Florence Nicholson born 1877
London Road

London Road
Picture from the SWOP website
Reference number BFP : 04113

We lovely girls are spinsters both
And failed you see to get betrothed,
Both nurses in the First World War
We saw the wounds the soldiers bore
And though we would have liked to wed
Our place was by the soldier's bed.
But I have sisters near at hand
So by a cradle often stand
And though a childless life is sad
I don't suppose my life is bad.

Florence was the sister of Lena, Mabel and Elsie Nicholson. She was a nurse in the First World War and travelled to Egypt.

Click here to play a movie of Florence (holding baby) in 1952   (opens in Windows Media Player, 750 kb)

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