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Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Christmas Dinner, 1917

Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1917.

Image caption states: 'Photograph of Christmas Day, when there was no heating in the mess hut.'

The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) were formed in December 1916 to free up valuable and experienced soldiers from the rear areas for front line service. Women were employed in a variety of jobs. As well as cooking and waiting on officers, they served as clerks, telephone operators, store-women, drivers, printers, bakers and cemetery gardeners.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1994-07-230-3


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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