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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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Gertrude Winifred Allan Dyer

Place of birth: Newport

Service: Worker, QMAAC

Death: 1918-01-27, Cause not known

Memorial: Christchurch Cemetery, Newport, Monmouthshire

Notes: aged 38. On her grave it says that the stone was erected by her family and ‘Newport Women’s Liberal Association of which she was the secretary for 18 years’. A plaque has also been placed on her grave by the Commonwealth War Commission. Her name also appears on the WW1 Roll of Honour book kept in Newport Reference Library and the Welsh National Book of Remembrance.

Reference: WaW0103

Grave of Gertrude Dyer, Christchurch Cemetery, Newport

Grave of Gertrude Dyer

Grave of Gertrude Dyer, Christchurch Cemetery, Newport

Name of Gertrude Dyer, Newport Roll of Honour, Newport

Name of Gertrude Dyer

Name of Gertrude Dyer, Newport Roll of Honour, Newport


CWGC memorial plaque to Gertrude Dyer

Memorial plaque

CWGC memorial plaque to Gertrude Dyer


Annie M Evans

Service: Worker, QMAAC

Reference: WaW0073


Kate (Anna Catherine) Miller

Place of birth: Grangetown Cardiff

Service: Worker, QMAAC, 1918 - 1920

Death: 1920-07-29, St Pol-sur-Ternoise cemetery,France, Pneumonia / Niwmonia

Notes: aged 27. Buried St Pol-sur-Ternoise cemetery

Sources: http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx?cpage=11&sort=name&order=asc; folder

Reference: WaW0038

Anna Catherine (Kate) Miller, QMAAC

Anna Catherine Miller

Anna Catherine (Kate) Miller, QMAAC


Violet Phillips

Place of birth: Newport

Service: Worker, WAAC/QMAAC, 1917 - 1919

Death: 1919-03-08, Chadderton Hostel, Cause not known

Memorial: St Woolos, Newport, Monmouthshire

Notes: Violet was the daughter of Mrs C.M.Phillips, 32 Barrack Hill, Newport, Mon.

Sources: http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/390079/PHILLIPS,%20V

Reference: WaW0118

Grave of Violet Phillips, St Woolos Cemetery, Newport

Grave of Violet Phillips

Grave of Violet Phillips, St Woolos Cemetery, Newport


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


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


Lizzie Dora Stephens

Place of birth: Y Trallwng

Service: Worker, QMAAC

Death: 1918-04-24, Cause not known

Memorial: War memorial, Y Trallwng, Montgomeryshire

Notes: aged 23, buried at Aldershot Military Cemetery

Sources: http://tanyabirnie.blogspot.it/2014/09/worker-m-f-brown.html

Reference: WaW0058

Name of Lizzie Dora Stephens, War Memorial Welshpool

War Memorial Welshpool

Name of Lizzie Dora Stephens, War Memorial Welshpool


Amy Laura Whitcombe

Place of birth: Hengoed

Service: Worker, QMAAC

Death: 1918-11-03, S C Convalescent Hospital, Plymouth, Influenza / Y Ffliw

Memorial: War memorial, Ystrad Mynach and Hengoed, Glamorgan

Notes: aged 24.

Reference: WaW0063

Name of Amy Whitcombe on Ystrad Mynach War Memorial

Ystrad Mynach War Memorial

Name of Amy Whitcombe on Ystrad Mynach War Memorial

Grave record for Amy Whitcombe

Grave record

Grave record for Amy Whitcombe


Ada Doris Maud Lesser (Radcliffe)

Place of birth: Nova Scotia

Service: Worker, QMAAC

Death: 1918/12/04, Tidsworth Military Hospital, Wiltshire, Influenza / y ffliw

Memorial: Danygraig, Swansea, Glamorgan

Notes: Born c.1879, Ada moved with her parents to Swansea. She married Arthur Charles Lesser in December 1899. The inscription on her grave says she was 36 when she died, but she was probably older. Thanks to Diana Morgan

Reference: WaW0190

Grave with the name of Ada Lesser, QMAAC

Grave of Ada Lesser

Grave with the name of Ada Lesser, QMAAC


Nora Treadwell

Place of birth: Lancashire

Service: Worker, WAAC

Notes: Little is known about Nora Treadwell. She was brought up in Bryncoch, Glamorgan; her parents may have lived at Primrose Bank, Bryncoch.

Reference: WaW0192

Nora Treadwell in WAAC uniform

Nora Treadwell

Nora Treadwell in WAAC uniform

Women's Army Auxiliary Corps postcard, 18 June 1918. This postcard was sent by Nora to her great grandmother Mrs Treadwell, from Plymouth where she was working at a convalescent hospital.

Postcard

Women's Army Auxiliary Corps postcard, 18 June 1918. This postcard was sent by Nora to her great grandmother Mrs Treadwell, from Plymouth where she was working at a convalescent hospital.



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