VIPs Who Played A Significant Role In World War 1

Dr. Elsie Inglis (1864-1917)

8. Dr. Elsie Inglis (1864-1917)

Dr. Elsie Inglis was a Scottish doctor and suffragette. She played a significant role in the founding of the Scottish Women’s Hospital Unit in 1914.

The hospital had trouble cementing itself in its early days due to a lack of local support, however, Inglis and her team went on to operate in numerous hospitals across the Western front.

Whilst serving in the first hospital in Serbia, she was held as a prisoner of war; not long after she managed to escape to England in November 1917, where she died shortly after.

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