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Lottie Louisa MooreMember 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): Lottie Louisa Moore
Date and Place of Birth: 22nd March 1892, Weybridge, Surrey
Date and Place of Death: 2nd August 1975
Childhood: She had three half-sisters.
Parents: Henry & Alice Jane (nee Faulkner)
Parent’s occupations: Delrow House, Aldenham, Hertfordshire
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: A domestic servant before her time at Gretna and a stewardess after.
Place of residence at Gretna: Women’s Police Barracks, Eastriggs – Women’s Police Barracks No3
Job title at Gretna: Police Constable
Marital status: Married John Fayrer Coates on 19th November 1940.
Travels: After her time at Gretna, she became a stewardess onboard ocean liners and we know she went many times to New York.
Trivia / any other information:
Lottie was born in March 1892, but her mother later married Henry Moore and she had three half siblings. Henry in 1901 was working at a house near Aldenham in Hertfordshire as a coachman.
By 1911, Lottie was employed by the Miskin family who were timber merchants in Walton on Thames as a domestic servant.
Her name appears in the book ‘The Pioneer Policewoman’ by Mary S Allen as being one of the original officers sent to HM Gretna in 1916. Lottie appears to have served at Gretna for the entirety of the war, leaving in 1919. She spent all her time living in Eastriggs both in the houses and Barracks 3.
When she joined the Metropolitan Police Patrol has yet to be confirmed, but in 1921 Lottie was based at the section house situated on Ixworth Place near South Kensington.
A change of career took Lottie to sea! She became a stewardess onboard ocean liners and we know she went many times to New York. Whilst onboard she must have met her future husband.
By 1939, Lottie was living with Henry, her step dad, at Merryhill Road, Bushey in Hertfordshire. The address was Henry’s pub ‘The Stag’ where after marrying John Fayrer Coates on 19th November 1940, the happy couple moved into.
Henry died in 1950, leaving everything to Lottie. Which year they left the pub has yet to be confirmed but in 1960 John & Lottie were living at 21 Moatfield Road also in Bushey.
John died in 1973 and Lottie on 2 August 1975.
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