After the Armistice: Love and Loss – The Life and Death of Elizabeth Johnston, QMAAC

On Christmas Day 1918, Elizabeth Johnston a telephonist in the Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps fell to her death from the tower of a church in Rouen. France. A sailmaker’s daughter, she is the only woman commemorated on the Anstruther war memorial. In After the Armistice – Love and Loss, author Kevin Dunion draws upon her letters and diary entries to tells her story of being a woman at war, and the joy and sorrow she experienced. Her relationship with a young Canadian soldier, Donald Cameron cut short by her death has given rise to conjecture. Original research for this publication identifies the soldier and uncovers an unexpected twist, which resonates to the present day . Illustrated with original photographs. £4.99 +p&p.

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