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55 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.

Alice (nee d'Anvers), Lady Townshend

died 1965
Wife of Sir Charles Vere Fereers Townshend; daughter of Comte Cahen d'Anvers
Sitter in 3 portraits

Margaret Russell (nee Lygon), Lady Ampthill

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

Grace Lowrey Stanley (nee Woodruff), Lady Ashfield

1878-1962
Wife of 1st Baron Ashfield
Sitter in 5 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

Lady Baird

Volunteer nurse in First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, World War I
Sitter in 4 portraits

Sir William Henry Bennett

1852-1931
Surgeon
Sitter in 5 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

Eliza Frances (nee Hanham), Lady Caillard

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

Mrs L.M. Calverley

President of Royal Agricultural Association
Sitter in 1 portrait

Sir James Cantlie

1851-1926
Consulting surgeon
Sitter in 6 portraits

Edith Cavell

1865-1915
Nurse
Sitter in 4 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
Highly decorated 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 associated with 18 portraits

Charlotte Leonora (nee 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

Sir James Mckenzie Davidson

1856-1919
Consultant surgeon
Sitter in 2 portraits

Ellen Lytcott (nee Taylor), Lady Douglas

died 1929
Wife of Sir William Douglas
Sitter in 3 portraits

Grace Julia (nee Parker), Lady Drummond

born 1861
Head of Canadian Red Cross Information Service; wife of Sir George Drummond
Sitter in 6 portraits