Photocopied extracts (63pp) from a ts memoir covering her experiences as a VAD nurse, April 1916 - April 1919, initially serving in hospitals at Meerut, Naini Tal, Bareilly and Chakrata, India, before embarking to Mesopotamia where she served in No 3 British General Hospital, Basra and No 1 British General Hospital, Amara; the memoir lacks specific dates, but contains good descriptions of her duties, patients and the medical officers with whom she worked, recreational activities when off-duty, her British Empire attitude towards Indians and the antagonism between African and British soldiers. The final chapter concerns her life in the United Kingdom during the Second World War, and includes references to civil defence, the torpedoing of the transport ship SS ACCRA carrying her husband (who survived), her work as a first-aid nurse at the De Havilland aircraft factory, Welwyn Garden City, and the injuries sustained by her brother during an air raid.
Military conflict took place during every year of the 20th Century. There were only short periods of time that the world was free of war. The total number of deaths caused by war during the 20th Century has been estimated at 187 million and is probably higher.