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The Great War: Medical Services


78 People in group

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.

Enid Algerine Bagnold ('Lady Jones')

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
Vera Brittain

Vera Brittain

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

Edith Cavell

1865-1915
Nurse
Sitter in 6 portraits
Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

1890-1976
Writer; former wife of Archibald Christie, and later wife of Sir Max Mallowan
Sitter in 26 portraits
Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

1898-1937
Airwoman
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy

1867-1933
Novelist and playwright
Sitter in 44 portraits
Jerome Klapka Jerome

Jerome Klapka Jerome

1859-1927
Novelist and playwright
Sitter in 32 portraits
Dame Freya Madeline Stark

Dame Freya Madeline Stark

1893-1993
Traveller and writer
Sitter in 6 portraits
Anna Zinkeisen

Anna Zinkeisen

1901-1976
Painter
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Princess Alexandra of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

1878-1942
Red Cross nurse; daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh; wife of Prince Ernst of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Sitter associated with 17 portraits
Margaret (née Lygon), Lady Ampthill

Margaret (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

Grace Lowrey (née Woodruff), Lady Ashfield

1878-1962
Wife of 1st Baron Ashfield; daughter of Edward Lowrey Woodruff
Sitter in 9 portraits
Constance Barbara (née Clarke), Lady Baird (later Lady Kennedy)

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

1867-1931
Volunteer nurse and yachtswoman; former wife of Sir John Baird, and later wife of Lord Charles Kennedy (later 5th Marquess of Ailsa)
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir William Henry Bennett

Sir William Henry Bennett

1852-1931
Surgeon
Sitter in 5 portraits
Charles Bolton

Charles Bolton

died 1947
Physician
Sitter in 4 portraits
Alice Helen Anne Boyle

Alice Helen Anne Boyle

1869-1957
Specialist in nervous diseases, co-founder of the Lady Chichester Hospital and President, Royal Medico-Psychological Association
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir (Alexander) Frederick Bradshaw

Sir (Alexander) Frederick Bradshaw

1834-1923
Physician; Surgeon-General
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Edgar Theophilus Britten

Sir Edgar Theophilus Britten

1874-1936
Captain of the Cunard White Star Liner Queen Mary
Sitter in 13 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Lennox Ross Broster

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

Claude Cahun

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