Louisa Nelson receives Military Medal for Heroism during the Easter Rising 1917

#OnThisDay 1917 Louisa Nelson (left) was awarded the Military Medal for Heroism for tending to the wounded while under fire on Mount Street during the Easter Rising from King George V. A Chicago newspaper called her, the ‘bravest colleen in Ireland”. During the Rising, she calmly tended to the dying & wounded ‘through a hail of bullets’ on Mount Street, Dublin. Nelson, a teenager, is among only 150 women to ever receive the award.

#History #Ireland #Women

Louisa Nelson

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