WW1 Land Girl: Lillian May Rance
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.
- Her father did not approve of her wearing “men’s clothes”, “too much like a man”.
- From the photo above at Maggie Kent’s Wedding, the Land Girls formed the Guard of Honour. My Aunt is standing behind the groom.
- I believe she worked in a shop before joining the Land Army. After her service in the Land Army she worked as a Parlour Maid at Heathfield School in Ascot and when she left to get married in 1926 she was Head Parlour Maid.
- She moved to Kidderminster before the Second World War and worked in Marks and Spencers there for many years.
Name: Joan Mirabel Hubbard
Relationship to Land Girl: Niece