Tagged: Essex

WW2 Land Girl: Vera Dorothy Tracey

WW2 Land Girl: Vera Dorothy Tracey

General Information First Name(s): Vera Dorothy Unmarried Surname:  Tracey Date of Birth:  5/3/1917 Date Joined WLA: Sometime before June 1940. WLA Number: 135722 Previous occupation: Hospital ward orderly or similar Reasons for leaving: Disbandment Employment Diary work...

Joycelyn Betty Theobald (née Mumford) in the WLA uniform when she was 19 years old in 1945.

WW2 Land Girl: Joycelyn Betty Theobald (née Mumford)

General Information First Name(s): Joycelyn Betty Unmarried Surname:  Mumford Married Surname:  Theobald Date of Birth:  22/6/1926 Place of Birth: West Ham, Canning Town Date Joined WLA: 16/8/1943 Date Left WLA: 17/01/1948 WLA Number: 135722 Previous occupation: Shop Assistant Reasons for joining: Not...

Jean Birtles in her WLA uniform

WW2 Land Girl: Jean Birtles (née Bannister)

General Information First Name(s):  Jean Leslie Unmarried Surname: Bannister Married Surname: Birtles Date of Birth: 18th July 1920 Place of Birth: Hornchurch, Essex Date Joined WLA: 1940 Date Left WLA: 1943 Employment Pre-Work Training: I was interviewed...

Recruitment stand for Essex Women's Land Army

March Snapshot in 5: Essex

March’s post focuses on the WLA in Essex, which employed over 4,000 Land Girls. If you were a Land Girl who worked in Essex, or know one who was, then drop me an e-mail....

Annie Glover (née Sawyer)

WW2 Land Girl: Annie Glover (née Sawyer)

General Information First Name(s): Annie Charlotte Catherine Unmarried Surname: Sawyer Married Surname: Glover Date of Birth:  9th March 1928 Place of Birth:  62 Tucker Street, Canning Town, London Date Joined WLA: 17th July 1946 Date...

FOR A HEALTHY, HAPPY JOB - JOIN THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY (Art.IWM PST 6078) image: a young woman, wearing the Land Army uniform, stands with a pitchfork in her left hand and holds her jacket in her right. She surveys a field of wheat. Copyright: � IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/36790

WW2 Land Girl: Joyce Lillian Corras (née Nelson)

General Information First Name(s): Joyce Lillian Unmarried Surname: Newton Married Surname:  Corras Date of Birth:  11/2/1926 Date of Death: 3/1/2020 Place of Birth:  London Date Joined WLA: 1943 Date Left WLA: 1945 Employment Joyce worked...

Performing

May: Performing!

From left to right, top to bottom: Land Girls entertaining the troops at Thundersley Hostel, Essex. Source: Lorna Cosgrove A get together after a day’s training. Versatile Iris Joyce types, farms and also plays....