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075: January 2006


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'Lady Under Fire On The Western Front : Lady Dorothie Feilding'


ISBN: 978 1 84884 322 6 Publisher: Pen and Sword Books Ltd. Lady Dorothie Feilding was the first British woman to receive the Military Medal for her actions under enemy fire during the Great War. She was the fourth of ten children of the Earl of Denbigh and his wife Cecilia, and was just a few weeks short of her twenty-fifth birthday when she wen…

British Military Nurses and the Great War: a Guide to the Services


Little has been written about British military nurses during the Great War, and few primary sources have survived, which makes it difficult to piece together even the basic details of the organization and administration of the nursing services during this period. To understand the situation that existed during the war, it is necessary to be familia…

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…

The Mobilisation of Britain’s Military Nurses 1914


The day after Britain entered the First World War, a ward sister at Charing Cross Hospital, Maud Hopton, signed a War Office contract agreeing to serve with the military nursing service 'at home or abroad' for a period of one year. Three days after this Maude found herself at Aldershot with 43 other nurses preparing to embark for France as part of …

Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve by Sue Light


A permanent reserve for Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve (QAIMNS) was formed in 1908, but during peacetime recruitment proved difficult, never successfully competing with the popular Territorial Force Nursing Service. It was intended that the Reserve be held at a constant 500 members; in peacetime they would fill gaps …