1914 – November Footnotes

[1] The Women’s Emergency Corps was a service organisation founded in 1914 by Evelina Haverfield, Decima Moore, and the Women’s Social and Political Union to contribute to the war effort of the United Kingdom in World War I. The corps was intended to train woman doctors, nurses and motorcycle messengers. The Corps later evolved into the Women’s Volunteer Reserve.

[2] The original play was written by Dutch Monk Peter van Diest (Petrus Dorlandus) about 1470 and tells the story of Everyman. Everyman approaches a series of allegorical characters – such as Fellowship, Kindred and Knowledge. The Everyman play was first brought to the cinema in 1913. Crawley-Maude Features produced in 1914 their own film adaptation of Everyman.

[3] Somerville Hastings, FRCS (1878 – 1967) was a British surgeon and Labour Party politician.

[4] Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, VC, KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, KStJ, VD, PC, FRSGS (1832 – 1914), was a British Victorian era general who became one of the most successful British military commanders of his time.

[5] Florence Gwendoline (Cayzer) Jellicoe was the wife of Rt. Hon. Sir John Henry Rushworth “Earl Jellicoe” Jellicoe, Admiral of the Fleet. He fought in the Anglo-Egyptian War and the Boxer Rebellion and commanded the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland in May 1916 during the First World War.

[6] Dame Mary Ann Dacomb Scharlieb, DBE (née Bird; 1845 – 1930) was a pioneer British female physician and gynaecologist in the late 19th/early 20th centuries. She had worked in India and by her persistence she returned to the UK to become a qualified doctor. She returned to Madras and eventually lectured in London. She was the first woman to be elected to the honorary visiting staff of a hospital in the UK.

[7] Martha Beatrice Webb, Baroness Passfield, FBA (née Potter; 1858 – 30 April 1943), was an English sociologist, economist, socialist, labour historian and social reformer. It was Webb who coined the term collective bargaining. She was among the founders of the London School of Economics and played a crucial role in forming the Fabian Society. 

[8] The Royal Victoria Hospital or Netley Hospital was a large military hospital in Netley, near Southampton, Hampshire, England. The hospital was extensively used during the First World War.

[9] Georges Doutrepont (, was a linguist, Walloon activist and Belgian academician from Louvain.

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