Service Scrapbooks

Nursing, Storytelling and the First World War

Service Scrapbooks: Nursing and Storytelling in the First World War focuses on the First World War stories of nine nurses and one VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment). Each one of them left behind a scrapbook detailing their experiences in the Great War. 


Beatrice Longmire

Beatrice Longmire

Beatrice Longmire

Florence Blythe-Brown

Florence Blythe-Brown

Florence Blythe-Brown

Hilda Hand

Hilda Hand

Jessie Akehurst

Jessie Akehurst

"Then come all ye to Somerville with wounds or with disease"

Josephine Angois

Josephine Angois

Mabel Pearce

Mabel Pearce

"You will do almost anything – kill you or cure For this lady who treats you so sweetly."

Nellie Carter

Nellie Carter

Nellie Carter