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Dorothy Painter's War

On August 12th 1940 I started at Blackburn Royal Infirmary as a student radiographer - "the only grouse...

To Dunkirk - on a Hospital Ship

At the start of the war I was in the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Services Reserve and...

Wartime Memories-Faye Margaret Morris

The story was typed and entered on to the site by a CSV volunteer with kind permission of Faye Margaret...

Red Cross Nurseicon for Story with photo

Second Poem dedicated to Nurse Burton from her brother 15th May 1941. The Red Cross nurses’ costume...

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Nursing on Tyneside

She went into nursing and worked at a hospital across the Tyne and remembers having to be made to go into...

Nursing War Experience

In between did district nursing... While in this hospital some of us were sent to Leaveston to nurse the...

Working for the American Red Cross

She had evacuee children to stay and when the bombing got really bad in London she had two tailoresses to...

Student Nurse Gladys VE Dayicon for Story with photo

VE Day, May 8th 1945 and Student Nurse Gladys Charters was living in the Nurses Home at South Shields...

D-Day Memories, June 2004: Working in a Medical Laboratory in Leeds

The planes must have brought-back wounded soldiers because I occasionally had to go on the wards of the...

In India with the Indian Military Nursing Service

Through contact with Lady Wavell, she was able to leave the camp and enlist with the Indian Nursing...

A Nurse in London

Eventually they were transferred to a specialist hospital in East Grinstead, leaving room in Barts for...

I Drove Ambulances

Two incidents I remember are when they bombed Boots on London Road in Nottingham and hundreds of rats came...

Nursing Romance: In Stoke-on-Trent

His mum was a patient of mine at the City General and she asked i f one of us nurses would write...

Nurse Mary

I was working in an institute in a TB hospital called Grove Park, I was a nurse and throughly enjoyed it! I...

Life

One of the men stationed at the racecourse committed suicide, as he was a catholic he was not allowed to be...

The Patient's Breakfast (with apologies to A.A.Milne

The patient asked The Nurse, and The Nurse asked The Sister "Could he have a little tray Of breakfast...

My Contributionicon for Story with photo

I can still remember standing in the kitchen-doorway with the never to be forgotten voice of Neville...

My Experience of Nursing During Wartime and Beyond.

I remember the Matron saying to us: "Remember you are Christians first and English women and Nurses as...

Nursing in the NE

From Chilwell, I went Melton Mowbray - who should I meet there but Peggy Brown, a friend from Backworth,...

Dunkirk — Digging Out Shrapnel and Amputating Limbs

I was twenty years old when, having completed my training as a medical nurse at St Stephen's Hospital...

Overseas Welfare

But it was marvellous on the troop ship; we had bananas and oranges, which we hadn't seen for ages When...

In Hospital during the War

I'd had an operation on my back, I had abscesses on my back and when the bombs fell we were taken and...

All's Fair in Love and War.icon for Story with photo

When I had my calling-up papers at 19, I decided to do nursing I was sent to Winford Orthopaedic hospital,...

Mini Operation in an Air Raid: A Childhood Memory

When I awoke, my leg had a large hole just below the knee, the poison had been removed and there was a...

Driving Ambulances and Cooking Porridge

I started off in N Ireland in Belfast when I joined FANYin 1939 We had comandeered Pickfords vans for...

With Thanks

I passed the day agonizing over the safety of my service friends; especially those of the Church Youth...

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