Edith Bruce Mortlock OBE

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Edith Bruce Culver (Mortlock)

Birthdate: (95)
Death: November 15, 1964 (95)
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Wife of William Robert Richard Culver

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About Edith Bruce Mortlock OBE

Her married name was Culver. Edith Bruce Mortlock OBE was born on 15 March 1869 at Camberwell, London.2,3 She was the daughter of Joseph Chambers Mortlock and Harriet Fanny Rogers.1 Edith Bruce Mortlock OBE appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 at 48 Sedgemoor Place, Camberwell, Surrey, as Daughter, age 12, birthplace Camberwell, Surrey, and she was a Scholar.1 She lived on 31 October 1896 at Holton Villa, Whitehill Road, Gravesend, Kent.3 She married William Robert Richard Culver, son of William Thomas Culver and Mary Ann Page, on 31 October 1896 at The Register Office, Greenwich, London; and William was given as 'Divorced.2,3' Edith Bruce Mortlock OBE was a Secretary on 5 December 1900.4 She and William Robert Richard Culver lived on 5 December 1900 at Grove Cottage, Clifton Marine Parade, Gravesend, Kent.4,5 Edith Bruce Mortlock OBE appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 at Gravesend, Kent, as Wife (Ethel), age 31, birthplace Camberwell, London.6 She and William Robert Richard Culver lived on 4 January 1903 at Grove Cottage, Clifton Marine Parade, Gravesend, Kent.7 Edith Bruce Mortlock OBE and William Robert Richard Culver lived on 23 November 1909 at 17 The Avenue, Gravesend, Kent.8 Edith Bruce Mortlock OBE lived on 3 June 1918 at Broomfield Hall, Swanley, Kent.9 She was honour 'Her citation reads "Divisional Secretary for the British Red Cross, services in Kent"'. The Order was founded in 1917; as 'there was no suitable honour for women, who were suddenly liberated in the First World War, and played such a strong part in both the military and civilian endeavours of that time'. 'The original riband was coloured purple....the motto...'For God and the Empire'....the original badge had the figure of Britannia in the centre, holding a trident and seated beside a shield bearing the Union Jack'. on 3 June 1918.9,10,11 She was bereaved when J C Mortlock, Brother in Law of WRR Culver, [and her Brother] notifies her of the death of her husband at The Hermitage, Twyford, Berkshire. on 1 August 1934.12 She witnessed the marriage of Mary Esther Bradbury and William Carol Culver on 29 September 1938 at St Mark, Battersea Rise, Battersea, London.2,13 Edith Bruce Mortlock OBE died on 15 November 1964 at Westminster, London, at age 95.2 She left a will on 6 August 1965 at The Abbey, Chertsey, Surrey; and concerning her estate, 'The London Gazette' of 6 August 1965 provides information that her address was also Flat D, 14 Park Street, London, W.1., and she was a Widow. Also mentioned is her Son, William Carol Culver.14,15

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Edith Bruce Mortlock OBE's Timeline

March 15, 1869
November 15, 1964
Age 95