Leading Wren Eva Monks

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by BereniceUK, May 31, 2015.

  1. BereniceUK

    BereniceUK Well-Known Member

    This memorial vase/cup is in Wheatley Lane Inghamite Church, near Nelson, Lancs.


    In loving memory of
    Leading Wren Eva Monks
    who died on active service
    26th November 1944


    Rank: Leading Wren
    Service No: 32516
    Date of Death: 26/10/1944
    Age: 24
    Regiment/Service: Women's Royal Naval Service, H.M.S. Nile
    Grave Reference: 6. L. 1.
    Additional Information: Daughter of Albert and Edna Monks, of Wheatley Lane, Lancashire.
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2209531/MONKS, EVA
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Name: Eva Monks
    Mother's Maiden Surname: Bradley
    Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1920
    Registration district: Burnley
    Inferred County: Lancashire
    Volume Number: 8e
    Page Number: 457

    Name: Eva Monks
    Age: 24
    Birth Date: abt 1920
    Death Date: 26 Oct 1944
    Cemetery: Heliopolis War Cemetery Eg 1
    Burial Country: Egypt
    Father: Albert Monks
    Mother: Edna Monks
    Regimental Number: 32516
    Region or Memorial: Egypt


  3. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    News has been received by Mr and Mrs Albert Monks that their only daughter, Leading Wren Eva Monks (24) has died while on active service in Cairo. She has been serving in WRNS for about four years and has been stationed in Cairo for 18 months.
    As a girl she attended Whitefield School in Nelson (Burnley) and left to start work as a weaver at Messrs. R Burton LTD. Nelson.

    BURNLEY EXPRESS 4/11/1944

    Unfortunately the text becomes illegible at this point. Her Father had served in the Royal Engineers in WW1.


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  4. Olsong

    Olsong New Member

    Attached is a photo of Eva's grave the at the Heliopolis War Grave Cemetery taken on September 15, 2022. I've post a high resolution version at Eva's memorial on findagrave.com

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  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Welcome to the forum and thank you for taking the time and trouble to post a photograph of her headstone.
  6. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    From ADM 104/134

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