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Naomi Mitchison (Haldane)

Naomi Mitchison Young

Mitchison (née Haldane) was a Scottish novelist and poet, writing more than 90 books. She was appointed CBE in 1981.

Born in 1897, Mitchison had little formal education beyond the age of 12. She went on to take classes in first aid and nursing. By the summer of 1915, she had passed her nursing exams and nagged her parents to let her join the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD).

She became an auxiliary nurse at St Thomas’s Hospital, in London. Her initial tasks were routine and domestic, but Mitchison later came into direct contact with patients. She died in 1999, aged 101.

Forename:
Naomi
Surname:
Haldane
Address:
17 Cheyne Walk, S.W.3
County:
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Age when engaged:
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Character:
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Service from:
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Service to:
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Hospital:
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Previous engagement:
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Rank at engagement:
Nursing member
Date of engagement:
08/1915
Pay at engagement:
None
Rank at termination:
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Date of termination:
married 1916
Pay at termination:
None
Particulars of duties:
Probationer at St Thomas 1917. Outpatient Ward, Radcliffe Infirmary & 6 months mornings at Wingfield
Whole or part time:
Parttime
Additional information:
now Mrs Mitchison (written underneath name on front of card).
Department:
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Commission:
Oxford 2
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Honours awarded:
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Vad cards:
VAD card 1
VAD card 2

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