EDITH ELIZABETH APPLETON was born in Kent in June 1877 and trained as a nurse at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, qualifying in 1904. In 1914 she volunteered for the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service and spent the next five years attached to hospitals and casualty clearing stations in France and Flanders, until her demobilisation on 22 December, 1919. Her bravery and dedication won her the Military OBE, the Royal Red Cross and the Belgian Queen Elizabeth medal among others. She died in 1958.
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