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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.

Maria Carola (née Blennerhasset), Lady Galway

Maria Carola (née Blennerhasset), Lady Galway

1876-1963
Founder of the South Australian division of the British Red Cross Society; wife of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Henry Lionel Galway; daughter of Sir Rowland Blennerhassett
Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Sir Harold Delf Gillies

Sir Harold Delf Gillies

1882-1960
Plastic surgeon; otolaryngologist
Sitter in 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Gisela Louise Marie, Princess Imperial and Archduchess of Austria

1856-1932
Philanthropist and patron; daughter of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria; wife of Prince Leopold of Bavaria
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Andrew Grant

Sir Andrew Grant

1890-1967
Air Marshal; Deputy Director General of Medical Services for the Air Ministry
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir Douglas Bernard Hall, 1st Bt

Sir Douglas Bernard Hall, 1st Bt

1866-1923
Captain in the Royal Engineers, yachtsman and Conservative politician; MP for Isle of Wight
Sitter in 5 portraits
George Alfred Duncan Harvey

George Alfred Duncan Harvey

1882-1957
Major, Royal Army Medical Corps and Ireland rugby International Player
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Alfred Keogh

Sir Alfred Keogh

1857-1936
Director General Army Medical Services
Sitter in 5 portraits
Elsie Knocker

Elsie Knocker

1885-1978
Nurse and war photographer; wife of Baron Harold de T'Serclaes
Sitter in 6 portraits
Lady Nina Geraldine Knowles (née Ogilvie-Grant)

Lady Nina Geraldine Knowles (née Ogilvie-Grant)

1884-1951
Wife of Sir Lees Knowles, 1st Bt; daughter of 10th Earl of Seafield
Sitter in 9 portraits
Arthur Hamilton Lee, 1st Viscount Lee of Fareham

Arthur Hamilton Lee, 1st Viscount Lee of Fareham

1868-1947
Statesman, benefactor and art patron
Sitter in 7 portraits
Rotha Beryl Lintorn Lintorn-Orman

Rotha Beryl Lintorn Lintorn-Orman

1895-1935
Political activist; founder of British Fascist Movement
Sitter in 2 portraits
Marie Georgievna, Grand Duchess of Russia

Marie Georgievna, Grand Duchess of Russia

1876-1940
Former wife of George Mikhailovich, Grand Duke of Russia, and later wife of Pericles Ioannides; daughter of George I, King of Greece
Sitter in 3 portraits
Mary Borden, Lady Spears

Mary Borden, Lady Spears

1886-1968
Novelist and poet
Sitter in 11 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Jean Barbara (née Ainsworth), Viscountess Massereene and Ferrard

Jean Barbara (née Ainsworth), Viscountess Massereene and Ferrard

1883-1937
Justice of the Peace; first wife of 12th Viscount Massereene and Ferrard; daughter of Sir John Stirling Ainsworth, 1st Bt
Sitter in 11 portraits
Eliza Fraser (née Morrison), Lady Mitchell

Eliza Fraser (née Morrison), Lady Mitchell

1864-1948
Assistant Commissioner at the Australian Red Cross
Sitter in 1 portrait
Lady Naomi Margaret Mitchison (née Haldane)

Lady Naomi Margaret Mitchison (née Haldane)

1897-1998
Writer; diarist for Mass-Observation; wife of Gilbert Richard Mitchison; daughter of John Scott Haldane
Sitter in 4 portraits
Lady Dorothie Mary Evelyn Moore (née Feilding)

Lady Dorothie Mary Evelyn Moore (née Feilding)

1889-1935
Nurse and ambulance driver; first woman to be awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Edmund Hugh Moore

1885-1944
Physician and Royal Army Medical Corps Lieutenant
Sitter in 3 portraits
Hyacinth Bernard Wenceslaus Morgan

Hyacinth Bernard Wenceslaus Morgan

1885-1956
Politician, doctor and member of the Fabian Society
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir (John) Henry Morris-Jones

Sir (John) Henry Morris-Jones

1884-1972
Welsh politician, doctor and soldier
Sitter in 10 portraits

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