No 2 General Hospital, Le Havre

In early 1915 Molly Evans, a VAD nurse, left Studley Court Hospital and moved from Stourbridge to Le Havre, France to join the No 2 General Hospital.

Her scrapbook has a number of records illustrating this period of her nursing career. A fine sketch drawn by herself shows the hospital building – the ‘Palais’ built for the Sailing Regatta at the Olympics of 1900. It was reused for the Olympics in 1924 but destroyed by fire in 1942.

Drawing of Palais by Molly Evans, No 2 General Hospital, Le Havre, 1916

Drawing of Palais by Molly Evans, No 2 General Hospital, Le Havre, 1916

In late 1916 Molly resigned her post in Le Havre to attend to her ailing mother back in The Lawn, Hagley. Her brother, Wilmot Evans had been killed, missing in action, on 1 July 1916.

In summer 1917 she returned to her duty at the First General Western Hospital in Birkenhead.