Lilian Maud Breed (1899-1990), daughter of Mary Emma's half-brother Stephen Walter Breed (1873-1921), married Albert Haines (1893-1975) in 1923. Albert had received a serious wound to the left side of his face, jaw and neck in the Great War of 1914-18
In response to the horrific facial injuries sustained by many soldiers during the Great War, a hospital devoted to facial repairs was developed at Frognal House, Sidcup (later Queen Mary’s Hospital) in 1917, where Dr. Harold Gillies pioneered new techniques of plastic surgery. More than 11,000 operations were performed there on over 5,000 men. A number of local women married the soldiers who were treated there, including Lilian and her sister Florence.
[photograph courtesy: The Harold Gillies Archive]