Laura Ormiston Chant

CHANT, Laura Ormiston (née Dibbin). b. Woolaston, Gloucestershire, 9 October 1848; d. Banbury, Oxfordshire, 16 February 1923. She was the daughter of a civil engineer. She was educated at home, before working briefly as a schoolteacher and for some years as a nurse at the London Hospital. She married Thomas Chant, a surgeon, in 1877. She worked for a time as an assistant manager of a lunatic asylum. Her nursing experience was put to good use when in 1897 she took six nurses to Crete to give help in the war between Greece and Turkey. She was awarded the Red Cross of Greece as a consequence. She also assisted Arminian refugees from the persecution by the Ottoman Empire.  In Britain she was...

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