From Wrawby, Sister Ellen was killed while on active service on the Western Front.
November 2018 will see the 100th anniversary of the guns falling silent, with the peace treaty ending the war being signed in 1919.
Ken Harrison, now living in Brigg and a former Wrawby resident, wrote to the council, suggesting Sister Andrews should be added.
His request was read out by the Town Clerk in Public Question Time during the April meeting, held in the Angel Suite, as Ken was unable to be present.
In past years, Brigg Town Council has debated the issue of whether further names should be added to the list displayed on the Monument after the First World War, when the memorial was erected. However, no names were added.
During the latest discussions it was asked what criteria were used by those who drew up the list of names for inclusion. For not everyone listed on the Monument lived in Brigg - there are some from other places in the area.
Did those compiling the role of honour perhaps take into account family connections with Brigg? Or whether the servicemen who died went to school in the town, or attended church here?
Coun Chris Dyson was firmly of the opinion there should be "no change."
Coun Donald Campbell wondered whether someone killed on active service in the current era would be included on the Monument.
It was eventually decided to defer the matter until it can be discussed at a future Full Council Meeting.
KEN HARRISON'S REQUEST TO THE COUNCIL
In conjunction with the proposed refurbishment of Brigg's war memorial, may I request, for the 3rd time, that the name of Sister Ellen Andrew (sometimes, Andrews), KIA (killed in action) on the Western Front in March, 1918, be added to the memorial plaque.
There are 105 names on the WW1 plaques remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Almost half of the 105 casualties came from the local outlying villages and parishes.
My previous requests have been rejected on the friable assumptions that as Sister Ellen Andrew came from Wrawby, she failed to qualify, ignoring the fact that many of casualties named on the memorial came from villages further afield than Wrawby and had no direct association to Brigg.
In addition, another request was rejected as a former Brigg Town Council mayor, '..did not want to re-write history' in relation to the way names were collected in 1919 when the Monument was erected.
In my opinion, the omission of the name of Sister Andrew leaves the assumption that the Monument commemorates all LOCAL people very questionable....a situation that needs urgent remediation before 2018.
While BTC presently refuse to include Army Sister Ellen Andrew's name on the WW1 plaques, she is commemorated in York Minster...one of the few women actually KIA on the Western Front...on the Nurses' Plaque.
KEN LATER ADDED
She is buried in a Commonwealth War Commission grave near Albert, France.
She was killed during an aerial bombing raid on a Red Cross train on the first day of the final German offensive in spring 1918.
Read more about Sister Andrews, of the Territorial Force Nursing Service, and view a picture of her, through this link..
View Sister Andrews' family connections with Wrawby through this link..
View our report of one of the debates on the Monument names, from April 2013, through this link...
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