Lucy Deane Streatfeild

Bill Curtis

Lucy Deane Streatfeild was an active supporter of the women’s suffrage movement and lectured for the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies.  During the years 1914 – 18 she was appointed an Executive Committee member of the Women’s Land Army in Kent, with special arbitration powers to settle disputes over wages and conditions of employment of munitions workers and their dependents. At the end of the war she was appointed Chairman of a committee of enquiry into the conduct of members of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in France, and was awarded a CBE for her work. In 1920 she became one of the first female Justices of the Peace, serving on the Sevenoaks Bench.

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