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1912: Memorial drinking fountain

Updated: Dec 7, 2023

West Sussex Gazette - Thursday 8 August 1912

The drinking fountain approved: In memory of Captain C.W. Sergison Scots Guards and Michael Delaval Sergison Erected by their sister Lady Glanusk

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.

Lady Glanusk with the matron and staff of Penoyre Hospital, Brecon. c1915

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.

Letter to ‘The Women of Breconshire’ published in the Brecon County Times 5th November 1914.


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