Jean Conan Doyle

Soldier, Military Person

1912 – 1997

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Who was Jean Conan Doyle?

Air Commandant Dame Lena Jean Annette Conan Doyle, Lady Bromet DBE AE WRAF ADC, best known as Jean Conan-Doyle, was a British stateswoman and military officer in the WRAF.

The second daughter of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and a spirited child, she was a spirited child who was described as a tomboy by Houdini. Her childhood nickname was "Billy", and letters to her father would be signed "Your loving son." On her tenth birthday, however, she announced that she had decided to be a girl after all. She then went to her Aunt Ida's school, Granville House in Eastbourne, where she took after her mother in developing a love of nature. As a schoolgirl she was a classmate and friend of Joan Boniface Winnifrith, who would become film and television actress Anna Lee. Joan Winnifrith was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's god-daughter.

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Born
Dec 21, 1912
Also known as
  • Dame Lena Annette Jean Conan Doyle
  • Jean Lena Annette
  • Lady Bromet
  • Billy
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Nationality
  • United Kingdom
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Died
Nov 18, 1997

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on July 23, 2013

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