|Dorothy Florence Pole MBE (1892-1981)was the daughter of George Henry Pole (List I 917), CMS missionary in Japan. On becoming a missionary herself she was sent to Africa beginning in the Egypt Mission, Cairo in 1918. The following year she moved to Omdurman where she served until 1927. In 1930 she was appointed Principal of the Annie Walsh Girls' School in Freetown, Sierra Leone and in 1936 she became Secretary of the Sierra Leone Mission. In 1950 she was awarded the MBE in recognition of her long and distinguished missionary career. She retired from full service in 1954 but returned to Sierra Leone to work as a retired missionary. She died in England in 1981.
Reference: Register of women missionaries 1915-1918 (manuscript unpublished)
|Deposited with the CMS in November 1982 and transferred to the Special Collections Department in July 2003