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Euphemia Culbert CunninghamForewoman in the Nitro-Glycerine Section
EUPHEMIA MILLER CULBERT CUNNINGHAM
Known as ‘EFFIE’
Date and Place of Birth: 6th June 1892 at Abbey Hill, Edinburgh
Date and Place of Death: 2 August 1989 age 97 years at Wellington, NZ
Nationality: Scottish – but lived in New Zealand for the majority of her life.
Childhood: Effie was one of 10 children:
She had 2 step-brothers, William born 1878 and Joseph born 1880.
Effie’s full siblings were:
James b.1885 who was killed at Fleurabaix 10th October 1915
John b.1886 missing/killed Quintishill train disaster 22nd May 1915
Richard b.1890 killed at Loos 25th September 1915
Parents: WILLIAM + MARGARET (nee Ross) CUNNINGHAM
William had been married previously to Robina Boyle. She died 1882 aged 29. William and Margaret were married three years later.
Parent’s occupations: William was an Engine Cleaner but had been a Soldier:
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Nil Known
Occupation: Munitions Woker
Place of residence at Gretna: Not known
Job title at Gretna: Forewoman in the Nitro-Glycerine section at HM factory
Marital status: Effie married Thomas Baxter in Edinburgh in 1921
Children: Thomas and Rachel had a family but details not known.
Travels: In 1924 Thomas and Effie emigrated to New Zealand
Awards/recognitions: awarded OBE for courage whilst working in munitions