Excerpts from various Ross-Shire Journals, 1917
Fair Ross-Shire Munitioneers
Many girls from the north of Scotland, including several from Avoch, are “doing their bit” for King and Country somewhere in the south.
Life there is not all mignonette and roses, much as the authorities have done to to make better the inherent difficulties of the work. Some of these girls face no little danger day by day, but by observing the rigid precautions they put danger well behind them with carefulness as their constant ward. Their life is not unhealthy, as their appearance in their workmanlike uniform clearly shows and the spirits of the girls are well maintained. They help at sales of work for wounded soldiers and sailors in their spare time, and in one area, were able to hand over £100 to the Treasurer, Miss Margaret Jack (33 High Street) (top right of photo), and Miss Janet Reid, Secretary, 31 High Street. (bottom right)
As they work, they know they are speeding the time when “Tommy and Jack” will return, full of gratitude for their fair munitioneers, and ready and willing to form new Hearths and Homes.
Avoch ladies at Boots, Nottingham