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Ellis, Mary Baxter (1892–1968), commanding officer of the FANY, was born on 12 November 1892 at North Ashfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, the elder daughter in the family of four children of Joseph Baxter Ellis, grocer and miller, and his second wife, Mary Sharp Taylor...

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Whateley [née Wood; other married name Balfour], Dame Leslie Violet Lucy Evelyn (1899–1987), director of the Auxiliary Territorial Service, was born on 28 January 1899 at 63 Porchester Terrace, Paddington, London. Her mother was Ada Lilian Wood, formerly Hutton, and her father was Captain (later Colonel in the ...