This Intrepid Band
Information and chat about women who served as British military nurses
How It Was Then - A personal look back at nurse training
Nothing About Nurses!
Monday, 25 April 2016
The Dead Nurses' Society
The men and women who died on military service during the First World War are invariably the group who attract the most publici...
Wednesday, 20 January 2016
A Question of Equality?
Two Canadian Nurses [Imperial War Museum Q30392] Right at the start I have to say that I admire the work done by Canadian milita...
Monday, 21 December 2015
The VAD and the Casualty Clearing Station
I'm always complaining about errors made in placing VADs in Casualty Clearing Stations during the First World War. Writers of fic...
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
More Misdeeds of Military Nurses
I always enjoy coming across tales of sins committed by nurses in military hospitals and although I don't go hunting for them, ...
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
What Matron Did Next
At the time of writing the last post I hadn't been able to confirm more information about Matron Maud Banfield or discover what b...
Friday, 11 September 2015
A Case of Instant Dismissal
There was considerable unrest during wartime about the lack of protection afforded to nurses in their contracts of service and the risk of ...
Sunday, 6 September 2015
Dorothy Mortimer Watson - A Soldier's Will
Dorothy Mortimer Watson was born in Yorkshire in early 1888 and after training as a nurse she joined the Territorial Force Nursing Service ...
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