Your Dauther Fanny
The WAR LETTERS
OF FRANCES CLUETT, VAD
Edited by Bill Rompkey and Bert Riggs
This book is a good read about the life of a Newfoundland woman serving in the VAD.
For this site I have just taken out the facts, the whole story tells so much more.
I looked at this book for the historial information it provides. It tells the story a women, Miss Frances Cluett, who served as a VAD in WWI. It tells of her life and community in Newfoundland before and after the war. It tells of her travels, her work, some of what she saw and at times what she felt. This book tells of a history that is almost lost to the Newfoundland & Labrador people now living. My hope is that the history of VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) will one day show up in our Hegage Fairs and someone will say my Great Grand mother was a VAD.
| About 175 Newfoundland Women served overseas in WWI as nurses or with VAD
VAD, Voluntary Aid Detachment had been formed in 1909 by the red cross and order of St. Johnn of Jerusalem.(xxiii pg2)
A name to remember is that of Lady Davidson, the wife of the Governor, she was involved with the formation of VAD in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The first part of this book is very important because it gives a window into the every day life of a Newfoundland Family.