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Adeline Amelia Trussler

Member of the Women’s Police Service
Date of Birth: May 17, 1889


Information supplied through Research Project led by Nigel Crompton.

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Adeline Amelia Trussler


Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: 17 May 1889, Midhurst, Sussex

Date and Place of Death: 1973 Petersfield, Hampshire

Nationality: British


Childhood: 7 siblings in total.


Parents: Henry & Mary Ann (nee Mosley)


Parent’s occupations: N/K


Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K


Occupation: Domestic Servant – Cook


Place of residence at Gretna: N/K


Job title at Gretna: Police Constable


Marital status: Never married.


Children: None known.

Travels: None known.


Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Adeline appears in the ‘Pioneer Policewoman’ by Mary S Allen as serving at Gretna but her name has not been traced on any valuation roll or electoral register.

Henry and Mary Trussler had 8 children and moved around the Midhurst area of Sussex. In 1911, Adeline was employed by Harry Inigo Triggs, author, architect and garden designer as a cook in his new property, Little Boarhunt, Liphook, Hampshire.

After Gretna, it appears she moved in with her widowed father and younger brother Alexander.

The 1921 census shows the three of them at 6 Bedford Cottages in Liphook. The family had moved into the Liphook area between 1901 and 1911. Adeline was still at 6 Bedford Cottages in 1939 for the registration.

She is registered as passing away in the 1st quarter of 1973.



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