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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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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


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


Edith Mary Tonkin

Place of birth: Sandford Devon

Service: Ward maid, VAD, 1917/11/06 – 1918/10/13

Death: 1918-10-13, 3rd General Hospital Le Treport, Pneumonia / Niwmonia

Memorial: War memorial, Llandaff, Glamorgan

Notes: Edith was born on a farm in Devonshire in 1892. She moved to Cardiff when her father inherited a pub from his uncle. She worked as a ward maid at the 3rd General hospital in Tréport, France, where she died aged 26. Her name appears on Llandaff war memorial with that of her younger brother William John (Jack), who died at the battle of Loos in 1915.

Reference: WaW0061

Edith Mary Tonkin, VAD,'s name on Llandaff War Memorial

Llandaff War Memorial

Edith Mary Tonkin, VAD,'s name on Llandaff War Memorial

Register for Mont Huon cemetery, Tréport, with entry for Edith Tonkin.

War Graves Register

Register for Mont Huon cemetery, Tréport, with entry for Edith Tonkin.


Edith Tonkin in VAD uniform. Thanks to Maureen Roberts, Western Australia.

Edith Tonkin

Edith Tonkin in VAD uniform. Thanks to Maureen Roberts, Western Australia.

Headstone commemorating Edith Mary Tonkin, Mount Huon Military Cemetery Normandy. Courtesy Peter Bennett Dewberry Yorkshire

headstone

Headstone commemorating Edith Mary Tonkin, Mount Huon Military Cemetery Normandy. Courtesy Peter Bennett Dewberry Yorkshire


Red Cross record for Edith Mary Tonkin

Red Cross record card

Red Cross record for Edith Mary Tonkin

Record card for Edith Mary Tonkin (reverse)rnrn

Red Cross record card (reverse)

Record card for Edith Mary Tonkin (reverse)rnrn


Photograph of the Tonkin family on the family farm in Devon, c 1910. Courtesy Maureen Roberts, Western Australiarn

Tonkin family

Photograph of the Tonkin family on the family farm in Devon, c 1910. Courtesy Maureen Roberts, Western Australiarn


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


Caroline Jackson Davies

Place of birth: Llandovery

Service: Chief section leader Cook: , WRNS, 22/05/1918

Death: 1918-10-26, Carmarthen, illness/salwch

Notes: aged 22. Buried at Llandingat

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

Reference: WaW0005


Lucy Jane Saint,

Place of birth: Pontypool

Service: Waitress, QMAAC

Death: 1918-10-27, Royal Victoria Hospital Boscombe, Hampshire, Pneumonia / Niwmonia

Memorial: War Memorial gates; Grave St Michael, Pontypool, Monmouthshire

Notes: aged 23. Buried Llanfihangel Pontymoel churchyard, Pontypool.

Sources: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSob=c&GSsr=1&GScid=2532175&GRid=122596316&df=p&; http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/11559566.Female_war_casualty_from_Pont-y-p?l/Pontypool/Pont-y-p?l/Pont-y-p?l_to_be_commemorated/

Reference: WaW0055

Lucy Jane Saint in QMAAC uniform, 1918

Lucy Jane Saint

Lucy Jane Saint in QMAAC uniform, 1918

Name of Lucy Saint on Pontypool Memorial Gates

Pontypool Memorial Gates

Name of Lucy Saint on Pontypool Memorial Gates


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


Margaret Evans Thomas

Place of birth: Pwllheli

Service: Staff Nurse, TFNS, 1914 - 1918

Death: 1918-11-08, 1st London General Hospital, Pneumonia

Memorial: War Memorial; Nurses Memorial, Pwllheli; St Asaph, Caernarfon; Flintshire

Notes: Margaret Evans Thomas was a trained nurse, aged 28 when she died of pneumonia following influenza. Her name appears on the Nurses Memorial in St Asaph’s Cathedral.

Sources: http://www.flintshirewarmemorials.com/memorials/st-asaph-memorial/st-asaph-cathedral-welsh-nurses-ww1/thomas-margaret-evans/

Reference: WaW0017

Name of M E Thomas on Pwllheli War Memorial

Pwllheli War Memorial

Name of M E Thomas on Pwllheli War Memorial

Letter from Miss Sidney Brown to Agnes Conway of the Womens Section of the Imperial War Museum listing Margaret’s name as having died of pneumonia.

Letter

Letter from Miss Sidney Brown to Agnes Conway of the Womens Section of the Imperial War Museum listing Margaret’s name as having died of pneumonia.


Edith E Copham

Service: Munitions Worker

Death: 1918-11-18, NEF Pembrey, Ffrwydrad

Memorial: Cenotaph, Swansea, Glamorgan

Notes: aged 19. She was killed in the same explosion as Mary Fitzmaurice and Jane Jenkins; MF and EEC shared a public funeral.

Sources: Explosion report Herald of Wales 14th December 1914; Funeral report South Wales Weekly Post 30 Nov 1918 / Adroddiad am y ffrwydrad Herald of Wales 14eg Rhagfyr 1914; Adroddiad am yr angladd South Wales Weekly Post 30ain Tachwedd 1918

Reference: WaW0002

Name of Edith E Copham on Swansea Cenotaph

Swansea Cenotaph

Name of Edith E Copham on Swansea Cenotaph

Report of Funeral of Edith E Copham and Mary Fitzmaurice

Newspaper report

Report of Funeral of Edith E Copham and Mary Fitzmaurice


Explosion report Herald of Wales 14th December 1918

Newspaper report

Explosion report Herald of Wales 14th December 1918


Mary Fitzmaurice

Service: Munitions Worker

Death: 1918-11-18, NEF Pembrey, Explosion/Ffrwydrad

Memorial: Cenotaph, Swansea, Glamorgan

Notes: aged 36, mother of seven children. She was killed in the same explosion as Edith Copham and Jane Jenkins; MF and EEC shared a public funeral.

Sources: Explosion report Herald of Wales 14th December 1914 / Adroddiad am y ffrwydrad Herald of Wales 14eg Rhagfyr 1914

Reference: WaW0020

Name of Mary Fitzmaurice on Swansea Cenotaph

Swansea Cenotaph

Name of Mary Fitzmaurice on Swansea Cenotaph

Report of Funeral of Mary Fitzmaurice and Edith E Copham

Newspaper report

Report of Funeral of Mary Fitzmaurice and Edith E Copham


Explosion report Herald of Wales 14th December 1918

Newspaper report

Explosion report Herald of Wales 14th December 1918



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