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WAAC Real Photo Postcard


jldron

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Hello,

Could you confirm the spelling of the names of these two WAAC?

I read Dona Sunderland and Dorothie Kathleen Miller.

Where to find information on them?

Many thanks

Sincerely

Jean-Luc D.

Normandie - France

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This is a delightful photo.

I agree with your interpretation of the writing, except I would add Dora as a possible name, in addition to Dona.

I have searched here for the names, including Dora, without any success.

http://www.nationala...liary-corps.htm

and here

http://www.nationala...irwomen-ww1.htm

Searching the England and Wales census just brings up one entry

1901

MILLER, Dorothie Daughter Female age 4 born 1897 Ipswich, Suffolk

Nothing for Dona or Dora Sunderland.

A search of Scotlands People finds nothing.

Hopefully someone else will repeat my searches or have some different ideas.

CGM

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The 1911 census shows two entries for a Dora Sunderland born between 1885 and 1900.

The first is a Lace machinist born and living in Radcliffe, Lancashire

The second is a domestic servant born and working in Methley, Yorkshire.

Without any service records available I can't think of any way of narrowing it down further.

Sue

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Hello,

This is a delightful photo. That's what I think too !

Thank you very much for your answers and research.

I have attached another photo of the two women.

These photos are from an album found in a second-hand shop in France and containing many real photo postcards of Australian troops.But also British.

Sincerely

Jean-Luc D.

Le Treport - Normandie - France

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In the words of Manuel "I know nothing". But could someone with knowledge confirm that the cap badges are WAAC as they do look a bit like WRAF.

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A charming picture indeed - and the cap badges are clearly RFC.

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Thank you for the identification of cap badge RFC. Sorry for my mistake!

This time I think the woman on the right wears a bagde WAAC. Isn't it?

What is the cap badge on the left ?

Sincerely

Jean-Luc D.

Le Treport - Normandie - France

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In the first photo the hats are non-regulation. If they are wearing RFC badges they could well not be WAAC but Wonen's Legion drivers. The Women's Legion had a Motor Section and this continued in being until after the war.

In the second photo the woman on the right is a Forewoman in the WAAC ( or QMAAC). She is wearing the regulation hat.

NGG

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These women are all WAACs circa 1917 - see my post of 16 October "WAAC Mapmakers in France - OBOS" - I'm still searching for info on this so for any on this thread that did not read that post so see this before before, perhaps you may have some input.

Frank

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Re the original question: could the second lady's name be Iona Sunderland? That's what it looks like to me...

Regards

Ian

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What wonderful photos. My grandmother, Mary Jamieson, was a WAAC (forewoman) at Hare Hall, Romford, attached to the 2/28th Artists Rifles. She was in France, near Lille, at some point too. In the photo she is seated 2nd left. I would love to find more images of her or any information as I never knew her and her records sadly don't survive.

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I have the next photo in the group number 5026. It has two women in it, looks like the lady to your grandmothers right and another who is not in your picture. I'll scan it in if you want to see it.

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Hello - I've only just gone on to the website (life getting in the way of my research!) and would very much like to see your photo! Unfortunately my grandmother's service record didn't survive the Blitz and she died before her time so I didn't ever get to meet her. So, all I know is from what my late mother passed on from what her mother had told her. I also have a photo of an unnamed soldier with whom she had two children, who died in 1918. We have been up many blind alleys trying to identify him... but haven't given up hope. I do hope you are more diligent in reading your messages than I am and hope to see the image you mention soon. Many thanks.

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