Dr Janet Butler 3 July 2013
In July 1915, newly enrolled army nurse Sister Kit McNaughton stepped onto a troopship and embarked on the first stage of her journey to war. In doing so she was stepping out of place, away from the woman’s role of quiet waiting on the home front. That day she would begin a diary that she would continue throughout the First World War. Kit’s diary allows us to see the new experiences of the voyage through her eyes, and reveals how those experiences began to change the way she thought about herself, and her world.