Belfast Telegraph

Wartime nurse a first-class example of her profession

Editor's Viewpoint

Kilkeel nurse Margaret Anderson was known as the Florence Nightingale of the Mournes, and never was a comparison so richly deserved. Sterling service in both World Wars and in the Middle East along with exemplary care delivered in England and Northern Ireland earned her a reputation as a first-class member of the caring profession.

Indeed, such was the level of service she delivered during the First World War that she was awarded the Royal Red Cross, the highest decoration for a nurse. Now her memory is to be recognised with an Ulster History Circle Blue Plaque.

She never sought fame but she undoubtedly earned it.

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