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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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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


Jane Jenkins

Place of birth: Landore

Service: Munitions Worker

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

Memorial: Cenotaph, Swansea, Glamorgan

Notes: aged 21. She was killed in the same explosion as Edith Copham and Mary Fitzmaurice

Sources: Adroddiad am y ffrwydrad Herald of Wales 14eg Rhagfyr 1914

Reference: WaW0030

Name of Jane Jenkins on Swansea Cenotaph

Swansea Cenotaph

Name of Jane Jenkins on Swansea Cenotaph

Explosion report Herald of Wales 14th December 1918

Newspaper report

Explosion report Herald of Wales 14th December 1918


Emma Grace Fletcher

Place of birth: Ammanford

Service: Nurse

Death: 1918-11-19, Royal Military Hospital Pontypool, Influenza/Y Ffliw

Memorial: War memorial, Ammanford, Carmarthen

Notes: aged 26. Grave in Abergele cemetary

Reference: WaW0021

Name of Emma Fletcher, VAD, on Ammanford War Memorial

Ammanford War Memorial

Name of Emma Fletcher, VAD, on Ammanford War Memorial

Emma Fletcher VAD

Emma Fletcher

Emma Fletcher VAD


Catherine Dorothy Thomas

Place of birth: Crai, Sennybridge

Service: Girl

Death: 1918-11-28, Influenza / Y Ffliw

Notes: Dorothy was the second to youngest of 8 children. Her mother died in 1912. The story goes that the family were struck by the great flu after WWI. Dorothy who was 21 years old at the time she looked after the family and nursed them back to health but in 1918 she succumbed and died that year on the 28th of November.' Catrin Edwards

Reference: WaW0105

Catherine Dorothy ‘Dollis’ Thomas, aged about 14. She seems to be wearing mourning, so it may have been taken in 1912 when her mother died.

Catherine Dorothy Thomas c.1912

Catherine Dorothy ‘Dollis’ Thomas, aged about 14. She seems to be wearing mourning, so it may have been taken in 1912 when her mother died.

Celia Janet (‘Sis’) Thomas and her older sister Polly. They seem to be wearing mourning, so it may have been taken in 1912 when their mother died.

Celia Janet (standing) and Polly Thomas, c.1912

Celia Janet (‘Sis’) Thomas and her older sister Polly. They seem to be wearing mourning, so it may have been taken in 1912 when their mother died.


Beatrice Olivette (Olive) White

Place of birth: Newport

Service: Signaller telegraphist, WAAC, November 1917 - August 1918 /

Death: 1918-11-29, Newport, Pneumonia following influenza / Niwmonia yn dilyn y ffliw

Memorial: St Julians Methodist Church, Newport, Monmouthshire

Notes: Olive, born 1886, joined the Post Office in Newport as a learner in 1903. She later worked in Totnes and Pontypool. In November 1917 she joined the WAAC as a signaller-telegraphist, and was sent to Abbeville in northern France, later transferring to Calais. Whilst home on leave in May 1918 she became ill, and was medically discharged from the WAAC in August. Though she returned to civilian work, she died of the complications of Spanish Flu. Her name appears on the memorial plaque in St Julian’s Methodist Church, Newport, and she is buried in Christchurch cemetery.

Sources: Sylvia Mason: Every Woman Remembered, Daughters of Newport in the Great War. Saron publishers 2018

Reference: WaW0107

Death notice of Olive White, South Wales Argus

Death notice of Olive White

Death notice of Olive White, South Wales Argus


Olive Jenkins

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

Sources: http://www.gwentarchives.gov.uk/media/38358/ww1-newsletter-13082014-compressed.pdf;http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Search?fname=Olive&sname=Jenkins&hosp=Pontypool

Reference: WaW0088

Name of Olive Jenkins VAD on Pontypool Memorial Gates.

Olive Jenkins

Name of Olive Jenkins VAD on Pontypool Memorial Gates.

Red Cross record of Olive Jenkins (1)


Red Cross Record of Olive Jenkins (2)



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