b. 27/11/1906 Blackhill, County Durham. d. 27/05/1944 Saffron Walden, Essex.
DATE OF AM ACTION: 27/05/1944 Saffron Walden, Essex.
Elizabeth Ann Moralee was born on 27th November 1906 at Blackhill Co Durham and was a twin. Her twin was Amos Woodley Moralee. They appear to have been named after their maternal grandparents. They were the 4th and 5th children of 11 of Nicholas Moralee and Elizabeth Ann Woodley who married in 1895. Nicholas Moralee was lodging with his wife’s family in the 1891 census in Pin Mill Street Blackhill. Blackhill lies between Shotley Bridge and Consett in Co Durham. Betty was living at Puddlewharfe Farm at the time of her death and saw the airmen crash as they approached the nearby airbase. Her husband Reginald had died the previous year and her young son Tony was left an orphan.
The KING has been pleased to approve that the. Albert Medal be awarded posthumously to Mrs. Elizabeth Anne Eyeritt in recognition of the conspicuous gallantry which she displayed in her efforts to rescue the crew of a burning aircraft which crashed, loaded with bombs, into a field near her home. Two of the bombs subsequently exploded, killing her instantly.
BURIAL LOCATION: ASHDON CEMETERY, ASHDON, ESSEX.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: FAMILY.
Allan Stanistreet – Image of Elizabeth Everitt AM.