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: SCS Web Editor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and soon after became editor of the Society's journal - 'The New Mosquito' - a role he held until 2008. He then became the Society's web editor, a role he seems unable to shake off. 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. Opinions expressed in these posts are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.