The Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) was established in January 1917. It was a voluntary service, with the women of the WAAC working in administrative and support roles. From January 1917 until the end of the First World War, more than 57,000 women served with the WAAC, and in June 1918 many were sent to support the American Expeditionary Force based as Bourges, which had come over to Europe from America with very few administrative staff.
Amy Goodwin (later Morris) served with the WAAC as a book keeper, and was one of the women sent to work with the American Expeditionary Force in Bourges. Born in Cefn Mawr, Wrexham, as Amy Emily Goodwin, she joined the WAAC in 1918 and trained in Kinmel Park before being sent to serve in France. During her time with the WAAC she was known to friends as Mickie. Amy Goodwin settled in Swansea after marrying Haydn Morris.