Serbs in London will come together at 1.30pm on Sunday 13 March to commemorate the lives of the brave women in foreign medical missions in Serbia during the Great War.
The memorial service will be held at St Sava’s Church and Father Goran and Father Dragan will officiate at St Sava’s Church. Panels will be on display to explain the lives and good deeds of Lady Paget, Dr Elsie Inglis, Dr Katharine McPhail, Mabel Stobart, Flora Sandes, Evelina Haverfield, Olive King, Dr Elizabeth Ross and hundreds of other women who risked or sacrificed their lives in Serbia and on the related fronts.
International Women’s Day: Suffragists, Suffragettes, Heroines and Martyrs
In a related event, Zvezdana Popovic sheds light on suffragists and suffragettes during the Great War. By 1913 nearly 500 regional suffrage societies had joined the National Union of Women Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), with over 100,000 members by 1914. So, what happened to them when the war started? The NUWSS appeared to drop its work for women’s suffrage in order to support the war effort. However, this was the way it proved its ‘national worthiness’ and won the right to vote.
Suffragists, Suffragettes, Heroines and Martyrs starts 6.30pm through to 7.45pm, Tuesday 8th March in North Kensington Library.