British Women's Royal Naval Service Ratings' Service Registers 1918-1919

Was your female British ancestor a Wren? Formed in 1917, The Women’s Royal Naval Service or WRNS, recruited women eager to do their bit for the war effort in WW1. Women were recruited to take over the menial jobs that were keeping men from active service. Throughout the First World War they cooked, cleaned and drove as well as serving as clerks, messengers, telephonists and code breakers.


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