Campaigner for animal welfare. Alice Marie Drakoules (née Lambe) was born c.1850 near Brussels to English parents.
1876 married William Lewis, the managing director of the Union Assurance Company. In 1887 she founded a Band of Mercy in Weybridge. In 1891 she was a founding member of the Humanitarian League, becoming its treasurer.
The Animal Defence and Anti-Vivisection Society was formed in 1906 and its executive council included Drakoules. She was a keen supporter of the society, helping it campaign for licensed slaughterhouses, humane slaughter and for an end to performing animals.
Her husband died in 1907, leaving her with an adopted son. Her second husband, Platon Eustathios Drakoules (or Drakoulis), was a Greek socialist, ex-member of the Greek Parliament. They shared a common interest in humanitarianism. The Humanitarian League ended in 1919, but out of its end was formed, with her support, what was to become the League Against Cruel Sports.
Drakoules lived much of her adult life, and died, at 14 Park Square East (at the south-east 'corner' of Regent's Park). The memorial gives her year of death as 1934, contrary to all other sources' 1933.