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CONDUCTED BY MISS ELIZABETH P. UZELMEIER
HEARS BIG GUNS
NURSE WRITES OF SERVICE
NEAR THE FRONT.
The following letter was written by
.Jeanette Brouillard , to First Sergeant
Leighton. Miss Brouillard was a mem
ber of Base Hospital No. 46, Oregon
unit, formerly stationed at this hos
“August 31, 1918.
“We had a lovely trip on the water
and also a very quicli one. I wa.s
not a bit seasick and enjoyed myselt
all the way. I worked one night in
the hospital on board ship. 1 have
met a number of the girls from camp
over here. We have a very nice place
for our base hospital near a little vil
lage and pretty country around.
"We were very tired of New York
and were glad when the orders came
to leave. I have been out near the
front with an operating team in one
of the field hospitals; was gone from
the base for five weeks. We had a
,very exciting time and worked hard
most of the time. We never stayed
more than five days in any one place.
We just stJfyed during the rush and
then moved on. Sometimes we were
jiretty’ close to the lines, and always
in sound of the guns and barrage, ^
“We lived in tents most of the tirne
but sometimes we were stationed in
deserted French villages, and we used
their wine cellars, which are built of
stone and under ground, for protection
when the Germans were dropping
bombs around us and also when they
turned their long range guns our way,
which they did a number of times. We
spent a lew days in Paris at one time
while waiting orders, and as “Big
Bertha” happened to be resting at
that time we had 'a very enjoyable
time, and visited places of interest.
“I have been resting ever since I
came from the front and went on
duty today lor the first time. We
have been home almost a week but
as I was very tired I enjoyed the
New York, Pennsylvania and New
Jersey furnish the eleven trained nur
ses who have arrived at the hospital
during the past week and who are
TRAVEL OVER THE COUNTRY WAYS.
and vales, through the first^chill is beginning to creep into
at this season of the year, when t spirit? Apparently
the .It .nd e'OTl™. notWh. coSd“na they
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““"S h.ppy memhete of the P« » 2.!
jMhfa: M. c'«i« s; s. mi., s.... a p.r..h,
nurse and one of the new probationers.
now on duty in the various wards.
The new arrivals are:-
S. Alice Lehman from Philadelphia,
Edyth Kelney from Wellsboro, Pa.
Prances Kellett from Pittsburg, Pa.
Katheleen Theal from Clifton Springs,
Bregetta Benonis from West Phila
Alice McShane from Newburg, N. Y.
Lillian Darrow from Westpoint, Conn.
Annie C. Burgess from Clifton Springs,
Alice Newton from Clifton Springs,
Rena Andreas from Midville, N. J.
Amanda Welch from Charlotte, N. C.
Miss Elizabeth McEnany, a nurse
in the base hospital since last Novem
ber, was married last May when she
visited her home in Hartford, Conn,
on a short leave of absence. She re
turned to her hospital duties and none
suspected of her wedded state.
Two weeks ago Miss McEtoany was
granted a furlough and again visited
her. home. A few days later she wired
the chief nurse of the U. S. ^my
Hospital, Camp Greene asking for a
discharge and setting out that she was