Chief Lady Superintendent of Royal Arsenal, Woolwich and prison administrator, was born on 21 February 1874 in Islington, the fifth of seven children and youngest daughter of James Barker, Tobacconist, and his wife, Caroline Williams.  Educated at the local elementary school, she was trained at Whitelands College, Chelsea.  She was named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1944 for her ‘services in connection with the welfare of women and girls’.  She died in 1955.

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