Florence Nightingale Shore

Second cousin and goddaughter to Florence Nightingale, Miss Shore served as a military nurse in both the Boer War and First World War. Her prolific experience as a civilian nurse meant she was in the right place at the right time, where rapid advances in medicine, medical facilities, and the nursing profession, created a demand for highly skilled and experienced veteran nurses. Florence Nightingale Shore would therefore find herself on frontline of army nursing developing within its own right – although her life would encounter an untimely tragedy…

With special thanks to Lt Col (Retd) Keiron Spires, curator of the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps Association and researcher for British Military Nursing in Peace and War

British Military Nursing in Peace and War