Biography

War Widows Stories

Maggie Goren, Cotswolds June 2017, with a picture of her Grandfather Lance Corporal Mathew Evans and his family.

On the 5th of June 2017, Dr Nadine Muller conducted an interview with Maggie Goren as part of the War Widows’ Stories Collection. Maggie’s grandfather, Lance Corporal Matthew Evans, died in the First World War, leaving behind his wife, Annie, who was pregnant with their fourth child. Maggie talks about her father’s experience growing up the son of a widow, and about the financial, educational and emotional repercussions of his father’s death. Maggie reflects on the intergenerational effects of bereavement and shares some of her writings about war.


The full interview can be found on the War Widow’s Stories website here.

To download the transcript of this interview as a pdf file click here.

To listen to the entire interview click here.