Elsie Duval

Born 1892

Elsie Diedrichs Duval was a British suffragist and campaigner for women's rights. She was arrested many times throughout her life and in 1913 became was the first woman to be released from prison under the so-called 'Cat and Mouse Act', she was also the second suffragist since the act's creation to be realised under it, the first being her then fiancée Hugh Franklin. Throughout her life Elsie was loyal to the suffrage cause and eventually died on 1 Jan 1919, one year after some women in the UK received the right to vote for the first time.
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