Forage

 
Member of the Women's Forage Corps feeding a hay baler Source: IWM Q30688

Member of the Women’s Forage Corps feeding a hay baler
Source: IWM Q30688

The Forage Corps started in 1915, before becoming a section of the Women’s Land Army, working in Great Britain and Ireland. The number of women who worked in this section are shown below:-

  • March 1918 – 5,000 women workers
  • At end of 1919 – 8,000

Summary adapted by Stuart Antrobus from The Women’s Land Army: a Portrait (Gill Clarke)