Channel Islands women served in many
different capacities in the islands, Britain and in or
near various war zones. Here are a few examples:
The Women's Legion
The Womens Legion was raised by Lady Londonderry,
and first commenced duties on 3rd August 1915. Their initial
task was to supply cooks to the New Army, but later they
were employed on other tasks.
When the WAAC was formed in 1917 the cooking
and General Services Sections enrolled in it, but the
Motor Transport Section continued overseas until 1919.
"The group of girls depicted above
belong to the Women's Legion, and went to France on May
5th 1917, in charge of Miss Campbell (seated in the centre
of the second row). They were the first girls to cook
for "Tommy" in France. Upon the left of Miss
Campbell is Miss B. Hamblen, daughter of Mrs Hamblen of
4, Forest Lane. Before joining the Legion Miss Hamblen
was employed in the bakehouse at Le Riche's Stores."