British Commonwealth and Empire Nurses War Memorial Fund

Scope and Content

Contains items relating to the opening of the nurses memorial chapel by Her Majesty the Queen.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Fund was founded in 1946 to provide a worthy memorial to the nurses, midwives, and auxiliaries of the British Commonwealth who died in the Second World War. The memorial consists of a Nurses' Chapel in Westminster Abbey and a trust fund which awards postgraduate travelling scholarships to nurses and midwives of the Commonwealth.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The records were deposited in 2007 (Acc 2007/275).

Other Finding Aids

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Alternative Form Available

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Karyn Williamson 09/07/2010.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.


None expected.

Location of Originals

The material is original.