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World War 1 Women's Army and Nursing Collections released on FindMyPast

Was your ancestor among the 57,000 women who served in Britain's Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) during World War 1 (WW1)? Or perhaps she was among the 15,000 women who served in Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service, the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve) or the Territorial Force Nursing Service during WW1?

Womens Army Auxilliary Corps advertisement WW1 - from the Imperial War Museum

Above: a recruiting poster for the Women's Army Auxiliary corps circa 1917

Find My Past ($) (an affiliate) has released two valuable record collections for them, namely:

  • British Army, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps 1917-1920; and

  • British Armed Forces, First World War Disability & Retirement Payments For Officers & Nurses.

It is a timely release which coincides with International Women's Day on 8 March.

Although FindMyPast is a subscription site, it is free to search and pay to view. If you find the information you need through a search, it is possible to pay for a single month's subscription.