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VIDEO: South Holland First Lady in poppy wreath tribute to woman Army second lieutenant buried in Spalding




A century ago Spalding witnessed a funeral with full military honours for a woman second lieutenant who died aged 30 the day after the Armistice was signed.

Clara Mildred Hancock's poignant story was uncovered by Cheryl Arnold, the welfare officer and assistant Poppy Appeal organiser with Spalding branch of The Royal British Legion.

Cheryl believes Clara to have been the only serving lady from World War 1 to be buried in Spalding Cemetery.


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