Barbara Clay

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Barbara Clay (1911-1982) worked for the British Information Services during the Second World War in San Francisco. According to an obituary in the Washington Post:

Barbara Spendlove Clay, 71, a resident of the Washington area since the late 1950s who was active in the Red Cross, died May 30 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. She had cancer. Mrs. Clay, who lived in Arlington, was born in England. During World War II, she worked for the British Information Service in San Francisco. In the late 1950s, she came to this country and settled in Washington.
She was a Red Cross Gray Lady at Bethesda Naval Hospital in the early 1960s and a member of the International Services Committee of the D.C. Chapter of the Red Cross from 1965 until her death. She also had been a volunteer in blood services with the Red Cross. Her husband, James P. Clay, a rear admiral in the Navy, died in 1975. Survivors include one stepson, James P. Clay Jr. of Hutchinson, Minn.; a sister, Margaret Spendlove Dunkley of Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, and three stepgrandchildren.[1]


  1. 'Barbara S. Clay, 71' The Washington Post, June 2, 1982, Wednesday, Final Edition, SECTION: Metro; C9