Evelyn Monro (née Wells)
First Name(s): Evelyn
Unmarried Surname: Wells
Married Surname: Monro
Date of Birth: 16.11.1920
Place of Birth: Stone Hall, Little Clacton
Date Joined WLA: 1939
Date Left WLA: 1945
Previous occupation: Shop Assistant, Freman and Willis Shoe Store, Clacton
Reasons for joining: To help in war effort.
Family’s reaction to joining: Happy.
Reasons for leaving: War ended. Married a Canadian. Became one of the war brides to move to Canada.
Worked for County War Agricultural Committee on Manor Farm, Gt Holland, Essex, 1940-1945. Worked clearing fields and wood, and driving tractors.
Worked with Betty and Gwen at Clacton-on-Sea.
Remembers German planes flying over to bomb London.
Lived in hostel in Upminster and Writtle. When working in Clacton, she was allowed to live at home as she was working on farms nearby.
Life after the war
Got married after the war.
My mother and father separated in 1952. Her and I returned to England and lived with her parents in Clacton. She never remarried. My wife and I moved to Canada in 1979. My mother is now living in 24 hour care in Frinton-on-Sea.
Name: John Monro, son.