Miss Martha Taylor
Miss Martha Taylor of Great Yarmouth, the first woman to be killed in an air raid on Britain. St Peter’s Plain was badly hit causing glass to shatter from the windows and walls and woodwork to fall from their structure. Two people were killed. Miss Martha Taylor, 72, who was born in the town of Yarmouth to John Mathias and Elizabeth Taylor. She was buried in the nearby village of Caister.
Being a postal worker was a rewarding role but could also be a painful duty. Sub-postmistresses would be the first in their village to receive the bad news that somebody local had been killed or was missing in action. Violet Jackson, sub-postmistress and female messenger in Trunch, was 21 in 1916. Violet is remembered for always taking the time to sit and offer comfort to families after she had delivered bad news in wartime.