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Winifred Margaret Reinold

Chief of Women’s Police Service
Birthplace Ahmedabad IndiaPlace of Death Hawthorne House Hampstead Date of Birth: May 17, 1877 Date of Death: November 9, 1949


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): Winifred Margaret Reinold , maiden name Lely.

Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: 17/05/1877 at Ahmedabad, India (6) (11)

Baptised 15/06/1877 at , St. Mary the Virgin Church, Camp Aden, Ahmedabad, India  (11)

Date and Place of Death: 09/11/1949, age 72, at Hawthorne House, Hampstead, London . Cremated 12/11/1949  (3) (4) (5)

Nationality: Born in India but presumably British.





Born in India, she had one brother, Kenneth Lyle Philpin Lely, born 02/01/1879 in Broach, Bombay. In 1881 Winifred, Kenneth and their mother Helen were living in Midlothian, Scotland. (10)

Parents: Father: Sir Frederic Styles Philpin Lely K.C.I.E., C.S.I., born 1846 (7)

Mother: Helen Ewing born 1849 in India (10)

Parent’s occupations: Father was with H.M.Bombay Civil Service (11)

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Place of residence at Gretna: 109A Central Avenue, Gretna

Job title at Gretna: Chief Officer of Womens Police Service

Marital status: Married

Spouse name (including male name): Kenneth Arnold Reinold, born 07/02/1876 at Poona, India (6) (3)

Date of marriage: 04/02/1902 (3) (6) (8)

Place/Parish of marriage: Church of Ahmedabad, Bombay, India (3) (6)

Children:  Helen Margaret Reinold born 15/10/1904 in Salisbury (1) (6)



Trivia / any other information:  Winifreds husband, Kenneth, died in India on 10/06/1905 aged 29, leaving her with a daughter, Helen. He was the Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bombay. (3)

In 1912, Winifred was living at 4, Park Mansions, Henry Street, St. Johns Wood, and was listed as on the Midwives Roll after taking the Central Midwives Board  examination. (9)

Winifred was also a suffragette. She gave a fictitious name of Mrs. Mary Reynolds when arrested for “Breaking treasury window”. The damage was five shillings and she was sentenced to seven days and fined ten shillings. (2)

In 1939 she was living with her daughter at 108 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London, and was a L.C.C. Ambulance driver (1)

Winifred was living at 27 Platts Lane when she died in 1949. (5)



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