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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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Maud Starkie Bence

Place of birth: Suffolk

Service: Volunteer, 1914 - 1916

Death: 1916-06-01, Folkestone, Cause not known

Memorial: Memorial brass, St Brynach, Aberhonddu

Notes: aged 48. MSB was an well-known golfer.' Miss Starkie Bence will be remembered for the zeal, energy, and ability she threw into the work of the South Wales Borderers Comforts Scheme'. The plaque was erected in her memory by the South Wales Borderers.

Sources: The Brecon County Times Neath Gazette and General Advertiser for the Counties of Brecon Carmarthen Radnor Monmouth Glamorgan Cardigan Montgomery Hereford 10th September 1914; The Brecon County Times Neath Gazette and General Advertiser for the Counties of Brecon Carmarthen Radnor Monmouth Glamorgan Cardigan Montgomery Hereford 6th July 1916

Reference: WaW0057

Maud Starkie Bence playing golf c 1890

Maud Starkie Bence

Maud Starkie Bence playing golf c 1890

Plaque commemorating Maud Starkie Bence, St Brynach's Church, Llanfrynach

St Brynach's Church, Llanfrynach

Plaque commemorating Maud Starkie Bence, St Brynach's Church, Llanfrynach


Jane Ellen Howdle

Service: Stewardess

Death: 1915:11:07, SS Lusitania, Drowning / Boddi

Memorial: War memorial, Benllech, Anglesey

Notes: aged 33. Buried at Cobh Old Cemetery, County Cork, Ireland

Sources: http://www.rmslusitania.info/people/lusitania-victims;http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime/visit/floor-plan/lusitania/people/peoples-stories.aspx?id=15530

Reference: WaW0027

Name of Mrs J E Howdle on Benllech War Memorial. She was a Stewardess on S S Lusitania.

Benllech War Memorial

Name of Mrs J E Howdle on Benllech War Memorial. She was a Stewardess on S S Lusitania.


Ethel Davies

Place of birth: Bodhyfryd, Holyhead

Service: ‘member’

Memorial: Armenia Chapel, Holyhead, Anglesey

Notes: Nothing is known of Ethel Davies, whose name appears on the Roll of Honour in Armenia Chapel, Holyhead

Sources: http://www.anglesey.info/holyhead-armenia-chapel-war-memorials.htm

Reference: WaW0160

Record of the war service of Ethel Davies, Bodhyfryd,  member, on the Roll of Honour of Armenia Chapel Holyhead

Roll of Honour

Record of the war service of Ethel Davies, Bodhyfryd, member, on the Roll of Honour of Armenia Chapel Holyhead


Nellie Jones

Place of birth: Angorfa, Holyhead

Memorial: Armenia Chapel, Holyhead, Anglesey

Notes: Nothing is known of Nellie Jones, whose name appears on the Roll of Honour in Armenia Chapel, Caergybi. Sister of Maggie Jones.

Sources: http://www.anglesey.info/holyhead-armenia-chapel-war-memorials.htm

Reference: WaW0166

Record of the war service of Nellie Jones on the Roll of Honour of Armenia Chapel Holyhead

Roll of Honour

Record of the war service of Nellie Jones on the Roll of Honour of Armenia Chapel Holyhead


Maggie Jones

Place of birth: Angorfa, Holyhead

Memorial: Armenia Chapel, Holyhead, Anglesey

Notes: Nothing is known of Maggie Jones, whose name appears on the Roll of Honour in Armenia Chapel, Caergybi. Sister of Nellie Jones

Sources: http://www.anglesey.info/holyhead-armenia-chapel-war-memorials.

Reference: WaW0169

Record of the war service of Maggie Jones, on the Roll of Honour of Armenia Chapel Holyhead

Roll of Honour

Record of the war service of Maggie Jones, on the Roll of Honour of Armenia Chapel Holyhead


Louisa Parry

Place of birth: Holyhead

Service: Stewardess, CPSPCo, 1914 - 1918

Death: 1918/10/10, RMS Leinster, Drowning/Boddi

Memorial: War Memorial, Holyhead, Anglesey

Notes: aged 22. RMS Leinster was torpedoed in the Irish Sea. LP died together with Hannah Owen.

Sources: http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/3929-wanted-photos-nationwide/&page=19

Reference: WaW0042

Name of Louisa Parry on Holyhead War Memorial

Holyhead War Memorial

Name of Louisa Parry on Holyhead War Memorial

Name of Louisa Parry in the Welsh National Book of Remembrance

Welsh National Book of Remembrance

Name of Louisa Parry in the Welsh National Book of Remembrance


Louisa Parry

Place of birth: Holyhead

Service: Stewardess

Death: 1918-10-10, RMS Leinster, Drowning / Boddi

Memorial: War memorial, Holyhead, Anglesey

Notes: aged 22. RMS Leinster was torpedoed in the Irish Sea. LP died together with Hannah Owen

Sources: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15368549

Reference: WaW0042

Name of Louisa Parry on Holyhead War Memorial

Holyhead War Memorial

Name of Louisa Parry on Holyhead War Memorial

Name of Louisa Parry in the Welsh National Book of Remembrance

Welsh National Book of Remembrance

Name of Louisa Parry in the Welsh National Book of Remembrance


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


Margaret Williams

Place of birth: Holyhead

Service: Stewardess, 1914 - d

Death: 1916-11-03, SS Connemara, Drowning / Boddi

Memorial: War memorial, Holyhead, Anglesey

Notes: aged 32. SS Connemara sank in a collision with the coal carrier Retriever. MW is said to have been on her last shift before her marriage. Her body was never recovered.

Sources: https://sites.google.com/site/holyheadwarmemorial19141918/home/ss-connemara/margaret-williams-stewardess

Reference: WaW0067

Margaret Williams, a stewardess on S S Connemara, drowned in a collision at sea.

Margaret Williams

Margaret Williams, a stewardess on S S Connemara, drowned in a collision at sea.


Hannah Owen

Place of birth: Holyhead

Service: Stewardess, c.1905 - 1918

Death: 1918-10-10, RMS Leinster, Drowning / Boddi

Memorial: War memorial; Memorial Hyfrydle Chapel, Holyhead, Anglesey

Notes: aged 36. RMS Leinster was torpedoed in the Irish Sea. HO died together with Louise Parry

Sources: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=107830381

Reference: WaW0040

Hannah Owen, Stewardess on SS Leinster, sunk 10th October 1918

Hannah Owen

Hannah Owen, Stewardess on SS Leinster, sunk 10th October 1918

Hannah Owens name in the Welsh National Book of Remembrance

Welsh National Book of Remembrance

Hannah Owens name in the Welsh National Book of Remembrance



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