International Nurses Day which is held on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday every year to celebrate the contribution that nurses make to societies around the world. The CWGC commemorates more than 900 nurses who died during the First and Second World Wars. Nurses served in all the major theatres of war and the Commonwealth home fronts. From tented hospitals within the sound of the guns, to busy base hospitals, hospital trains and ships, nurses were exposed to many of the same dangers as the fighting men they nursed. Here are the stories of some of the brave nurses commemorated by the Commission.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission