The Freda Laycock Memorial Web Site



        This site is dedicated to the memory of Freda Laycock


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

Historical Documents

Charles Blackburne


About this site

Family Photographs


Sisters in Arms

Updated recollections

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This site is dedicated to the memory of Freda Laycock who was born in Hensall in Yorkshire, England.

It particularly looks at Freda's outstanding service as a military nurse and sister serving troops in the Second World War in Sierra Leone in West Africa and as part of the 10th British Casualty Clearing Station in Normandy and at the Stalag XB concentration camp at Sandbostel in Germany.

The story of Freda's service life will be told through her diaries kept over a two year period during the war and also through original documents now owned by her daughter Kathryn.

Follow the links opposite to read about Freda's life of service. It is designed to move through Freda's life from her birth to the post war years. 

There are two main areas to the site. The first from "About Freda" to "The Post War Years" shares Freda's documents and photographs in chronological order as we move through her life.

The second features Freda's unique personal diary from the war years. The two sections are designed to be viewed together as a whole in order to learn both about Freda's life and her work throughout the war years. It is also hoped that reading this site will help give an insight into what it was like to live through the second world war.

You can e-mail Freda's daughter Kathryn by clicking here. There is also a message board facility for leaving messages for Kathryn and a noticeboard where you can let us know about the site and leave your memories of Freda. Any memories and information left will form the basis of a new section entitled "reminiscences." If you knew Freda, do get in touch.

Finally to help you negotiate your way round the site we have included a search function below.


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