Euphemia Welby

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Euphemia Violet Welby (née Lyon), CBE, JP (28 September 1891 — 6 May 1987) was named Supt. of the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) on 12 June 1939. She was named CBE on 1 January 1944.

Background[edit]

Parents: Admiral Herbert Lyon & Frances Violet Inglis

  • 1914 - 1916: Hon. Sec. SS&AFA Devonport (later Hon. Sec. SS/AFA)
  • 1916 - 1919: Red Cross Cook, Malta
  • 1939 - 1945: WRNS service:
  • 12 June 1939 - July 1945: Staff of Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [HMS Drake]

In civilian life, she did social work on committees in Plymouth and became Chairman of the Astor Institute and was a Justice of the Peace in Somerset, England in 1947.

Family[edit]

Euphemia Violet Lyon married Richard Martin Welby (1886—1930), son of the Rev. Abraham Adlard Welby and Bertha Sobranoa. The couple had four children.

Death[edit]

Euphemia Welby died in 1987, aged 95.

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