Remembering the heroic Dr Una Mary Mulvany

Dr Una Mary Mulvany attends to a stretcher case in Portsea during the Second World War

Dr Una Mary Mulvany attends to a stretcher case in Portsea during the Second World War

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Here we see Dr Una Mary Mulvany attending to a stretcher case during one of the air raids on Portsmouth.

She was the daughter of a doctor and alderman who lived in a large house in Victoria Road North, Southsea, which is now Stokes, the solicitors.

Una attended the Convent of the Cross School in Southsea and then studied medicine at Durham University.

On one occasion a pub on The Hard took a direct hit and Una, clutching her first-aid bag, managed to crawl through a tunnel seeking survivors. She found three.

She was made an MBE after the war. She died in 1987 and 20 years after her death a new apartment block was named in her honour, Mulvany Court.

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