The Freda Laycock Memorial Web Site



          This site is dedicated to the memory of Freda Laycock

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About Freda

The Early Years

Pontefract Infirmary

Shaftesbury Hospital

Oxford University

Sierra Leone

Catterick and D-Day


Freda Served Here

Casualty Clearing Stn

The Post War Years

Letters of Thanks


Photograph Gallery

Charles Blackburne


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Shaftesbury Hospital 

Freda was accepted into the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service and was initially posted to Shaftsbury Hospital for training. The document below is Freda's acceptance form for this training.

Below is Freda's order from the War office to report for training.


During her time at Shaftesbury, Freda acquired a photographic letter card of the town and surrounding area. These depict a rural and gentle place and you can view them by clicking on the thumbnail photographs.

Tout Hill, Shaftesbury Town Hall and High Street Shaftesbury Park Walk

Old Abbey Wall and Town Hall Gold Hill, Shaftesbury Shaftesbury Park Walk