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Beatrice Olivette (Olive) White
Place of birth: Newport
Service: Telegraphist, Signals Service/Gwasanaeth Signalau
Death: 1918-11-29, Cause not known
Notes: Olive White was one of the growing number of women working for the post office. We do not know the circumstances of her death, but her name is in the Newport Roll of Honour.
Place of birth: Pontnewynydd
Service: Nursing Sister, VAD, 1916-07-04 - 1918-12-02
Death: 1918-12-02, Caerleon Infirmary, Influenza / Y Ffliw
Memorial: War Memorial Gates, Pontypool, Monmouthshire
Notes: aged 28. Buried in Abergwili Churchyard
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
Place of birth: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Service: Worker, WAAC, 1917/11/08 – 1918/01/05
Death: 1918/01/05, Bangor Military Hospital, Spotted fever / Teiffws
Notes: Jean, who was 18 when she died, was the eldest of six children of a widowed mother. In November 1919 her case was raised in Parliament by Haydn Jones, MP for Merioneth. Jean had been the chief support of the family, but her mother was not entitled to any form of compensation and was forced to ask for parochial relief. The matter was ‘considered’ by the Financial Secretary to the War Office, but we do not know the outcome. Jean Roberts’s name appears in the Welsh National Book of Remembrance.
Newspaper report of parliamentary question about Jean Roberts. North Wales Chronicle 14th November 1919.
War Memorial plaque
Jean Roberts’s name on the War Memorial in St David’s Church, Blaenau Ffestiniog. It was obviously added after WW2, hence the mistake WAAF for QMAAC.rn. rn
Edith Frances Barker
Place of birth: Liverpool
Service: Nurse, VAD, February/Chwefror 1915 – Apr
Death: 1918/04/03, St Omer, France, Illness / Salwch
Memorial: St Collen\'s Church, Llangollen, Denbighshire
Notes: Born 1869, the daughter of a Liverpool Brewer, Edith lived with two brother in Pen-y-Bryn Hall, Llangollen for a number of years from 1901. She nursed in Malta and France where she died aged 49. She is buried in Longueness (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, and her name appears on Llangollen War Memorial.
Imperial War Graves Document
Document giving instruction for inscriptions on headstones in Souvenir Cem Longueness. Edith Barker’s age is given as 49.
War memorial, Llangollen. Edith’s name is near the top of the second column from the left.
Elsie Lavinia Gibbs
Place of birth: Grangetown, Cardiff
Service: Munitions worker
Death: 1918/07/01, National Shell Factory, Chilwell, Nottingham, Explosion / Ffrwydrad
Memorial: Saltmead Gospel Hall, Grangetown, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Notes: Elsie was born in 1901, and lied about her age to work in munitions (minimum age was 18). She was posted to the National Shell Filling Factory, Chilwell in Nottingham, where she died in the explosion that killed 133 others, the worst civilian tragedy during the War. Her body was never identified, and she was buried in a mass grave with 101 other unidentified victims.
Group of munitions workers. Elsie is to the right of the man with the moustache, collar and tie, middle row. Presumably taken at Chilwell.
Copy of Elsie’s death certificate, giving cause of death ‘presumed killed as result of explosion – Deceased know[n] to have been in works at time and since missing’. It gives her age, erroneously, as 19, and describes her as a ‘powder worker, daughter of Albert Gibbs’ with a Nottingham address. Her father was Albert Gibbs, but he lived in Dorset St, Grangetown, Cardiff.
Margaret (Maggie) Mary Evans
Place of birth: Pwllheli ?
Service: Nurse, VAD, March 1914 – July 1918 / Maw
Death: 1918/07/20, RN Hospital, Plymouth, Ubknown / Anysbys
Memorial: War Memorial, Pwllheli, Caernarvonshire
Notes: Maggie Evans volunteered part-time for the VAD until 1917, when she was posted to the RC Hospital Porthmadoc, and then in 1918 to the Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth where she died. A letter about Maggie’s death from Mildred Lloyd Hughes [qv] the Sister in charge was published in Yr Udgorn 7th August 1918 (in English).
Welsh Book of Remembrance
Name of Miss Margaret M Evans with other nurses in the Welsh Book of Remembrance
Second letter to Women’s Work Sub Committee, Imperial War Museum, from Maggie’s mother, April 1919
A letter about Maggie’s death from the Sister in charge was published in Yr Udgorn 7th August 1918
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.
Hannah Dunlop Mark
Place of birth: Bridgend
Service: Nurse, TFNS
Death: 1918/10/10, No 1 General Hospital, Fazackerley, Liverpool, Pneumonia following influenza / Niwmonia yn dilyn y ffliw
Notes: Hannah, a trained nurse, seems to have been a victim of Spanish Flu. She was 23 when she died, and is buried at Bridgend Cemetery.
Hannah Dunlop Mark
Hannah’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 Committee from Hannah’s brother, Lieut David Mark, November 16th 1918
Gwynedd Violet Llewellyn
Place of birth: Bewdley, Worcestershire
Service: Nurse, VAD
Death: 1918/11/03, Rouen, France, Inflenza / Y Ffliw
Notes: Gwynedd Violet Llewellyn’s name appears on the Welsh book of Remembrance. Unfortunately, despite her name, she appears to have no connection with Wales. Her family connections were with Worcestershire and Somerset