Remembering those who lost their lives

Posted on 12/11/2015 by

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Tales of One City

This morning a plaque that pays tribute to nurses who lost their lives in the First World War is to be unveiled at Central Library.

It is the first memorial to bring together more than 500 names of British, Irish and Dominion Force nurses who died in service or as a direct consequence of their role in the conflict.

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The memorial is the result of research carried out at the University of Edinburgh by historian, Yvonne McEwen. Now in her role as Director of the University’s Scotland’s War engagement project, she has collaborated with a number of partner institutions to produce this fitting tribute.

The Deaconess Nurses Association, Lothian Health Service Fellowship and the Royal Naval Association in Ireland are among the organisations that have worked to support the memorial. Donations have also been made by members of the public.

A display of rare photographs and documents highlighting the role women played…

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