Colston Girls School Bristol 1927-1939, Secretary to Branch Manager Employers Liability Employment Assurance Corporation Limited September 1938.
Joined ATS on its formation 27 August 1939
Called up to Headquarters Southern Command October 1939
Promoted Sergeant May 1940
Volunteered for urgent draft for France, turned back at Southampton due to situation
19 June – November 1940 worked for Lieutenant General Lindsell LGA GHQ Home Forces
December 1940 – 16 August 1941 Confidential Secretary to Colonel C R Major Auxiliary Units
16 August 1941 -2 October 1941 Left ATS and joined SOE Initially instructed in codes and ciphers. Paid £250 p.a
2 October 1941 Left UK for Durban, South Africa
16 November 1941 – 13 April 1943 Secretary to Lieutenant Colonel JSE Todd Head of East African Mission (formerly of Auxiliary Units) John Todd had written to Coleshill when he left, asking for her to be released to accompany him on his mission.
13 April 1943 left Durban for Cairo
24 April 1932 – 12 May 1943 General Secretarial Duties in Cairo HQ DSO(a) Branch
May 1943 Secretary to Major A Philip in Bagdad, Iraq
15 September 1943 left for Cairo
25 September 1943 Secretary at HQ Cairo Subsequently with Force 133.
29 Nov 1943 Mr Harris Burland requests her in Istanbul 215
24 Nov 1944 requests work in New Delhi, India
6 April 1945 Interservices Research Bureau employed as a secretary. Left for India 4 May 1945 and returned 22 April 1946. Signed off 8 May 1946. A reference states she "dreads returning home".
Colston Girls Grammar School
She was recorded as being 5 feet 2 inches with brown hair and eyes. She was the daughter of Ernest Wilmott and Sophie (nee Stoltz) Wilmott.
The National Archives HS9/1603/1