Mary Tyrwhitt

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Dame Mary Joan Caroline Tyrwhitt
Nickname(s) Bovvy
Born 1903
Died 1997 (aged 93 or 94)
Allegiance United Kingdom Britain
Service/branch British Army
Rank Brigadier
Commands held Auxiliary Territorial Service
Women's Royal Army Corps

Brigadier Dame Mary Joan Caroline Tyrwhitt, DBE, TD (22 December 1903–18 March 1997) was a British Army officer. She was the last director of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) and the first director of the Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC) when it was established on 1 February 1949.

Death[edit]

Brigadier Dame Mary Tyrwhitt died in 1997, aged 93, unmarried.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Dame Leslie Whateley
Director, Auxiliary Territorial Service
1946–1949
Succeeded by
Appointment abolished
Preceded by
New appointment
Director, Women's Royal Army Corps
1949–1950
Succeeded by
Dame Mary Coulshed