Fanny Eggington

A Nurse on the Western Front


Fanny was born in Ibstock and became a nurse working in Liverpool. At the outbreak of the First World war, she joined the Red Cross and went to the Western Front. She went out in to No Mans land with the stretcher bearers to rescue injured soldiers. She was shot in the arm and had to come back to Britain. Once Fanny recovered, she was posted to Palestine and Egypt and served in that campaign for the rest of the war. She was awarded the Royal Red Cross 2nd class by the king in 1920.
Credits to Holmsdale Manor Nursery

Emily Davison
Marlene Reid