Wednesday, 23 March 2016

In Basra War Cemetery, Basra, Iraq are the graves of the following women who died serving their country during the First World War:

BLACKLOCK, Nursing Sister, ALICE MAY. Territorial Force Nursing Service. Born 1885; died 13 August 1916. Age 30. Daughter of Anthony and Catherine Blacklock, of 43, Warbreck Moor, Aintree, Liverpool. Grave Reference: V. N. 12.

COMPTON, Sister, FLORENCE D'OYLY. 65th British Gen. Hosp., Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service. Drowned, 15 January 1918. Age 29. Grave Reference: I. G. 12.
FAITHFULL, Nurse, FLORENCE MARY. 65th British Gen Hosp., Voluntary Aid Detachment. Drowned, 15 January 1918. Age 26. Daughter of Constance M. Faithfull (nee Deshon), of Kingsworthy, Crowthorne, Berks, and the late Lt. Col. W. C. Faithfull (I.A.). Grave Reference: I. G. 14.

KEARNEY, Nursing Sister, I M. Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service. 26 September 1916. Grave Reference: V. R. 14.

KEMP, Staff Nurse, C M F. 40th British Gen. Hosp., Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service. 4 July 1918. Grave Reference: III. T. 2.
ROBINSON, Sister, ELIZABETH. 3rd Brit. Gen. Hosp., Territorial Force Nursing Service. Died of malaria, 12 July 1919. Daughter of Mrs. Robinson, of 130, Ethel St., Newcastle-onTyne. Grave Reference: II. D. 2.

TINDALL, Sister, F. Reserve, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, attd. 65th Brit. Gen. Hosp. . 15 January 1918. Grave Reference: I. G. 11.
WELFORD, Sister, ALICE. Reserve, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, attd. 65th British Gen. Hosp. . Drowned, 15 January 1918. Age 30. Daughter of James and Mary Welford, of Crathorne, Yarm, Yorks. Grave Reference: I. G. 13.

They may be a long way from home, but they are not forgotten.

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