In 2011 the Nursing Memorial Appeal was established to ensure that the 1,500 nurses gave their lives in, or as a direct result of, their service in First world War and Second World War would never be forgotten.
This year the WWI armistice centenary year, the Nursing Memorial Appeal realised their ambition to create a permanent memorial that lists the name of every nurse who died. In June that year at The National Memorial Arboretum, Lichfield the memorial to commemorate was dedicated by Rev. Canon Michael Rawson of the Cathedral in the presence of HRH Countess of Wessex GCVO.
This display in Lancelot’s Link contains a number of personal items that have been collected by the NMA over the years which includes letters, diaries and medical equipment that would have been used by these brave men and women during the First World War and Second World Wars.