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.

Created by: Kristen1288

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  • Profile picture for Lilian F King

    British Army 9953 Waitress Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

  • Profile picture for Mary Kiaer

    Other Empire Force Filling Factory

  • Profile picture for Jane Caple

    British Army 17124 Forewoman Waitress Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

  • Profile picture for G F Cannon

    British Army Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

  • Profile picture for Edith Carr

    British Army 7922 Forewoman Clerk Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

  • Profile picture for Doris Hirst

    Born 1896

    Other Empire Force Telephonist

  • Profile picture for Edith Amy Beck

    Other Empire Force Telephonist Potters Bar Exchange

  • Profile picture for Lilian Ada Storey

    Born 1888

    Other Empire Force Telephonist

  • Profile picture for Catherine Morrisroe

    Other Empire Force Telephonist Low Moor Exchange

  • Profile picture for Amelia Jane Ward

    Born 1876

    Other Empire Force Telephonist General Post Office, Great Yarmouth

  • Profile picture for Charlotte E F Smith

    Other Empire Force Telegraphist Vice Admiral's Office, Dover

  • Profile picture for Emma Wenceslia Watkins

    Born 1889

    Died 1974

    Other Empire Force Teacher

  • Profile picture for Sarah Harvey

    British Army 43095 Forewoman Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

  • Profile picture for Alice Mary Pursey

    British Army 3256 Forewoman Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

  • Profile picture for Alice Emily Harrold

    British Army 12984 Forewoman Clerk Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

  • Profile picture for Eliza Allsopp

    British Army 27341 Quarters Forewoman Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

  • Profile picture for Minnie Rose Balkham

    Born 1897

    Other Empire Force Transport Worker

  • Profile picture for Eliza Jane Ougham

    Other Empire Force Caretaker-Operator

  • Profile picture for Mabel Rosa Cox

    Other Empire Force Chargewoman Royal Naval Cordite Factory

  • Profile picture for Maud Richardson

    British Army 29542 Housemaid Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps