Mabel Capper was a young Suffragette in 1909, living near the Pankhursts in what was then known as Chorlton on Medlock, now Manchester. Along with other members of the Women's Social and Political Union, she was a militant campaigner for the right of Women to vote.
With accomplices, she took part in various actions intended to force the Government to give Women the vote. This included acts of sabotage against the 1911 Census, disruption of political meetings and polling stations, window breaking and an attempt in Dublin to target Prime Minister Asquith with a bomb.
She was imprisoned, at least once in Holloway.
The Medal records that she went on Hunger Strike. On the reverse of a small bar on the medal, are the words "Fed by Force" and the date 17.9.09
The authorities later ceased forcible feeding of hunger strikers and introduced the 'cat and mouse' policy of temporarily releasing and reimprisoning after the strikers had recovered.
The medal appears to be silver and the ribbon is coloured green, white and purple; for Spring, Purity and Royal Blood.
Like most of her fellow campaigners, Mabel was educated and middle class.