Apr 082017

General Information First Name(s): Nellie Butcher Unmarried Surname: Jones Married Surname: Bennett – 12 June 1926, Joyce – 18 Dec 1954 Date of Birth: 17 Oct 1901 Place of Birth: Kensington, London Date Joined WLA: 1917? Employment Village: Cornwall Farm Name: Launceston Life After War She returned to Fulham, London, having moved there from Kensington […]

Jul 042016
WW1 Land Girl: Elsie Hurst

General Information First Name(s): Elsie Unmarried Surname: Hurst Married Surname: Preston – married 1921 Date of Birth: June 1900 Place of Birth: Quetta, India (now Pakistan) Life After War Life after war: My gran married a farm owner and they lived up in the Lake District.  They lost everything in 1924 with the foot and mouth […]

Mar 282016
WW1 Land Girl: Martha Bagnall

General Information First Name(s): Martha Unmarried Surname: Bagnall Married Surname: Bunting (1922) Date of Birth: 2 June 1898 Place of Birth: Church Gresley Date Joined WLA: Agriculture 29 August 1918 Date Left WLA / WFC: Uncertain but maybe 1919-1920   Employment Employed by: Mrs Williams, Lerage Lodge, Adbaston, Staffordshire Date with employer: August 1918 to 1919-20 County: Staffordshire Village: Adbaston Farm Name: Maybe Lerage […]

Oct 202015
WW1 Land Girl: Florence Hampshier

General Information First Name(s): Florence Unmarried Surname: Hampshier Married Surname: Bond Date of Birth: 10 August 1893 Place of Birth: Bermondsey, London Date Joined WLA: Agriculture – Date Unknown Employment and Accommodation Employment Employed by?: Private Farmer County: Bedfordshire Village: Southill Farm Name: Old Rowney Farm   Accommodation Accommodation in: Private billet – Lodged in farmworker’s cottage on the farm with a farm worker’s wife. A Mrs […]

Feb 282015
WW1 Land Girl: Constance Marjorie Forfeitt

General Information First Name(s): Constance Marjorie Unmarried Surname: Forfeitt Married Surname: Young, 11th September 1915 Date of Birth: 28/1/1892 Place of Birth: Aldenham, Herts. Registered Watford District Date Joined WLA: Agriculture, c. 1916 Date Left WLA / WFC: Circa 1918? Life After War Life after war: After the war, Constance led the life of a housewife bringing up her two children. Son born […]

Jan 082015
WW1 Land Girl: Lillian May Rance

General Information First Name(s): Lillian May (always known as ‘May’ throughout her life) Unmarried Surname: Rance Married Surname: Webb (1926) Date of Birth: 27th October 1902 Place of Birth: Bracknell, Easthampstead R.D.C. Date Joined WLA: Agriculture 4th April 1918 Date Left WLA / WFC: 30th November 1919 Life After War Life after war: She was in domestic service after the war until she married in 1926. […]