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Constance Francis

Member of the Women’s Police Service


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) : Constance Agnes Louisa Francis


Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: 1893, Islington, London

Date and Place of Death:  N/K

Nationality: British.


Childhood: 1 sister, Lillian Elizabeth Emmeline (1898-1955).

Parents: Frederick Edward & Louisa (nee Harrison)

Parent’s occupations: Frederick was involved in the silk industry.


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


Occupation: Possibly running household due to mother’s death – no occupation given


Place of residence at Gretna: Women’s Police Barracks No1, Gretna


Job title at Gretna: A member of the Women’s Police Service.


Marital status: Unmarried


Children: N/K

Travels: N/K


Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Unfortunately whilst we know of Constance’s early life, after 1921 no confirmed details were found.

She was born in 1893 to Frederick Edward & Louisa who had married a year or two earlier. Her sister Lillian arrived in 1898. Frederick was involved in the silk industry but by the 1911 census, Louisa their mother had passed away resulting in on both the 1911 and 1921 census either no occupation shown or ‘home duties’.

Constance appears on several documents relating to HM Cordite Factory, Gretna but after the 1921 census, she either emigrates or has a name change as no further facts were discovered.



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