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Relatives of First World War Nurses ...

Started by: jo anne (33954) 

... urged to get in touch. (Leigh Journal - 18/1/14):

A historian is looking for people with relatives who nursed or drove ambulances in the First World War.

Sue Robinson runs not-for-profit company Roses of No Man’s Land, the name given to the nurses and Red Cross voluntary aid detachment in the war, which is sponsoring a group of women called Wenches in Trenches.

They are walking from Poperinge to the Menin Gate dressed as nurses and to lay wreaths there in September.

Email wenches2014@yahoo.co.uk or visit wenchesintrenches.co.uk - link

'f you have a relative who served 1914-18 as a medic/nurse/stretcher bearer or ambulance driver and would like us to lay a wreath or poppy cross please email and make arrangements with us.'

Started: 18th Jan 2014 at 12:08

Posted by: Campfire (585) 

What a great thought... Hope everthing works out...

Replied: 28th Mar 2014 at 09:32

Posted by: linma (2715)

Watching Field of Crimson on Sunday, what a fitting tribute to the nurses and VAD's etc during WW1. I think this is going to be a cracking drama and to see what those soldiers had to endure.

On Antiques Roadshaw on Sunday three generations of a family and the grandma was telling the story of her father who saved ten lives and received the VC. Not ashamed to say it brought a tear to my eye.

Replied: 9th Apr 2014 at 15:42

Posted by: jo anne (33954) 

Wigan Now on Twitter - ‏@WiganNow:

Got stories in the family from ancestors who served in World War One?
Share them with @LivesofWW1

Link: livesofthefirstworldwar.org

Replied: 12th May 2014 at 11:07

Posted by: jo anne (33954) 

@SunshineHouse_: Looking for WW1 Nurses uniform for Veterans Celebration 8th Aug.

Contact: sunshinehousecommunityhub.co.uk

Replied: 30th May 2014 at 19:59

 

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