Hyatt, Elsie Mary Lesley

Birth Name Hyatt, Elsie Mary Lesley
Gramps ID I0487
Gender female
Age at Death 95 years, 8 months


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth [E4219] 2 April 1914 Upper Clapton, Essex  
Death [E4220] 2 December 2009 Coxwold North Yorkshire  
Occupation [E4221]   Spinster, WRVS Life Service


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Hyatt, Arthur Charles [I0472]
Mother Inglis, Margaret Stocks [I0184]
         Hyatt, Elsie Mary Lesley [I0487]
    Brother     Hyatt, Charles Ronald [I0491]
    Sister     Hyatt, Margaret Ethel [I0512]


Born at 11 Springfield Gardens, Upper Clapton, Essex. As a child she lived a 6 Hoxton Square with Bernard and Ruth. She never married. Elsie was to become a driving force in the Sea Rangers, a girls seafaring version of Baden Powell's Scouting movement in the 1940's. She was WRVS County Commissioner for Hertfordshire, and she was awarded an OBE for services to young people through her association with the WRVS in 1978. Although I found no official record of this, the medal, ribbons and cut glass bowl were still in Elsie's possession when I visited her in 2007. During this visit I was given a tree that was correct to her (our) grandfather, but then went astray so was no help. I am still researching it.

Her award is listed in the London Times Archive 03/06/1978 (page 3): Miss Elsie M. L. Hyatt OBE. Area Controller N Yorks and Humberside, Region 2. WRVS. For services to young persons, awarded Member of the Order of the British Empire in the Birthday Honours, Prime Ministers list (James Callaghan).

York News Obit, 7/12/2009 :
HYATT Elsie Mary (Lesley) O.B.E. Of Coxwold North Yorkshire late of the Sailors Society and the WRVS. Peacefully after a long illness on December 2nd 2009. _ Thanksgiving Service at St Michaels Church Coxwold at 1.00pm on Monday December 14th 2009.


Type Value Notes Sources
RFN 633485601


  1. Hyatt, Arthur Charles [I0472]
    1. Inglis, Margaret Stocks [I0184]
      1. Hyatt, Margaret Ethel [I0512]
      2. Hyatt, Charles Ronald [I0491]
      3. Hyatt, Elsie Mary Lesley