A war bonus for nurses

Reading nurses who had stayed serving the civilian population wanted to be recompensed for not taking higher wages to nurse soldiers.

3 October 1918

The Honorary Secretary also read an application which he had received immediately before the meeting signed by the seven nurses at present on the staff, asking for a War Bonus at the rate of £10 each year as from the 1st January last. After discussion it was unanimously resolved

“that a War Bonus at the rate of £10 a year be paid to each member of the staff as from the beginning of the present financial year, viz. the 1st July 1918.”

Minutes of Queen Victoria Institute for District Nursing, Reading (D/QX23/1/2, pp. 262-263)

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