Annie Brewer
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Family trace story of WWI Newport nurse Annie Brewer

Annie Brewer served as a nurse on the front line throughout World War One, and was awarded some of the highest medals for gallantry which the French government can bestow.

However, despite her incredible record, little is known of the nurse's life, and of the day she almost died when her hospital was attacked.

Her great nephew Ian Brewer has been fascinated by her story for more than 50 years.

He travelled to France to follow in the footsteps of the remarkable nurse from Newport.

BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke reports.

  • 08 Sep 2014
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