International Nurses Day

Here are some pictures for International Nurses’ Day


A nursing sister of a Scottish Women's Hospital unit teaches a French patient to sew, Salonika, 1916. THE SALONIKA CAMPAIGN 1915 - 1918 A nursing sister of a Scottish Women’s Hospital unit teaches a French patient to sew, Salonika, 1916. THE SALONIKA CAMPAIGN 1915 – 1918 (click on the image to see full size) © IWM (Q 31918)

This charming image is a reminder of the super collection of photographs from the campaign which can be seen online at the IWM – so no need for a visit! Just go to www.iwm.org.uk/collections. A simple search on ‘nurses salonika’ will reveal a treasure trove of images. More sombre are portraits of nurses who died during the campaign, such as Staff Nurse Edith Mary Cammack:

STAFF NURSE EDITH MARY CAMMACK Staff Nurse Edith Mary Cammack, Territorial Force Nursing Service. Died of illness contracted on duty 01 March 1918. (click on image to see full size) © IWM (WWC H19-7-1)


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Author: scswebeditor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and from 2008 has been the Society's web editor. His interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Fred, who served as a cyclist with the BSF from 1915 to 1917, mainly in the Struma valley. Robin hands over the role in October 2021 to Andy Hutt. Andy's interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Arthur, who served as a Royal Engineer from 1916-1918. All posts prior to February 2021 are by Robin. Opinions expressed in these posts are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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