Commandant Dorothea Tweedy
Dorothea Tweedy was born in Notting Hill, London in 1875. She was aged 39 when the First World War broke out.
Before the war
The 1911 census shows her living with her mother at Pendower, Bromley.
Dorothea first joined the Kent VAD in March 1912.
During the war
After the outbreak of the First World War Dorothea served as Quartermaster at St Mary’s VAD hospital before moving to become Commandant at Springhill as a member of Kent 174 VAD. Her First World War service started with the mobilisation of the VAD in Bromley in October 1914 and came to an end in February 1919.
After the war
Dorothea was awarded an MBE in January 1919 for her work with the VAD.