Dr Jessie Scott Great War Story

The video for this story about First World War doctor Jessie Scott screened on Newshub on 25 April 2017.

Dr Jessie Scott faced trying and hazardous conditions serving on the Serbian and Russian front lines during the First World War. A member of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals for Foreign Service, Jessie served in Serbia in 1915, tending to wounded Serbian and British soldiers until she became an Austrian prisoner of war. She was eventually released and returned to her work, this time on the Russian front lines in Romania. After the war, Jessie was awarded the Order of St Sava, third class, for her work with the Serbian army. 

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john fraser

Posted: 20 Jan 2019

I was lucky enough to meet my great aunt when I was 7 or 8. I remember her because she played ball with me on the tennis court of Coldwells farm where she had been born. Afterwards she sent me cut-outs of birds etc. I regret only that she died before I had the chance to quiz her about her experiences. She has remained an inspiration