“Craigavon House – Caring for Veterans Through the Decades”, written by Philip Orr, was commissioned by the Trust in memory of Mrs Moreen Rawson, who left a bequest in her will requesting it to be used to commemorate veterans and women in ancillary military services. Mrs Rawson had an enduring interest in the role of women supporting the medical and nursing services, and especially in convalescents.
She worked at Craigavon House which is now called the Somme Nursing Home. The Trust sees the publication of “Craigavon House – Caring for Veterans Through the Decades” as a means of promoting a wider awareness of Ireland’s military heritage. The Trust would like to acknowledge all those associated with this project including Jonathan Kitson, Executive Director of the Somme Nursing Home, Peter Baillie, Director of the Somme Nursing Home, and the following who were interviewed by the author during the course of his research: Lorraine Gibb, Ann Yendal, Phlilis Rooney, Laureen Megaw and Arlene Megaw
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