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The Experiences of Women in World War One

A collection of information, experiences and photographs recorded by Women's Archive of Wales in 2014-18

A collection of information, experiences and photographs recorded by Women's Archive of Wales in 2014-18

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Ladas May (Known as Gladys WAAC / in Gelwid yn Gl Powell ( later Pritchard)

Place of birth: Cwmaman

Service: Worker, WAAC/QMAAC, 24/05/1918 - 11/02/1920

Notes: Ladas Powell joined the WAAC underage. She served at Stonar Camp, near Sandwich, Kent. Ladas, or Gladys as she was known in the WAAC, kept an album with photographs and documents in it as well as entries by friends and colleagues.

Reference: WaW0044

Ladas (Gladys) Powell in working clothes.

Ladas May Powell

Ladas (Gladys) Powell in working clothes.

' A few of the knuts …'

Photograph 7.11.19

' A few of the knuts …'


Certificate of discharge from the QMAAC on Termination of Engagement, 20.2.1920

Discharge document

Certificate of discharge from the QMAAC on Termination of Engagement, 20.2.1920

Ladas Powell's QMAAC badge

QMAAC badge

Ladas Powell's QMAAC badge


Travel Pass 27.11.19

Travel Pass

Travel Pass 27.11.19


Gladys Irene Pritchard (née Harris)

Place of birth: Newport

Service: Munitions Worker

Death: TNT poisoning / Gwenwyno TNT

Notes: Gladys was a war widow aged 28. Her husband had been killed in July 1916. She had two small children. Her father was granted 2s a week for the upkeep of each child; the children also benefited from their father’s military pension.

Sources: http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums

Reference: WaW0045

Gladys’s photograph was collected by the Women’s Subcommittee of the Imperial War Museum as part of its collection of women who died during the War.

Gladys Pritchard

Gladys’s photograph was collected by the Women’s Subcommittee of the Imperial War Museum as part of its collection of women who died during the War.

Letter to the Secretary of the women’s collection from Gladys’s sister, Mrs Summerfield.

Letter

Letter to the Secretary of the women’s collection from Gladys’s sister, Mrs Summerfield.


Report of maintenance grant to Gladys’s father, Joseph Harris, for the upkeep of her children.  Weekly Argus 11th November 1916.rn

Newspaper report

Report of maintenance grant to Gladys’s father, Joseph Harris, for the upkeep of her children. Weekly Argus 11th November 1916.rn


May (Mary) Prosser

Place of birth: Gilwern

Service: Munitions Worker, 1916 - 1917

Death: 1917-04-03, Rochdale, TNT poisoning / Gwenwyno TNT

Memorial: Recreation Ground gates; Market hall, Christchurch Govilon, Govilon, Monmouthshire

Notes: May, born 1891, was the fourth daughter of a farm labourer and his wife. She followed two of her sisters into domestic service in Rochdale. She began munitions work late in 1916, but soon became ill with ‘toxic jaundice’ and died at her sister Margaret’s home in Rochdale. She was also sister of Nellie Prosser [qv].

Sources: Ryland Wallace: May Prosser, Munitionette. AMC/WAW Newsletter, June 2016

Reference: WaW0046

Name of May Prosser on memorial, Christchurch, Govilon

Christchurch, Govilon

Name of May Prosser on memorial, Christchurch, Govilon

Name of May Prosser on Govilon War Memorial

Govilon War Memorial

Name of May Prosser on Govilon War Memorial


Death notice of May Prosser, Abergavenny Chronicle, 13 Aprill 1917

Death Notice

Death notice of May Prosser, Abergavenny Chronicle, 13 Aprill 1917


Doris Quane

Place of birth: Isle of Man

Service: Worker, QMAAC

Memorial: War Grave, Boddelwyddan, Denbighshire

Notes: aged 28; buried St Michel's Ammanford

Sources: http://www.flintshirewarmemorials.com/memorials/bodelwyddan-memorial/canadians-2/quane-doris/

Reference: WaW0047

War Grave of Doris Quane, QMAAC, surrounded by the graves of Canadian soldiers

War grave of Doris Quane

War Grave of Doris Quane, QMAAC, surrounded by the graves of Canadian soldiers


Hannah Rees

Service: Nurse, VAD

Memorial: Capel y Garn Memorial Roll, Rhydypennau, Cardiganshire

Notes: seems to have served and survived

Reference: WaW0048

Name of Hannah Rees, VAD, Bronceiro, who served in the War. Capel y Garn

Capel y Garn

Name of Hannah Rees, VAD, Bronceiro, who served in the War. Capel y Garn


Rebecca Rees

Service: Nurse, VAD

Memorial: Capel y Garn Memorial Roll, Rhydypennau, Cardiganshire

Notes: seems to have served and survived

Reference: WaW0049

Name of Rebecca Rees, VAD, Bronceiro,  who served in the War. Capel y Garn

Capel y Garn

Name of Rebecca Rees, VAD, Bronceiro, who served in the War. Capel y Garn

Red Cross record card for Rebecca Rees

Red Cross card

Red Cross record card for Rebecca Rees


Red Cross record card for Rebecca Rees

Red Cross card (reverse)

Red Cross record card for Rebecca Rees


Ella Richards

Place of birth: Lampeter

Service: Nurse, VAD

Death: 1918-10-14, Salonika, Pneumonia / Niwmonia

Memorial: War memorial, Lampeter, Cardiganshire

Notes: aged 31. buried at Mikra British Cemetery, Salonika

Sources: Cambrian News and Merionethshire/Meirionnydd Standard 9 May/Mai 1919

Reference: WaW0050

Nurse Ella Richards in VAD uniform

Nurse Ella Richards

Nurse Ella Richards in VAD uniform

Ella Richards's name on Lampeter War Memorial

Lampeter's War Memorial

Ella Richards's name on Lampeter War Memorial


Ella Richards's name on War Memorial in Capel Soar

Capel Soar 1

Ella Richards's name on War Memorial in Capel Soar

Memorial plaque to Ella Richards, Capel Soar

Capel Soar 2

Memorial plaque to Ella Richards, Capel Soar


Ella Richards mentioned in despatches, Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard 18th July 1919

Newspaper report

Ella Richards mentioned in despatches, Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard 18th July 1919

Red Cross card of Ella Richards

Red Cross Card

Red Cross card of Ella Richards


Red Cross card of Ella Richards

Red Cross Card (reverse)

Red Cross card of Ella Richards


Margaret Dorothy Roberts

Place of birth: Dolgellau

Service: Staff Nurse, QAIMNS Reserve / Wrth gefn, 29/09/1915 - 31/12/1917

Death: 1917-12-31, SS Osmanieh, Drowning

Memorial: Cathedral Nurse, Llanelwy, Flintshire

Notes: aged 47. SS Osmanieh was sunk by a German mine off Alexandria, Egypt. Grave in Hadra War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt. Born in the Workhouse in Dolgellau, she spent many years in Australia before returning to Britain to join the QAIMNS Reserves.

Sources: http://www.flintshirewarmemorials.com/memorials/st-asaph-memorial/st-asaph-cathedral-welsh-nurses-ww1/roberts-margaret-dorothy/; http://emhs.org.au/person/roberts/margaret_dorothy

Reference: WaW0051

Margaret Dorothy Robert's name on the Nurses' Memorial, St Asaph

Nurse Margaret Dorothy Robert's name on the Nurses' Memorial, St Asaph

Margaret Dorothy Robert's name on the Nurses' Memorial, St Asaph

Margaret Dorothy Roberts

Margaret Dorothy Roberts

Margaret Dorothy Roberts


Jane (Jennie) Roberts

Place of birth: Bryncrug

Service: Staff Nurse, QAIMNS

Death: 1917-04-10, HMHS Salta, Drowning / Boddi

Memorial: Cathedral Nurse, Llanelwy, Flintshire

Notes: aged 30. She died when His Majesty’s Hospital Ship “Salta” was sunk off Le Havre on 10 April 1917. She was lost at sea and her body was never recovered. Her name appears on the Salta Memorial at Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Normandy, France, and on the memorial plaques in the porch of St Cadfan's Church, Tywyn

Sources: http://www.flintshirewarmemorials.com/memorials/st-asaph-memorial/st-asaph-cathedral-welsh-nurses-ww1/roberts-jane/http://www.mawddachestuary.co.uk/warmemorials/#TywynChurch

Reference: WaW0052

Jane Robert's name on the Nurses' Memorial, St Asaph

Nurse Jane Robert's name on the Nurses' Memorial, St Asaph

Jane Robert's name on the Nurses' Memorial, St Asaph

Name of Jane Roberts in the memorial porch, Tywyn Church

Tywyn Church

Name of Jane Roberts in the memorial porch, Tywyn Church


Jane/Jennie’s photograph was collected by the Women’s Subcommittee of the Imperial War museum as part of its collection of women who died during the War

Jane (Jennie) Roberts

Jane/Jennie’s photograph was collected by the Women’s Subcommittee of the Imperial War museum as part of its collection of women who died during the War


Annie Roberts

Place of birth: Holyhead

Service: Member, WRAF, 14/05/1918 - d.

Death: 1918-12-12, Pneumonia / Niwmonia

Memorial: War memorial, Holyhead, Anglesey

Notes: aged 20. Served in Chester area. Buried Holyhead (Maeshyfred) cemetery

Reference: WaW0053

Name of Annie Roberts, WRAF, on Holyhead War Memorial

Holyhead War Memorial

Name of Annie Roberts, WRAF, on Holyhead War Memorial



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