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41 People in group: Great War grouping; The Great War: The Home Front

Those left at home were reminded that there was still Work of National Importance to be done, which included everything from raising funds for the war effort and buying war bonds, to farming, and the taking over of jobs left by the men who had gone to fight. Many women would work in the dangerous munitions factories, where the risk of explosion and infection from chemicals was high. People in reserved occupations such as miners and ship builders where encouraged to work even harder, as they literally fuelled the war effort.

Sidney Arthur Alexander

1866-1948
Canon and Treasurer of St Paul's Cathedral
Sitter in 3 portraits

Mary Sophia Allen

1878-1964
Founder and Commandant of Women Police in London
Sitter in 1 portrait

Joseph Allen Baker

1852-1918
Politician and engineer
Sitter in 2 portraits

Horatio William Bottomley

1860-1933
Financier, swindler, journalist, newspaper proprietor and politician
Sitter in 7 portraits

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

1853-1931
Novelist
Sitter in 23 portraits

Sir (Edward) Hildred Carlile, 1st Bt

1852-1942
Politician and businessman
Sitter in 2 portraits

Wilson Carlile

1847-1942
Founder of the Church Army, Prebendary of St. Paul's Cathedral
Sitter in 26 portraits

Sir Ernest Joseph Cassel

1852-1921
Financier and philanthropist
Sitter in 4 portraits

Sir Edward Tyas Cook

1857-1919
Journalist
Sitter in 1 portrait

William Heneage Legge, 6th Earl of Dartmouth

1851-1936
Politician; Vice-Chamberlain of the Household and landowner
Sitter in 9 portraits

Gertrude Mary Denman (née Pearson), Lady Denman

1884-1954
Chairman of the National Federation of Women's Institutes and Head of the women's branch of the Ministry of Agriculture; wife of 3rd Baron Denman
Sitter in 4 portraits

Hilda Denton

Actress
Sitter in 10 portraits

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt

1857-1934
Composer and conductor
Sitter in 19 portraits

Margery Greenwood (née Spencer), Viscountess Greenwood

died 1968
First Chairman of the Women's Section, Comrades of the Great War; wife of 1st Viscount Greenwood; daughter of Walter Spencer
Sitter associated with 14 portraits

Sir Anthony Hope (Anthony Hope Hawkins)

1863-1933
Novelist
Sitter in 14 portraits

Josef Holbrooke

1878-1958
Composer
Sitter in 5 portraits

Thomas Levy

1874-1953
Politician; MP for Elland
Sitter in 4 portraits

Dame Margaret Lloyd George (née Owen)

1866-1941
First wife of David Lloyd George; daughter of Richard Owen
Sitter in 23 portraits

Edith Helen (née Chaplin), Marchioness of Londonderry

1878-1959
Political hostess and writer; Colonel-in-Chief of the Women's Volunteer Reserve
Sitter in 11 portraits

Dame Beatrix Margaret Lyall

1873-1948
Leader of the Mothers Union and politican
Sitter in 6 portraits