Sylvia Stephenson - Nurse - Wallsend (Died of dysentery)

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    This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 23rd of November 1915. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see: http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt" >www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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    illustratedchroniclesoldiers
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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
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    Link: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/587/21889013735_51ce6dbd71.jpg
    Alternate Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127539872@N02/21889013735/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 2 years ago
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  • Simon Cotterill on Jan. 12, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

    "WALLSEND NURSE DIES ON ACTIVE SERVICE....Nurse Sylvia Stephenson, eldest daughter of Mrs M Stephenson and the late Alderman Chris Stephenson, of The Green, Wallsend, has died of dysentery in a military hospital in Cairo. The young lady volunteered as a nurse when the war broke out, and was trained at the Jesmond Road Voluntary Hospital and the Royal Infirmary. She proceeded to Cairo some little time ago to take up her duties. Information about her death has caused great sorrow in Wallsend, as she was well known as a young lady of exceptional merit and charming manner..."

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