The Contribution of Women
The Contribution of Women

Women played a large part in the Great War. Some examples of their contribution are shown here.

Serving in France

Serving in France

Showing clothing being issued by the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) from a Nissen hut damaged by an air raid at Abbeville, 22 May 1918.

© IWM (Q 7885)

Land Girl poster

Land Girl poster

Reproduction of a Women's Land Army National Service War Poster

 

Lincoln Tank Memorial

Lincoln Tank Memorial

The contribution of women to the war effort ranged from painting tanks in Lincoln, the birthplace of the tank, to doctors, nurses ambulance drivers – every aspect of medical care both at home and on the front.

They worked in the fields, factories, shops and offices, meaning more men would be available to fight.

To Valiant Women

To Valiant Women

No memorial to the brave women who served as VADs and nurses had ever been erected on the western Front until 1 July 2015 when an eight seat memorial bench was unveiled at the Crater.

In front of The Nurses Bench is a Granite stone dedicated to all the women who served in the Great War.

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VAD serving in France

VAD serving in France

Margaret Wrightson at the wheel of a Wolseley car, in Dieppe waiting for the Base Commander.

Photograph reproduced by kind permission of Sir Mark Wrightson