Many thanks to Sue Robinson of the Group Wenches in Trenches The Roses of No Man's Land for bringing the song "The Roses of No Man's Land" to my attention.
Sue Robinson is campaigning for recognition of all the women of WW1 and a special memorial is to be unveiled at Lochnagar Crater. The Women of War Memorial will be unveiled at Lochnagar Crater, La Boisselle, France at 2.30 pm on 11/11/2016, just after the main ceremony. All welcome.
To find out more about Sue’s work please see the website http://www.wenchesintrenches.co.uk/
song was co-written by Jack Caddigan the lyricist (1879 - 1952) and James
Alexander Brennan the song-writer (1885 - 1956). The lyrics were translated into
French by Louis Delamarre and the song became popular during the First World War.
It was written as a tribute to the women who went to all
the theatres of the conflict to nurse the wounded. The song is still in copyright
but you can read both sets of lyrics - English and French - here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rose_of_No_Man%27s_Land
Photo: The cover of the sheet music to the song.