Cicely Muriel Bankes

Born1890 Belgrave Road, Westminster

Life Events

1921Married Matthew Fortescue-Brickdale (Knt.) OBE in Mauritius

Biography and Notes

Daughter of Jerome Nugent Bankes, banker (for whose lineage see 'Bankes of Corfe Castle' in Burke's 'Landed Gentry' 1846 and 1925 editions), by Muriel Frances, daughter of Richard Henry Wingfield-Digby. Baptised 8 November 1890 at St. Saviour's, Pimlico.

In the Great War she was employed in decoding, first by the Canadian and American Dept. of the Ministry of Munitions; next by the "Women's Royal Naval Service", at first at Holyhead Station, afterwards at Admiralty Headquarters. After the War and till marriage employed in the Admiralty Hydrographic Dept.