Category: WW1 Photos

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.  

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Regrettably, we have no photo of members of the Women’s Land Army in Northern Ireland during the 1940s. Because of the reality that the farms in Northern Ireland already used female family members as...

Rare WW1 Memorial with land girls

Rare WW1 Memorial with land girls

There are few Great War memorials which depict the land girls of the first Women’s Land Army, 1917-19 but here is one, by the distinguished sculptor, Joseph Hermon Cawthra. The image of these young...

WW1 Photo: Land Girls at Maggie Kent’s Wedding

WW1 Photo: Land Girls at Maggie Kent’s Wedding

For more information on Lillian May Rance, please go to her separate record page here. My Aunt, Lillian May Rance, was a Land Girl in World War One.  The only information I heard about...

WW1 Land Girl: Phyllis Sahmer (nee Drayton)

WW1 Land Girl: Phyllis Sahmer (nee Drayton)

General Information First Name(s): Phyllis Unmarried Surname: Drayton Married Surname: Longbottom, 1921 in Bombay, India Sahmer, High Peak. c. 1952 Date of Birth: 20/9/1900 Place of Birth: Bournemouth Date Joined WLA: Agriculture, c. 1916 Date Left WLA / WFC: Circa 1918?...