BLAGROVE, Superintendent Edith Gordon, (Lady Brind) (1895-1979)

Scope and Content

Copies of papers relating to her work as an WRNS administrator at Bletchley Park decoding centre, notably two drafts of a text on WRNS at Bletchley Park, [1945], an account of the employment of WRNS at Bletchley Park and outstations, [1945]; copy photograph of Blagrove and her assistant Doreen Scott, [1944], and photocopies of photographs of buildings and WRNS personnel at Walton Hall, Wavenden, Gayhurst and Eastcote, 1944-1945; copies of papers relating to a reunion of ex-HMS PEMBROKE V WRNS personnel, 1978, notably a text of Blagrove's speech on HMS PEMBROKE V and an attendence list; copy of obituary from The Wren, Jun 1979.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1895; served World War Two as Superintendent in the WRNS; in charge of HMS PEMBROKE V at Bletchley Park decoding centre and outstations, 1944-1945; died in 1979.


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Access Information

Open, sibject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Acquisition Information

Copies made by the Centre in 1984 from originals loaned by the family.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide available on-line at, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Related Material

The Centre also holds the papers of Blagrove's second husband, Adm Sir Patrick Brind (GB 99 KCLMA Brind), which include a letter of condolence to Blagrove on the death of her first husband, R Adm H E C Blagrove, from Adm Sir Reginald Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, 1939; the papers of her father-in-law, Col Henry John Blagrove (GB 99 KCLMA Blagrove H J) and those of her brother-in-law, Capt Peter Blagrove (GB99 KCLMA Blagrove P).