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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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Lilian Kate Jones

Place of birth: Newport

Service: Nurse, VAD

Death: 1916/06/06, Unknown/Anhysbys

Notes: Lilian joined the VAD in August 1915, aged 35. She worked at 2nd South General Military Hospital in Bristol, where she had family connections.

Reference: WaW0143

Grave of Lilian Jones, St Woolos, Newport

Grave of Lilian Jones

Grave of Lilian Jones, St Woolos, Newport

name of Lilian Jones, Welsh National Book of Remembrance

Welsh National Book of Remembrance

name of Lilian Jones, Welsh National Book of Remembrance


Red Cross card for Lilian Jones

Red Cross record card

Red Cross card for Lilian Jones

Red Cross card for Lilian Jones

Red Cross record card (reverse)

Red Cross card for Lilian Jones


Annie Alice Guy

Place of birth: Newport

Service: Nursing sister, SWH, 1916

Death: 1916/08/21, Salonika, Dysentery

Notes: Alice Annie Guy died 21st August 1916, Scottish Women’s Hospital and Serbian Army, Nursing Sister, Former Superintendent of the Devonshire Hospital, Buxton. Buried in Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery. Her name also appears on the WW1 Roll of Honour Book kept in Newport Reference Library.

Sources: http://scottishwomenshospitals.co.uk/women/

Reference: WaW0142

Name of Alice Annie Guy, Newport Roll of Honour

Newport Roll of Honour

Name of Alice Annie Guy, Newport Roll of Honour

Newspaper report of the death of Sister Guy

Alice Annie Guy

Newspaper report of the death of Sister Guy


Roll of honour of members of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals who died overseas.

Roll of Honour

Roll of honour of members of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals who died overseas.


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


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


Ethel Saxon

Place of birth: Abertillery

Service: Staff Nurse, TFNS

Death: 1917-09-03, Karachi, Appendicitis/Llid y pendics

Memorial: War Memorial; Nurses’ Memorial; Delhi Gate, Kingsland; Liverpool Cathedral; Delhi, Herefordshire; Lancashire; India

Notes: Born 1891, her father was a builder and joiner. She worked for some time in Liverpool before serving overseas. Her parents retired to Kingsland, Herefordshire where she is memorialised; her name also appears on the Nurses’ memorial in Liverpool Cathedral, the Nurses’ memorial in York Minster and the Indian war memorial the Great Gate at Delhi.

Reference: WaW0134

Name of Ethel Saxon on Kingsland War Memorial

Kingsland War Memorial

Name of Ethel Saxon on Kingsland War Memorial

Name of Staff Nurse Ethel Saxon on the Roll of Honour, Kingsland Church

Roll of Honour, Kingsland Church

Name of Staff Nurse Ethel Saxon on the Roll of Honour, Kingsland Church


Death Notice of Ethel Saxon

Death Notice

Death Notice of Ethel Saxon

Nurses’ Memorial, Liverpool Cathedral

Nurses's Memorial

Nurses’ Memorial, Liverpool Cathedral


Name of Ethel Saxon on the Nurses’ Memorial, Liverpool Cathedral

Nurses’ memorial Liverpool

Name of Ethel Saxon on the Nurses’ Memorial, Liverpool Cathedral


Constance Fane Roberts

Place of birth: Llandre

Service: Army Remount Service: Gwasanaeth Ail-farchogaeth y Fyddin

Death: 1917-10-09, Motor accident/Damwain car

Memorial: Grave, Llandre, Cardiganshire

Notes: aged 22, died together with her fiance Captain Brereton Ockleston Rigby

Sources: http://www.wwwmp.co.uk/ceredigion-war-memorials/

Reference: WaW0018

Grave of Constance Fane Roberts, llandre Church

Llandre Church

Grave of Constance Fane Roberts, llandre Church


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


Flossie Hamer Lewis

Place of birth: St Asaph

Service: Nurse, VAD

Death: 1917/03/22, St Asaph, ‘strain and overwork’ / ’straen a gorweithio’

Notes: Flossie Hamer Lewis worked at the Red Cross Hospital, Rhyl, from its opening. Her father was the St Asaph diocesan inspector of schools.

Reference: WaW0207

Photograph of Flossie Hamer Lewis, part of the collection ‘Deaths: Nurses Deaths 1919-1920’ at the Imperial War Museum

Flossie Hamer Lewis

Photograph of Flossie Hamer Lewis, part of the collection ‘Deaths: Nurses Deaths 1919-1920’ at the Imperial War Museum

Letter from Flossie’s father, the Rev J Hamer Lewis to the secretary of the Women Collections, Imperial War Museum, June 29th 1918

Letter

Letter from Flossie’s father, the Rev J Hamer Lewis to the secretary of the Women Collections, Imperial War Museum, June 29th 1918


Letter from Flossie’s father, the Rev J Hamer Lewis to the secretary of the Women Collections, Imperial War Museum, June 29th 1918 (reverse).

Letter (r)

Letter from Flossie’s father, the Rev J Hamer Lewis to the secretary of the Women Collections, Imperial War Museum, June 29th 1918 (reverse).

Report of the death of Flossie Hamer Lewis, Denbighshire Free Press 31st March 1917

Newspaper report

Report of the death of Flossie Hamer Lewis, Denbighshire Free Press 31st March 1917


Nursing award for Flossie Hamer Lewis, Denbighshire Free Press 16th March 1918

Newspaper report

Nursing award for Flossie Hamer Lewis, Denbighshire Free Press 16th March 1918


Gladys Maud Jones

Place of birth: Cambridge

Service: Nurse, VAD

Death: 1917/08/21, Salonika, Malaria

Notes: Gladys Maud Jones’s name appears on the Welsh book of Remembrance, and her photograph is in the Imperial War Museum’s collection. Unfortunately, despite her name, she appears to have no connection with Wales. Both her parents were from Lincolnshire.

Sources: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~macculloch/p79.htm#i4559

Reference: WaW0213

Gladys Maud Jones’s name in the Welsh Book of Remembrance

Welsh Book of Remembrance

Gladys Maud Jones’s name in the Welsh Book of Remembrance


G(w)ladys Sails

Place of birth: Swansea

Service: Nurse, VAD

Death: 1917/12/15, Mumbles, meningitis

Notes: Gladys (or Gwladys, both spellings occur) worked as a VAD at Danycoed Red Cross Hospital, Swansea, where she contracted the illness that became meningitis. She was 28 when she died, and was well-known in Swansea for swimming in the ladies’ water polo team.

Reference: WaW0287

Report of the death of Gwladys Sails. Cambria Daily Leader 17th December 1917.

Newspaper report

Report of the death of Gwladys Sails. Cambria Daily Leader 17th December 1917.

Report of the funeral of Gwladys Sails. Cambria Daily Leader 19th December 1917.

Newspaper report

Report of the funeral of Gwladys Sails. Cambria Daily Leader 19th December 1917.


Report of names, including Gladys’s, for Swansea Ladies’ Water Polo Team. Evening Express 12th October 1907.

Newspaper report

Report of names, including Gladys’s, for Swansea Ladies’ Water Polo Team. Evening Express 12th October 1907.



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