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Photo of Ethel Jeeps

Ethel Jeeps

Women’s Police Service
Birthplace Cambridgeshire Chesterton England Date of Birth: March 3, 1887 Date of Death: March 16, 1954



Photo of Ethel kindly shared with us by the Police Remembrance Trust

Childhood: 2nd of 4 children. Florence eldest, May 3rd, Harold youngest.

 All brought up in a rural farming community.

Parents: Arthur & Letitia Jeeps

Parent’s occupations: Fruit growers

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: NK

Occupation: Police Woman with Bolton Police, promoted to Sergeant

Place of residence at Gretna: NK

Job title at Gretna: Police Woman (Sergeant)

Marital status: Single

Spouse name (including male name):

Date of marriage:

Place/Parish of marriage

Children: None

Travels: NK


Trivia / any other information: Ethel cannot be found on 1911 census, thoughts are: Many of the first police women came from the suffragette movement and they boycotted the census, so perhaps she was a member, nothing to corroborate this though. 

Ethel can be found in the electoral list between 1925 & 1944 living in 42, Bertrand Road, Bolton. After retiring in 1944 she can be found living. In her parent’s home in ‘Lammas View, Chesterton, Cambridge. Mother, Letitia, died 1945,  father, Arthur died 1947. Ethel is still shown on electoral list up to 1950, then nothing until her death in 1954. 


Newspaper articles: Manchester Evening News, Tuesday 25th July 1944  ‘Those Girls! Says 25-year Policewoman –   Retirement and picture, Liverpool Echo – Monday 31st July 1944

                                    Small piece on retirement,  Manchester Evening News – Wed 31st March 1954, ‘She Led The Way’ Death  

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