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W.V.S. Roll of Honour, Westminster Abbey

 
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DelBoy



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:59 pm    Post subject: W.V.S. Roll of Honour, Westminster Abbey Reply with quote

From the 2nd of June 1951 Glasgow Herald.

The W.V.S. roll of honour which contins the names and citations of 241 members killed in Britain during the second world war, will be displayed in the next two weeks in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Paisley.
Inscribed on vellum and bound in red morocco leather, the roll, which took three years to complete, was designed by Miss Claire Evans a member of the organisation and a founder member of the society of scribes and illuminators.
It has already been on view in England and its permanent resting place will be Westminster Abbey.


The names of three Scotwomen are recorded -
Mary Piggot McCartney, A.R.P. worker, Greenock,
Isabella Muirhead Hunter, First Aid Post, worker, Paisley,
Agnes Cormie Lochhead, telephonist at a First Aid post, Paisley.


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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The story of the destruction of First Aid Post No.5 in Paisley on 5 May 1941 is told at

http://www.paisley.org.uk/history/firstaidpost.php
where there is also a photo of the memorial to those who died.
also at http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2577
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spoons



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Roll of Honour is available as free download in PDF format.

http://www.wrvs.org.uk/standard.aspx?page_id=563

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stuartn



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:07 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 47948

Unfortunately the file on the WVS website is not currently opening
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spoons



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Annoyingly they have changed their link. I wish people wouldn't do that. It is now at https://www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/Uploads/Documents/WVS_Roll_of_Honour_020916.pdf

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spoons,

Thanks for finding the ROH again on the WVS website, which was more than I could.

I've shared it with a Lady in South London who's writing a book about the London Borough of Merton in WW2. She says she's found lots of interest and is going to amend the book when it comes back from final proofing.

So all very useful

Stuart
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