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Kettlewell, Dame Marion Mildred (1914–2016), director of the Women’s Royal Naval Service, was born on 20 February 1914 at Harptree Cottage, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, the youngest of three children and only daughter of George Wildman Kettlewell (1879–1971), electrical engineer, and his wife, ...


Dame Jocelyn May Woollcombe (1898–1986) by Vandyk, 1950 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Woollcombe, Dame Jocelyn May (1898–1986), director of the Women's Royal Naval Service, was born on 9 May 1898 at 6 Yarborough Road, Southsea, Hampshire, the daughter of Lieutenant (later Admiral) Maurice Woollcombe (1868–1930) and his wife, Ella Margaret, daughter of Colonel Roberts. Educated at ...