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Freda Holland, Night Sister, Dellwood Maternity Home, Reading

Freda Holland, Night Sister, Dellwood Maternity Home, Reading


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Freda Holland, Night Sister, Dellwood Maternity Home, Reading

Freda Holland, Night Sister, Dellwood Maternity Home, Reading, recipient of the George Medal, with complete disregard for her own safety, snatched 15 newborn babies from their cots as a fire and choking smoke swept through the nursery, on Sunday 18th April 1954, Sister Holland suffered severe burns and had to undergo skin graft surgery, thirteen of the babies succumbed to their injuries and would die, Sister Freda, pictured outside her whitewashed cottage in Deganwy, Wales, after it was announced that she has been awarded the George Medal, 22nd June 1954

Jack Smith
Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
Wales

Media ID 21921885

© Mirrorpix

1954 Accidents Award Awards Berkshire Fatal Fires Hero Heroine Nurse Nurses Nursing Welsh Winner Winners


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