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Mairi Chisholm and Elsie Knocker tend to a wounded Belgian soldier in their advanced dressing station, Pervyse, Belgium. (www.greatwardifferent.com)

Mairi Chisholm and Elsie Knocker tend to a wounded Belgian soldier in their advanced dressing station, Pervyse, Belgium. Both Mairi and Elsie were amazing women who worked as unaffiliated.

A VAD ambulance driver standing by the cab of her vehicle in uniform. She has her left hand in the pocket of her skirt and an oil can in her...

A VAD ambulance driver standing by the cab of her vehicle in uniform. She has her left hand in the pocket of her skirt and an oil can in her.

Care of Wounded Soldiers at Cardiff Royal Infirmary during the Great War by Margaret Lindsay Williams 1916

"Wounded Soldiers at Cardiff Royal Infirmary" by Margaret Lindsay Williams, war artist.

This photo was taken probably aboard a British hospital ship in Egypt toward the end of WW1. British army doctors and nurses.

This photo was taken probably aboard a British hospital ship in Egypt toward the end of British army doctors and nurses.

A senior QAIMNS member of staff at the Quai D'Escale Hospital in Le Havre.

Miss Minns, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS), matron of a hospital on the quay at Le Havre, France, Photograph by Olive Edis.

QAIMNS

Women of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMS) queue for their lunch at No 88 General Hospital at Douvres-la-Delivrande, 22 June Imperial War Museum Catalogue number B 5847

WWI wounded

Injured servicemen with nurses in the village hall in Shepreth, Cambridgeshire, which was used as a military hospital between 1915 and 1919

Hospital ward

Interior of a military hospital showing patients, visitors and nurses during Christmas time, [ca.

WWI - After being treated for wounds,  the soldiers give the nurse a dog that they found in the trench.

After being treated for wounds, soldiers present a nurse with a dog they found in the trenches, October 191 - Deby Clark - Random Acts of Vintage: Front line Angels - Nurses of WWI

Wounded from the battlefields of WW1 were transported to Chiseldon Camp hospital using ambulance trains built by the GWR Works in Swindon

Wounded from the battlefields of were transported to Chiseldon Camp hospital using ambulance trains built by the GWR Works in Swindon

Belgian soldiers in their blankets. A lot of time was needed before digging a decent trench with shelters to rest. Living conditions were otherwise very harsh.

Belgian soldiers in their blankets. A lot of time was needed before digging a decent trench with shelters to rest. Living conditions were otherwise very harsh.

Women and Children in World War I Propaganda Posters

Women and Children in World War I Propaganda Posters

Belgian Red Cross poster showing a Red Cross nurse, with angel wings, tending to a wounded soldier, against backdrop of Belgian flag. Date Created/Published: World War 1 recruitment poster.

On the operating table, a wounded soldier is being given chloroform before being operated on by British women surgeons at Hotel Claridge, Paris. The chloroform is being administered by the Surgeon-in-Charge Dr Flora Murray (seated figure, seen from the back), and she is assisted by Dr Majorie Blandy (right). They both are members of the Women's Hospital Corps.

Q On the operating table a wounded soldier is being given chloroform before being operated on by British women surgeons at Hotel Claridge Paris

"Belgian Soldier Turning Sadly from a Mere Lad Who Had Been Shot in the Fierce Engagement at Huy, and Whose Suffering He is Unable to Relieve", 1915 [484 × 767]

prev pinner note: "Belgian Soldier Turning Sadly from a Mere Lad Who Had Been Shot in the Fierce Engagement at Huy, and Whose Suffering He is Unable to Relieve", 1915

Feb 14 1918 A nurse attends to a soldier in a ward on a hospital barge near Aire

The many battles faced by WW1's nurses

Feb 14 1918 A nurse attends to a soldier in a ward on a hospital barge near Aire

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