CREWE women's involvement in the First World War will be commemorated at the town's railway station.

Storage King is looking for women in Crewe whose stories may have been lost to history, with the most inspiring to be celebrated on an enormous banner hung from Storage King's prominent 47,000 sq ft self storage facility located next to Crewe train station.

Part of The Royal British Legion’s ‘Thank You’ campaign to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, self storage managers have joined together to highlight women’s involvement in the war in a wave of gratitude.

The campaign will last for 100 days from August, each day representing a year since the end of hostilities.

Paul German, manager at Storage King Crewe, said: “Local woman and tram conductress, Hilda Conway, was just one of the many women who courageously stepped out of the shadows during the Great War.

"We know there are lots of untold stories out there and we would love to commemorate them.”

Emma Chesterton Kay, board member of the SSA UK, said: “It is no secret that women formed the backbone of the war effort during the 1914-18 Great War.

"From making ammunition to serving at The Front, their courage, determination and resilience kept together a nation torn apart by war.

"We hope that this initiative will acknowledge and celebrate the lives of these extraordinary women.”

Catherine Davies, head of Remembrance at the RBL, said: “One of our key ambitions this year is to highlight the contribution of the whole First World War generation.

"Women played an utterly essential role in the war effort, seizing the opportunity to prove their worth and take another step towards getting the vote. Each and every one of them deserves our thanks.”

All nominations should be emailed to