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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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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.


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


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.

Sources: http://www.wwwmp.co.uk/carmarthenshire-war-memorials/llandovery-carmarthenshire-red-cross-memorial/

Reference: WaW0203

Memorial plaque commemorating Dorothea and Nest Pryse-Rice, St Dingat’s, Llandovery

Memorial Plaque

Memorial plaque commemorating Dorothea and Nest Pryse-Rice, St Dingat’s, Llandovery

Grave of Dorothea Pugh, née Pryse Rice, St Dingat’s, Llandovery

Grave of Dorothea Pryse Rice

Grave of Dorothea Pugh, née Pryse Rice, St Dingat’s, Llandovery


Dorothea’s husband, Lewis Pugh Evans VC

Lewis Pugh Evans VC

Dorothea’s husband, Lewis Pugh Evans VC

Report of the wedding in London of Dorothea Pryse Rice and Lewis Pugh Evans, October 1918

Newspaper report

Report of the wedding in London of Dorothea Pryse Rice and Lewis Pugh Evans, October 1918


Janet Elizabeth Evans

Place of birth: Newtown

Service: Clerk, QMAAC

Death: May 1919, London, not known / anhysbys

Memorial: War memorial, Newtown, Montgomeryshire

Notes: Janet became a teacher but later left to join the Army Pay Corps in Chester. In the summer of 1918 she joined the clerical staff of the QMAAC and was stationed in London. Following a period of indifferent health she was admitted to a London military hospital in April 1919. She died a month later, aged 21.

Reference: WaW0016

Name of Janet Evans, QMAAC, on Newtown War Memorial

Newtown War Memorial

Name of Janet Evans, QMAAC, on Newtown War Memorial


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

Sources: http://www.wwwmp.co.uk/carmarthenshire-war-memorials/llandovery-carmarthenshire-red-cross-memorial/

Reference: WaW0204

Memorial plaque commemorating Dorothea and Nest Pryse-Rice, St Dingat’s, Llandovery

Memorial plaque

Memorial plaque commemorating Dorothea and Nest Pryse-Rice, St Dingat’s, Llandovery

Grave of Nest Pryse-Rice, St Dingat’s Church, Llandovery

Grave of Nest Pryse-Rice

Grave of Nest Pryse-Rice, St Dingat’s Church, Llandovery


Red Cross record card for Nest Pryse-Rice

Red Cross record

Red Cross record card for Nest Pryse-Rice


Catherine (Katie) Evans

Place of birth: Holyhead

Service: Nurse, VAD

Death: 1914/10/16, Holyhead, Peritonitis

Notes: Katie was the second of seven surviving daughters of Hugh Evans, a marine engineer, and his wife Elizabeth (twin girls died in infancy). Her Red Cross record has not survived, but it is likely that she served at the Holyhead Red Cross Hospital. She died aged 34. On the day after the funeral her sister Pollie Williams [qv] volunteered for the VAD. Many thanks to Aled L Jones and Barry Hillier.

Reference: WaW0251


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.


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


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



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