RDFA /107 Rose Mary Savage (1893-1983)

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Rose Mary SavageRose Mary Savage was born in 1893 in India to a military family.  In 1914, she was  trained in First Aid by Belfast Centre of St. John’s and helped raise funds for the ‘ Comfort Fund’ for the 13th Royal Irish Rifles. In 1916, she applied to be a Volunteer Aid Detachment nurse, and served  Ulster Volunteer Force Hospital in Belfast for three months before being sent to Number 12 General Hospital of the British Expeditionary Force in Rouen France, where she remained until January 2016. Her sketches of life in military hospital where published in Olive Dent’s autobiographical work, A VAD in France published  by Grant Richards Ltd., 1917.  The collections includes 28 items, including photographs, newspaper cuttings, reception programs, correspondences, group photos of V.A.D. nurses and medical orderlies, and copy documents relating to career of both Rose Mary Savage, and her father Colonel William Savage who served 13th Royal Irish Rifles during the Battle of the Somme.

Image: Rose Mary Savage c.1915

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RDFA /107 Rose Mary Savage Collection (PDF, 69.5KB)

The collection can be accessed in the Reading Room of Dublin City Library and Archive, and is also available online on the Dublin City Libraries and Archives Digital Repository.

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