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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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Emily May Thomas (née Matthews)

Place of birth: Carmarthen

Service: Teacher

Death: November /1918 / Tac, Carmarthen, Influenza / y ffliw

Notes: Emily was educated at the County Girls’ School Carmarthen, and matriculated at the early age of 16. She became a teacher at the Model (Church) School in Carmarthen. In February 1918 She married Lieutenant Richard Thomas of the Machine Gun Corps, also a teacher. He was wounded in October 1918. In November, just after he came home from hospital, Emily contracted influenza and died.

Reference: WaW0423

Report of Emily Matthews’s matriculation success. Carmarthen Weekly Reporter 9th September 1910.

Newspaper report

Report of Emily Matthews’s matriculation success. Carmarthen Weekly Reporter 9th September 1910.

Report of Emily Matthews marriage to Richard Thomas. Carmarthen Weekly Reporter 15th February 1918.

Newspaper report

Report of Emily Matthews marriage to Richard Thomas. Carmarthen Weekly Reporter 15th February 1918.


Report of Lieutenant Thomas’s wounding.   Cambria Daily Leader 4th October 1918.

Newspaper report

Report of Lieutenant Thomas’s wounding. Cambria Daily Leader 4th October 1918.

Report of Emily Thomas’s death. Carmarthen Journal 22nd November 1918.

Newspaper report

Report of Emily Thomas’s death. Carmarthen Journal 22nd November 1918.


Violet Pearce

Place of birth: Swansea

Service: Booking clerk, NWR

Death: November 1918, Swansea, Influenza / y ffliw

Notes: Violet Pearce was a booking clerk at Swansea Victoria Station when she died of Spanish Influenza in early November 1918.

Reference: WaW0373

Report of the death of Violet Pearce. Cambrian Daily Leader 5th November 1918.

Newspaper report

Report of the death of Violet Pearce. Cambrian Daily Leader 5th November 1918.


Maggie Williams

Place of birth: Cwmpark ?

Service: Nurse

Death: October / Hydref 191, Chichester, Pneumonia following influenza / Niwmonia yn dilyn y ffliw

Notes: Nothing is known of Maggie Williams at present, apart from the press cutting below.

Reference: WaW0347

Report of the Death of Maggie Williams. Rhondda Leader 19th October 1918.

Newspaper report

Report of the Death of Maggie Williams. Rhondda Leader 19th October 1918.


Una McCarthy

Place of birth: Abertillery ?

Service: Nurse

Death: October/Hydref 1918, Cause not known

Notes: Nothing is currently known of Una McCarthy, whose photograph appears with others in a newspaper, possibly the Argus, headlined ‘Died on Service’.

Reference: WaW0390

Photograph of Nurse Una McCarthy 19 Marlborough Road Abertillery.

Newspaper photograph

Photograph of Nurse Una McCarthy 19 Marlborough Road Abertillery.



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