Joan Marsham

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Joan Marsham
Born Muriel Joan Warry
Died 1972
Nationality British
Occupation Philanthropist
Known for Chairman of the executive committee of the Girl Guides Association

Dame Joan Marsham (1888–1972) was a British philanthropist and chairman of the executive committee of the Girl Guides Association from 1938 to 1948. She was Chairman of the National Women's Auxiliary of the Young Men's Christian Association (founded in Britain in 1918) from 1931 until 1972.


Born as Muriel Joan Warry, the daughter of William Warry of Shapwick, Somerset, England, she married the Hon. Sydney Edward Marsham, son of Charles Marsham, 4th Earl of Romney and Lady Frances Augusta Constance Muir Rawdon-Hastings, on 2 February 1911.


She was awarded the OBE and later was elevated to DBE in 1945 "for public services".[1]


  • Husband: Hon. Sydney Edward Marsham (b. 29 December 1879 - d. 6 January 1952)
  • Child: Lt.-Col. Peter William Marsham (b. 8 June 1913 - d. 1970)


  1. ^ London Gazette Issue 37119, 8 June 1945, page 20

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