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The Loss of the Britannic : 21 November 1916


Some years ago there was much publicity around the 100th anniversary of the loss of the RMS Titanic, which - as is well known - sank in April 1912 after striking an iceberg. What is less well know is that the Titanic’s sister ship, the Britannic was also lost during the course of the First World War on 21 November 1916. Britannic was almost identi…

26 February 1918 : Nurse Katy Beaufoy


Miss Katy Beaufoy trained as a nurse at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in 1893. Within three years she had attaned the position of Sister in charge of the Operating Theatre and wihtin another thre years she had become the Matron to the 80 bed Exeter Fever Hospital. She volunteered for the Second Boer War, served as a theatre sister and a nurse tu…