#OTD in 1917 – Louisa Nelson is honoured with the medal for heroism during Easter Week 1916.

According to the Sinn Féin Rebellion handbook (pg. 259), she tended to ‘wounded officers and men’ during a battle on Mount Street Bridge. ‘Miss Nolan went calmly through a hail of bullets and carried water and other comforts to the wounded men,’ the publication notes. Her story made it across the Atlantic, where a Chicago […]

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