British Red Cross volunteers records to be digitised
The charity will recruit 100 volunteers to create an online archive of
Voluntary Aid Detachment index cards of civilians who contributed to the
The British Red Cross has been awarded an £80,000 grant from the
Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve and digitise historic documents
detailing the work of volunteers during the First World War.
As part of the project to commemorate the centenary of the war, the BRC
will recruit 100 volunteers to create a free and publicly available
online archive of 244,000 Voluntary Aid Detachment index cards.
These paper cards include details of nurses, ambulance drivers and
seamstresses who contributed to the war effort. They were organised on a
county basis and allocated to carry out a variety of roles between 1914