Hackett-Lowther Ambulance Unit

Hackett-Lowther Ambulance Unit

This Community remembers women of the Hackett-Lowther all-female Ambulance Unit, which was established in 1917 by Norah Desmond Hackett and May Toupie Lowther. They acquired vehicles and recruited women to join them, before embarking for France. Accounts suggest that several members of the unit had relationships with other women, and so we are also in the process of researching their personal stories and adding pages to the Community 'Stories of LGBT individuals'. It is believed that this ambulance unit, and in particular the experiences of Toupie Lowther, inspired Radcylffe Hall to write her lesbian novel 'The Well of Loneliness'.

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  • Born 1898

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  • British Army Hackett Lowther Unit

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    Born 1874

    Died 1944

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