Somewhere in France

Somewhere in France

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.

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