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Remember their names: the nurses who died in two world wars

An appeal to create a national memorial to the nurses who gave their lives while serving in the first and second world wars is close to reaching its funding target.
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An appeal to create a national memorial to the nurses who gave their lives while serving in the first and second world wars is close to reaching its funding target

When Barbara Hallows watched television footage of the service to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, something really hit home for her – the value of a name.

‘People were talking about seeing the names of relatives who had died, and how much it meant to them,’ says the retired nurse. ‘It’s quite right that the men are remembered and that their names should be there. But more than 1,500 nurses also gave their lives in the two world wars, and they should have a memorial too. Their relatives ought to be able to see their names.’

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