16 Dec 2004                   


            Husband: Howard WICKSTEED  
               Born: 1883                 in Axbridge, Somerset  1
         Not living:                        
           Military:                      Lieutenant First Sixth Devon Regiment Territorial [Gentlemen of Independent Means]  1
           Military: Aug 1914             Commissioned 6th Bn Devonshire Regiment  2
             Father:
             Mother:


               Wife: Frieda Mary HICKING  
            Married: Jun 1911               
               Born: 1891                   
         Not living:                        
             Father:
             Mother:

          M Child 1: Binkie WICKSTEED      
          F Child 2: Frieda Mary WICKSTEED      Married name Tolstoy-Miloslovsky 3 died at age: 82 
               Born: 4 Nov 1915           at 3 Bath Terrace, Instow, North Devon  
               Died: Mar 1998             in Perpignan  4
              Event: Autumn 1938          in probable first meeting with Patrick O'Brian  5
         Occupation: Sep 1939             joined London Auxiliary Ambulance Service  6
            Resided: Autumn 1942          in The Cottage, off Upper Cheyne Row, Chelsea  7
         Occupation: 1943                 Political Warfare Executive  8
             Spouse: Dimitri Mihailovich, Count TOLSTOY  b. 8 Nov 1912  
            Married: 1934                 at Appledore  
           Divorced: May 1942             in London  9
             Spouse: Richard Patrick RUSS  Nickname Pat 10b. 12 Dec 1914  d. 2 Jan 2000  
            Married: 5 Jul 1945           in Chelsea Register Office  11,12

Sources:
(1) NT, 212. 
(2) NT, 213. 
(3) Shown as Wicksteed or Miloslovaska in Marriage Register to Richard 
Russ. 
(4) DK, 'In March 1998, Mary died in hospital in Perpignan', 389. 
(5) NT, 223. 
(6) NT, LAAS records do not preserve details of individual personnel .... the 
likelihood that my mother volunteered shortly after the declaration of war in 
September 1939. .... she chose Chelsea as the district in which to work. There 
she was attached to Station No. 22 at 18 Danvers Street, where she was issued 
with a uniform, gas mask, and steel helmet, and paid 2 for a six-day week. 241. 
(7) NT, 261, 275. 
(8) NT, In due course she joined him [Patrick] at Bush House. .... They served 
together in the French Section, which was headed by Dr Leslie Beck, a scholar of 
French literature. 279. 
(9) NT, My father somehow discovered that the couple were living together, and on 
May 12 1942 he tained a decree nisi in which Patrick was cited as co-respondent, 
the divorce being declared absolute in November. 256. 
(10) NT, 4. 
(11) DK, 'ten days later, Patrick and Mary married at the Chelsea Register 
Office', 104. 
(12) Jul - Sep 1945:  to Miloslovaka or Wicksteed - Chelsea 1 a 976. 

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