Diary of Charlotte Edith Monture

The diary of Charlotte Edith Monture is a fragile artifact cherished by her immediate family, including her daughter Helen and son Don, the latter being the guardian of the original diary. When Monture passed away in 1996, the family had the diary typed up and printed by a local desktop publisher in booklet form. The family distributed this booklet among extended family members as a memento. John Moses, Helen’s son and Monture’s grandson, donated a copy of this booklet to the MLC Research Centre. This booklet includes several photographs of Monture, her fellow nurses, and the French countryside. The diary begins in January 1918 and concludes after the Armistice. She ends by reflecting on the devastation wrought by the war.

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