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Olwen Carey Evans

Olwen Carey Evans

Olwen Carey Evans (1892-1990) was the third child of politician David Lloyd George. She enrolled as a British Red Cross volunteer and served as a cook on the frontline in 1915. Her father became the wartime Prime Minister just one year later.

Evans was also the great-grandmother of TV presenter and historian Dan Snow.

"I’d never associated my great-grandmother with the Great War, but seeing her card shows that she did play her part,” says Snow.

“I never realised how many terrible things she must have seen but it turns out that she was there on the Western Front, in the rest stations and field hospitals, seeing and helping people to cope with all sorts of terrible injuries.”

Forename:
Olwen
Surname:
Carey Evans
Address:
Brynawelon, Criccieth, N. Wales
County:
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Age when engaged:
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Character:
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Service from:
1914
Service to:
1919
Hospital:
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Previous engagement:
Red Cross Rest Station, Boulogne & Headquarters
Rank at engagement:
Nursing
Date of engagement:
10/1915
Pay at engagement:
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Rank at termination:
Nursing
Date of termination:
06/1916
Pay at termination:
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Particulars of duties:
Orderly see on back
Whole or part time:
Part
Additional information:
Mrs Carey Evans (then Miss Olwen Lloyd George) worked from June - Oct 1915 at the Red X Rest Station at Boulogne & the last month in Hesdigneul. Then at Devonshire House until June 1916. Since then she married & has not been able to work. (Signed) Emily Farquharty Bolland, Commandant. NB The dates for Mrs Carey Evans' service are inconsistent on front and back of this card. Her 'pink' card also contains conflicting information re dates of service and her role.
Department:
Criccieth Carnarvon 30
Commission:
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Certificate no:
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Honours awarded:
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Vad cards:
VAD card 1
VAD card 2

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