Baroness Elizabeth de T'Serclaes
Baroness Elizabeth de T'Serclaes, 1890-1974
Extract from: A History of Ashtead
- Nurse and writer
- Elizabeth de T'Serclaes, who lived in Ashtead from about 1926 until her death in 1974, was born in 1890.
After a brief marriage in 1906, leaving her with a son, she married again in 1916, this time to a Belgian Pilot, Baron Harold de T'Serclaes.
They separated three years later.
She was a nurse during the war and was awarded the Military Medal.
She joined up again in 1939 and became a senior Women's Auxilliary Air Force (WAAF) officer.
After the Second World War the Baroness engaged in fund raising for the RAF Association and the Benevolent Fund.
She lived in the Earl Haig Homes in Park Lane, Ashtead.