Group    From 1917  To 1993

Women's Royal Naval Service

Categories: Armed Forces

The Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS; popularly and officially known as the Wrens) was the women's branch of the Royal Navy. First formed in 1917 for WW1, it was disbanded in 1919, then revived in 1939 at the beginning of WW2, remaining active until integrated into the Royal Navy in 1993. WRNS included cooks, clerks, wireless telegraphists, radar plotters, weapons analysts, range assessors, electricians and air mechanics. The first director was Katherine Furse.

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Women's Royal Naval Service

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Dame Katharine Furse

{Beneath the WRNS badge:} On this site in January 1918 Dame Katharine Furse G...

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Voluntary Aid Detachments

Voluntary Aid Detachments

London unit which served in WW1.

Group, Armed Forces

1 memorial
C. Hodgkinson

C. Hodgkinson

Employed at the Holloway bus/tram garage - Pemberton Gardens. Served and was killed in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War dead, WW1
1 memorial
E. W. Vardill

E. W. Vardill

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
Serjeant Arthur Sidney Redgell

Serjeant Arthur Sidney Redgell

He was born as Alfred Sidney Redgell the eldest of the three children of Alfred Harper Redgell (1860-1910) and Harriet Annie Redgell née Jones (1866-1892). His birth was registered in the 2nd quart...

Person, Armed Forces, France

War dead, WW1
1 memorial
Private Frederick Martin

Private Frederick Martin

Frederick Martin was born circa 1916. He was serving as a Private in the Army Catering Corps, service number 911620 and was attached to the Royal Artillery when he died, aged 29 years, on 3 Septemb...

Person, Armed Forces, Burma

War dead, WW2
1 memorial