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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.

Mary Sophia Allen

Mary Sophia Allen

1878-1964
Founder and Commandant of Women Police in London
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

1853-1931
Novelist
Sitter in 27 portraits
Sir Edward Elgar, Bt

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt

1857-1934
Composer and conductor
Sitter in 19 portraits
Queen Mary

Queen Mary

1867-1953
Queen consort of King George V
Sitter associated with 404 portraits
Sir (Charles) Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Bt

Sir (Charles) Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Bt

1848-1918
Composer and historian of music
Sitter in 11 portraits
Sir Charles Scott Sherrington

Sir Charles Scott Sherrington

1857-1952
Physiologist
Sitter in 12 portraits
Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill (née Hozier), Baroness Spencer-Churchill

Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill (née Hozier), Baroness Spencer-Churchill

1885-1977
Society beauty and hostess; wife of Sir Winston Churchill; daughter of Sir Henry Montague Hozier
Sitter associated with 50 portraits
Pippa Strachey

Pippa Strachey

1872-1968
Suffragist
Sitter in 43 portraits
Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree

1852-1917
Actor and theatre manager
Sitter in 57 portraits
Sidney Arthur Alexander

Sidney Arthur Alexander

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

Joseph Allen Baker

1852-1918
Politician and engineer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Horatio William Bottomley

Horatio William Bottomley

1860-1933
Financier, swindler, journalist, newspaper proprietor and politician
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir (Edward) Hildred Carlile, 1st Bt

Sir (Edward) Hildred Carlile, 1st Bt

1852-1942
Politician and businessman
Sitter in 3 portraits
Wilson Carlile

Wilson Carlile

1847-1942
Founder of the Church Army, Prebendary of St Paul's Cathedral
Sitter in 26 portraits
Sir Ernest Joseph Cassel

Sir Ernest Joseph Cassel

1852-1921
Financier and philanthropist
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir Edward Tyas Cook

Sir Edward Tyas Cook

1857-1919
Journalist
Sitter in 2 portraits
William Heneage Legge, 6th Earl of Dartmouth

William Heneage Legge, 6th Earl of Dartmouth

1851-1936
Politician; Vice-Chamberlain of the Household and landowner
Sitter in 10 portraits
Gertrude Mary Denman (née Pearson), Lady Denman

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

Hilda Denton

Actress
Sitter in 10 portraits
Margery Greenwood (née Spencer), Viscountess Greenwood

Margery Greenwood (née Spencer), Viscountess Greenwood

circa 1887-1968
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