|BCSP44A||Centenary of the Womens Auxillary Army Corps Single Stamp Cover||£10.95||Limited Availability|
|BCSP44AS||Centenary of the Womens Auxillary Army Corps Single Stamp Cover Signed Sally Knocker||£22.95||Buy Now|
|BCSP44AD||Elsie Knocker & Mairi Chisholm Awarded the Military Medal 100th Anniversary||£13.95||Sold Out|
Issue Date: 31/07/2017
Issue Name: Centenary of the Womens Auxillary Army Corps Single Stamp Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
2017 marks the Centenary of the Women's Auxillary Army Corps. The First World War changed the lives of women in the UK, working on the home front and in the forces. We have produced this stunning cover that features Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chilsholm on the cover along with the 1st class stamp from the Great War issue featuring both women. It has a Road of Remembrance, Folkestone postmark.
(1884 - 1978) was a British nurse and ambulance driver who, together with Mairi Chisholm, saved thousands of soldier's lives on the Western Front during WWI.
(1896 - 1981) was a Scottish nurse and ambulance driver. Chisholm was also awarded the Order of Queen Elisabeth of Belgium and the 1914 Star.
Elsie and Mairi set up their own dressing station 100 yards away from the front lines in Belgium to treat wounded men straight away so that they might have a better chance to make it to hospital. For their bravery throughout the war, they were both awarded the Military Medal and Knight of the Order of Leopold II with palm and the officer of the order of the St. John of Jerusalem award.
Want to see our stunning Women in the Forces stamp sheet? Click here to view it
Sally Knocker has signed this lovely cover for us. Her great grandmother was Elsie Knocker, who was a British nurse and ambulance driver in World War I. Elsie Knocker is featured on the stamp alongside her friend Mairi Chisholm.