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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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Ethel Annie Llewlelyn

Place of birth: Beaufort

Service: Nurse, 1914 - 1918

Death: 13/04/1921, Llangwyfan Welsh National Memorial Sanatorium, Tuberculosis/Twbercwlosis

Memorial: St David’s Church, Beaufort, Brecknockshire

Notes: Born 1895, Ethel was the daughter of the Vicar of Beaufort. She worked at the Welsh Hospital, Netley, Southampton. It may have been there that she contracted TB. She was buried in Llangwfan churchyard.

Sources: http://firstworldwar.gwentheritage.org.uk/content/catalogue_item/ethel-annie-llewelyn-memorial-plaque

Reference: WaW0161

Memorial to Ethel Annie Llewelyn

Memorial, St David’s Church, Beaufort.

Memorial to Ethel Annie Llewelyn


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.

Reference: WaW0194

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.

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.

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.

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.


Report of the funeral of Daphne Powell. Brecon County Times 1st May 1919rnrn

Newspaper report

Report of the funeral of Daphne Powell. Brecon County Times 1st May 1919rnrn


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.


Aldwyth Katrin Williams

Place of birth: Llanbedr-y-Cennin

Service: Nurse, VAD, 1914 - 1918

Death: 1918/11/08, Llanbedr-y-Cennin, Influenza / Ffliw

Memorial: St Tudnos Churchyard, Llandudno, Caernarfonshire

Notes: Aldwyth was the only daughter of the Rector of Llanbedr-y-Cennin. She joined the VAD early in the war, and worked for three days a week in the Red Cross hospitals in Llandudno, cooking and cleaning as well as nursing. She was 26 when she died.

Sources: http://historypoints.org/index.php?page=great-orme-grave-aldwyth-williams

Reference: WaW0262

Grave of Aldwyth Katrin Williams, St Tudno’s Church, Great Orme, Llandudno. Photo courtesy of Laurence Manton

Grave of Aldwyth Williams

Grave of Aldwyth Katrin Williams, St Tudno’s Church, Great Orme, Llandudno. Photo courtesy of Laurence Manton

Report of the funeral of Aldwyth Katrin Williams, Y Clorianydd, 27th November 1918, Identical reports were published in Y Cymro and Y Dydd.rn

Newspaper report

Report of the funeral of Aldwyth Katrin Williams, Y Clorianydd, 27th November 1918, Identical reports were published in Y Cymro and Y Dydd.rn


Catherine Williams

Place of birth: Colwyn Bay

Service: Staff Nurse, QAIMNS

Death: 1919-08-04, Cause not known

Memorial: War memorial, Colwyn Bay, Caernarvonshire

Notes: aged 38. Buried Bron-y-Nant cemetery Colwyn Bay.

Sources: http://historypoints.org/index.php?page=colwyn-bay-memorial-fww-surnames-s-y

Reference: WaW0064

Name of Catherine Williams on Colwyn Bay War Memorial

War Memorial Colwyn Bay

Name of Catherine Williams on Colwyn Bay War Memorial


Jennie Williams

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.

Sources: http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/4021189/WILLIAMS,%20JENNIEhttp://www.roll-of-honour.com/Caernarvonshire/Llanberis.html

Reference: WaW0175

Jennie Williams VAD in uniform

Jennie Williams VAD

Jennie Williams VAD in uniform

Red Cross record for Jennie Williams VAD

Red Cross record

Red Cross record for Jennie Williams VAD


Red Cross record for Jennie Williams VAD

Red Cross record (reverse)

Red Cross record for Jennie Williams VAD

Letter to the Women’s Work Subcommittee, Imperials War Museum, regarding a photograph of Jennie Williams.

Letter

Letter to the Women’s Work Subcommittee, Imperials War Museum, regarding a photograph of Jennie Williams.


Graves Registration Report Form including details of Jennie Williams. Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre

Grave Registration form

Graves Registration Report Form including details of Jennie Williams. Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre

Name of Miss Jennie Williams in the Welsh Book of Remembrance

Welsh Book of Remembrance

Name of Miss Jennie Williams in the Welsh Book of Remembrance


Newspaper report of the death of Jennie Williams, Y Dinesydd Cymreig, Chwef 12 1919

Newspaper Report

Newspaper report of the death of Jennie Williams, Y Dinesydd Cymreig, Chwef 12 1919


Margaret (Maggie) Mary Evans

Place of birth: Pwllheli ?

Service: Nurse, VAD, March 1914 – July 1918 / Maw

Death: 1918/07/20, RN Hospital, Plymouth, Ubknown / Anysbys

Memorial: War Memorial, Pwllheli, Caernarvonshire

Notes: Maggie Evans volunteered part-time for the VAD until 1917, when she was posted to the RC Hospital Porthmadoc, and then in 1918 to the Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth where she died. A letter about Maggie’s death from Mildred Lloyd Hughes [qv] the Sister in charge was published in Yr Udgorn 7th August 1918 (in English).

Reference: WaW0176

Maggie Evans in uniform

Margaret (Maggie) Mary Evans

Maggie Evans in uniform

Name of Miss Margaret M Evans with other nurses in the Welsh Book of Remembrance

Welsh Book of Remembrance

Name of Miss Margaret M Evans with other nurses in the Welsh Book of Remembrance


Red Cross record card for Margaret M Evans

Red Cross card

Red Cross record card for Margaret M Evans

Red Cross record card for Margaret M Evans (reverse)

Red Cross card (reverse)

Red Cross record card for Margaret M Evans (reverse)


Letter to Women’s Work Sub Committee, Imperial War Museum, from Maggie’s mother, August 1918

Letter

Letter to Women’s Work Sub Committee, Imperial War Museum, from Maggie’s mother, August 1918

Second letter to Women’s Work Sub Committee, Imperial War Museum, from Maggie’s mother, April 1919

Letter

Second letter to Women’s Work Sub Committee, Imperial War Museum, from Maggie’s mother, April 1919


Letter to Women’s Work Sub Committee, Imperial War Museum, from C Hall, April 1919

Letter

Letter to Women’s Work Sub Committee, Imperial War Museum, from C Hall, April 1919

A letter about Maggie’s death from the Sister in charge was published in Yr Udgorn 7th August 1918

Letter

A letter about Maggie’s death from the Sister in charge was published in Yr Udgorn 7th August 1918


Elizabeth Anne (Lizzie) Jones

Place of birth: Cardigan

Service: Munitions Worker

Death: 1916-10-23, Cardigan, TNT poisoning / Gwenwyno TNT

Memorial: Cenotaph, Cardigan, Cardiganshire

Notes: aged 22, had worked at NEF Pembrey. Her mother Mary Anne Williams claimed compensation for her daughter's death

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

Reference: WaW0034

Name of Elizabeth Jones on Cardigan War Memorial

Cardigan War Memorial

Name of Elizabeth Jones on Cardigan War Memorial


Lizzie's mother Mary Anne Jones claiming compensation for her daughter's death.

Newspaper report

Lizzie's mother Mary Anne Jones claiming compensation for her daughter's death.

Lizzie’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.

Lizzie Jones

Lizzie’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 from the Town Clerk of Cardigan about a photograph of Lizzie Jones

Letter

Letter from the Town Clerk of Cardigan about a photograph of Lizzie Jones


Ellen Myfanwy Williams

Place of birth: Cardigan

Service: Nurse, 1914 - 1915

Death: 1915-01-19, West Bromwich Hospital, Cause not known

Memorial: Cenotaph, Cardigan, Cardiganshire

Notes: aged 26. Buried Cardigan cemetery.

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

Reference: WaW0066

Name of Ellen Williams on St Mary's Church memorial, Cardigan

Nurse Williams

Name of Ellen Williams on St Mary's Church memorial, Cardigan


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'

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

Reference: WaW0014

Plaque commemorating Grace Evans, St Tylsilio Church, Cwmtydu

St Tysilio

Plaque commemorating Grace Evans, St Tylsilio Church, Cwmtydu



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