At 3pm on Saturday 18th April 2015, in Broadway United Reformed Church, Dick Robinson, will be giving a talk about his great aunt, Edith ‘Edie’ Appleton OBE, RRC, a nurse from Deal, Kent, who joined the military nursing services and served with the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve during the First World War.
Edie served behind the front lines in France and Flanders from October 1914 until her demobilisation on 22nd December 1919. She kept detailed dairies of her experiences, excerpts from which have been read on Radio 4’s Making History programme and have provided source information for the television drama The Crimson Field. Edie’s bravery and dedication won her the Military OBE, the Royal Red Cross and the Queen Elisabeth Medal.
The talk will be followed by First World War songs and tea and trench cake. Tickets are £3 and can be obtained from Michael Payne tel. 01386 854759.
Further information about Edie Appleton can be found at: http://anurseatthefront.org.uk.