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Alice Lisa Muriel Malpas

Police Officer at the Women’s Police Service
Birthplace Kings Pyon Place of Death Bristol Date of Birth: April 16, 1873 Date of Death: August 24, 1944


Information supplied through Research Project led by Nigel Crompton.
Name: Alice Lisa Muriel Malpas
DoB: 16 April 1873
Place of birth: Kings Pyon, Herefordshire
Parents: Henry & Charlotte Eliza (nee Tucker)
Parental Home: 1 Finchley Villas, Fisherton Anger, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Siblings: Theodore Fitz Henry (1871-1913), Josephine Evelyn (1873-1953), Ernest Edgar Kinloch (1876-1968) Julian Guy MacDonald (1877-1958), James Herbert (1878-1954) David (1879-1917), Reginald Arthur (1882-1917) Lilian Grace (1883-1953) see notes
Spouse: Never married
Date of Wedding: Not applicable
Children : Not applicable
Marital home(s) : Not applicable
Employment: Governess
1911 Census: Not located on 1911 census
Date of death: 24 August 1944
Location: Westbury on Trym      Living at St. Monica Home of Rest, Westbury on TrymGretna details
Name: Alice Lisa Muriel Malpas
Clock No:
Date joining: 1917
Date leaving: 1918
Addresses: Women’s Police Barracks No2 Gretna
Rank on start: PC
Promotion: None found
Career after: Police Officer – City of Hull Police (see notes)
1921 Census : Day Street, Hull
Addresses after Gretna:
1921 – Day Street, Hull
1939 – St. Monica Home of Rest, Westbury on Trym

Additional information

Alice was born into what can be described as a large family. Apart from 8 direct siblings, she also had 12 half siblings. Her father was in the clergy, her mother was originally a schoolmistress. They lived on the outskirts of Salisbury, Wiltshire for many years. In 1901 Alice appears on the census as being a visitor to the Begbrook estate with an occupation of ‘Governess’. Her name has not been located on the 1911 census, so it is the Gretna valuation roll from 1917/1918 when we next find Alice. Her sister Lilian also served at Gretna reaching the rank of sergeant. Alice does not appear to have been promoted but after Gretna she moved to become Inspector of Women Police and Patrol Leader of the Voluntary Patrol. The patrol was disbanded in December 1921 but later in 1923 Hull Corporation (they paid for their City Police force) were told that Alice had suffered an injury whilst cycling for work purposes. They paid compensation. It is not known how serious the injury was but by 1939 and the registration she was described as ‘chronic invalid’ being an inpatient of St Monica Home of Rest in Westbury on Trym, Bristol. The home was located not far from Begbrook where Alice had been in 1901.  She passed away on 24 August 1944 in Westbury on Trym aged 71.

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