Saturday 29 March 2008

Edith Appleton's Diary

Recently I was contacted by Dick Robinson, to tell me about his great-aunt, Edith Appleton, a member of the QAIMNS Reserve during the Great War. She kept diary throughout her time in France, and members of her family have recently transcribed the diary, and Dick has now put it online. It's a wonderful account of life and work at casualty clearing stations, in hospital and on trains, alternating between outlining the horrors of her work and describing the pleasantries of her off-duty time. Edie has a dry sense of humour which must have helped her through some of the difficult times, both physical and emotional.

War Diary of Edith Appleton

Dip into it and enjoy!

No comments:

Post a Comment