Letitia Ethel Boyce

Born1909 Plymouth

Life Events

1934Married Captain Ralph Cyril Medley DSO, OBE in Farringdon Church

Biography and Notes

Younger daughter of Brigadier General Harry Augustus Boyce, CMG, DSO, of Farringdon House, Alton, Hampshire, by Minnie Gabrielle Williams of Dublin. Educated at Royal School, Bath and London School of Economics.

Joined the W.R.N.S. as a 3rd Officer in August 1939 and served as a Cypher Officer at Gosport, Liverpool and Portsmouth (both in the Dockyard and, later, at Fort Southwick). She was selected to be Senior Cypher Officer in the Headquarters Ship S.S. Franconia during the Yalta Conference. Became a 1st Officer, and awarded the M.B.E. for services then and during the preparations for the invasion of France. Resigned 1945. A member of the Grants Committee for the W.R.N.S. Benevolent Trust, and, for some time, Emergency Training Organiser for the Buckinghamshire Women's Voluntary Services (W.R.V.S.).