Thelma Doreen Standidge was a Yorkshire lady who was fatally injured in April 1945 when she was thrown from a car after a collision with another car in Baddow Road. He home was in Scarborough.
Thelma was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire in 1922, the daughter of Arthur Sewell Standidge (1896-1957) and Elsie Standidge (nee Heelbeck) (1900-1973).
During the Second World War Thelma served as Corporal W/153341 in the Auxiliary Territorial Service.
On 30th March 1945 her 20 year-old brother, Guardsman 2623468 Sewell Arthur Standidge died while serving with the 4th Battalion of the Grenadier Guards. Today he lies in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery in Germany (grave 43. E. 13).
Thelma Doreen STANDIDGE, Corporal, Auxiliary Territorial Service
Fatally injured in a road traffic collison in Baddow Road, Chelmsford. Aged 23
Six nights later Thelma sustained serious head injuries after being thrown from one of two cars which collided in Baddow Road, Chelmsford. She was in Chelmsford on leave and had been staying with Mrs. M. Cross of Moulsham Street.
Today she lies in Scarborough (Woodlands) Cemetery in Scarborough Her home was in Eastborough, Scarborough.