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Ackery,
Betty Lilian (née Gladstone)
(Mrs.)
Mrs B.L. Ackery
Daughter of Capt. Frederick Thomas Gladstone (1859-?), and Nellie Violet Ogden (1872-1946).
Married 1st ((06?).1938, Staines district, Middlesex) Lt. (E) John Esmond Ackery, RN (1912-1940).
Married 2nd (22.12.1945, Chapel, RN College, Greenwich, Kent) Cdr. (later Adm. Sir) Royston Hollis Wright, (GBE, KCB), DSC and Bar, RN; no children.
26.10.1910
Richmond upon Thames district, Surrey
-
01.01.1988
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
3/O 02.09.1940
2/O 31.08.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
(10.1940)     Admiralty [HMS President] (in training)
26.12.1940 - (10.1944) HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
02.01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
Archdale,
Helen Elizabeth
"Betty"
(Miss)


Daughter of Lt.Col. Theodore Montgomery Archdale (1873-1918) and Helen Alexander Russel (1876-1949), a suffragette. Sister of Lt.Cdr. Alexander Mervyn Archdale, RNVR. Home address (1944): Borough Green, Kent.
21.08.1907
Paddington, London
-
11.01.2000
Killara, Sydney, NSW, Australia
3/O
22.01.1940
2/O
?
A/1/O
26.01.1944
1/O
05.12.1944, seniority 26.01.1944 (reld 1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
01.01.1944
New Year 44
Education: Bedales, School, Hampshire, and St Leonards, Scotland (1920-1925); McGill University, Canada (BA (First Class Honours in Economics) 1929); London University (LLB, LLM 1934)
Sydney University (Hon LLD). Macquarie University (LLD hc 02.05.1995)
1937


Barrister-at-Law, Grays Inn
(02.1941)

  HMS President



in charge of first party of Wrens to serve overseas, in Singapore on the staff of Commander-in-Chief, Far East Fleet; withdrew to Colombo and then Kilindini, Kenya
1942


moved to the Persian Gulf
1943


returned to England
25.10.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Pembroke III (WRNS accounting base, London)
18.06.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Watchful (RN base, Yarmouth)
19.08.1945
-
(04.1946)
led another party of Wrens to Australia [HMS Golden Hind (for disposal)]
Principal of Women's College within Sydney University, 1946-1957. Headmistress at Abbotsleigh, 1958-1970 (retd). Fellow of the Senate, Sydney University, 1959-1984. College Principal Sydney University, President Eden Sydney University (for WEA). Member Council of Macquarie University. Captained first English Women's Cricket Team overseas tour to Australia and NZ 1934-35. Made an honorary member of the MCC in March 1999 (one of the first group of ten women so honoured). 
Published: Girls at school (1970); Indiscretions of a headmistress (1972)
Archdale,
Mary Katherine (née Gilbert)
(Mrs.)
Mrs M.K. Archdale

Daughter of Robert Leslie Gilbert.
Married (26.05.1944) Capt. Humphreys Archdale, RN; one son.
?
-
15.05.1975
3/O
07.11.1940
2/O
22.03.1943 (reld 1945/46)
(02.1941)


HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
08.11.1943
-
(10.1944)
HMS Hopetoun (landing craft and minesweepers base, Port Edgar)
(07.1945)


no posting listed

 

Ashmore,
Elizabeth Mary Doveton (née Sturdee)
(Mrs)
see: Sturdee,
Elizabeth Mary Doveton
(Miss)
 
 
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