Category: WW1 Land Girls

Nellie Wright in 1918

WFS Member: Nellie Wright

“My wonderful Grandmother Miss Nellie Wright (later Mrs Nellie Evans), was born in Wednesbury, West Midlands in August 1899 and served in the Women’s Forestry Service sometime during 1917 and 1918. At first, she...

Catherine Jane Evans

WW1 Land Girl: Catherine Evans

General Information First Name(s): Catherine Jane Unmarried Surname: Evans Married Surname: Grainger (1918) Date of Birth: 4 January 1896 Place of Birth: Talacre Lodge, Gronant, Talacre Employment Village: Machynlleth Life After War As Catherine married in...

Pack Drill WLA Sketch. Source: Carisbrooke Castle Museum, Isle of Wight.

WW1 Pack Drill WLA Watercolour

This watercolour of a First World War Land Girl, entitled ‘Pack Drill’, comes from a sketchbook held in the collections of Carisbrooke Castle Museum. The former curator of the museum gave the sketchbook to...

Daisy with pig. This photo published in the local paper captioned "His last picture". Pencil note 1921.

WW1 Land Girl: Daisy Dance

General Information First Name(s): Daisy Irene Unmarried Surname: Dance Married Surname: (Died in 1968.) Unmarried so far as known. Date of Birth: 1898 Place of Birth: Downside, Cobham, Surrey Date Joined WLA: 28 March 1919 at...

WW1 WLA Rally featured on BBC Radio Series ‘Home Front’

WW1 WLA Rally featured on BBC Radio Series ‘Home Front’

20 April 1918: On this day in 1918, the Women’s Land Army held a rally in London, while in Folkestone, Alice’s life hits a new low. Click here, or on the image above, to...

WW1 Land Girl: Nellie Butcher Jones

WW1 Land Girl: Nellie Butcher Jones

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...

Elise's caption for the photo: “Woman’s (sic) Land Army 1917. Rally, at Birmingham, going to see the Whip. Me!!! 5th Land Girl on the left.”

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...

97 years ago today: Presentation of Good Service Ribbons in Stafford, 1919

97 years ago today: Presentation of Good Service Ribbons in Stafford, 1919

    Courtesy of Dave Bunting, whose grandmother, Martha Bunting (nee Bagnall) was a Land Girl in the First World War, and awarded a Good Service Ribbon.