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Alice Gertrude Menzies Harding

Welfare Supervisor
Birthplace Welsford CanadaPlace of Death New Brunswick Canada Date of Birth: August 18, 1889 Date of Death: February 7, 1977


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Alice Gertude Menzies Harding
Gender: Female
Date and place of birth: 18th August 1889, Welsford, New Brunswick, Canada
Date and Place of Death: 7th February 1977, New Brunswick, Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Childhood: Youngest of 7
Parents: William Stening Harding and Jane nee Paschal
Parents occupations: Farmer
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Social Worker / Welfare supervisor at Gretna
Place of residence at Gretna: Not kmown
Marital status: Unmarried
Children: None
Travels: From Canada to London to work with the Pankhursts
Awards/recognitions: N/K
Positions held: Editor of ‘Suffragette’ magazine from 1914
Trivia / any other information: Yes
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Books written about the individual or mentioning the individual (Title, year of publication, publisher):

Kelbaugh, Gretchen. “Gert Harding”. Women Suffrage and Beyond.
CBC News. “Welsford’s Gert Harding remembered as women’s suffrage pioneer”. CBC/Radio-Canada.
Atkinson, Diane (2018). Rise up, women! : the remarkable lives of the suffragettes. London: Bloomsbury. pp. 376, 459, 540. ISBN 978-1-4088-4404-5. OCLC 1016848621.
Wilson, Gretchen (5 May 1998). With all her might: the life of Gertrude Harding, militant suffragette /. Stanford Libraries. Holmes & Meier. ISBN 9780841913868.
Everett, Matthew (1 October 2012). “THEATER REVIEW Theatre Unbound’s jujitsu suffragettes fight “The Good Fight””. Daily Planet.
Hilton, Peter, Mrs Garrud’s Dojo; A play in two scenes and three songs, 2003, New York, NY.
Konner, Jeremy (20 February 2018), Civil Rights, Derek Waters, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Crissle West,


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Mini Biography
Alice Gertrude Menzies Harding 1989-1977
Alice Gertrude Menzies Harding, known as Gertrude , was born on 18th August 1889 to William Stening Harding and Jane ne Paschal at Welsford, New Brunswick.
1901 Gertrude was the youngest of 7 children. Father a farmer.
“Gertrude Menzies Harding was a suffragette, one of the highest-ranking organizers of the UK’s militant Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU). Born on a farm in Welsford, New Brunswick, the self-described “tomboy” arrived in London in 1912 and joined the suffragette movement at the height of its militancy. Harding planned and carried out numerous acts of political protest, and the WSPU wreaked significant damage on buildings and institutions in the name of women’s rights. Harding was editor of the underground newspaper The Suffragette when she moved to Paris in 1915 to serve as private secretary to suffragette Christable Pankhurst. British women won partial voting rights in 1918 and full voting rights 10 years later. Harding went on to become a social worker, first in England and then in the United States. A lifelong social justice activist, she returned to New Brunswick in the final year of her remarkable life.”
“Eventually the Pankhursts had to let her go through lack of funds. Harding landed a job at the Gretna Munitions factory in Scotland, providing social assistance to the women who worked there under terrible conditions.”
“Harding is portrayed in Ann Bertram’s play The Good Fight, the story of suffragette Grace Roe performed by Theatre Unbound.”

1926 – sailed back to Canada from Liverpool , described as a social worker.
7th February 1977, Rothesay, New Brunswick


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