Katharine Furse

Died aged 77

Dame Katharine Furse, GBE, RRC (née Symonds; 23 November 1875 – 25 November 1952) was a British nursing and military administrator. She led the British Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachment force during the First World War, and served as the inaugural Director of the Women's Royal Naval Service (1917–19). Furse was also the first Director of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (1928–38).

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Dame Katharine Furse, the first director of the Women’s Royal Naval Service, was born here [full inscription unknown]

Clifton Hill House, Lower Clifton Hill, Bristol, United Kingdom where they was born (1875)

On this site in January 1918 Dame Katharine Furse G.B.E. established the first headquarter of the W.R.N.S.

15 Stanhope Gate, London, United Kingdom where they worked