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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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Abigail James

Service: Munitions Worker

Notes: Abigail James lived in Brynhyfryd Swansea. She worked in the Swansea National Shell Factory as a Thread Miller.

Reference: WaW0082

Close up of Abigail James, Swansea National Shell Factory, 1915 - 1917  Abigail James (middle row, 1st left) with fellow workers Swansea National Shell Factory, 1915 - 1917; Swansea National Shell Factory workers c. 1915-1917. Abigail James sits 6th from right front row.

Abigail James, Swansea National Shell Factory

Close up of Abigail James, Swansea National Shell Factory, 1915 - 1917 Abigail James (middle row, 1st left) with fellow workers Swansea National Shell Factory, 1915 - 1917; Swansea National Shell Factory workers c. 1915-1917. Abigail James sits 6th from right front row.

Abigail James (middle row, 1st left) with fellow workers Swansea National Shell Factory, 1915 - 1917

Abigail James with fellow workers, Swansea National Shell Factory

Abigail James (middle row, 1st left) with fellow workers Swansea National Shell Factory, 1915 - 1917


; Swansea National Shell Factory workers c. 1915-1917. Abigail James sits 6th from right front row.

Swansea National Shell Factory workers c. 1915-1917

; Swansea National Shell Factory workers c. 1915-1917. Abigail James sits 6th from right front row.


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


Asa Fish

Place of birth: Swansea ?

Service: Munitions worker

Notes:
Ada was a 22 year-old munitions worker from Hafod, Swansea. She was working in a munitions factory in Sheffield when she won £1 in a beauty competition sponsored by the Sheffield Telegraph.

Reference: WaW0482

Ada Fish in munitions worker’s uniform. The Cambria Daily Leader, 8 April 1919.

Newspaper report and photograph

Ada Fish in munitions worker’s uniform. The Cambria Daily Leader, 8 April 1919.


Lizzie John

Service: Munitions Worker

Memorial: Cenotaph, Swansea, Glamorgan

Notes: aged 22, buried Ebbw Vale Cemetery

Reference: WaW0032

Name of Lizzie John on Swansea Cenotaph

Swansea Cenotaph

Name of Lizzie John on Swansea Cenotaph


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


Olwen Jones (née Lewis)

Service: Wife, mother

Notes: 'My grandmother Olwen Jones with her two daughters, Dora Louise, on the left, aged two+ and Frances, right thirteen months younger.  This was taken in 1916, when my grandfather [Percy Jones, Welsh Regiment] was conscripted and sent to France.  He was wounded, but eventually returned to Abercarn and they had two more children post the war.' Rosemary Scadden.

Reference: WaW0036

Olwen Jones with her daughters Dora and Frances. Photograph taken when husbad Percy Jones was conscripted in 1916.

Olwen Jones and daughters

Olwen Jones with her daughters Dora and Frances. Photograph taken when husbad Percy Jones was conscripted in 1916.


Margaret Ann Lloyd

Place of birth: Morriston 1894

Service: Munitions Worker

Notes: Margaret Ann Lloyd from Morriston (on the left) and friend (unknown) when they worked in the Mannesman Ammunition Factory manufacturing shells in Morriston – age early 20s. c. 1914-8

Reference: WaW0084

 Margaret Ann Lloyd (seated) and a friend, Mannesman Ammunition Factory, Morriston, c.1915 or 1916

Margaret Ann Lloyd (L) and friend

Margaret Ann Lloyd (seated) and a friend, Mannesman Ammunition Factory, Morriston, c.1915 or 1916


Margaret Morris

Place of birth: Swansea

Service: Widow, Mother, Munitions Worker

Death: --, Tawe Lodge, Swansea, Tuberculosis / Y diciau

Notes: Margaret Morris began work at NEF Pembrey after her soldier husband was killed in August 1916. There she is said to have contracted the tuberculosis from which she died. She left children aged 12, 8 and 2 and a half.

Reference: WaW0096

Account of death of Margaret Morris, Cambrian Daily Leader 30 April 1919

Death of Margaret Morris

Account of death of Margaret Morris, Cambrian Daily Leader 30 April 1919


Mildred Owen

Service: Munitions Worker

Death: 1917:07:31 , NEF Pembrey, Explosion / Ffyrwydriad

Memorial: Cenotaph, Swansea, Glamorgan

Notes: aged 18. Died at the same time as Dorothy Mary Watson.

Sources: Funeral / angladd South Wales Daily Post 11 August / Awst 1917; Inquest / Cwest The Carmarthen Journal and South Wales Weekly Advertiser 24th August / Awst1917

Reference: WaW0039

name of Mildred Owen on Swansea Cenotaph

Swansea Cenotaph

name of Mildred Owen on Swansea Cenotaph

Report of the funeral of Mildred Owen and Dorothy Mary Watson.

Newspaper report

Report of the funeral of Mildred Owen and Dorothy Mary Watson.


Report of inquest into the deaths of Mildred Owen and Dorothy Mary Watson.

Newspaper Report

Report of inquest into the deaths of Mildred Owen and Dorothy Mary Watson.



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