Eliza Storey was born in Altrincham, Cheshire, in 1863. In 1892, she married Benjamin Highfield Jones, also in Altrincham. By 1901, the couple were living at The Poplars, Upper Penn, with their children Philip and Gabrielle. By 1911, she was known as Lillie, and her and Benjamin lived with their daughter at The Old House, Ash Hill, Compton.
As Lillie Highfield Jones, she was one of the many women who served as Special Police Woman during the First World War. The Imperial War Museum have a photograph of her, indicating that she was also Captain and Quartermaster of the Wolverhampton branch of the Women’s Volunteer Reserve. She was awarded the MBE in June 1918 as part of King George V’s Birthday Honours, and the Investiture at Buckingham Palace took place on 5 November 1918.
Lillie, now known again as Eliza, died on 15 April 1937, by which date her address was Morfa Newydd, Harlech, Merionethshire. The value of her effects was £6520 15s. 5d.