During the First World War, Sophia Skipwith of Loversal Hall opened her home up as a hospital treating wounded soldiers. Sophia’s late husband Grey brought children from his previous marriage into Sophia’s family and they all contributed to the war effort. Mary Effie Skipwith, the oldest of the children from the first marriage, worked at Loversal Hall assisting nurses and doing pantry work. Mary’s three brothers, Fulwar, James and Frederick served with the military in India and France.
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