British Army


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Employer Rosita Forbes
Early in the second world war RFapplied for every kind of job
Forbes, Rosita. Appointment with Destiny. Cassell, 1946.
in which languages and knowledge of foreign countries might be useful, until she settled for writing articles for journals, and in...
Employer Ford Madox Ford
In 1915 Ford Madox Hueffer joined the British Army to fight against his father's country. He seems to have been careless whether he lived or died, and he had a narrow escape on the Somme...
Employer Kathleen Nott
During the second world war KN worked in education for the British Army .
Paterson, Elizabeth. “A voice against the tides of fashion: Kathleen Nott”. The Guardian.
Employer Edith Templeton
From 1942 to 1945, ET worked as a medical coder for the US War Office in Cheltenham and London. She was attached to the Office of the Surgeon General. She says she adored army life...
Family and Intimate relationships Phyllis Bottome
After her father died in 1913, PB 's estranged fiancé, Ernan Forbes Dennis , contacted her through her publishers and suggested in a letter of condolence that they should become reacquainted as friends.
Bottome, Phyllis. The Challenge. Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1953.
Family and Intimate relationships Ellis Cornelia Knight
ECK had two stepsisters and a stepbrother from her father's previous marriage. Her stepbrother died young as a captain in the British Army before she was born.
Knight, Ellis Cornelia. The Autobiography of Miss Knight. Fulford, RogerEditor , William Kimber & Co., 1960.
Family and Intimate relationships John Strange Winter
Her father, the Reverend Henry Vaughan Palmer , Rector of St Margaret's Church in York, was, she says, a scholarly gentleman, whose influence counterbalanced his daughter's resistance to learning during her youth.
Bainton, George, editor. The Art of Authorship. J. Clarke, 1890.
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Somerville
After nearly five years as a widow, Mary Greig married her first cousin Dr William Somerville , a medical doctor in the service of the British Army .
Patterson, Elizabeth Chambers. Mary Somerville and the Cultivation of Science, 1815-1840. Martinus Nijhoff, 1983.
politics Elaine Feinstein
EF began to learn about politics after the end of the second world war, with the struggles of Jewish displaced persons to get to Palestine, the conflict between the Jewish nationalist Irgun and the...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Phyllis Bottome
The book describes the effects of bombing: effects on the cities of London and Liverpool, the Army , Navy , and Air Force , the Women's Auxiliary Services , and the lives of ordinary...
Travel Richard Francis Burton
In 1849 RFB left India, where he had been serving with the British Army .


30 March 1790
An advertisement appeared in The World inviting benevolent persons to subscribe for the benefit of a recent widow of a major in the British Army , left with Seven Children without any means of support.
The (male) offspring of racially mixed marriages were disqualified from all military service in the British Army except in non-combatant positions.
The British ArmyArmy Sanitary Commission reported the mortality rate among enlisted men to be twice the rate among civilians.
July 1860
The Indian Army was amalgamated with the British Army .
November 1914
The Women's Police Volunteers , formed by Margaret Damer Dawson , received their first assignment, for the British Army , a few months after forming.
28 March 1915
Scotswoman Georgiana Fyfe wrote that she and her group of volunteers had evacuated 1000 from Ypres which is now finally absolutely in ruins.
24-29 April 1916
In what became known as the Easter Rising, the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Citizen Army took control of Dublin.
2 September 1939
The government of Eire, under Eamon De Valera , declared that the country would remain neutral in the coming international conflict.
4-5 July 1967
The Homosexual Law Reform Bill passed its third and final reading in the House of Commons : scheduled for the late-night slot on 4 July, it passed when 101 supporters remained for the final vote...
31 July 2007
The British Army 's role in Northern Ireland, which had become known as Operation Banner, came to an end thirty-eight years after it began.
Mid-March 2009
The Royal Hospital, Chelsea , a home for British Army veterans founded by Charles II in 1682, admitted its two first female pensioners, Dorothy Hughes and Winifred Phillips , both in their eighties.