A nurse, Audrey Norfolk, who served her country during the war.
Wilburton Nurse 1944
Wilburton Nursing Sister
A Wilburton young lady with two other nursing sisters had the proud honour of nursing Mr Winston Churchill through his recent illness. She is sister Audrey Mary Norfolk T.A.N.S eldest daughter of Mrs William Norfolk and the late Mr Norfolk of Glen Cottage Wilburton this thrilling news was contained in the recent letter to her mother. Sister Norfolk writes ”i think I may now tell you I have been away from my hospital, I was sent to an unknown destination I had no idea to whom or where I was going when I arrived at my journeys end ,I found it was a nurse Mr Churchill, what a wonderful experience ,I shall never forget it everyone was so kind especially the Prime Minister. Mrs Churchill gave the three sisters who were in attendance handkerchiefs for Christmas also a signed autograph of Mr Churchill and herself, which we were all very pleased with, and so thankful that our patient had made a good recovery he was a marvellous man. Miss Norfolk who was educated Ely High School received her training as a nurse and Aden brooks hospital Cambridge where she was a sister for several years, she joined the Territorial Nursing Service in 1933 as a sister and was called up at the out break of war. in January 1940 she went to France and was there until she was evacuated just before Dunkirk then followed a period of service at Belfast, but a serious illness necessitated her return home where she had to spend 8 months On her recovery she volunteered for foreign service again and went North Africa in March last year