Florence Nightingale

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by Lindele, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    Today 166 years ago and together with 38 other nurses traveled to Turkey to look after British officers and soldiers wounded in the Krim War.

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  2. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

  3. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Did you know that Florence Nightingale is related to Major-General Gerald Harry George Lloyd-Verney DSO & Bar MVO, who commanded the 7th Armoured Division ("The Desert Rats") in NW Europe. This is through the marriage of her sister, Frances Parthenope Nightingale, to Verney’s paternal grandfather.

    Florence and her sister were born in Italy and were named after the cities they were born in. Florence is straightforward to fathom, but Frances not so. Parthenope is the old Greek name for part of the city we now know as Naples.

    Here are a few photographs of Verney’s battledress.

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