Civilian Workers

Civilian Workers

The Great War had far reaching implications for civilians. It called upon those not in military service to take on a variety of new roles in the workplace. Some were employed in industry, agriculture and commerce to replace men serving abroad. Others helped more informally supporting the troops at home and overseas.


War work in Whitchurch

Though there were no Munitions factories in Whitchurch or its surrounding area, many civilians made vital contributions to the war effort through their jobs. The 1918 “Directory of Manufacturers in Engineering and Allied Trades” lists two Whitchurch companies engaged in …

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Women Bank Clerks

FIRST FEMALE CLERKS AT LLOYDS With the outbreak of the First World War, Lloyds Bank employed women as clerks for the first time. They replaced men who had joined the armed services. Nationally six women were taken on at the start …

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Gifts

British Journal of Nursing 12th June 1915 We have received the following gift this week from Miss Thompson, of Whitchurch : Cakes soap, tooth brushes, handkerchiefs, knitted scarf and old linen. They will be forwarded where they are greatly needed, …

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