Joan Ursula Boitel-Gill (Miss)

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Second Subaltern Joan Ursula Boitel-Gill
Life dates
16 Oct 1909 - 19 Dec 1993
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Joan Boitel-Gill (from Ancestry profile)
Unit or location Role Posted from until
Rackheath Hall Instation Operator 21 Sep 1941 1942
Hannington Hall, Wiltshire ATS Staff 15 Mar 1942 26 Jun 1944

Faculty of Arts 1930-32

King's College, University of London

National ID
BVAE 39/4
The Auxiliary Territorial Service
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Commissioned or Enlisted
21 Sep 1941

ATS Section Leader


In 1939 she was a ATS section leader in a General Duties Company with number  W/9208. 
Awarded Certificate of Good Service 1 Jan 1943.

Beatrice Temple noted in her diary; "Nov 29 1941. On to Ely to see Boitel-Gill (sombre woman, imagine very efficient but never a laugh).

Saturday Jan 31 1942 – on to Norwich Boitel-Gill alone.

Monday March 2 1942
Maj Winterborn at Hannington Hall – going almost at once. Possibility that number of ATS may be cut down to 30. Thinks we should get Boitel-Gill.

Sunday March 15 1942
Letter of protest to Col Beyts. Any connection with previous remarks. Major Petherick leave 17th. – Boitel-Gill arrived at Hannington Hall.

10/12 Victoria Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex
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She married Alan Grant on 29 Apr 1943. Beatrice Temple attended her wedding wearing her trademark tartan skirt.