During World War I, about 11,275 women served in the Naval Reserve. Female Yeoman, often called Yeomanettes, joined approximately 1500 women serving in the Navy Nurse Corps when the war ended in 1918. Yeomanettes served mostly as secretaries and clerks, though some were translators, fingerprint experts and recruiters between 1916 and 1918. Most lived in the United States and moved tremendous amounts of paper required to keep the Navy running. This winter uniform belonged to Mary S. Wallheiser who later married Charles Edwards and lived in Indianapolis.
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Uniforms World War 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918 -- Women
United States. Navy -- Women -- History
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