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75 People in group: Great War grouping; The Great War: Medical Services

Women would form large parts of the medical relief service, at home, and eventually on the front line, with the Voluntary Aid Detachment and International Red Cross. At home, voluntary ambulance drivers would transport the wounded from the bombing raids to safety and medical care. In the trenches cases of infection, gangrene or trenchfoot were high and caused major problems for the soldiers, already trying to survive in the quagmire that engulfed them.

Margaret Russell (née Lygon), Lady Ampthill

1874-1957
Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary; wife of 2nd Baron Ampthill; daughter of 6th Earl Beauchamp
Sitter in 9 portraits

Grace Lowrey (née Woodruff), Lady Ashfield

1878-1962
Wife of 1st Baron Ashfield; daughter of Edward Lowrey Woodruff
Sitter in 9 portraits

Enid Algerine Bagnold ('Lady Jones')

1889-1981
Novelist and playwright; wife of Sir Roderick Jones; daughter of Arthur Bagnold
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Constance Barbara (née Clark), Lady Baird (later Lady Kennedy)

died 1931
Volunteer nurse and yachtswoman; former wife of Sir John Baird, and later first wife of Lord Charles Kennedy (later 5th Marquess of Ailsa)
Sitter in 6 portraits

Sir William Henry Bennett

1852-1931
Surgeon
Sitter in 5 portraits

Charles Bolton

died 1947
Physician
Sitter in 4 portraits

Mary Borden (Lady Spears)

1886-1968
Author; wife of Sir Edward Spears, 1st Bt
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Sir (Alexander) Frederick Bradshaw

1834-1923
Physician; Surgeon-General
Sitter in 3 portraits

Vera Brittain

1893-1970
Writer, pacifist and feminist
Sitter in 25 portraits

Sir Edgar Theophilus Britten

1874-1936
Captain of the Cunard White Star Liner Queen Mary
Sitter in 13 portraits

Lennox Ross Broster

1889-1965
Consulting surgeon, Charing Cross Hospital, London
Sitter in 1 portrait

Claude Cahun

1859-1926
Voluntary aid worker; wife of Sir Vincent Henry Penalver Caillard; daughter of John Hanham
Sitter in 3 portraits

Louisa Mary Calverley (née Henniker)

died 1946
President of Royal Agricultural Association; wife of Horace Calverley; daughter of Sir Bridges Henniker
Sitter in 1 portrait

Sir James Cantlie

1851-1926
Consulting surgeon
Sitter in 6 portraits

Edith Cavell

1865-1915
Nurse
Sitter in 5 portraits

Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood

1864-1958
Statesman; a creator of the League of Nations
Sitter in 27 portraits

Mairi Chisholm

1896-1981
War motorcycle ambulance driver; nurse and photographer
Sitter in 5 portraits

Agatha Christie

1890-1976
Writer; former wife of Archibald Christie,and later wife of Sir Max Mallowan
Sitter in 19 portraits

Charlotte Leonora (née Crampton), Lady Cooper

1853-1932
Leading member of the Red Cross; wife of Sir Edward Ernest Cooper; daughter of Thomas Crampton
Sitter in 4 portraits

Frances Joan (née Dickinson), Viscountess Davidson

1894-1985
Politician; wife of 1st Viscount Davidson; daughter of 1st Baron Dickinson
Sitter in 7 portraits