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Daisy Sharratt

Member of the Women’s Police Service
Birthplace Hemingford Abbot Place of Death Banbury Date of Birth: January 25, 1880 Date of Death: December 7, 1969


Information supplied through Research Project led by Nigel Crompton.

Name: Daisy Sharratt
DoB: 25 January 1880
Place of birth: Hemingford Abbots, Huntingdonshire
Parents: William & Eliza (nee Rigby) (William was Police Sergeant)
Parental Home: 1881 – Church Street, Brampton – 1891 – Bell End Police House, Brampton
Siblings: Jane (1866), Rose (1868), Eliza (1870), Mary (1872), Susan (02/01/1875) Annie (1877), Lavina (1882)
Spouse: Never married
Date of Wedding: Not applicable
Children: None found
Marital home(s): Not applicable
Employment: Domestic service
1901 Census: Letchmore Heath, Aldenham, Herts – under parlourmaid
1911 Census: 47 Bedford Gardens, Kensington – employed as parlourmaid by Rev. Thomas Arnold Sedgewick
Date of death: 7 December 1969
Location: The Cottage, West St, Shutford, Banbury

Gretna details
Name: Daisy Sharratt
Clock No
Date joining: Not found
Date leaving: Possibly late 1918
Addresses: Women’s Police Barracks No2, Gretna
Rank on start: PC
Promotion: None found
Career after: Police Officer in Bolton, then Manager of Plush Factory, Shutford, Banbury
1921 Census: Appears on the 1921 Isle of Man Census – Policewoman, Bolton Staying at the Co-Op Holiday Association Guest House, The Headlands,Peel, Isle of Man
Addresses after Gretna:
West Street, Shutford, Oxfordshire

Additional information

Daisy was born on 25 January 1880 into the family of Police Sergeant William Sharratt and his wife, Eliza. Whilst having seven siblings, they were all girls. They lived in and around Brampton in Huntingdonshire. Daisy went into Domestic Service and is in the position of under parlourmaid (1901 census) and parlourmaid in the 1911 census. She was recorded in the 1918/19 Electoral register for Gretna as living in police barracks 2, and after the war moved to Bolton. This is confirmed by an entry in the Isle of Man census returns, where Daisy was on
holiday with her employees shown as Watch Committee Bolton.When she left Bolton is not known. She never married. By the 1939 Registration, she was living in Shutford,
Banbury, Oxfordshire. Shutford was internationally recognized for producing ‘plush’, a material used on State uniforms. Her sister, Susan, was living with her but died in 1940. The mill she managed was owned by a firm named Wrench who in 1948 sold the factory. Daisy was the Company secretary and mill manager. After the closure, she appears to immerse herself in village life, taking a keen and active role in the Women’s Institute and the local Parish Council.
She passed away on 7 December 1969.

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