Elsie Knocker

Nurse, Deceased Person

1884 – 1978

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Who was Elsie Knocker?

Elsie Knocker was a British nurse and ambulance driver in World War I who, together with her friend Mairi Chisholm, won numerous medals for bravery and for saving the lives of thousands of soldiers on the Western Front in Belgium. Dubbed "The Madonnas of Pervyse" by the press, the two became the most photographed women of the war.

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Born
Jun 29, 1884
Exeter
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Died
Apr 26, 1978
Ashtead

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on July 23, 2013

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