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    British women employed as porters due to the shortage of men during World War I, London, UK, 1915. I picked this one just to show another form of work women did while men were at war.

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    Two women replace the traditionally male porters at Marylebone Station in London during the First World war. Original Publication: Illustrated London News, 1915. (Photo by Hulton Archive) (vintage everyday)

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Navy nurses c. 1914.

Uniform Abercrombie and Fitch Co. 1917

Military uniform Franklin Simon & Co. 1916–18

Souvenir of Egypt 1915 featuring the Sphinx and the pyramids

The Royal Air Force was formed on the 1st of April 1918 by combining the Royal Naval Air Service with the Royal Flying Corps. The Women's service the WRAF was formed at the same time. Unlike their sisters in the WAAC and the WRNS, the newly formed WRAF was utilised for home service but no WRAF women were sent abroad.

The Women's Royal Naval Service was formed in November 1917. The Admiralty restricted the WRNS to 3,000 women who were only allowed to do "shore service" mainly domestic work. They became cleaners, cooks and waitresses. The number eventually doubled, with Wrens doing many different jobs for which women had been thought unsuitable.

The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps was formed in July 1917. This was the first Army Unit for Women. WAACs served as cooks, waitresses, clerks, and telephonists.

Military Uniform 1916, American, Made of wool, cotton, and leather

Military Uniform 1918, American, Made of wool

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Nfld. nurse Grace Goodyear

World War I Nurse, 1914-1918

British women employed as porters due to the shortage of men during World War I, London, UK, 1915.

World War I, the Navy Medical Corps

This uniform was worn by Adeline Abbott for civilian war work during the First World War. Adeline lived in Bournemouth at the time, and was 20 years old when war broke out in 1914. - National Costuming Museum - Bath (UK)

First World War volunteer nurse's uniform. Worn by Kathleen Falls who initially worked as a nurse at Torbay Hospital and subsequently studied for a qualification in pharmacy, receiving her certificate in 1917. - Museum of London

American Red Cross Women Wrapping Food Packages to Be Sent Overseas During WWI


Charles Thomas Broomfield Serial No.: 43185 First Known Rank: Trooper Occupation before Enlistment: Engine driver Next of Kin: Mrs F.E. Broomfield (mother), Otaika Road, Whangarei, New Zealand Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force Embarkation Unit: 26th Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles

Harry Linley Richardson, Lieutenant Leslie W Andrew, VC, 1920

This photograph is almost certainly a portrait of Roy Houchen, a soldier with the rank of Private in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force Medical Corps.

Display at the Army Museum Waiouru

Display at the Army Museum Waiouru