Lady Dorothie Feilding: Heroine of Flanders

Nicola Hallam

East Midlands
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: 50.00
28th March 2019
Ww1 A Human Story. | Women At War | Biographical | Ww1

Lady Dorothie Feilding was the first woman to be awarded the British Military Medal for bravery. She drove ambulances on the Western Front for three years in the First World War. During that time she wrote home to Newnham Paddox, near Rugby, almost daily. Her letters reflect the mundane, tragedy and horror of war and also the tensions of being a woman at the front contending with shells, gossip, funding, lice, car maintenance and inconvenient marriage proposals.

This talk which is usually about an hour, including time for questions, will include extracts from Lady Dorothie's letters as well as a powerpoint of her photographs.

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About Nicola Hallam

Researched my family tree and that of friends and family for over 20 yrs. BA Hons in English and History Experienced archive researcher - National Archives, Warwick County Record Office, Leicestershire and Rutland Archive among others. Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical Studies from the University of Strathclyde. Taught Family History at Warwick University for two years Carried out research for BBC's Who do you think you are?

Published author of Lady Under Fire on the Western Front - an edited collection of letters written by Dorothie Feilding while driving ambulances in Belgium during the Great War. Researched and transcribed. Listed by Max Hastings as one of his five favourite war memoirs.

Experienced researcher of WWI servicemen and women. Worked as a volunteer for the Royal Maritime Museum, Greenwich transcribing First World War crew lists.

Article published in Your Family Tree Magazine on my research into a Keystone Cop ancestor.

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