Ministry of Munitions


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Employer Phyllis Bentley
PB worked in London as Ministry of Munitions Clerk.
Bentley, Phyllis. "O Dreams, O Destinations". Gollancz, 1962.
Employer Amber Reeves
AR worked as Director of Women's Wages at the Ministry of Munitions : here she made, herself, two pounds ten shillings a week.
Who’s Who. Adam and Charles Black, 1849.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.,
Family and Intimate relationships Pamela Frankau
PF was the lover of poet and civil servant Humbert Wolfe for the final decade of his life; he was much older than she was, and married (though he separated from his wife in 1938)...
Occupation Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
Mackworth also served as the only woman member of the Staff Investigating Committee into mis-dealings in the Ministry of Munitions . She raised issues about women's working conditions, and produced an addendum to the committee's...
politics Eleanor Rathbone
Her partner, Elizabeth Macadam , also continued with her socio-political activities throughout World War I. In 1916 Macadam joined the Welfare Department of the Ministry of Munitions . The following year she began as the...


May 1915
The Ministry of Munitions was established to oversee the production of wartime materials and to regulate the workforce.
June 1915
The Ministry of Munitions began the task of engineering the entrance of women workers into munitions factories under the aegis of dilution: the substitution of skilled men with semi- or unskilled workers, usually women.
The Ministry of Munitions provided funds to the Women's Police Service for training women police to supervise munitions factories with large numbers of female workers.
7 July 1916
Representatives from the Women's Police Service (Margaret Damer Dawson and Mary Allen ) signed an agreement with the Ministry of Munitions for the employment of women police to regulate and oversee the conduct of...
Spring 1917
The Ministry of Munitions sponsored an exhibition of women's work shown in different industrial centres thoughout England.
November 1917
The Ministry of Munitions stated that women performed 80% of all munitions work.


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