100 years of Woman Police in Gloucestershire 2

The Originals

Handwritten list of Women Police transferring to Regular Force on 1.7.1919. Marion E. Sandover; Catherine A. Kelly; Jessie Mildon Hagley; Elizabeth Alice Brookes; Elizabeth Marie Fowler; Elizabeth Tonra; Marion Elizabeth Redfern; Ethel Elizabeth Gale; Gertrude Mary Rowe; Edith Mary Blair; Edith A. Cooper; Edith J. Smith; Winifred E. Vincent; Florence Jolin; Eva Blanche Bloodworth. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 103)
Women Police Service Membership Card dated 1917 belonging to Gloucestershire Woman Police Constable Edith M Blair. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 8009)
Marion Redfern. Joined 10/6/1918 resigned 27/10/1919 to marry. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 7860)
Western Daily Press 21st November 1914 Marion Redfern War service. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 7848)
Florence Jolin Joined 22/4/1919 resigned 31/1/1921 to look after her brother who had lost a leg in the war. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 7858)
Florence Jolin application to resign 31st December 1920. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 7845)
Marion Sandover Joined 6/5/1918 pensioned 29/5/1948. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 7862)
Elizabeth Tonra. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 7863)
Jesse Mildon Hagley Joined 6/5/1918 left 9/4/1920 to marry Police Constable Patrick Bird.(Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 7857)
Ethel Gale Joined 24/6/1918 retired ill health 12/7/1929 First female Sergeant promoted 1/2/1921. Married Montague Millard in 1929 he served with Gloucestershire Constabulary between 1886 and 1927. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 7854)
Winifred Elizabeth Vincent. Warrant number 4170. She was born in Bristol on 13-12-1884 joined the police in Gloucestershire on 1-7-1919 and resigned on 9-4-1920. She gave the reason that she had been a school teacher before she was a policewoman and was returning to teaching. (Gloucestershire Police Archives URN 10730)
Photograph from Sue Webb

The first eight Police Women were sworn in in Gloucestershire on 15th May 1918. They were Elizabeth Brookes, Jessie Hagley, Catherine Kelly, Jennie Hopkins, Elizabeth Fowler, Marion Sandover and Elizabeth Tonra. They had all been members of the Women’s Police Service employed in the Munitions Factories during the First World War.

Marion Redfern joined on 10th June 1918 she too had been part of the Women’s Police Service, Gertrude Rowe Joined on 24th June 1918 and Ethel Gale who transferred from Bath City Police joined on 13th July 1918.

















This page was added on 05/03/2018.

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