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Gertrude Louisa Elizabeth Walker

Member of the Women’s Police Service


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Gertrude Louisa [Luisa] Elizabeth Walker  


Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: 13th July 1890, Uckfield, Sussex 

Date and Place of Death: 1989, Worthing, Sussex  

Nationality: British


Childhood: One of at least 4  

Parents: Adam and Emma nee Whiting  

Parent’s occupations: Joiner  


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


Occupation: Women’s Police at Gretna, Secretary subsequently  


Place of residence at Gretna: Woman’s Police Barracks No. 2  

Job title at Gretna: Women’s Police


Marital status: Unmarried

Children: None Known

Travels: Emigrated to Australia  

Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:

Gertrude Louisa Elizabeth Walker was born on 13th July 1890 at Uckfield, Sussex to Adam and Emma nee Whiting.  


1891 – 21 Alexander Road, Uckfield. Father a joiner. Youngest of 4 children.  


1901- 3 Alexander Road, Uckfield/ Father a carpenter 


1911 – parents living at Uckfield, census states they have had 4 children but there is now a 9-year-old son, making a total of 5. Gertrude is as ‘The Hollins’ Granville Road, Sevenoals, Kent- a YMCA home. Employed as a draper’s assistant.  


WW1- employed at H M Factory Gretna in the Police force living at Woman’s Police Barracks, number 2.  


1921- Gertrude L E and Sarah J are on the record at Axbridge, Weston-super-Mare  


1924- sailed from London to Brisbane. Occupation ‘domestic’. Address given as Waltham House, Epsom. A 3rd class passenger. Permanent address to be Australia.  


22nd July 1948- 24 Beaver Place, SW 5 (London) secretarial duties sailing to Sydney  


Q4 1989 died aged 99 at Worthing, Sussex  




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