Lamarck Hospital, Calais

  • Lamarck Hospital, Calais

A group of FANYs with members of the Belgian Military Medical Service outside Lamarck Hospital in early 1915. Brenda Joynson is front far right.

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Brenda Joynson was a qualified nurse from Warrington. When war broke out, eschewing the military nursing services, she joined the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, an independent all-women paramedical organisation which managed to get to the Western Front in spite of official opposition. The FANY eventually served with three Allied Armies; Belgian, French and British.