MOBE - Female recipients of the Medal of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

MOBE - Female recipients of the Medal of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

The Medal of the Order of the British Empire (MOBE) was established in 1917 and was awarded for either meritorious service or for gallantry. This community aims to gather the many women who received such honours for their work in the First World War. Many of them were munitions workers or telephonists caught in emergency situations. Others were members of Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps, serving either at home or abroad. Often there are portraits to go along with the life stories found here, and details jotted on the backs. Please note that a separate community exists for women appointed Dame Grand Cross (GBE), Dame Commander (DBE), Commander (CBE), Officer (OBE), and Member (MBE) of the Order of the British Empire. It can be viewed here: https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/community/2557. If you know of someone who belongs in any of these communities, please get in touch with your information.

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  • British Army 386 Worker Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

  • British Army 8963 Forewoman Cook Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

  • British Army 5 Worker Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

  • Profile picture for Edith M Renacre

    British Army 415 Acting Assistant Forewoman Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

    British Army Stenographer Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps Ordnance Services

  • British Army 1081 Forewoman Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

  • British Army 1009 Forewoman Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

  • Profile picture for Clara Smith

    Born 1894

    Died 1989

    British Army 15 Worker Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

  • Other Empire Force Nurse Voluntary Aid Detachment

  • British Army 4682 Forewoman Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

  • Profile picture for Ethel Gwendoline Webb

    British Army 7063 Acting Forewoman Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

  • Profile picture for Lily Cope

    Other Empire Force Nurse Ministry of Munitions

  • Profile picture for Elizabeth Robinson

    Born 1896

    Other Empire Force Munitions Worker

  • Profile picture for Marion Burrell

    Other Empire Force Sorting Clerk and Telegraphist

  • Profile picture for Mavis Heveningham Carter

    Born 1896

    Royal Navy Chief Section Leader Women's Royal Naval Service

  • Profile picture for Isabella Dixon

    Other Empire Force Munitions Worker Ministry of Munitions

    Other Empire Force Munitions Worker Ministry of Munitions - HM Factory, Gretna

  • Profile picture for Ella Florence Pates

    British Army 6518 Forewoman Clerk Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

  • Profile picture for Georgine Peters

    Born 1899

    Other Empire Force Operator Vickers Ltd, Crayford

  • Profile picture for Kate Elizabeth Jones

    British Army 22133 Forewoman Cook Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

  • Profile picture for Nellie Payne

    Born 1902

    British Army Worker Army Ordnance Department

  • Profile picture for Alice Naomi Johnson

    Born 1885

    Other Empire Force Telephonist Lee Green Telephone Exchange