File: Great Britain W

Scope and Content

Girl Scouts

Government Appointments

Honours for Women

The first piece in the file was originally classified as Girls' Clubs and was subsequently changed to Girl Scouts; the cuttings in fact refer to luncheon clubs for working women and havenothing to do with the Scouting movement.

The cuttings relating to government appointments relate to the increasing numbers of women employed in Government offices and other posts during the war, their terms of employment and the benefits of employing women in certain roles - notably as assessors in tribunals held under the Munitions Act.

The cuttings relating to Honours for women, which make up the larger part of the file, include: details of women "mentioned in despatches" for outstanding nursing services at the front and rescuing wounded soldiers; some discussion of women's eligibility for honours traditionally awarded to men; and reports of honours, both civil and military, awarded to British women for their services during the war.

Related Material

For W Honours for Women see also file IWSA/3/165.