26 February 2018
The sinking of Glenart Castle
Today, 26 February, marks 100 years since the British hospital ship HMHS Glenart Castle, sunk after being torpedoed by a German U-boat. Only 32 people survived and more than 160 were killed. The Commission commemorates more than 150 service men and women who died, including eight nurses.
After an enforced absence of more than 12 years, staff from the Commission have made a historic return to Iraq.
Today (15 June) marks 100 years since Edward Harold Brittain – the brother of writer and Voluntary Aid Detachment (V.A.D.) nurse Vera Brittain – was killed in action while serving on the Italian Front.