- May Sinclair was a novelist and noted writer. At the start of the Great War she volunteered to work with Dr Munro’s Ambulance Corps and in these diary entries she chronicles her experience with the group in Belgium. The Corps, rejected from service with the British Red Cross, was embraced by the Belgian Red Cross and worked under their auspices.
In Sinclair’s account names of the individuals within the Corps have been changed. To avoid any confusion the aliases Sinclair used in the original text will remain however the following is a partial list of Aliases followed by actual names.
- The Commandant – Dr Hector Munro
- Ursula Dearmer – Lady Dorothie Feilding
- Mrs Torrance – Elise Knocker (later Baroness T’Serclaes)
- Janet McNeil – Mairi Chisholm
- Mrs. Lambert – Helen Hayes Gleason
Other individuals are referred to by a combination of aliases, real names as in the case of Grace Ashley-Smith or by omitting a name all together as in the case of fellow author Sarah McNaughton.
May Sinclair’s diary entries are medium to long reads.