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Nurse Maureen Kelly at the Italian Front
Nurse Maureen Kelly at the Italian front
My mother Maureen trained as a nurse in a large hospital in Croydon, England. She was about 23 when she went to Italy and worked as a nursing sister on the Italian front. Even though she had republican symathies she served at the front, but after the war did not accept her pension out of principle. She kept her folding bed, gas mask and other items from the war. Her grandchildren used to use the bed. She kept an autograph book with many regiments represented from the UK, Australia etc She died in 1973.