Scrapbook relating to the services of Dame Florence Simpson, 1916-1920
Simpson served with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) during World War One (1914-1918). She had earlier been Commandant of the Military Cookery section of the Women's Legion. Simpson initially served as Controller of Recruiting in the WAAC before being appointed its Chief Controller at the War Office in February 1918. Later that year she was promoted to Controller-in-Chief with the rank of major-general. She retired in 1920 and formed the Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps Old Comrades Association.
This book includes cuttings about the WAAC from 'Tatler', 'Alnwick and County Gazette', 'Grantham Journal', 'Illustrated London News', 'Daily Graphic', 'Express and Echo Exeter', 'Ladies Pictorial', 'The Bystander', 'The Gentlewoman', 'Western Mail', 'Church Family Newspaper', 'London Mail', 'The Natal Mercury' and 'The Newcastle Journal.
One of three large scrapbooks. From the papers of Dame Florence Leach (Dame Simpson).
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National Army Museum, London
National Army Museum, Study collection
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