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