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Women, War and the Home Front

Jane Jeffrey, 1919

Jane Jeffrey, 1919

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Maine Historical Society

Jane Jeffrey (1881-1960), a British citizen and registered nurse who had been living in Massachusetts caring for a sick relative, volunteered in October 1917 as a Red Cross Nurse.

Jeffrey was sent to Bordeaux, France, where she served before being transferred to a military hospital in Jouy-sur-Marne.

She found difficult conditions. Tents housed the hospital wards. There was no plumbing. Wounded soliders arrived in large numbers, strainiing the ability of doctors and nurses to treat them.


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