Women of World War One

While the vast majority of the Commonwealth War Graves are for the servicemen who died, women also served during the conflict. They may not have been on the Front Line, but were often part of the reserve or territorial forces.

In the month before Britain declared war on Germany, just over three million women worked in paid employment in the UK. Three years later, that figure had risen to more than 4.5m. Women were serving in both the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force, as well as on the home front.

There may not be as many Commonwealth War Graves dedicated to women as to men, but is it just as important to remember and commemorate their lives as their male counterparts.

Commonwealth War Graves

Chinn, Nurse Lilian (d1917, aged 23, illness)

Harris, Clerk Mary (d1918, aged 23, cause of death unknown)

Prevost, Nursing Sister Annette (d1918, aged 26, illness)

Stacey, Staff Nurse Dorothy (d1918, aged 25, illness)

Commonwealth War Graves from the camera of CKPonderingsToo

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