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Edith Irving



Naissance : 1906 - Whitehaven, Cumberland, Angleterre

Nationalité : Britannique

Engagement dans la France Libre : Londres en décembre 1940

Affectation principale : Terre DFL - Moyen Orient / santé

Ambulance Hadfield-Spears

A participé à la bataille de Bir Hakeim

Grade atteint pendant la guerre : infirmière

Décès : 2003 -

Dans la liste de Bir Hakeim : ligne 3441


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Probablement

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

Nom: Edith May Irving
Type d'événement: Birth Registration
Trimestre d'inscription: Apr-May-Jun
Date d'inscription: 1906
District d'enregistrement: Whitehaven
Comté: Cumberland
Lieu de l'événement: Whitehaven, Cumberland, England
Tome: 10B
Numéro de ligne de la filiale: 359

Jacques Ghémard le samedi 27 février 2021 - Demander un contact


PINEAU - Femmes en guerre 1940-1946

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Laurent Laloup le mercredi 29 avril 2020 - Demander un contact


JOURNEY DOWN A BLIND ALLEY Mary Borden

"... They were not dismayed, the young women. Mrs. Cook produced a couple of dozen M.T.C. volunteers who were first vetted by T. W. and reduced to twelve, then interviewed by me. It was a difficult business to choose. As I looked into their faces, listened to their voices, I realized what a gamble it was. For this was not like going to France. If I chose wrong and a girl turned out badly I couldn't send her home. The same applied to the nurses. Some who applied were too old, some too young, some didn't look strong. It was all very tricky. Daphne Burnside, M.T.C, was dangerously alluring, but there was something very sweet and good-humored about her. I was right about Daphne. Joy Goode looked sturdy and inspired confidence, she would stay the course; I was wrong, she was married to Mervyn Phipps from my house in the Lebanon four months later. Edith Irving might have a temper but her nursing experience was very great and her giggle very infectious. She might turn up trumps. Right again. She did. I learned to count on Irving. But how could I tell what we were going to come up against and what was an ideal recruit for our adventurous enterprise with a future as vague and un- certain as ours? I didn't know..."

MTC (Mechanized Transport Corps) ?

Laurent Laloup le samedi 18 avril 2020 - Demander un contact

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Mechanised Transport Corps 


L'AMBULANCE HADFIELD SPEARS OU LA DROLE D'EQUIPE Jacques Duprey

Laurent Laloup le mercredi 29 janvier 2020 - Demander un contact

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Jean Jiberry, Jean Daniel, Joan Hemingway ???


Edith Irving was my great Aunt

My apologies for not speaking French, but it was a great pleasure to find this reference to my great aunt Edith who died only a few years ago, aged 97. Edith was born in Whitehaven, England in 1906, and was already a very experienced nurse when she signed up for the Free French. She was one of the longest serving nurses in the Hadfield-Spears Unit, and sat beside Lady Spears in their final procession up the Champs-Elysees. There are many references to Edith in the various books, diaries and archive sound recordings that I have collected together over the last few years. She also left me a large collection of photographs from her time with Unit which I will attempt to upload to this site now that I have discovered its existence. I would be very happy for anyone who has an interest in the HS Unit to contact me at my e-mail address richard@pib.co.uk.

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Extrait de "L'Ambulance Hadfield-Spears, la drôle d'équipe" de Jacques DUPREY

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Extrait de "l'Ambulance Hadfield-Spears ou la drôle d'équipe" de jacques Duprey

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Dernière mise à jour le samedi 27 février 2021

 

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