LOW, Harriet Isabella

Bibliography Harriet Isabella Low was born in Blairgowrie, Perthshire on April 3rd 19061,2. She trained at Ruchill Hospital in Glasgow, sitting her final examinations in 19343. She joined the Territorial Army Nursing Service as a Staff Nurse before the outbreak of WW2. She was commissioned as a Sister on May 30th 19414. Nursing Service in WW2 Harriet gave an interview … Read More

Helen Octavia Driver’s Diary: August 1914

Monday 3rd: volunteered for foreign service at War Office. Saturday 8th: I joined the Q.A.I.M.N.S.R. & was called up for active service at once with instructions to collect a Camping Kit & Uniform within the next seven days, for which I was allowed £23 by the War Office, and to present myself with my baggage at Charing X Hotel at … Read More

Helen Octavia Driver’s WW1 Diary

Helen Octavia Driver was a Civilian Hospital Reserve nurse, who joined the Army from St Thomas’ Hospital, London on the 8th August 1914. She embarked for France 3 days later! She served in France until she became ill with Influenza in the winter of 1916. After she recovered at home in England, she resigned from her contract and left the … Read More