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Oct 2, 2019

WW1 honours for Powys nurse

Annie Breese, from a prominent Machynlleth family, began working on hospital ships soon after the First World War broke out. By November 1914 she had already made 11 return trips between England and ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

France. Later she tended some of the mass casualties at Gallipoli, Turkey, and received awards for her service. She even returned to the job in the Second World War, before accepting that her age made the work too difficult. For more on her story, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes outside Charlie's antiques shop on Heol Penrallt, Machynlleth, with your smartphone. Or click here