Winifred Ruth Binnie was born in East Lothian, Scotland, in late 1890. Winifred went by her middle name, Ruth, and was part of a large farming family. Ruth began working at Hooton Pagnell Hall in September 1915 and remained there throughout the war. From October 1916, Ruth was solely responsible for driving and caring for the hospital’s motor car. Her brother Arthur Drybrough Binnie died in October 1918 while serving with the RAF. Ruth died, unmarried, in June 1944 in Edinburgh.
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