- Born: Aug 27, 1890, 59 Ripon St. Attercliffe District Of Sheffield, County York, U.K.
- Marriage: STARBUCK, Thomas William Charles, Col. on Aug 27, 1913 in The Mission Hall, Duke St. Workington, Cumbria, U.K.
- Died: Oct 11, 1985 aged 95
- Buried: Brakespears Crematorium
1. Historical. The following information concerning her grandmother, was supplied by Olwen Anderson (nee Brooke) in an e-mail dated 4 June 2006 and included a Tribute as part of the funeral service :-
"The Salvation Army - ORDER OF SERVICE at the funeral of Mrs Colonel LILY STARBUCK (R) (Promoted to Glory on Friday 11 October 1985)" tribute from reverse page.
"Funeral Service in the Harrow Salvation Army Hall at 2.15 pm; Commital Service at the Brakepears Crematorium at 4 pm"
MRS COLONEL LILY STARBUCK ®
MRS COLONEL LILY STARBUCK was promoted to Glory from Ealing Hospital on Friday, 11 October 1985, at the age of 95, after 75 years as an officer. She entered training in 1910 from Attercliffe Corps where her parents were local officers, and her grandparents among the first local officers and soldiers.
In 1913 she married Captain Thomas Starbuck, and they served in corps appointments until the First World War when they were appointed to naval and military work, first in camps in this country, then in France and Belgium, where they ran hostels for servicemen at Namur, Paris and Dunkirk. At Dunkirk, which was known as the most frequently bombed place in France, Mrs Starbuck was the only English woman left there. Her husband was awarded the MBE for the war service and Mrs Starbuck stood by him through all this service.
They spent many years at divisional headquarters during the Second World War in South London Division during the blitz. She was loved by officers and soldiers alike, and was constantly visiting her people. She was a home league enthusiastic, and gave herself wholeheartedly to the women under her care.
Then her husband was appointed as Assistant Director, then Director of the Red Shield Services with responsibility for canteens, hostels and mobile canteens.
Mrs Starbuck faced up to widowhood at 60 and until the last few years had a very active retirement, specialing, particularly home league weekends, founded a home league near her home, and until over 85 visited the blind home and Harrow Hospital every week.
2. Birth. Source is Copy of her Birth Certificate held by her grandson, Dr. Allan Anderson.
3. Occupation. According to her Marriage Certificate, she was a Salvation Army Officer from 4 Edward St. Carnforth.
Lily married Col. Thomas William Charles STARBUCK, son of Walter Charles STARBUCK and Elizabeth ASHLEY, on Aug 27, 1913 in The Mission Hall, Duke St. Workington, Cumbria, U.K. (Col. Thomas William Charles STARBUCK was born on Feb 7, 1890 in 25 Bond St. Doncaster, County Of York, U.K. and died about 1950 in London England.)
1. Marriage. The Marriage Certificate was registered in the District of Cockermouth, County of Cumberland