Lilly Huntley, Nursing Sister, Cardiff, Photograph Album

Scope and Content

Photograph album showing military patients convalescing at the 3rd Western General Military Hospital, Howard Gardens, Cardiff.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lilly Huntley (nee Burns) was born October 1874 in Oldham, Lancashire, England. She was educated in the Bradford District of Manchester and subsequently moved to Cardiff where by 1901 she became a nurse at the Workhouse Hospital. Lilly married Fred Huntley in Cardiff during 1902 and the couple had two sons, Thomas born 1903 and Fred born 1906. By 1911 Lilly had become widowed and was living at Gelligaer Street and was employed as a Visiting Health Nurse. She joined the Territorial Force Nursing Service on the 1 September 1914 as a Staff Nurse and was promoted to Sister in May 1916. Later that year she was presented with the Royal Red Cross medal by King George V at Buckingham Palace. During the War Lilly served at the Western General Military Hospital, Howard Gardens, Cardiff. Lilly continued her medical career after the War and became a Superintendent of Midwives with Cardiff Council. Lilly Huntley died in 1952.


Original order retained

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Donated by a family member May, 2015

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available online.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fair condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by H Thomas for Glamorgan Archives

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The records remained in the custody of the donor until transferred to Glamorgan Archives.


Accruals are possible

Related Material

Cardiff Borough Council records, Roll of Honour, Application Form and Photograph for Medical Officer of Health's Department held at Glamorgan Archives (Ref.: BC/C/48/2/11/6)