Different Worlds: Pictures of the Past: World War One

Women in Wartime


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Howick Hall, Northumberland. Lady Sybil Grey.

Lady Sybil Grey, wearing a nursing uniform, standing on a terrace with servicemen seated on either side.

A hospital ward.

View of a neat row of hospital beds occupied by injured servicemen, with two nurses in attendance.

Jessie Mitchell, Royal Army Nursing Service (possibly 1919).

Full length photograph of Jessie Mitchell, an army nurse, in uniform.

Royal Army Nursing Service staff, Norwich General Hospital. 1919.

Four women in uniform standing on a lawn.

Motor Transport

Woman driver in staff car.
Womens Royal Air Force, Netheravon Camp, 1918.

A WRAF driver at the wheel of an open-topped staff car.

Woman motorcycle driver.
Womens Royal Air Force, Netheravon Camp, 1918.
Sidecar has '4th Wing R.A.F.' stencilled on the front.

A WRAF motorcycle driver sits on a motorbike which has a sidecar attached.

Woman wearing greatcoat and gauntlets.
Womens Royal Air Force, Netheravon Camp, probably 1918.

A fully outfitted WRAF motorcycle driver stands at the entrance to a hut.

Woman driver in canvas-topped truck.
Womens Royal Air Force, Netheravon Camp, probably 1818.

A WRAF driver at the wheel of a canvas-topped truck.

Group photograph of transport staff (men and women) sitting on and around the bonnet of a truck, 1918-1919.
Sergeant Barbara M Sharp (later my mother's Aunt Barbara) at top of photo.

A group of transport staff pose for this photograph in front of a canvas-topped truck.

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