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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

GRACE I. BROWN LETTERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Grace I. Brown of New York served in the Army Nurse Corps in England during World War I.


COLLECTION SUMMARY

Three letters from 1918 to 1919 describe some of Brown's experiences in during the war. Subjects include the conditions and entertainment on her ship across the Atlantic; living conditions in camp; and food supplies and rations in England. Brown mentions watching English children walk along with marching soldiers; Canadian troops coming in with a flu epidemic; and preparing to evacuate in early 1919. She also notes that she is content with her decision to serve during the war and grateful to have had new experiences.

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BIOGRAPHY

Grace I. Brown of New York served in the Army Nurse Corps in England during World War I. She worked at Base Hospital No. 40 in Southampton, England, which was attached to a rest camp for soldiers coming off of transport ships.