Phoebe Hassel; died at Brighton, 1821, aged 108. [Old ink mss.]
Wood engraving, printed area 80 x 80mm.
In Hove Church Yard is a tombstone: 'In memory of Phoebe Hassel 1713-1821 died age 108. She served for many years as a private soldier in many parts of Europe and at the battle of Fontenoy, fighting bravely, she received a bayonet wound in the left arm'.
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