Penelope Gertrude Veysie

Veysie was a British military nurse during the Crimean War. A working-class hospital nurse, originally from Plymtree in Devon, the dedication and clinical experience she provided to naval officers at a small coastal hospital in Therapia (Turkey), would see her placed at the forefront of the Nursing Reform movement…

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

Nursing in the Crimean War 1853-56