Women @ War

The CWGC commemorates c3000 women who gave their lives in both WW1 and WW2.

During WW1 many women had enlisted, serving both at home and abroad:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women in WW1
During WW2, alone, over 600,000 were recruited for service with the WRNS, WAAF and ATS:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women in WW2

This page is dedicated to all those women who served (and continue to serve) with our Armed Forces during times of conflict.

W.O.II WINIFRED ETHEL ELSMORE, (Aux. Territorial Service), Kuala Lumpur (Cheras Road) Civil Cemetery, MalaysiaW.O.II WINIFRED ETHEL ELSMORE (Aux. Territorial Service) is interred in Kuala Lumpur (Cheras Road) Civil Cemetery, Malaysia. She was the Daughter of Francis and Sarah Jane Elsmore, of Wolstanton, Staffordshire. Her name appears on the Royal Doulton War Memorial in Nile Street, Burslem, Staffordshire, England.

Sister CONSTANCE DOTEREL MART WORT (QAIMNS), Digboi War Cemetery, Assam, IndiaSister CONSTANCE DOTEREL MARY WORT (QAIMNS) is interred in Digboi War Cemetery, Assam, India. She was the Daughter of William and Bessie Annie Wort, of Highfield, Southampton. Her image appears here:  www.qaranc.co.uk


CWGC Delhi War Cemetery, IndiaLIST OF WOMEN INTERRED IN DELHI WAR CEMETERY, INDIA

Leading A.C.W. MARY EDITH DOREEN WILSON – 11th June 1945
Corporal JESSIE LOUISE KOEK – 30th December 1944 Age 35
Private THELMA CLARK – 19th June 1942
Matron K.H. CONROY – 14th July 1945 Age 41
Nursing Member EVELYN FLEMING – 29th March 1946 Age 23


Sgt. Eileen Marjorie Eaton (WAAF), CWGC Delhi War Cemetery, IndiaSerjeant EILEEN MARJORIE EATON (232 Sqdn) WAAF, is interred in Delhi War Cemetery, India. She was the Daughter of Albert and Beatrice Harriett Eaton, of Harold Park, Romford, Essex. Along with DSH Logan (RAFVR), EP Fleming (VAD) and EM Saner (WRNS): All lost their lives on 29th March 1946 due to the crash of RAF Liberator EW630 (232 Sqdn) near Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

L.Sjt. G. BANKS – 22nd May 1944 Age 26
Leading A.C.W. MAUREEN HONOR GRUNDY – 15th June 1945
Sister ISABELLA SCOTT – 21st August 1946 Age 33
Captain JEAN CUNISON NELSON – 15th August 1945 Age 30
Sister SYLVIA BOYD-ROBERTS – 23rd May 1944 Age 23


Sister Hilda Constance Marie Bishop, QAIMNS, CWGC Delhi War Cemetery, IndiaSister HILDA CONSTANCE MARIE BISHOP (QAIMNS) is interred in CWGC Delhi War Cemetery, India. She was the Daughter of Joseph and Ellen Bishop, of South Yardley, Birmingham. My article, covering those women who served with QAIMNS and whose names appear on the Singapore Memorial, can be viewed here: ww2talk.com

Private M.B. CHAN – 21st April 1945 Age 20                                                 
Nurse MARGARET FLORENCE WHITE – 23rd January 1945 Age 23 
Nurse DIANA STEWART CROFTON – 4th August 1944 Age 21          


Olga Mary Neubronner, St. John Anbulance Brigade, Jakarta War Cemetery, IndonesiaOLGA MARY NEUBRONNER C.M.B., S.R.N.; Senior Superintendent, S.J.A.B. (Singapore). She is interred in Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia, and was the Daughter of Isabelle Beatrice Gunner, of Forest View, Bush Hill Road, Winchmore Hill, Middlesex, and of the late Charles Gunner; wife of Capt. Guy Vvian Neubronner, S.S.V.F. She died at Muntok, Banka Island. https://tenkotv.com/lost-graves-of-muntok/

Nurse Ruby Margaret Brooks (VAD), Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.Nurse RUBY MARGARET BROOKS (VAD) is interred in CWGC Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.  She was the Daughter of Rosa Brooks, of Cambridge.


CWGC Kirkee War Cemetery, Pune, IndiaLIST OF WOMEN INTERRED IN KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY,  INDIA

Staff Sjt.. WINIFRED MONRO – WAC (INDIA) – 31st March 1947 age 43
Sister ELIZABETH KELLY – QAIMNS – 3rd September 1940
Private H. JOHNS – WAC (INDIA) – 3rd March 1943 age 20
Nurse MARGARET JAMES – ANS (INDIA) – 24th December 1943 age 28
Staff Sjt. BERNADETTE CROFT – WAC (INDIA) – 20th April 1944 age 26
Wren LENA MENDES – WAC (INDIA) – 29th November 1944 age 21

Private Anita Jerome (WAC India), CWGC Kirkee War Cemetery, Pune, IndiaPrivate ANITA JEROME (WAC India) is interred in CWGC Kirkee War Cemetery, Pune, India. She was the Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Jerome. My YouTube video of this cemetery can  be viewed here: video Kirkee War Cemetery

Sister MARGARET MARY PRICE – QAIMNS – 11th April 1946 age 26
Sister GWENDOLINE ROSE RICKARD – QAIMNS – 22nd February 1945
Nurse P.A. GOUGH – ANS (INDIA) – 16th September 1944
Petty Officer MARGARET CORMACK – WRNS – 7th March 1945 age 28
Sister JESSIE DARNELL – QAIMNS – 14th October 1942 age 25
Matron RHODA MC MEEKIN – IMNS – 27th November 1945

Nursing Cadet LETITIA CLARICE MAUD MACLURE (ANS India), Kirkee War Cemetery, Pune, IndiaNursing Cadet LETITIA CLARICE MAUD MACLURE (ANS India) is interred in CWGC Kirkee War Cemetery, Pune, India. She was the Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Cyprien and the wife of Robert Charles Maclure, of Colaba, Bombay, India.

Private L. SNEAD – WAC (INDIA) – 17th October 1945 age 48
Private M. CORFIELD – WAC (INDIA) – 11th March 1943
Serjeant IRENE LEWIS – WAC (INDIA) – 6th February 1943
Staff Serjeant R. O’GLEBY – WAC (INDIA) – 15th March 1946 age 34
Nursing Sister MARY SWIFT – QARNNS – 28th December 1944


F. Hoffman (ENSA), Madras War Cemetery, India F. HOFFMAN (Entertainments National Service Association ENSA), CWGC Madras War Cemetery, India. Unable to establish any further information regarding this person.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ENSA

Katharine Joan Berry, The Church of Scotland Hut And Canteen Service, CWGC Ramlah War Cemetery, IsraelKatharine Joan Berry, The Church of Scotland Hut And Canteen Service, CWGC Ramlah War Cemetery, Israel.
Am unable to establish any further information regarding this person.
    www.crossreach.org.uk                   www.loc.gov


A Haven Of FlowersA Haven of Flowers, Parsee Cemetery, Happy Valley, Hong Kong


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