Ysenda came from Scotland to nurse “a year at a convalescent home in Lancashire called Huntroyde. It was a pleasant and easy life but…I set off with my belongings in a haversack aged 21 [to France]. We were called up to deal with wounded men – filthy, many with ghastly wounds.”
She is pictured below, on the far right, in a hospital ward in Rouen. After the war, she kept in touch with many of the soldiers she had nursed.