Edith Eleanor Mylne nee Baxter
DescriptionDuring the First World War Edith’s husband Henry Charles Mylne (1853-1919) was Mayor of Wokingham giving all his time to the maintenance of the war hospital; operations in aid of the soldiers and sailors; work in connection wit the Military Tribunal; food control; organisation of the War Savings associations and the establishment of War relief Funds.
In addition to serving her husband as Mayoress Edith Eleanor joined the war effort by turning Wokingham Town Hall into a venue for bazaars by which she obtained finances to purchase materials, and a workshop for her helpers to use the materials to make comforts for the troops in various countries. The Town Hall Working Party was soon recognised by the War Office as valuable source of garments for British troops.
Edith, a Dundonian married Henry Charles from Edinburgh in 1886. They had one daughter, Emilia (b. 1888).
SourceNotes from Jim Bell.
“Edith Eleanor Mylne nee Baxter,” Wokingham's Virtual Museum, accessed February 17, 2020, https://wokingham-tc.gov.uk/museum/document/WTH0325.