The Autograph Book of Nurse Beryl Ellis

Beryl Ellis worked as a nurse at Moor Green Lane Hospital, Birmingham, during the First World War. Patients and nurses often became friends, with nurses frequently writing to families on the behalf of the men under their care. During the War autograph books were commonly circulated to capture memoirs of friendship and these artefacts now provide a rich portrait of War-time life. Beryl's autograph book contains a wonderful collection of messages, drawings, and verse recorded by the wounded soldiers she was nursing at the time.

Images of Beryl's autograph book were submitted to the Great War Archive by Mick Calcott from Acocks Green, Birmingham.

1 comment:

T A Dickens said...

I have an autograph book of Sister Alma J Molyneux who worked at Monsell Hospital and Trafford Hall Manchester. Entries were made between 1915 and 1917. She appears on the 1911 census as a 'General servant domestic' so she must have taken up nursing probably in 1914.
She was born in 1891 but there is no record of her birth in BMD.