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Helen Caroline Bentwich

Born:
6 Tevet 5652 (06 January 1892)
Died:
12 Iyyar 5732 (26 April 1972)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
BEN5022
Other surname:
Franklin
Gender:
Female

Birth

Date of birth:
6 Tevet 5652 (06 January 1892)
Place of birth:
Notting Hill

Death

Date of death:
12 Iyyar 5732 (26 April 1972)
Died in combat?:
No

Places

Schools

Name:
St Paul's School for Girls
Name:
Bedford College, University of London

Other Organisations

Name:
Palestine Council of Jewish Women
Significance:
Honorary Secretary
Name:
Movement for the care of Children from Germany
Significance:
Heavily involved
Name:
The British Labour Party
Significance:
Helped brother run for council, also ran herself
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Family

Spouse

Siblings

Alice Caroline Franklin (female)
Hugh Arthur Franklin (male)
Ellis Arthur Franklin

Parents

Father: Arthur Ellis Franklin (male)
Mother: Caroline Jacob (female)

Homefront

Occupation:
War service
Reserved occupation:
Women's Land Army
Member of family in armed forces:
Husband
What was the impact of this:
After a period working in a munitions factory in Woolwich—where her radical ideas on women’s working conditions may have led to her being dismissed after she attempted to form a trade union—she became the organiser of the Woman’s Land Army in the home counties.

Military Record

Military service:
Nursing
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1914
Date discharged/death:
1915
Assignments
Regiment:
Voluntary Aid Detachments

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Labour MP for London County Council of North Kensington
Date started:
1937
Date left:
1946

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