Dorothy Lawrence in uniform, above left, and in her more usual civilian clothes. Dorothy Lawrence (4 October 1896–1964) was an English reporter who secretly posed as a man to become a soldier during the First World War. With forged identity papers as Private Denis Smith of the 1st Bn, Leicestershire Regiment she headed for the front lines, eventually arriving at the Somme by bicycle.
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Hazel Carter (d. 1918) cut her hair, dressed in an Army uniform, and boarded a troop train and eventually a ship to France as a man, to follow her husband into war. She was discovered, sent home, and died in the worldwide flu epidemic, while John Carter was still overseas. Hazel Carter of Douglas, Arizona, donned an Army uniform to stay with her soldier husband.
Lawrence of Arabia - British soldier, adventurer and author Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888–1935) the “Uncrowned King Of The Arabs” on the Governor's Balcony in Jerusalem, 1920. He joined the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. (Photo by Hulton Archive)