Lucy Sinton Kelly was born on 27 December 1883 at Magheramesk Lisburn. She was one of seven children born to James Kelly and Martha Law.
Lucy joined the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (Q.A.I.M.N.S.R) on 18th October 1915 and left for France 9th October 1916. She was stationed at 14 Stationary Hospital C ward.
Whilst in France she worked in Casualty Clearing Stations and hospital trains, often in the thick of heavy fighting and facing appalling carnage and shocking wounds.
She was demobbed on 31st March 1919 and returned home to Northern Ireland where she continued her work in Purdysburn Hospital in the isolation ward.
She was awarded The Royal Red Cross for her service in France. Lucy travelled to Canada in June 27th 1920 but later returned home and lived out her old age in her native Northern Ireland.
Researcher: Caroline Pollard
PRONI Reference for Diary: T3971
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