Women's Emergency Corps


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Employer Eleanor Farjeon
During the first world war, EF worked briefly as a typist for the Women's Emergency Corps (established on 6 August 1914). After the war, she cared devotedly for her ailing mother for about a decade...
Employer Viola Meynell
During the first world war, VM worked for the Women's Emergency Corps as a typist.
Farjeon, Annabel. Morning has Broken: A Biography of Eleanor Farjeon. Julia MacRae.
MacKenzie, Raymond N. A Critical Biography of English Novelist Viola Meynell, 1885-1956. Edwin Mellen.
Occupation Stella Benson
SB enrolled with the Women's Emergency Corps as a clerk, typist, or French interpreter.
Grant, Joy. Stella Benson: A Biography. Macmillan.
Occupation Naomi Jacob
Early in the First World WarNJ took up volunteer work for the Women's Emergency Corps , directing women into whatever work the war effort had need of.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Jacob, Naomi. Me: A Chronicle about Other People. Hutchinson.
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Occupation Naomi Jacob
The Women's Emergency Corps was founded by a group of women, including actresses Eva and Decima Moore and (according to Jacob) Gertrude Kingston . Jacob's fellow volunteers there included Stella Benson and Viola Meynell ....


6 August 1914: Decima Moore, the Hon. Evelina Haverfield,...

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6 August 1914

Decima Moore , the Hon. Evelina Haverfield , Lena Ashwell , Eva Moore , and Mrs Kingsley Tarpey formed the Women's Emergency Corps , one of the first volunteer organisations created at the beginning of World War I.

September 1914: The Women's Volunteer Reserve was established...

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September 1914

The Women's Volunteer Reserve was established by the Hon. Evelina Haverfield as a branch of the Women's Emergency Corps .


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