Nurse Anastasia Patricia Keogh Q.A.R.A.N.C.

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Reference WMO/259054

Address:

St Aidan's Church

Grampian Road

Aviemore

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Photograph
Materials:
  • Paper Paper
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Photograph in a glazed wooden frame with a framed paper explanatory note and both her medals in separate frames-the QARANC Insignia Badge and the Royal Red Cross Medal. It might be suggested that this is not a war memorial as she died in her bed aged 70 in 1956. But she clearly emerged from the was with a war-induced disability, and she is on the IWM Register, so let her be admitted.
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ANASTASIA PATRICIA KEOGH,/originally from Co. Wexford, Ireland, /came to be known affectionately to/her many friends in Aviemore and/elsewhere as Paddy Keogh/ On the outbreak of the 1914/18 War/she enlisted in the Q.A.R.A.N.C. and/served as a field nurse at Gallipoli/and with Allenby's armies in/Palestine, where she suffered total/loss of hearing due to exposure to/heavy gunfire in forward battle areas./ She was twice mentioned in/despatches for conspicuous bravery./and decorated with the ROYAL RED/CROSS./ She died on the 24th September 1956/at the age of 70. To the end, she/retained her undying respect for men/of the HIGHLAND DIVISION in both/World Wars.

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