First World War research – staff member awarded scholarship

Robyn Anderson, a nurse at UC Health Centre, was the recent recipient of the 2018 Brockenhurst Scholarship.

Jointly funded by the Christchurch RSA and CCC, the scholarship provided funding for Robyn to travel to England where she researched the links between New Zealand First World War soldiers and the area known as the New Forest. Brockenhurst was the site of the first General Hospital run by New Zealanders.

Her project will follow three soldiers who were wounded on the Western Front and treated in Brockenhurst. Robyn would be happy to hear any First World War soldier’s stories that staff members would like to share. She can be reached on internal email.