Commandant Isabella Lewin
Isabella was born in 1869 in Bickley. In 1891 she married Wilfred Hale Lewin a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Indian Army.
Before the War
The 1911 census recorded Isabella as living at 51 London Road, Bromley with her husband.
During the War
Isabella was a member of Kent 54 VAD and acted as the Commandant of St Mary’s VAD, Bromley from its opening in October 1914. Her VAD service came to an end at the end of 1918.
After the War
Isabella was awarded an MBE in January 1919.