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The Great War: The Home Front


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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.

Sir Anthony Hope (Anthony Hope Hawkins)

Sir Anthony Hope (Anthony Hope Hawkins)

1863-1933
Novelist
Sitter in 15 portraits
Josef Holbrooke

Josef Holbrooke

1878-1958
Composer
Sitter in 5 portraits
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Thomas Levy

1874-1953
Politician; MP for Elland
Sitter in 4 portraits
Dame Margaret Lloyd George (née Owen)

Dame Margaret Lloyd George (née Owen)

1866-1941
First wife of David Lloyd George; daughter of Richard Owen
Sitter associated with 24 portraits
Edith Helen (née Chaplin), Marchioness of Londonderry

Edith Helen (née Chaplin), Marchioness of Londonderry

1878-1959
Political hostess and writer; Colonel-in-Chief of the Women's Volunteer Reserve
Sitter in 12 portraits
Dame Beatrix Margaret Lyall

Dame Beatrix Margaret Lyall

1873-1948
Leader of the Mothers Union and politican
Sitter in 6 portraits
Dame Edith Sophy Lyttelton (née Balfour)

Dame Edith Sophy Lyttelton (née Balfour)

1865-1948
Writer, activist and spiritualist; second wife of Alfred Lyttelton; daughter of Archibald Balfour
Sitter associated with 3 portraits
Reginald Brabazon, 12th Earl of Meath

Reginald Brabazon, 12th Earl of Meath

1841-1929
Philanthropist and politician, member of London County Council
Sitter in 16 portraits
Leopold Agar Denys Montague

Leopold Agar Denys Montague

1861-1940
Army officer, Justice of the Peace and antiques collector
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir George Herbert Murray

Sir George Herbert Murray

1849-1936
Civil servant
Sitter in 4 portraits
Hon. Mary Ada Pickford

Hon. Mary Ada Pickford

1884-1934
Politician, industrialist and historian
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

1855-1934
Playwright
Sitter in 24 portraits
Dame Una Pope-Hennessy

Dame Una Pope-Hennessy

1876-1949
Writer, historian and biographer
Sitter in 2 portraits
George Robey

George Robey

1869-1954
Comedian
Sitter in 54 portraits | Artist associated with 5 portraits
Helen Brown Shaw (née Graham)

Helen Brown Shaw (née Graham)

1879-1964
Politician and social reformer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien

Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien

1858-1930
General; Governor of Gibraltar
Sitter in 17 portraits
Harold Spender

Harold Spender

1864-1926
Journalist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Dame Meriel Lucy Talbot

Dame Meriel Lucy Talbot

1866-1956
Women's welfare worker
Sitter in 3 portraits
Dame Agnes Elizabeth Weston

Dame Agnes Elizabeth Weston

1840-1918
Organiser of 'Sailors' Rests'
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Herbert Lloyd Watkin Williams-Wynn, 7th Bt

Sir Herbert Lloyd Watkin Williams-Wynn, 7th Bt

1860-1944
Landowner and politician: MP for Denbighshire
Sitter in 3 portraits

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