Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps

Born today at White Cottage, Sarre, Kent was my great-aunt Charlotte Elizabeth Young. The 5th of seven children to William Young and Mary Ann Hayward.

Charlotte Elizabeth Young

Charlotte was baptised at St Nicholas, St Nicholas at Wade, Kent on 26 Apr 1898. On 23 Sep 1918 Charlotte married Robert Alfred Stothard in Bekesbourne, Kent. They had 4 children. Robert was from Sunderland and served in the First World War as a bugler with the B.E.F.

Charlotte was worker 16519 in Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps during the First World War, which is likely how she met Robert. The Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (1917–1918), later named the Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps (1918–1920), was the women’s unit of the British Army during and immediately after the First World War. After a German air raid in September 1940 most of the service records did not survive so we do not know much more about her service. There are some 7,000 records available at The National Archives, but Charlotte’s are not one of them.

Charlotte Elizabeth Young Medal Card.gif

Charlotte’s Medal Card


Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps during the First World War, France Members of Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps on the beach at Paris Plage, France, on 25 May 1918.

This shows the khaki coloured uniforms with small cap, jacket and skirt, which was no more than twelve inches from the ground.

Charlotte died at the young age of 37 on 6 Jun 1934 at 28 Dryden Street, Southwick and was buried on 9 Jun 1934 at Mere Knolls Cemetery.

Marriage Certificate-2

Marriage certificate of Robert and Charlotte, showing Robert as a Bugler in the British Expeditionary Force. 

You can read more about the QMAAC at Qaranc.

Comments are closed.

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑

DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy

Discovering Your Ancestors - One Gene at a Time


genealogy & family history



History in the (Re)Making

History, Historical Fiction and everything in between

Somerset & Dorset Family History Society

The SDFHS helps people, wherever they live, to research their family history and to help add local context and connections to the basic information they may already have found. Website: www.sdfhs.org

The Perimeter

Quintin Lake's photographic Journey walking around Britain's Coast

Sevenoaks WW1

Researching and remembering the people of Sevenoaks, Kent during the First World War

HistorianRuby: An Historian's Miscellany

Early modern historian. Loves gender, women's, social & royal histories. Ventures elswhere when interest is piqued. Blog may cover above themes or something a little more random. Find me on Twitter @ruthrblair

Young Family History

Ancestors and Cousins of Mike Young

%d bloggers like this: