Many young women who volunteered to nurse at hospitals like the auxiliary facility at Scorrier came from well-to-do families: they had the time to devote to such a cause, and the money for items that were needed e.g. uniforms.
Dorothy de Cerjat came from one such family – her father was vicar of Crowan (a few miles away) for several years though he had moved away before WW1 broke out.
- Dorothy was the daughter of Charles Rowland Wynne de Cerjat, vicar of Crowan for 14 years, leaving in 1904 to become rector of Great Hallingbury.
- De Cerjat is an ancient name, probably dating to the times of William the Conqueror
- Dorothy’s mother was the daughter of Rev. St Aubyn Molesworth St Aubyn of Clowance. Her brother, Charles Sigismund de Cerjat served in the Grenadier Guards. Her father died in March 1917.
- In 1918, Dorothy would have been 25.