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Bedfordshire Women's Land Army

Roll Call of Bedfordshire Land Girls
Elsie Muriel Allen

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Name Allen, Elsie Muriel
Date of birth 18 November 1924
Place at enrolment Luton, Bedfordshire
Joined WLA 13 October 1943
Left WLA 30 November 1945
WLA No. 138276
Trained [not known]
Employed Employed by Beds. War Ag. at Bolnhurst Hostel and Cople House Hostel
Married name [not known]
Further information Former shop assistant. Aged 18 on entry.
Bolnhurst Hostel group on vehicle bonnet

Top Row: Margaret 'Peggy' Shaw
Middle Row (l-r): Margaret 'Peggy' Deag, Ethel Sweenie
Bottom Row (l-r): Phyllis Swanwick, Gladys Higgins, Vera Jobling, Grace Buckeridge, Elsie Allen

Bolnhurst group on lorry bonnet outside their hostel c1944

Bolnhurst group on lorry bonnet outside their hostel c1944
(l to r) Top: Doris Harris;
Middle row: Dorothy Carlyle, Chris Shouler,Vera Jobling, Elsie Allen
Bottom row: Joyce Irving, Marion Ellison, Mabel Frost, Grace Buckeridge

Bolnhurst land girls on the bonnet of a lorry

Caption: Mobile gang with their lorry outside Bolnhurst hostel, 1945
(l to r) Top row: Mabel Bone, Marion Ellison, Doris Harris, Grace Buckeridge
Middle left: Sheila Wilson
Bottom row: Dorothy Carlyle, Chris Shouler, Vera Jobling, Elsie (Allen?)

Bolnhurst girls rick-making

Bolnhurst girls rick-making
Dorothy Carlyle, Sheila Wilson, Elsie Allen, Doris Beevers


Stuart Antrobus Historian/Author

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