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Ethel Clara Basil Jayne

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Ethel Clara Basil Jayne, C.B.E., a noted industrial manager.

1874 Born in Crickhowell[1]

1901 Laundry manageress, visiting Earls Court at the time of the census[2]

Had a network of Little Laundries

1916 Awarded CBE

WWI Served in French Red Cross.

1939 Laundry Director, farming small holding and stud farm, munition works welfare supervisor (retired), lived in Bricket Wood[3]

1940 Died in Bricket Wood, Herts[4]

1973 Detailed article about E. C. B. Jayne and the Laundries.[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1901 census
  3. 1939 register
  4. National Probate calendar
  5. Middlesex County Times - Friday 19 January 1973