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Letitia Fairfield

Letitia Fairfield

Dates: 1885-1978

Lived at: Fairliehope, 5 Chatham Close

Suffrage organisation(s):

  • Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU)
  • Church League for Women’s Suffrage (CLWS)

Key roles:
  • Regular speaker for CLWS

1911 Census:
  • The Fairfield family evaded the census

Militant Activities:
  • Letitia was initially a member of the WSPU
  • Joined the non-militant CLWS

Other achievements:
  • Doctor (qualified Edinburgh 1911).
  • Medical Officer for the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps
  • Later Inspector of Medical Services for WRAF (Awarded CBE for work during WW1)
  • First female Chief Medical Officer for the Greater London Council
  • Qualified as barrister (1923)
  • Public health advocate
  • Executive member of Fabian Society
  • During WW2 was Senior Woman Medical Officer of the Armed Forces.

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