womens jobs in ww1
There were many jobs that women had in ww1 they included of cooks, nurses, making comfort packs, making ammo for the soilders, engineers, front line medic's, making cloths and shoes, and making medical supplies to be sent over to help the anzac's.
The picture above shows one of the other main jobs that the women did they advertised themselfs to make the soldiers feel like if they'ed come back then they would be worshipped and would have all the women
Women were also mainly in the war cause if it was not for them then the soldiers would'nt have had any supplies, morale, comfort packs, making ammo, factory work and clerical work.
So women played a main role in the war aswell as men even women died on the front like the same as men becouse if the somone was to be shot the medic which was normly a women would have to go get him and try to help him
So alot of women use to do factory work like making war machines such as airoplanes grenadies and guns.In canada there were virtually no female soilders excluding the 3141 nurses that worked over seas and at the home front, 46 of the nurses gave there lifes on the front line.
One the brittion army started to advertise the job of a nurse over 12000 women joined up to serve fore there country more then 400 of them died in war. Once the men went to war the women had to fill the long list of jobs in factory's and other things like that while keeping there responsibilty at home. Another common job they had was working on rail roads and driving either buses trains taxis ect.
Before 1914 all the jobs that the women were doing were all mens jobs and they would not allow women to do that certain job like work in factorys and on the railway lines.VAD was the name of the women service for all things to do with helping the men out at war. in this there were cooks laundry services domestict services. Miss Warren dealt with the most deadly gun shot wounds and gas victoms, her main job was to keep all the gun shot/ wounds clean from infections viruis's and even critors.
Vads did not get paid it was a voultery service they did not get paid even for the women that were helping in camps close to or even on the front lines. The women had too feed there family's by themselfs they were not able to go to the shop very oftern becouse of the enemie germen submerains sinking merchant ships that carried supplies to Australia. So they had to farm for there own food to supply for themself's and there family.
aproxamntly 1,600,000 women joined the workforce between 1914 to 1919 . If the war didn't happen i guess women would still be known as house wifes and not be equal to men its becouse of ww1 that the women now have a choice for election and have all the same right's as men. This is becouse there wearnt as many men in Australia and that means that there wearn't as many man to hold down jobs and employers had to employ women to do the jobs that the men where doing.