Typescript memoir of service of Daisy A Philp, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, 1986
The account describes how Philp volunteered for service overseas, aged 24, in 1917. Her training commenced in Folkestone. She describes her uniform, journey to France on a hospital ship, arrival at camp Rouxmesnil in Normandy. Her account describes the hostility of men at her appointment as first woman clerk in the colonel's office. Philp was later appointed forewoman. Her pay was 37/6 a week. She describes poor food, Salvation Army concerts, the March 1918 of retreat of the Allied armies, women who were killed and offers a description of her dug out and trench. Her unit also experienced a visit by Princes Mary. Following the Armistice she returned home and was demobilised in 1919.
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