Remembering Portsmouth nurses who cared for casualties of war

A First World War nurse from Portsmouth. Do you know who she is?
A First World War nurse from Portsmouth. Do you know who she is?
The Post Office in Commercial Road on the corner of Stanhope Road 1970s. The Guildhall clocktower to the left.

The much-loved Post Office that’s now a block of flats

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As various centenary anniversaries from the First World War come and go, we quite rightly remember the millions who died in battle.

But how often do we spare a thought for the nurses and orderlies who cared for the injured and dying either on the battlefield or when they were returned home to be looked after in hospital or nursing homes?

A First World War nurse from Portsmouth. Do you know who she is?

A First World War nurse from Portsmouth. Do you know who she is?

Nurse and deacon Emma D’Aeth is one who has not forgotten the vital played by these men and women.

She has organised a memorial service to honour those nurses and orderlies from Portsmouth who served in the so-called Great War.

It will be held at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road, Southsea, on Saturday, October 17 at 2pm. It is not far from the hospital, a converted girls’ school, in the same road, which cared for many of the injured. Everyone is welcome, especially relatives of nurses or orderlies.

A First World War orderly from Portsmouth. Do you know who he is?

A First World War orderly from Portsmouth. Do you know who he is?