While looking at the service file of a nurse who joined Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve in 1918, I came across a set of application forms for the Scottish Women's Hospital. This nurse had applied to SWH, who had immediately forwarded them to the War Office, seemingly offering them first chance of her services. I've never seen a set before, which includes three references, and although I don't doubt there are some about, I thought it might be interesting for others to see them.
A nurse and midwife for most of my working life, an interest in both family history and the Great War led me on to researching several local Sussex war memorials, and later some in-depth study of British military nurses from 1881. My particular interest now is the lives and work of nurses in France and Flanders during the Great War. I've lived in West Sussex for many years, where I work for a GP group practice.