One of 25 girls from the Dubilier war factory at Rushden who volunteered for a course of instruction in London during a period of enemy activity over the capital, Miss Irene Vida Davy, of 273, Wellingborough-road, Rushden, is awarded the British Empire Medal and was named in the list issued on Wednesday.
From July, 1942, when she came to Rushden from London, until recently, Miss Davy was at the Dubilier works in Glassbrook-road as supervisor of condenser assembly.
"She has been 100 per cent, deserving of the honour, and very popular among the girls," said Mr. William C. Tingey. M.B.E., general manager or the works. "Personally, I am delighted that she has got it."
Miss Davy is now an inspector at the works of Alumax Ltd., Burton Latimer, and lives at Rushden with her mother, Mrs. M. May. "Irene was engaged on similar work in London before we came to Rushden," said Mrs. May who was unaware of the award to her daughter until informed by our reporter.
"She started work with the Dubilier firm when they opened up in Rushden, as supervisor in the paper shop Mr. Tingey gave her a splendid reference when she left five weeks ago."
Mrs. May is sister of Mrs. W. J. Neville of Rushden, and came from Sevenoaks.