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Dorothea Crewdson was born in Bristol in July 1886 and brought up in Nottingham. In 1911 she enrolled in the British Red Cross as a VAD nurse and passed her exams the following year. In May 1915 she received instructions to be stationed in Le Treport in northern France. She spent the rest of the war nursing at the frontline in various field hospitals and was awarded the military medal for her bravery. She died in March 1919 after contracting peritonitis, just before she was due to return home to England. Her diaries are edited by her nephew, Richard Crewdson.

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Dorothea's War A First World War Nurse Tells Her Story by Dorothea Crewdson
Dorothea's War A First World War Nurse Tells Her Story
Dorothea Crewdson
Dorothea Crewdson’s diary is a valuable record of the day-to-day life of a nurse at work in Northern France from 1915-1919. The diary entries are accompanied by her charming little sketches which record her work on the wards and also...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014

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