Bessie Camm on her 113th birthday.
|Birth:||20 June 1904|
|Death:||11 May 2018|
|Age:||113 years, 325 days|
Bessie Camm (née Alderson; 20 June 1904 – 11 May 2018), formerly Bessie Canwood, was a validated British supercentenarian, who was the oldest living person in the United Kingdom from the death of Gladys Hooper on 9 July 2016 until her own death on 11 May 2018.
Camm was born in Stockton-On-Tees, England She was the first child born to James Alderson and Harriet Eleanor Alderson. She attended a Quaker school before qualifying as a nurse in 1926, working at the Montagu Hospital in Mexborough.. She married John Camm shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War.
Following the war, Camm worked for five years as an industrial nurse at Parkgate Forge. At one point, she nursed William Hague, who would later become the Leader of the Opposition in the British Parliament.. After her husband died in 1972, Camm lived at the Willow Court sheltered housing scheme in Wath, West Yorkshire, for thirty years.
- ↑ All Validated British Supercentenarians Oldest in Britain
- ↑ World Supercentenarian Rankings List Gerontology Research Group
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 112-year-old Bessie becomes UK's oldest living person Rotherham Advertiser. 12 July 2016
- ↑ Britain's oldest person Bessie dies age 113 in Moorgate care home Rotherham Advertiser, 18 May 2018
- ↑ Obituary