Welfare Officer Lilian Joan Jansen served with the British Red Cross in Malaya. She is entitled to the General Service Medal 1918-1962 with clasp Malaya and the Voluntary Medical Service Medal.
The British Red Cross was present at all the major military conflicts of the 20th Century. Its role was to provide some comfort to the men and women serving under the flag. One of the many responsibilities they took was to run canteen, rest area and look at the wellbeing of every military personnel present. In these situation the Welfare Officer would have to make sure that men where feeling as comfortable as possible under the circumstances and this would imply doing many tasks as looking for their hygiene, mail from home, organising social activities etc.
She was born on February 22nd, 1925
September, 23rd 1953 : Listed as a Welfare Officer on the ship Antilochus. Sailed from Port Swettenham, Malaya, Singapore and arrived in Liverpool, England.
Proposed address 15 Munden street, W Kensington, London.
1965 : She married Harry Hancock
From 1948 until 1975 she was living at that same address (15 Munden Street)
Her Voluntary Medical Service Medal was issued in the 1960′s for 15 years of service.
August 1985 : She died in Peterborough, United Kingdom
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