Do you recall Betty?

PUBLISHED: 12:37 01 September 2009 | UPDATED: 00:05 16 June 2010

BETTY: How she looked during the Second World War.

BETTY: How she looked during the Second World War.

IN 1941 Honiton was home to a woman who went on to be mentioned in Dispatches for her gallant and distinguished services during the Second World War in north-west Europe. Her name was Alice Bessie Hill, although she was more commonly known as Betty.

IN 1941 Honiton was home to a woman who went on to be mentioned in Dispatches for her "gallant and distinguished" services during the Second World War in north-west Europe.

Her name was Alice Bessie Hill, although she was more commonly known as Betty.

She joined the ATS and underwent her basic training at the former Heathfield Camp in Honiton.

Do you remember her?

She was later promoted to the rank of sergeant.

Betty grew up in Shirley, Southampton.

Her spell in Honiton was not her first visit to the West Country.

In August 1934 she sent a postcard of Morcombelake to her sister in Southampton.

What was she doing in Morcombelake?

Her niece, Barbara Bennett, is keen to find out.

If you recognise Betty, call Barbara on (01962) 777755.


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