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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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Mary Ann Whaley

Place of birth: Cardiff ?

Service: Store hand, WFC [Womens Forage Corps]

Death: 1918, Influenza / Y Fliw

Notes: Mary Ann was a store hand in the Women’s Forage Corps, which sourced and processed feed for the Army’s horses. Over one million horses and mules were used by the British Army during the War, mostly for haulage and transport. Mary Ann was 39 when she died; her next of kin was her father Thomas Whaley of Cardiff.

Sources: Femina Patriae Defensor Paris 1934

Reference: WaW0221

Mary Ann’s name on Nominal Roll of Officials and Member[s] who have died while serving in the W.F.C

Nominal Roll

Mary Ann’s name on Nominal Roll of Officials and Member[s] who have died while serving in the W.F.C


Doris Jones

Place of birth: Llangenny

Service: Farm worker, WLA, 1917 - 1918

Notes: Doris and her sister Winnie were farmer's daughters, and worked for the Women's Land Army

Reference: WaW0167

Doris (left) and Winnie Jones, Landgirls in Llangenny 1917

Doris Jones (left)

Doris (left) and Winnie Jones, Landgirls in Llangenny 1917

Doris Jones harvesting, 1918

Doris Jones

Doris Jones harvesting, 1918


Winnie Jones

Place of birth: Llangenny

Service: Farm worker, WLA

Notes: Winnie and her sister Doris were farmer’s daughters, and worked for the Women’s Land Army

Reference: WaW0168

Winnie Jones (to the right)

Winnie Jones (R)

Winnie Jones (to the right)


Elsie Williams

Place of birth: Abertillery ?

Service: Baling Hand, Womens Forage Corps (WFC)

Notes: Elsie’s name appears on a list of names of women who died working in the Women’s Forage Corps. Her next of kin is given as Mrs Williams, 7 Cyrils Place, Abertillery. Nothing further is known of her.

Reference: WaW0146

List of members of the WFC who died in service.

Nominal Roll

List of members of the WFC who died in service.


Elsie Williams

Place of birth: Abetillery ?

Service: Baling Hand, Women\\\'s Forage Corps

Notes: Elsie’s name appears on a list of names of women who died working in the Women’s Forage Corps. Her next of kin is given as Mrs Williams, 7 Cyrils Place, Abertillery. Nothing further is known of her.

Reference: WaW0223


Frances Mary Dulcie Llewellyn-Jones

Place of birth: Newport

Service: Driver, WRAF, 1918:11:13

Death: Mexborough Military Hospital, Yorkshire, Influenza / Y Ffliw?

Memorial: Christchurch graveyard, Newport, Monmouthshire

Notes: Aged 22. Daughter of the Rev. David Ernest Llewellyn-Jones and Frances Eliza Sophia of Maindee Vicarage, Newport.

Reference: WaW0093

Grave of Dulcie Llewellyn-Jones, Christchurch Cemetery, Newport

Grave of Dulcie Llewellyn-Jones

Grave of Dulcie Llewellyn-Jones, Christchurch Cemetery, Newport

Frances Llewellyn-Jones's service record

Frances Llewellyn-Jones' Service

Frances Llewellyn-Jones's service record


Newspaper report of Frances Llewellyn Jones's death

Newspaper report

Newspaper report of Frances Llewellyn Jones's death

Dulcie Llewellyn-Jones's name on Newport Roll of Honour

Newport Roll of Honour

Dulcie Llewellyn-Jones's name on Newport Roll of Honour


Annie Roberts

Place of birth: Holyhead

Service: Member, WRAF, 14/05/1918 - d.

Death: 1918-12-12, Pneumonia / Niwmonia

Memorial: War memorial, Holyhead, Anglesey

Notes: aged 20. Served in Chester area. Buried Holyhead (Maeshyfred) cemetery

Reference: WaW0053

Name of Annie Roberts, WRAF, on Holyhead War Memorial

Holyhead War Memorial

Name of Annie Roberts, WRAF, on Holyhead War Memorial


Annie Whyte

Place of birth: Ely, Cardiff

Service: Forewoman Waitress, WRAF, 1917 - 1919?

Notes: Annie Whyte was associated with Roath Road Wesleyan Methodist Church, Cardiff. She initially joined the WAAC but transferred to the WRAF on its formation in spring 1918. She worked primarily at the Royal Flying Corps Armament School at Uxbridge. Image and information courtesy of Glamorgan Archives (DWESA6).

Sources: https://archifaumorgannwg.wordpress.com/

Reference: WaW0116

Annie Whyte WRAF

Annie Whyte

Annie Whyte WRAF


Janet Jones

Place of birth: Llanrwst

Service: Quartermistress, WRAF

Memorial: War Memorial, Llanrwst, Conway

Notes: Aged 28. She is buried at Seion Calvinistic Methodist Chapelyard, Llanrwst.

Reference: WaW0141

Name of Janet Jones on War Memorial, Llanrwst

War Memorial, Llanrwst

Name of Janet Jones on War Memorial, Llanrwst


May Stratford

Place of birth: Newport Monmouthshire

Service: Waitress, WRAF, February 1918 – September 19

Notes: May Stratford, born 1898, joined the WRAF in 1918. She seems to have served, as a waitress, in various RAF bases in South East England. She died in 1982

Reference: WaW0191

May Stratford in WRAF uniform. Also in the photograph is a coin engraved with her name and ‘WRAF’.

May Stratford

May Stratford in WRAF uniform. Also in the photograph is a coin engraved with her name and ‘WRAF’.

May Stratford’s discharge papers. September 1919

Discharge papers

May Stratford’s discharge papers. September 1919


Inside cover of May’s autograph book, showing where she served.

Autograph book

Inside cover of May’s autograph book, showing where she served.

Page of May Stratford’s autograph book with a drawing of a bi-plane.

Autograph book

Page of May Stratford’s autograph book with a drawing of a bi-plane.



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