Nurses from the Voluntary Aid Detachment on the Western Front in France

British Red Cross volunteers during WW1

Over 90,000 people volunteered for the British Red Cross during the First World War. Search for your family’s personnel records, and discover what Red Cross volunteers were doing in your local area.

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Members of the Voluntary Aid Detachment outside Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme Red Cross hospital

Volunteers during WW1

90,000 ordinary men and women volunteered with the Red Cross during WW1 in hospitals, driving ambulances, and more.

Red Cross nurses and patients at Burton on Trent Town Hall Auxiliary Hospital, Staffordshire.

Medical care during WW1

The Red Cross set up field hospitals, and provided vital medical care to wounded soldiers at home and abroad.

Staff at the Wounded and Missing Enquiry Department at Boulogne

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