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Argyll’s heroic Great War nurse is honoured

HIGHLY decorated with military honours, nurses Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm were affectionately known as ‘the Madonnas of Pervyse’ by the press during the Great War.

The two women now grace the Royal Mail’s commemorative stamps, which were released last week.

What is less known is that after the war, Mairi Chisholm moved to Barcaldine where she lived with her childhood friend May Davidson for decades.

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