Monday, January 25, 2010
Remembering VAD Ethel Dickenson
While this blog is dedicated to the memory of Canadian military nurses who died during the Great War, I have been receiving emails about VADs who also lost their lives while on active service during the conflict. These are a welcome addition to the blog. Colleague David Parsons has sent another note, this time about Ethel Dickenson, a VAD from Newfoundland who went overseas and worked as a VAD, returning home in late 1917/early 1918. According to David, "When the flu epidemic hit Newfoundland, she was a volunteer at the make shift hospital in the Grenfell Hall. She died of the flu in September 1918. A memorial was erected in her memory and to all the women who served during the war." Thanks David for that information. I encourage others who have come across similar information to please share their comments on this blog.