Emmeline Brice
Emmeline Brice
Birth: 9 March 1895
Knightsbridge, Greater London, England, UK
Death: 26 July 2006
Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England, UK
Age: 111 years, 139 days
Country: UK Flag UK
Emmeline Frances Brice (née Hastin; 9 March 1895 – 26 July 2006) was a British supercentenarian who was the oldest living person in the United Kingdom until her death at age 111 years, 139 days, following the death of Edith Ingamells on 1 March 2006.


Brice was one of five children, born at Knightsbridge. She watched the funeral procession of Queen Victoria while standing outside Harrods. Brice worked as a waitress and during the First World War was involved in manufacturing aeroplanes. One of her brothers was killed during the Battle of the Somme. She married Lesley Brice in 1915, who was invalided out of the war. Emmeline looked after him until his death, at the age of 67. During World War II, Brice worked in an ammunitions factory. Brice was widowed at 69 and lived on her own until 102, when she moved to a nursing home in Leighton Buzzard.

Brice attributed her longevity to good food and a glass of whisky each night. Upon her death, 111-year-old Annie Knight from Scotland became the United Kingdom's oldest person.

United Kingdom's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Jane Raby • Frances Smith • William Walker • Ann Russell • Eliza Roff • Ellen Palmer • Rachel MacArthur • Rachel Swain • Mary Davey • Thomas Pope • John Christian Francklow • Rebecca Lees • Sarah Fitt • Elizabeth Sellwood • Matilda Coppins • Elizabeth Whitehead • Emma Rooke • Margaret Lunn • Julia Gray • Sarah Humphrey • Caroline Beale • Fanny Hopkins • Elizabeth Etheridge • Sophia Wellstead • Rhoda Harris • Emma Weeks • Edith Grellier • Mary Worthington • Jane Stoneman • Ellen Dart • Elizabeth Kensley • Hannah Smith • John Mosley Turner • Ada Roe • Alice Stevenson • Elizabeth Watkins • Frederick Butterfield • Rose Heeley • Agnes Helyar • James Harrow • Sarah Morgan • Lilias Williams • Florence Pannell • Jeanetta Thomas • Alice Brewster • Anna Eliza Williams • Kate Begbie • Charlotte Hughes • Daisy Adams • Rebecca Hewison • Annie Scott • Rachel Wieselberg • Lucy Jane Askew • Annie Jennings • Eva Morris • Amy Hulmes • Nellie Bradley • Gladys Hawley • Lucy d'Abreu • Edith Ingamells • Emmeline Brice • Annie Knight • Ada Mason • Florrie Baldwin • Eunice Bowman • Annie Turnbull • Elsie Steele • Margaret Fish • Violet Wood • Grace Jones • Ethel Lang • Gladys Hooper • Bessie Camm

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