Sister Edith Appleton: Front Line Nurse and Diarist in the Great War

22 February 2015
  • 18:30
  • FREE ENTRY

Edith Appleton served in Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve throughout the First World War. Often near the Front in northern France, she wrote brilliantly insightful diaries of her experiences, which have recently been compiled into a book, A Nurse at the Front: The First World War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton (published by the Imperial War Museum with Simon & Schuster, 2012). 

In this presentation, Dick Robinson, Appleton's great-nephew, will tell her story, with extracts from her diaries read by Dick's wife, Lisa. Burgh House has asked the pair back after the success of the talk they gave last year to supplement our First World War exhibition.

Copies of the book, signed by Dick, will be available on the night. For more information on Edith Appleton, click here.