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Doris Gladys Elphick, Munitionette

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lucycutler

Thought I'd share this rather delightful photo of a neighbour's mother. Doris Gladys Elphick, Munitionette of Woolwich 

Doris Gladys Elphick.jpg

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Acknown

One of those photos that should be coloured by some clever person. Born in 1900, she was only in her teens.

Acknown

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seaJane

I wonder if she ever met my mum's mum, Rose May Smith, who also worked at Woolwich :)

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Kath

Are there any records of staff?

My two teenage aunts went from Mousehole to Coventry to work in munitions.

Kath.

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Gardenerbill

Lovely photograph Lucy, thank you for sharing it. What's the triangular badge she is wearing?

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alf mcm
10 minutes ago, Gardenerbill said:

Lovely photograph Lucy, thank you for sharing it. What's the triangular badge she is wearing?

 

It's an 'on war service' badge. See here {scroll down];-  https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/on-war-service-badge

 

Regards,

 

Alf McM

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Gardenerbill

Thanks Alf

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Andrew Upton
On ‎20‎/‎08‎/‎2019 at 12:27, Gardenerbill said:

Lovely photograph Lucy, thank you for sharing it. What's the triangular badge she is wearing?

 

23 hours ago, alf mcm said:

It's an 'on war service' badge. See here {scroll down];-  https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/on-war-service-badge

 

There you go:

 

Triangular brass badge with the words 'ON' 'WAR' 'SERVICE' indented respectively on its sides. At the centre of the triangle is a voided crown above the date '1916'. The number '1951' is marked on reverse.

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