VIPs Who Played A Significant Role In World War 1

Evelina Haverfield (1867-1920)

25. Evelina Haverfield (1867-1920)

Haverfield was a British suffragette, who has left behind an impressionable legacy in her aid-work. She was raised in a fairly affluent family that valued public and military service.

At the outbreak of war in 1914, Evelina co-founded the Women’s Emergency Corps. In the following year, she volunteered to join the nursing team at Scottish Women’s Hospitals in Serbia.

She and her team endured appalling living conditions under poverty and military oppression, however, they resiliently persisted to meet the needs of injured Serbian patients. Haverfield later founded a Serbian Red cross Society, subsiding to pneumonia and dying in 1920.

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