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4 October 1918 Nurse Rosa Mary Rapp


Her parents were German born  Fridolin (Fred) and Mary Theresa. Rosa graduated from Louisville City Hospital, Kentucky. Rosa volunteered for active service with forces at Louisville on April 2nd 1918 and was initially sent to Camp Lewis, Washington where she was assigned to duty as a Base Hospital nurse. On September 8th 1918, she embarked a…

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Vera Brittain - The Militant Pacifist: Misconceptions of her Importance in Military History


  By Dr. Phylomena H. Badsey Originally published by the Journal of the Centre for First World Studies. Posted here with permission. Vera Brittain (1897-1970) is best known to this audience for her sixth book Testament of Youth An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925, published in 1933 and based on her own war diary, Chronicle of Yout…

27 June  : Nurse Sister, Margaret Jane 'Daisy' Fortescue


York Factory, Hudson Bay was, as described, a factory town established by the Hudson Bay Company.  Margaret was the youngest daughter of Joseph Fortescue, Chief Factor, Hudson’s Bay Company and Sarah Jane (née Mason), her late father the Reverend Mason from Northumberland. Margaret went to school back in England, in Dawlish, Devon, at Miss Su…

A Suitable Woman for the Job


It's rare to find any reference to the background of women who served as military nurses during the Great War. Published sources often fail to highlight the differences between the small number of nurses who were part of the ‘regular' Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service [QAIMNS] and those who joined the Reserve after the outbreak o…

ONLINE: 'Arthur and Adeline - a true story of WW1 bravery and romance' by Dennis Claridge


Caption: Arthur Cima MM and Adeline Guidotti This online talk: goes live at 19:30 for a 19:45 start, ending at about 20:45. Participating is quick and easy. The only equipment you need is a computer, or a tablet, or a smart phone. Simply email for your link. We'll also automatically add you to the mailing list to keep you up…

In Which They Served by Richard Cullen


£25.00, Unicorn, London, 2020, 336pp hardback, ills throughout, 9 maps. Notes sources and index.  ISBN 978 1 9134 9103 1  [This review first appeared in the July 2021 issue of Stand To! No.123]. This unusual book is about five very different people told through the story of their medals. The author started collecting medals as a schoolboy, but…

Vera Britain


ONLINE LECTURE Vera Brittain By Michelle Young Michelle will talk about Vera Brittain, and her wartime experiences, told through letters. she will talk about Vera’s life pre-war, and very briefly post war and illustrate this through slides of places where she lived, studied and worked. Michelle’s hope is that at the end of the talk, attendee’s …

31 December 1916 : Staff Nurse Kate Rosina Sturt


Kate's parents were William Sturt (a retired Company Sergeant Major in the Royal Garrison Artillery) and Kate Jane Colebrook Sturt.  Kate had a younger sister, Violet and a younger brother, Sidney.  At the 1911 English census Kate was age 22 living at home and working as a machinist in a Baby Robes Factory. The following year she enrolled to…