The winters in Salonika were freezing and it was common for the nurses to wake up in their tents with their hair stuck to the pillows, a contrast to the summers.Perhaps the most challenging time at Salonika was in the summer of 1916.Without question their most testing time came in July 1916.For anyone connected with the Battle of the Somme these were horrendous, dangerous and difficult days.
Where she joined the Girton and Newnham unit as an orderly unit January 1918.
The hospital was situated near the front line and nursed 10,861 patients, many with serious injuries.
The fact that the death rate among the mainly French servicemen was 1.82% is a testimony to the skill, endless compassion and boundless energy shown by the women.
From January 1915 to March 1919 the Abbey was turned into a voluntary hospital, HÃ´pital Auxiliaire 301, operated by Scottish Womenâ€™s Hospitals(SWH), under the direction of the French Red Cross.
On arrival the staff found that the buildings were in a deplorable condition.