Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

22/10/2013

Thought nothing could be worse than getting killed in the trenches? A haunting book lays bare, as never before, the blood-soaked days when the wounded envied the dead

Tending the wounded on the Somme in World War I, Nurse Winifred Kenyon stumbled on a godsend to help with the grim job she had to do – tiny muslin bags filled with sweet-smelling lavender, which she pinned to the pillows of the worst cases.

Though the little bags had been sent to the Front in error (the soldiers should have been sent small drawstring bags to hold their few possessions), Nurse Kenyon found the sweet smell seemed to calm soldiers hovering close to death and remind them of home. for more click here

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