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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Reredos or screen
District
York
Town
York
County
North Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 24 June 1925
    Attended by: Archbishop of York
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
30649
Current location

In the north transept next to the Astronomical clock
York Minster
Deangate
York
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 7JA
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 60331 52179
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Wooden screen with names inscribed behind twelve wooden doors. Inscription on a gold background in black painted lettering. Within the screen are a number of doors on the outside of some are unit badges (as on this one) inside the doors are panels painted with lists of names for that unit (these may also be on the inside of the door). The stained glass window, which is also part of this overall scheme, is our reference 30648.
Inscription
THIS SCREEN RECORDS THE NAMES OF THE WOMEN OF THE EMPIRE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR 1914 - 1918 TO WHOSE MEMORY THE FIVE SISTERS WINDOW WAS RESTORED BY WOMEN/ GRANT UNTO THEM O LORD, ETERNAL REST STANDING AS I DO IN/VIEW OF GOD AND/ETERNITY, I REALIZE/THAT PATRIOTISM IS/NOT ENOUGH. I MUST/HAVE NO HATRED OR/BITTERNESS TOWARDS/ANYONE."/Edith Cavell/Brussels, Oct 12, 1915 Panel 1- QUEEN ALEXANDRA'S ROYAL NAVAL NURSING SERVICE/OFFICERS/[names]/WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE/OFFICER/[name]/RATINGS/[names] Panel 2- QUEEN ALEXANDRA'S IMPERIAL MILITARY/ NURSING SERVICE/[names in 3 columns]/ QUEEN ALEXANDRA'S IMPERIAL MILITARY NURSING /SERVICE FOR INDIA/[names] Panel 3-QUEEN MARY'S ARMY AUXILIARY CORPS/[names] Panel 4-WOMEN'S ROYAL AIR FORCE/[names] Panel 5- Roll of Honour of British Trained Nurses serving under the/JOINT WAR COMMITTEE of the Order of St. John and the British/Red Cross Society who gave their lives in the War of 1914-1918/[names]/Members of Voluntary Aid Detachments who lost their lives on/Active Service/[names] Panel 6-MEDICAL WOMEN/[names]/BRITISH WOMEN'S HOSPITALS/[names]/Endell Street Military Hospital/[names]/AUXILIARY HOSPITALS/[names]/BRITISH COMMITTEE OF THE FRENCH RED CROSS/[names] Panel 7-CANADIAN NURSING SISTERS WHO SERVED WITH THE/OVERSEAS MILITARY FORCES/MATRONS/[names]/NURSING SISTERS/[names]/DOMINION OF NEWFOUNDLAND/[name] Panel 8- MEMBERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY NURSING SERVICE/AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCES/[names]/AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY/[names] Panel 9-MEMBERS OF THE NEW ZEALAND ARMY NURSING SERVICE/[names]/Attached/[names] Panel 10-SOUTH AFRICAN MILITARY NURSING SERVICE/[names]/COLONIAL NURSING ASSOCIATION/[names] Panel 11-MERCANTILE MARINE STEWARDESSES/[names]/MUNITIONS WORKERS/[names] Panel 12-WOMEN'S FORAGE CORPS/[names]/WOMEN'S LEGION MOTOR TRANSPORT/[names]/SERBIAN RELIEF FUND/[names]/FRIENDS' WAR VICTIMS RELIEF COMMITTEE/[names]/WOMEN'S EMERGENCY CANTEENS/[names]/YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbey, Agnes
Abbott, (mrs0
Absolom, Winifred E
Acland-hood, Miriam Annie
Adamson, Annie
Addison, Clemetina
Addison, Constance
Adds, Florence Beatrice
Ainsworth, Grace G
Aitken, Mary
See details for all 1439 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 632
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 632
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, service
    Order of information: service THEN surname
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 807
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 807
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, service
    Order of information: service THEN surname
Components
  • Screen
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • "Women of the Empire" at York Minster - Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service and Territorial Force Nursing Service livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk/community/3471
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 157-8 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK
  • BLACKBURN RED CROSS HONOURS (Extracted from the Blackburn Times: 17 and 24 April 1920, and Blackburn Weekly Telegraph 17 April 1920)-The Roll of honourable service which was prepared by the British Red Cross Society contained the names of 19 Blackburn members who each received a letter from Dr. T. Wheeler Hart, of Manchester, County Director of the East Lancashire Branch which read: “It is with very great pleasure that I forward to you the enclosed certificate of Honourable Service, showing that your name has been inscribed upon the Roll of Honourable Service, in recognition of your splendid service during the war. I congratulate you most sincerely upon this well-deserved honour which has been conferred upon you by the British Red Cross Society—an honour which has been indeed well earned—and at the same time I should like to express the grateful thanks of the county headquarters for the magnificent work which you carried out on behalf of the Society during the trying days of the war" The names are as follows: Mrs R.Y. Aitken, joint matron, Ellerslie Hospital, and commandant. Mrs J.W. Carter, comforts section. Mr John Dewsnap, secretary men's detachment. Miss E.M. Dugdale quartermaster, Ellerslie Hospital. Mrs H. Eccles, commandant, Steward, Ellerslie Hospital. Mrs R. Hargreaves, head of linen room, Ellerslie Hospital. Mrs L. Heyworth, commandant, steward, and staff nurse, Ellerslie Hospital. Miss K. Howard, R.R.C. lady superintendent, and sister in charge, Ellerslie Hospital. Miss H. Howard, commandant, staff nurse, Ellerslie Hospital. Miss N. Howard, head steward, staff nurse, Ellerslie Hospital. Mrs W. Illingworth, comforts section. Miss E. Karck, head cook, Ellerslie Hospital. Mrs J. Kay, comforts section. Mrs T. Mercer, head of laundry, Ellerslie Hospital. Mr G. Pickup, quartermaster men's detachment. Mrs F. Pritchard, head of pack store, Ellerslie Hospital. Mrs J. Radcliffe, comforts section. Miss N. Sharples, staff nurse, Ellerslie Hospital. Mrs P.P. Wheelwright, divisional secretary, assistant quartermaster, Ellerslie Hospital.
  • On our reference 90486 is a lady not commemorated here- One of those commemorated is ELIZABETH T. GILCHRIST M.D. who is not on CWGC or the Scottish National War Memorial. The British Medical Journal (16 September 1893) has a note of her being appointed Resident Medical Officer in Grove Street Hospital for Women and Children in Edinburgh. Miss Gilchrist, Elizabeth T. LRCP&S Edinburgh. LFPS Glasgow. A bit more on this lady at smsec.rcpe.ac.uk/registration-form/gilchrist-elizabeth-taylor note the MD qualification from Belgium. She died of pneumonia at home in Finnart Street on 25 October 1919. She appears in PO Directories for Greenock in 1904-1907 at 22 Finnart Street as Physician and Surgeon
  • Imperial War Museum, Department of Documents and Sound EN1/1/ROL/1 ( File of correspondence re: Rolls of Honour and memorials. Subjects covered include the National War Museum proposal for a complete list of all officers and men who served in the War, the Women's Memorial in York Minster, the Roll of Honour for the London Scottish and the ship's badge for HMS Hampshire. File also contains letters re: the deposit or loan of original or copy Rolls of Honour for the following: 2/1st Brecknock Battallion Durham University Malay States Bank of Montreal Post Office Savings Bank RNVR Signal School Crystal Palace Royal Welsh Fusiliers: 2/4th, 2/5th, 2/6th and 23rd Battallions) www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1020001974
  • Imperial War Museum, Department of Documents and Sound EN1/1/ROL/005 (File of Correspondence re: the collection of names of women killed during the First World War for inclusion in the Women's National Memorial in York Minster. File also contains a transcript of the Memorial's panels) www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1020001978
  • Our website 30648 www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.30648/fromUkniwmSearch/1

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