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.


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
Succeeded by
Appointment abolished
Preceded by
New appointment
Director, Women's Royal Army Corps
Succeeded by
Dame Mary Coulshed