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Author Topic: KENTISH HEROINE. Mabel Lethbridge  (Read 233 times)
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« on: January 15, 2017, 13:01:30 PM »

 KENTISH HEROINE.  Miss Mabel Lethbridge has been awarded the British Empire Medal at Maidstone for a conspicuous act of bravery in a munitions factory, as a result of which she lost a leg and sustained other injuries

Abergavenny Chronicle 24/5/1918
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 15:38:15 PM »

John, you might like to remove this posting. Just researched it more and can't find any Kent connection except probably in hospital there. Born in Cornwall, injured in Hayes. Featured on "This is Your Life" http://www.bigredbook.info/mabel_lethbridge.html  Pete
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 18:32:51 PM »

There is a 'Forum area connection'......

Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald - Saturday 25 May 1918

Marquess Camden presented British Empire Medals at Maidstone on Monday to a number of Kentish men and women.  Among the latter was Miss Mabel Lethbridge, who was awarded the decoration for a conspicuous act of bravery in a munitions factory, as a result of which she lost one leg and sustained injuries to the other.  Marquess Camden said that he believed that the number of medals awarded to Kent was by far larger than had been awarded to any other County with the exception of London.
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2017, 09:34:50 AM »

Forgot until afterwards that there is Hayes in Kent I was thinking Middx. but pretty certain she worked at the HMV factory in the Nestles Avenue area which became National Filling Factory #7 in Middx . There was an accident there January 1917
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