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Daphne Elizabeth Powell
Place of birth: Talgarth ?
Service: Worker, WAAC/QMAAC, Novermber 1917 - April 1919 /
Death: 1919/04/11, The Old Vicarage Talgarth , brief illness / salwch byr
Memorial: St Gwendolines Church, Talgarth, Breconshire
Notes: Daphne Powell served with the WAAC/QMAAC at Swanage, where she proved ‘a very efficient worker’. She was 21 years old when she died, possibly of Spanish flu.
Grave of Daphne Powell
Grave of Daphne Powell, St Gwendolines Church, Talgarth, Her grave is on the right; her brother Charles Baden Powell, who died in 1921, is on the left.
St Gwendolines Grave Register
Grave register showing the entries for Daphne Powell and her brother Charles. Both graves were originally grassy mounds; the headstones were erected recently by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Place of birth: Llanberis ?
Service: Nurse, VAD, June 1916 – January 1919 / M
Death: 1919/1/31, Le Havre, Pneumonia / Niwmonia
Memorial: War Memorial, Llanberis, Caernarvonshire
Notes: Jennie Williams came from a comfortably-off family, and joined the VAD in June 1915. She left for France in October 1916, and died of pneumonia following influenza in January 1919, aged 45. She is buried in Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre.
Letter to the Women’s Work Subcommittee, Imperials War Museum, regarding a photograph of Jennie Williams.
Grave Registration form
Graves Registration Report Form including details of Jennie Williams. Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre
Place of birth: New Quay, Cardiganshire
Service: Nurse, VAD, 1915 - 1919
Death: 1919/11/16, illness / salwych
Notes: Ryda, who was 29 when she died, served at the 3rd Western Hospital, Cardiff ‘until her health broke down’.
Ryda’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 Ryda’s mother Mary Rees 16th March 1920.
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
Place of birth: Burry Port
Service: Munitions Worker
Death: 1920:05:09, Llanelly Hospital, Accident: ruptured liver/Damwain, afu wedi ei rwygo
Notes: A young woman, Elizabeth Davies, of Sandfield House, Burry Port, died at Llanelly General Hospital on Sunday, from injuries sustained at the Pembrey National Filling Factory. The deceased was dismounting from a works train while in motion at its arrival at the Factory on Friday, when she slipped between the footboard and the platform. She was dragged some distance and sustained severe internal injuries. Llanelly and County Guardian 13th May 1920 Aged 17. 'A young woman, Elizabeth Davies, of Sandfield House, Burry Port, died at Llanelly General Hospital on Sunday, from injuries sustained at the Pembrey National Filling Factory. The deceased was dismounting from a works train while in motion at its arrival at the Factory on Friday, when she slipped between the footboard and the platform. She was dragged some distance and sustained severe internal injuries.' Llanelly and County Guardian 13th May 1920 A young woman, Elizabeth Davies, of Sandfield House, Burry Port, died at Llanelly General Hospital on Sunday, from injuries sustained at the Pembrey National Filling Factory. The deceased was dismounting from a works train while in motion at its arrival at the Factory on Friday, when she slipped between the footboard and the platform. She was dragged some distance and sustained severe internal injuries. Llanelly and County Guardian 13th May 1920
Carine Evelyn Nest Pryse-Rice
Place of birth: London
Service: Nurse, VAD, 1914 – 1919
Death: 1921, Forden, Montgomeryshire, Not known / Anhysbys
Memorial: St Dingat\'s Church, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
Notes: Nest and her sister Dorothea were daughters of Margaret Pryse-Rice, President of the Carmarthenshire Red Cross. She served through the whole war, mostly at the Llandovery Auxiliary Hospital but 1918 - 1919 at the Nannau Hospital for Officers, Dolgellau. She died aged 25
Annie Elizabeth (Nancy) Brewer (Mistrick)
Place of birth: Newport
Service: Nurse, Fondation Baye
Death: 1921/01/30, Newport, Brights disease
Notes: Annie Brewer, also known as Nancy, was born in 1874. Her father worked in the Dos Road Nail factory. She qualified in ‘the nursing and attendance of insane persons’ in 1899. After a few years working in hospitals she seems to have become a nurse/companion, travelling to many parts of Europe. At the outbreak of War she joined a private French hospital and ambulance organisation, the Fondation Baye, and worked as part of the Fondation in many war zones of France. She was wounded when her ambulance was bombed, and also suffered serious illness. She remained in France in the Army of Occupation until late 1920. She was decorated several times by the French government, including two awards of the Croix de Guerre and also the Legion d’Honnour. During her time in France she also married a young ambulance driver, Daniel Mistrick. She returned to Newport early in 1921 to nurse her mother, but died very shortly afterwards. Annie took many photographs of her time in France, and was also frequently photographed by others. A selection can be seen below.
Announcement of award of Croix de Guerre
Announcement in the Journal Officiel de la Republique Français, 17th December 1917: Miss BREWER (Nancy), voluntary nurse in the de Baye unit, at the hospital at Dugny: a highly skilled nurse whose moral strength and devotion have been conspicuously shown on many occasions, notably 18 August 1917 during the shelling of her ambulance. Gave on that day a magnificent example of coolness and of absolute disregard for danger, lavishing her care on the wounded while under enemy artillery fire.
Nurses looking at a zeppelin
Photograph by AB of a group of nurses looking up at a zeppelin flying over.
Announcement of award of Medaille de la Reconaissance français
Announcement in the Journal Officiel de la Republique Français 22nd October 1920: Miss Brewer (Annie Elizabeth, Nancy), British, senior nurse in the unit of Mlle de rnBaye: has been with this at the Front since 1915, at Vitry-le-François, at Deuxnouds, before Beauzée, at Souilly, at Dugny; since the Armistice has been attached to the Army of Occupation, notably at Saarbrücken; taken ill in April 1918, has had to undergo a long period in hospital; scarcely able to return to duty, daily imposing on herself new tasks way beyond her strength; at present undergoing treatment in rnhospital in a condition that her doctors describe as extremely serious.
Dorothea Margaret Seagrave Pryse-Rice (Evans)
Place of birth: London, 1894
Service: Nurse, VAD, 1914 – 1919?
Death: 1921/12/5, Cricket St Thomas, Devon, nfluenza / Yffliw
Memorial: St Dingats Church, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
Notes: Dorothea and her sister Nest were daughters of Margaret Pryse Rice, President of the Carmarthenshire Red Cross. Dorothea’s record card has not survived, but she probably served as a VAD most of the war. She married a war hero, Brigadier-General Lewis Pugh Evans VC, in October 1918, had a son in 1920, and died of influenza aged in 1921 aged 27.
Report of the wedding in London of Dorothea Pryse Rice and Lewis Pugh Evans, October 1918
Grace Evans (later Nott/Nott yn ddiweddarach)
Place of birth: Cymtydu
Service: Nurse, 1914 - 1918
Death: 1930-11-16, Johannesberg, Cause not known
Memorial: Plaque, St Tysilio, Cwmtydu, Cardiganshire
Notes: Died 'as the result of war services in East Africa during the Great War 1914 - 1918'
Hester Millicent MacKenzie (née Hughes)
Place of birth: Bristol
Service: Educationalist, activist
Death: 1942, Brockweir, Cause not known
Notes: Born in 1863, Millicent MacKenzie was appointed associate Professor of Education (women) at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire (later Cardiff University) in 1904, and full Professor in 1910. She was the first women professor in Wales. She was a co-founder of the Cardiff and District Women’s Suffrage Society in 1908, which by 1914 was the largest outside London with 1200 members. Both before and during the War she was much involved the Girls’ Club of the University Settlement in Splott, Cardiff (where she met her husband, Prof J S Mackenzie). She stood, unsuccessfully as Labour Candidate for the Welsh universities’ seat in the 1918 election, the only woman to stand for a Welsh seat.
Report on women candidates’ results in the 1918 General Election. Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard 3rd January 1919.
Report on election expenses, University of Wales candidates. North Wales Chronicle 14th February 1919rn