The group (Not in order as i only can identify about 8 of them) Elsie Inglis , Vera Holme, Evelina Haverfield, Emily MacGuire, Edith Hollway, Catherine Corbett, Gertrude Prance, Jessie Scott, Rose Strange, Kathrine Wardle, Edith Wright, Martha Ewart and Jenny Andrew.
Elsie and her prisoners of war are released. Twenty-eight of Elsie’s unit took up the offer of repatriation in December 1915. It would be the middle of February 1916 before they reached home.
There are a couple of points i would change but its a great booklet and i was thrilled at being involved. The art work is very well done. Stuart Delves did a grand job on this. Cheers for putting up with my endless emails, phone calls and rants!
The commemoration will be held on Sunday, 25th of February, at 12:00, at Serbian Orthodox Church St Sava, 89 Lancaster Road, London W11 1QQ
After the Pomen – service in church we have prepared a talk, exhibition and canapé in Dom Episkop Nikolaj, from 12:30 to 14:30.
The event is supported by Serbian organizations – Serbian Council of Great Britain, Circle of Serbian Sisters Kosovka Devojka, Serbian Society, Serbian City Club, Britic and the Embassy of Republic of Serbia.
Last year we gave a special tribute to Dr Elsie Inglis who died a century ago, in November 1917. This commemoration will remember all women – from Lady Leila Paget, Dr Elizabeth Ross and Flora Sandes, to Mabel Stobart, Dr Inglis and women from Scottish Women’s Hospitals – like Dr Katherine MacPhail.
Katherine and her sister Isabel, both graduated at Glasgow University, offered their services to the Scottish Women’s Hospitals when the war broke out. Together with Dr Inglis they were in Serbia during the typhus epidemic. After the war Katherine stayed in Serbia and founded English-Serbian Children’s Hospital in Sremska Kamenica for children who suffered from tuberculosis.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
A presentation by my good friend Francis Tailluer. Francis has done so much to promote the story of the Scottish Women,s Hospitals in France. Hes a joy to collaborate with and i hope the presentation gets a large audience.
Details of this event in Royaumont, France can be found below.