Dame Rachel Eleanor Crowdy

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1884-3-3 3/3/1884 (in London: United Kingdom )

Nationality: English
1931: Made a Commander of Order of Alphonso XII, by the Spanish Government, for services of outstanding value in the international field of social reform; 1939: Married Col. C.J.M. Thornhill, CMG, DSO; Publications: Article on Manchukuo in Landmark, January, 1937; Article in The International Bureau for the Suppression of Traffic in Persons, Its History and Programme of Work, December, 1952; "Modern Steps to Limit Traffic in Persons" in International Bureau for the Suppression of Traffic in Persons pamphlet, London, 1956.

Roles in Organisations


  • London: United Kingdom
  • Unspecified 1930 (Appointed as assessor to Advisory Committee for the Protection of Women and Young Persons)
  • Honolulu: Hawaii 1930 (Delegate to Conference on Pacific Affairs)
  • Shanghai: China 1931 (Women delegate on the British Delegation to the Conference on Pacific Relations)
  • Tokyo: Japan 1934 (Delegate to International Red Cross Conference, Toyko(?))
  • United Kingdom 1935-1936 (Member of the Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture of and Trading in Arms)
  • Spain 1937 (Went with the Parliamentary Commission to observe the Spanish War)
  • United Kingdom 1938-1939 (Member of the West Indies Royal Commission)
  • Unspecified 1939-1946 (Region's Adviser, Ministry of Information (visiting and reporting on the conditions in the bombed cities))