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Vera Brittain

Vera Brittain

Writer and peace campaigner Vera Brittain is best known for her 1933 memoir Testament of Youth. The book describes the devastating impact of the First World War on Brittain and those around her.

Her fiancée, brother and close friends were killed during the conflict – their messages to each other appear in Brittain’s book Letters from a Lost Generation.

In later life she joined campaign organisation the Peace Pledge Union and opposed the Allies’ saturation bombing of German cities. Her daughter is the Liberal Democrat politician Shirley Williams.

Forename:
Vera Mary
Surname:
Brittain
Address:
10 Oakwood Court Kensington W14
County:
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Age when engaged:
23
Character:
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Service from:
18/09/1915
Service to:
28/03/1919
Hospital:
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Previous engagement:
P.T.O
Rank at engagement:
Nurse
Date of engagement:
18/09/1915
Pay at engagement:
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Rank at termination:
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Date of termination:
28/03/1919
Pay at termination:
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Particulars of duties:
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Whole or part time:
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Additional information:
Camberwell (Military 18 -9-15 to Malta (Military) -9-16 to -6-17 France (Military 3-8-17 to 20-4-18 5th London General 25-9-18 to 28-10-18 Milbank 28-10-18 to 28-3-19
Department:
J W V.A.D
Commission:
London 268
Certificate no:
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Honours awarded:
1 Scarlet Efficiency stripe 26-9-17
Vad cards:
VAD card 1
VAD card 2

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