Next of Kin Project: The Mellor Family

Title in English
Brother and sister

Description
Florence Mellor was a young woman living in Kirkcaldy, Fife. She joined a Voluntary Aid Detachment of the Red Cross to serve as a volunteer nurse. She cared for wounded servicemen firstly at Edenfield Auxiliary Hospital, Cupar and then at Craiglockhart War Hospital near Edinburgh where officers were treated for 'shell-shock'. Her brother Hayden was serving as a soldier in France with 8th/10th Battalion Gordon Highlanders. In April 1918, at the height of the German offensive on the Western Front, Florence's family received news of Hayden's death. Florence kept a collection of objects as a reminder of her own war service and of the loss of her brother.

Summary description of items
Three autograph books in which Florence collected drawings, watercolours, verses, jokes and messages from the wounded soldiers in her care; A copy of The Hydra, the hospital magazine at Craiglockhart; Memorial plaque and box sent to Hayden Mellor's next of kin by the British Government.

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ID
20127
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Number of items
5
Person 1
Florence Mellor
Person 2
Hayden Mellor
Died: April 20, 1918 in France
Origin date
1915 – 1919
Language
English
Keywords
Home Front, Medical, Remembrance, Women
Front
Western Front
Contributor
National Museums Scotland
License
http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
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    A copy of The Hydra, the hospital magazine at Craiglockhart War Hospital. © National Museums Scotland



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    Page from autograph book relating to service of Nurse Florence Mellor. © National Museums Scotland



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