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Women Drivers of the Great War

Women Drivers of the Great War

57,000 Women heard the call to help out in late 1917 and joined up with the WAAC to do a number of roles to free up men for the fighting front lines.

Women were employed as cooks, mechanics, typists and various other non-combat roles at home & abroad in the theatres of war of France, Flanders, Greece & Italy. 

A roll of the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) Motor Drivers who served in the Great War from 1918.

Dated from January -March 1918 it covers Women Drivers from the newly formed WAAC and soon to be QMAAC service (Queen Mary's  Auxiliary Army Corps) from April 1918, both were disbanded in 1919.

 

Records in this collection may include the following:

 

  • Surname
  • Number
  • First name(s) or initials
  • Duty location
  • Duty list designation
  • Duty list date

 

Please be aware that due to the way we collate and cross-reference our databases, some records will contain more information than that listed above.

Original Source: Transcribed from the National Archive reference WO 162/62 series.

 

Related historic documents:

Women's Allied Service WWI

The Great War Magazine, April 19th 1919

Records in this collection are likely to include the following:

Please be aware that due to the way we collate, and cross reference our databases, some records will contain more information than that listed above.

Original Source: WO162

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