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More photos from Etretat – 1914 originals by Nurse Barrett

The main page on Etretat is here.

In October 2009 I was contacted by Brian Dunlop, whose great aunt served in No. 1 General Hospital in Etretat from 1914. Here’s what Brian has to say:

“Her family name was Barrett from Dublin, but sadly, I cannot find out her first name. I have no information on how long she stayed but from the dates on the photos it would appear if she was there on the Hospital Ship Asturias in August 1914, before moving on to Etretat. Who knows if she stayed long enough to know Edith? Edith does mention an Irish girl winning some parlour games in her diary. In any case there is a photo of “Col” Martyn, whom Edith mentions announcing “that he wished to visit her family in England”. There is also a very faded photo of Matron Hodgins, whom the Matron in Chief Maud McCarthy mentions very favourably in her diaries.”

The photos are charming and show aspects of Etretat I had not seen before. You can see the collection here.  Meanwhile, here’s a preview:


Dick Robinson

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