Born about 1886 in Liverpool, Emily joined the West Lancashire VAD on 11 May 1917 and was selected on 11 June 1917 to become a Nurse. She began her work at Park Hall Military Hospital on 6 July 1917 and served until 30 December 1919. She then moved back to Liverpool and worked at the Ministry of Pensions Hospital, Knotty Ash from 27 January 1920 until 16 January 1922. She completed her service with VAD in Sunderland’s Ministry of Pensions Hospital. Emily was awarded 2 scarlet stripes.
Highfield Hospital in Knotty Ash was set in 33 acres and comprised of 8 pavilions housing 2 wards with 30 beds in each. Approximately 4,000 seriously wounded soldiers were admitted to the hospital but only 18 died. A special section was devoted to jaw cases and patients with facial disfigurements. The Ministry of Pensions took over the military hospital and began the rehabilitation and convalescence of the soldiers.
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