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 service. During her time in France she kept a journal, which has remained with her family now based in the USA.