West Sussex Gazette - Thursday 8 August 1912
On Thursday night the Cuckfield Urban District Council agreed to accept an offer made by Lady Glanusk to erect a drinking fountain as a memorial of her brother, the late Captain Sergison subject to the selection of a stable site and arranging for water supply.
Who was Lady Glanusk?
Editha Elma (Bailey), Lady Glanusk (Sergison) Place of birth: Haywards Heath, Sussex
Service: 'Active war worker' Red Cross
Notes: Lady Glanusk was born in 1871 and married the 2nd Baron Glanusk in 1890. From the outbreak of war she became very involved in wartime activities, and was an indefatigable writer to the newspapers, calling for young women to encourage their men to join up, and demanding the internment of enemy aliens. She was the President of the Red Cross in Breconshire, (for which she was awarded a CBE in 1920), and was heavily involved in the Penoyre Red Cross Hospital in Brecon. Two of her three sons were killed in the war, one a 17-year-old midshipman.
For Lady Glanusk family see: Bailey, Joseph Henry Russell (1864-1928), 2nd Baron Glanusk.