Tipperary nurses who served with distinction in Word War One

Tipperary nurses who served with distinction in Word War One

On Tuesday 15th November, Tipperary People and Places lecture welcomes Alice McDermott to The  Source, Thurles  to  tell  the story of four Tipperary nurses who served  in World War 1.  

The four ladies are - Molly O'Connell Bianconi  - awarded Military Medal for bravery under fire; Venice Hackett-died of Spanish Influenza, contracted from soldiers she was nursing, four weeks before war ended; Dorothie Feilding (Moore) – awarded, in order, Belgian Order of Leopold 11, French Croix de Guerre, first woman to receive Great War British Military Medal for bravery; and Kathleen Murphy- hard-working, multi-functioning Great War VAD. Alice will explain  their contribution and that of the many other nurses  as front ambulance drivers, mechanics, nurses during the conflict in an "ominous hazardous environment".  

All are welcome to The Source, Thurles on Tuesday 15th November at 7.30pm. For further details ring 0761066123 or see www.tipperarystudies.ie