1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Ashwell, Lena

ASHWELL, LENA (1872- ), English actress (see 2.734), at the outbreak of the World War organized a Women's Emergency Corps for rendering services of all kinds to the Allied forces and to refugees, as well as assistance to women at home thrown out of work by the dislocation of industry. She also formed a company of actors and musicians and went with them to France, where they provided excellent and much-appreciated entertainment to the troops when resting. She was made O.B.E. on the institution of the Order of the British Empire Aug. 24 1917.