Female Wartime Appointments to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Female Wartime Appointments to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

This community aims to gather WW1 women appointed Dame Grand Cross (GBE), Dame Commander (DBE), Commander (CBE), Officer (OBE), and Member (MBE) of the Order of the British Empire. The community was inspired by the Scarlet Finder site, http://www.scarletfinders.co.uk/192.html, and its extensive list of women who were honoured in this way. Many other women -- munitions workers, telephonists, those who served with Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps -- were awarded the Medal of the Order of the British Empire (MOBE). A separate community exists for them here: https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/community/2956.

Created by: Kristen1288

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  • Born 1888

    Died 1938

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1877

    Died 1936

    British Army Doctor Royal Army Medical Corps

  • British Army Voluntary Aid Detachment

  • Born 1858

    Other Empire Force Young Mens Christian Association

    Other Empire Force Organizer and Controller Canteen, Young Men's Christian Association

  • Profile picture for Ethel Hope Becher, Gbe, Rrc And Bar

    Born 1869

    Died 1948

    British Army Matron In Chief Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service

  • Profile picture for Mary B Booth

    Born 1886

    Other Empire Force Major Salvation Army

    Other Empire Force Major Salvation Army

  • Profile picture for Mary Bradford

    Other Empire Force

    British Army 39118 Hospital Letter Writer Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

  • British Army Young Mens Christian Association

    British Army Nurse French Red Cross

  • Born 1864

    British Army Canteener French Red Cross

  • Profile picture for Edith Frances Crowdy

    Born 1880

    Died 1947

    British Army Voluntary Aid Detachment

    Royal Navy Deputy Director Women's Royal Naval Service

  • British Army Voluntary Aid Detachment

  • Profile picture for Lila Davy

    Born 1873

    Died 1949

    British Army Voluntary Aid Detachment British Red Cross Society

    British Army Chief Controller Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

  • Profile picture for Jane Hoadley

    Born 1864

    British Army Matron Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve

    British Army Matron Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service

    British Army Assistant Principal Matron Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve

  • Profile picture for Sarah Ann Swift, Gbe

    Born 1854

    Died 1937

    Other Empire Force Dame British Red Cross Society and Order of Saint John of Jerusalem

  • Profile picture for Elfrida Stella Temple

    Born 1890

    Died 1919

    Other Empire Force Ambulance Driver Voluntary Aid Detachment

  • Profile picture for Evelyn Emma Amelia Wren

    Other Empire Force British Red Cross Society And Order Of Saint John Of Jerusalem

  • Profile picture for Edith Isabel Benyon, Gbe

    Born 1858

    Died 1919

    Other Empire Force Commandant British Red Cross Society

  • Born 1880

    Other Empire Force British Red Cross Society

  • Profile picture for Margaret Russell

    Born 1874

    Died 1957

    Other Empire Force Chairman British Red Cross Society, Voluntary Aid Detachment

  • Profile picture for Florence Eveleen Eleanore Bell

    Born 1851

    Died 1930

    Other Empire Force Commandant British Red Cross Society