Without question their most testing time came in July 1916.For anyone connected with the Battle of the Somme these were horrendous, dangerous and difficult days.Royaumont Abbey north of Paris, France became during WW1 an all women hospital run by the Scottish Women’s Hospitals and by the end of the war had saved and aided thousands of lives.
War had broken the tranquil and peaceful ambiance of the 13th century cistercian abbey.
Ruth continued to support the war effort on her return home working in Cornwalls Camborne Auxiliary Hospital, Tregenna. Ruby Maud Abbott died in Salisbury , Wiltshire, United Kingdom in 1982.
Date of Bith: 1883Place of Birth: Wales Evelyn Margaret Abbott was born in 1883 at Grosmont, Monmouthshire, Wales.
The winters in Salonika were freezing and it was common for the nurses to wake up in their tents with their hair stuck to the pillows, a contrast to the summers.
Perhaps the most challenging time at Salonika was in the summer of 1916.
Before the war there was no malaria in Salonika, the marshy areas up north had few travelers during that time and the mosquitoes where confined to the that area.