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A photograph of a group of Welsh suffragettes departing from Cardiff to volunteer as nurses with the Serbian Army, sometime in 1914. Among the 3000 foreign medical workers at the Serbian Front, 700 volunteers were from Scottish Women's Hospitals led by Dr Elsie Inglis. They were joined by Welsh, Irish and English suffragettes, as their medical assistance was not accepted by the British Army. Other women volunteered to help the armies in France and Belgium. The photograph represents part of the Welch Regiment Museum collection. Spelling of 'Welch' was the traditional spelling used for the Welsh Regiment, it was widely use to refer to the old regiment between 1702-1920. An official approval for 'Welch' was received from the War Office on 27 January 1920. This differs from the current 'Welsh' spelling when referring to the new regiment, such as 'The Royal Welsh.' For more information see www.royalwelsh.org.uk/downloads/S05-04-MIF-WelchorWelsh-Whatisinaname.pdf. Glamorgan Archives, DX229/5/12 ________________________________________ Copyright statement: we made the best endeavours to discover the rights holders of the items on display. In instances where the rights holder could not be found, or the work was unattributed, we kindly request that anyone with information regarding the item contact us. Anyone believing that they are the rights holder should follow the ‘notice and take-down’ policy (below). Notice and take-down: should you identify any unlawful content published by VCS Cymru Chronicle on the People’s Collection Wales website, such as material that infringes copyright, you should notify VCS Cymru and ask for the material to be removed.



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