Bessie Camm, 113, of Rotherham, was officially crowned the oldest Briton in 2016
Britain’s oldest person has died just six weeks short of her 114th birthday.
Bessie Camm, 113, was officially crowned the oldest Briton in July 2016 when the last person to have the crown died.
The former nurse born in North Yorkshire on June 20, 1904, died at a care home in Rotherham. Arthur Balfour was British prime minister when Bessie was born, and she has seen 20 since.
Mrs Camm, who was the world’s tenth oldest person, attended a Quaker school before qualifying as a nurse in 1926 at Darlington Hospital in County Durham.
She went on to become a ward sister and then a theatre sister at Montagu Hospital in Mexborough, Doncaster.
Mrs Camm worked as a matron at Richmond Hospital in North Yorskhire during the Second World War.
Mrs Camm worked as a nurse in North