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date: 23 October 2019

Mathews, Dame Elvira Sibyl Maria [Vera] Laughtonlocked

(1888–1959)
  • Lesley Thomas

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Mathews, Dame Elvira Sibyl Maria [Vera] Laughton (1888–1959), director of the Women's Royal Naval Service, was born at 130 Sinclair Road, Hammersmith, Middlesex, on 25 September 1888, the daughter of Sir John Knox Laughton (1830–1915), naval instructor, and his second wife, Maria Josepha di Alberti (...

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