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Applebey, Mary Frances (1916–2012), civil servant and mental health campaigner, was born on 14 July 1916 at Leyden House, Mortlake, Surrey, the elder daughter and eldest of three children of Malcolm Percival Applebey (1884–1957), chemistry tutor at St John's College, Oxford, and later research manager at ...

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Hollingsworth, Dorothy Frances (1916–1994), nutritionist and civil servant, was born on 10 May 1916 at 15 Honister Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne, the daughter of Arthur Hollingsworth, pharmacist, and his wife, Dorothy Coldwell. After secondary education at Newcastle upon Tyne Church High School she entered ...

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Watt, Dame Katherine Christie (1886–1963), nurse and civil servant, was born at 40 Victoria Road, Govanhill, Glasgow, on 31 August 1886, the second daughter of James Christie Watt, a master butcher, and his wife, Margaret Leper Semple. Little is known of her life until she began to train as a nurse at the ...