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Page 234 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1

Moir, Ethel, 1916, Document
Page 234 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
Page 234 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
Page 234 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
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Page 234 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
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The Very Rev. Dr Wallace Williamson, who presided at a lecture given by Sir Frank Benson in Edinburgh yesterday, under the auspices of the Scottish Women's Hospital for Home and Foreign Service, said he had the painful duty of announcing to the meeting that they had that morning received the sad tidings of the death of their noble and devoted friend, Dr Elsie Inglis, who had been ever since the opening of the war associated with the work of the Scottish Women's Hospitals. He was not exaggerating in saying that she was the inspiring soul of the Scottish Women's Hospital. The work in connection with the Hospital began almost immediately with the war at Calais and other points in France. Then there was the call from Serbia, which was warmly responded to. He need not go back on the details of the noble work done, for in one of the cities of Serbia there was a memorial erected in gratitude to Dr Elsie Inglis and the members of the Scottish Women's Hospital who rallied so loyally to the help of the wounded. Dr Inglis's interest in the work was very deep from
the beginning, and continued to the end. She loved the Serbians, and she died for the Serbians.
In the later stage of her work she conducted a unit which was to be in attendance with the Serbian army on the Russian and Rumanian front. The recent sad events in Russia had compelled the retirement of that unit, and he supposed also - though he did not know the particulars - the retirement of the Serbian corps. Dr Inglis, with her company, arrived from Russia only a day or two ago. She
had evidently been ill, but she was full of the great spirit which always inspired her, and now she had laid down her life for that great and noble cause.
He was sure the cause would not suffer, but that her memory, even as her life, would be an impulse to all who were associated with the work of the
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Edinburgh and Scottish Collection