Nurses and Patients at Drumpellier House Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) Hospital, Coatbridge, around 1917 Nurses and patients at Drumpellier House VAD Hospital

Matron Elsie Frew (front right) was from Airdrie and before the war had helped set up the Girl Guides there. With this background, she also recruited for the Voluntary Aid Detachment during the war. Her father was Alexander Frew, Provost of Airdrie. She would met her future husband, Lieutenant Graham Thomson Lyall VC, when he was recovering at Drumpellier.

Museum reference:
U34-1979
On display:
In Storage: Archives
Associated with:
Drumpellier House


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