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United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920
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Record Description
Record Type World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps
Collection years 1917-1920
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection will include records from 1917-1920 This collection contains records of 7,000 women who joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) / Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) between 1917 and 1920. These records are held in series WO 398 at The National Archives of the United Kingdom and contain enrolment forms, statements of service, and other documents pertaining to their service.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records may contain the following information:

  • Name of soldier
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Residence
  • Marital Status
  • Number of children (If married)
  • Occupation
  • Age
  • Date of enlistment

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